Gustard X18: Premium ES9038Pro MQA Desktop DAC With Bluetooth V5.0 Connectivity
Gustard is a premium desktop audio gear brand based in China. Gustard has a wide collection of High-end premium audio gears including high-performance desktop DAC’s, powerful headphone amplifiers, precise digital audio clocks, and many more. They have a dedicated team of professionals who continuously develop high-fidelity audio gear. Today, Gustard has introduced its latest desktop audio decoder, the Gustard X18. Gustard X18 provides the users with flagship-grade performance with its high-end ES9038Pro DAC chip from ESS Sabre Technologies. The device features their self-developed CPLD technology ensuring great precision in the output signal. It has 16 channel architecture with an independent I/V conversion stage consisting of multiple units of OPA1612 opamp chips. Gustard X18 supports high-res audio signal decoding with MQA support over multiple input ports including USB, AES, Coaxial, and Optical. Gustard X18 is a top-performing Desktop DAC that one can purchase for 749$, check out more details here.
>Flagship Sabre DAC chip.
>CPLD Logic Technology chipset.
>Independent I/V conversion with 16 channel architecture.
>Latest-gen XMOS XU216 USB processor.
>Full MQA decoding.
>MQA Support across different inputs.
>Accusilicone Femtosecond crystals.
>Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with Hi-Res LDAC transmission protocol.
>Independent Power Supply.
>Top-quality audio components.
>Balanced output connections.
>Multiple digital filters.
>Fully functional remote control.
Flagship Performer For Your Desktop Chain:-
A desktop chain benefits from a better DAC system. The latest Gustard X18 brings the users benefit of a flagship-grade ES9038Pro DAC chip from ESS Sabre Technologies. It provides exceptional audio signal decoding achieving ultra-low THD+N and high SNR ratings. With the ES9038Pro DAC chip, the Gustard X18 provides its users with top-quality audio signal decoding.
Latest Generation XMOS USB Processor:-
Gustard has equipped the latest X18 DAC with the latest-gen XU216 16-core USB processor from XMOS Technologies. It enables support for high-resolution PCM and DSD signal decoding over USB connections. X18 decodes 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 with great precision and clarity.
Gustard X18 is fully certified by MQA Technologies providing full MQA decoding for the users. MQA, Master Quality Authenticated is the latest technology where high-resolution data is encapsulated in small audio files. Only MQA certified devices are capable of fully unwrapping the MQA files and presenting true-to-life natural sound for the users.
CPLD Logic Architecture:-
Gustard X18 uses their in-house developed CPLD(Complex Programmable Logic Device) chip that acts as a digital integrated circuit with logic functions, clock management, 2nd PLL, digital shaping, DOP decoder, and more functions. This attention to every single minutest detail makes the Gustard X18 a perfect device.
Fully Balanced 16 Channel Design:-
Eight independent I/V converters are designed for each channel of the DAC. The I/V stage features premium OPA1612 chips. This provides experience performance with low distortion and high SNR ratings.
High-Res Bluetooth Connectivity:-
Gustard X18 supports digital signal input using strong and stable Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity. It supports LDAC, APTX HD, APTX LL, AptX, SBC, and AAC codecs allowing for high-resolution audio signal transmission over Wireless Bluetooth connections.
Price & Availability:-
Gustard X18 is launched officially at 749$, considering its top-quality audio chipset and components, the price is quite attractive. Check out more details here.
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