xDuoo Launches XD05 Bal2 Portable USB DAC/AMP: Revamping Classic USB DAC/AMP
xDuoo has introduced the all-new XD05 Bal2. As we all are aware of the amazing performing XD05 Bal, the latest Bal2 is the second generation of the product with improved amplification. The OG XD05 Bal came out back in 2021 and it instantly got a lot of attention for its compact build and powerful output capabilities. xDuoo has worked on the same architecture featuring the same DAC chipset while improving the overall performance with a new-generation XMOS Processor and newly developed amplification chipset. Take your portable listening experience to all-new heights of with a whooping 1500mW output power rating and clean-sounding Sabre Dual DAC chipset on the XD05 Bal2.
xDuoo has kept the pricing of XD05 Bal2 the same as the OG model available for just 429$. Check out more details here.
Stronger Output Thrust:-
The biggest upgrade on the XD05 Bal2 over the predecessor model is the stronger output thrust. The XD05 Bal2 has an output power rating of 1500mW through the 4.4mm balanced and 6.35mm single-ended output ports. You can easily drive demanding and power-hungry headphones with such a powerful output.
Newer-Generation USB Receiver:-
xDuoo has also upgraded the USB processor chipset on the XD05 Bal2. From the previous generation 8-core XU208 we have come a long way to the XMOS’s latest 16-core XU316 USB Processor chip. It makes the USB signal transmission from the source device to the DAC chipset smoother and lag-free. It enables support for high-resolution PCM, DSD, and MQA audio signals on the XD05 Bal2.
Premium Audio Circuitry Promising Ultimate Performance:-
With years of expertise in designing premium quality audio products, xDuoo has designed the all-new XD05 Bal2 with premium components on its audio circuitry. They have featured a high-performance dual DAC chipset featuring two units of ES9038Q2M 32-Bit DAC chipset matched with the XU316 USB processor, dual independent low-jitter crystal oscillators, etc. It helps in achieving clean and detailed performance with ultra-low THD+N, high SNR, and high DNR performance. The resulting performance on the XD05 Bal2 is cleaner than the previous generation as well.
Turbo & Bass Boost Switches:-
Users can adjust the output with independent turbo and bass boost switches. They give up to 3-6dB of boost in the lower-end output when turned on. You can experience ground-shaking bass with your favorite headphones by simply turning the bass boost on.
Multiple Input Options Including High-Resolution Bluetooth Connectivity:-
XD05 Bal2 features multiple input options. Users can feed the audio signal to the device using different methods including USB Type-C, 4.4mm balanced, Aux In, Balanced AES, Wireless Bluetooth V5.1, etc. The Bluetooth V5.1 connection here supports advanced HiFi codecs such as LDAC, AptX HD, AptX, etc.
Easy to Switch OPAMPs:-
XD05 Bal2 features a switch-on OPAMP design. Users can easily replace the OPAMPs on the device easily by simply pulling out the previous ones and pushing in the new one in its place. Just make sure you align the OPAMPs in the right manner so as to avoid any unnecessary damage. Different OPAMPs allow you to adjust the output with varying profiles of tuning.
Price & Availability:-
xDuoo XD05 Bal2 has noticeable performance upgrades over the previous generation of XD05 Bal. We get a cleaner sound which has more details popping out, and stronger output as well. With all these upgrades, there is no increase in the price of the XD05 Bal2. It is priced the same as the previous generation at 429$. Check out more details here.