Mytek Digital has begun shipping and taking orders for Clef, the first portable Hi-Fi system with USB and Bluetooth inputs producing vinyl-quality sound on-the-go. This lightweight portable Bluetooth device features high resolution digital-to-analog conversion and amplification more than double the output volume of an iPhone.
Clef is said to have been crafted to cater to a new generation of vinyl enthusiasts who don’t want to compromise quality while outside of the home, and is compatible with all music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.
The first product in Mytek’s new consumer audio division, as led by product designer Yousef Ali, industrial designer Egill Karlsson, and engineer Michal Beldyga, Clef solves the problem of delivering vinyl-quality sound from a music streaming app to your headphones. Clef is lightweight and portable, weighing only 3.5 ounces, and can fit into your pocket. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone to answer incoming phone calls while streaming without having to juggle devices. Clef also has a headphone amplifier and a hardware digital-to-analog converter for playing back the most demanding hi-res audio formats from DSD to Tidal Masters. The battery capacity is approximately 8 hours and charges via micro USB.
“We’ve been experts in manufacturing professional studio music recording hardware for over 25 years, allowing us to witness evolving creative and consumer trends with consumers demanding more sophisticated streaming products,” commented Michal Jurewicz, founder of Mytek Digital. “Music fans are trying to balance the warmth and quality of vinyl with the convenience of streaming while on the move or at the office. We’ve built that solution.”
Clef will be available in a Piano Black finish in February 2018 for $299. For additional information on Clef, please visit www.clefmusic.com.
For more information on Mytek Digital, please visit www.mytekdigital.com.
DAC resolution: up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM, DSD128, 120dB Dynamic Range
Headphone Amplifier: 2.2 VRMS output, 1.0 Ohm output impedance.
Formats accepted via USB: up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM, DSD128 via DOP, MQA fully decoded via built in decoder, all other audio formats the computer can play (FLAC, AAC, MP3, DTS, Dolby, etc.)
Formats accepted via Bluetooth: PCM up to resolution playable from cell phone or device, up to 384k,Hz/32-bit, ACC (Apple devices), AptX (with AptX equipped devices). AptX and AAC provide better Bluetooth audio quality
Battery life: up to 8 hrs
Weight 105 grams, 3.5 ounces, Size: wxhxd: 93x60x12 mm, 3.5×2.5×0.5 inch