"HagUsb" USB-to-S/PDIF Converter (discontinued)

The HagUsb connects to your computer via a USB cable and configures as an audio output device. The primary purpose is to create a high quality S/PDIF digital audio output signal that can connect to your existing DAC. It also has a convenient headphone output for private audio listening. HagUsb is powered by the USB cable, so there are no wall-warts or batteries to worry about. Use it standalone or build right into your DAC. Operation and setup is plug-and-play, no drivers to install.

HagUsb provides the easiest way to convert your PC into a hi-end music server. Join the hundreds who have already upgraded. Once you get used to playing CDs from your computer, you'll never want to go back to a traditional transport.

The half-kit comes with the surface mount chip already installed, leaving only easily soldered through-hole components. The assembled version comes complete with a USB cable. The DIY version will cost you about $70 in raw parts. HagUsb can be built with or without plastic case.

HagUsb is compatible with both Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS-X. For best playback in Windows we recommend the driver from www.usb-audio.com and a player such as foobar2000 or Winamp. For additional installation help, see our set up and configuration page.

HagUsb RCA Version



InputUSB 1.1
Output Impedance75 ohm (S/PDIF)
Data Rates32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Size2.5" x 2.5" x 1" (4.5" x 2.5" x 1")

Reviewer Excerpts

"In use, the HagUsb readily automatically configured for me on both Windows XP and Mac OS-X machines. Further, using iTunes with CDs ripped to the hard drives, I was able to compare the HagUsb to several transports and one heavily modified DVD player used as a transport. In each and every comparison, The HagUsb held its own, fairing extremely well. Moreover, in more than one instance, I preferred the HagUsB." - Joseph Rocker, UltraFiTimes


Customer Testimonials