Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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e12: US $1,999
e32: US $3,499
e38: US $3,849
D/A Converter IC
ESS Technology ES9018S Sabre32 Reference DAC
 ESS Technology ES9028PRO
PCM Sampling Rates - Asynchronous USB
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz

DSD Sampling Rates - Asynchronous USB
(Windows ASIO;
Mac Core Audio DoP256;
Mac ASIO) 

2.8224MHz (64Fs) 3.072MHz (64Fs)
 
5.6448MHz (128 Fs) 6.144MHz (128 Fs)
 
11.2896MHz (256Fs) 12.288MHz (256Fs)
PCM Sampling Rates - Coaxial SP/DIF
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44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz  
PCM Sampling Rates - Optical (TOSLINK)
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44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz 
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise,1kHz, 0dBFS
0.00021%
0.00021%   0.00036%
Total Harmonic Distortion1kHz, 0dBFS

0.000125%
0.0002%
Intermodulation Distortion
19kHz + 20kHz
0 dBFS 2nd order IMD
-128dB  0.00004%
-144dB  0.000006%
-124db  0.00006%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
A-weighted, 2 Vrms
128dB
128dB  125db
DAC Master Clock Jitter
0.13ps rms
0,082ps (82fs) rms
Frequency Response
0Hz - 20kHz (-0.15dB) @ 44.1kHz / 48kHz sampling rates;
0Hz - 30kHz (-0.15dB) @ sampling rates >= 88.2kHz;
Phase:
Non-inverting
Channel Separation
125dB @ 1kHz
130dB @ 1kHz 134dB @ 1kHz for adjacent channels
123dB @ 1kHz between channel groups
Digital Inputs
USB 2.0
USB 2.0, SP/DIF Coaxial, SP/DIF TOSLINK (optical) 
Number of channels USB
  2 channels PCM, DSD
  2 to 8 channels PCM, DSD 
 Number of channels SP/DIF   ---
2 channels PCM 
Operating System Requirements: Windows
Windows 10 x64, Windows 8 x86, Windows 8 x64, Windows 7, Windows XP
ASIO compatible player required for all Windows platforms
Operating System Requirements: Mac
Mac OS Mavericks, Yosemite, El Captain, Sierra
Digital Volume Control Steps
0.5dB
Volume Matching between Channels
Better than 0.1dB
Line Output Unbalanced
(gold-plated contacts)
RCA
Line Output Balanced
(gold-plated contacts)
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XLR 
(XLR and RCA line outputs can be used simultaneously)
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Line Output Level Unbalanced
2Vrms
 2.2Vrms 2.2Vrms  
Line Output Level Balanced
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4.5Vrms
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Line Output Impedance
200Ohms
Line Output Offset
< 5mV
Headphone Amp Current Output
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 500mA peak 250mA peak
Headphone Amp Output Impedance
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0.5Ohm, 20Hz-20kHz 10hm, 20Hz-20kHz  
Headphone Amp Output Voltage    0-7V 0-6V
Headphone Amp THD+N
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0.00087%, 1Vrms into 60ohms
0.00087% , 1Vrms into 60ohms
Headphone Amp Intermodulation Distortion
1Vrms into 60ohms
19kHz + 20kHz 2nd order IMD
  ---
 -120dB  0.0001% -120dB  0.0001%
Headphone Jack
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1/4" TRS, SE 
USB Connector
 Classic USB B
Power Jack Diameter
Int. 2.5mm / Ext. 5.5mm
Power Consumption
< 6W
 <20W < 15W
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
5 x 1.5 x 7 inches (125 x 35 x 175mm)
 6.5 x 2.2 x 9.25 inches (165 x 55 x 235mm) 
Weight
1.1lbs (0.5Kg)
2.4lbs (1.1Kg)  
 Price e12: US $1,999
e32: US $3,499 e38: US $3,849


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