This is our Eastern Electric DSD Supreme DAC ESS9018 DAC chip Digital front faceplate readout USB/ DSD capable 4 other digital inputs. Tube or Solid state. Socket-able op-amps in case you want to roll . Dexa's or Sparko Labs highly recommended.
If you want the Sparko Labs or Dexa Special Edition op-amps installed I can do this for you. Sparko Labs run $40 per single and $80 per dual op-amp , the Dac takes two singles and two double op-amps. Dexa's Special Editions are $45 per single and $80 per dual. If I install I warranty the work I do.
Been running the HQPlayer software with optimizer with Windows 2012 using the DSD option and the DAC sounds amazing. .Audirvana Plus is also recommended for software to use. Just tried with JPlay 6 and HQ Player. Fantastic sound with DSD.
If your a little overwhelmed by all the settings of how to set up for optimal digital playback thru your computer, we can help you set up your computer also for State of the Art digital enjoyment.
If using Roon or with the Micro-Rendu, this combination has stunning sound quality
USB signal type :
Response : 15Hz – 32KHz
Sampling Rates :
32bit 32KHz 44.1KHz
48KHz 192KHz 352.8KHz
Dynamic Range :
Impedance : 75Ω
Output Voltage : Tube 3.2V ±0.5dB Solid State 2.8V
S/N Ratio : Tube 92dB Solid State 98dB
THD : Tube 0.4%
Solid State 0.01%
Power Consumption : 12W
Main Power Input : 120V 230V
G.W. : 6.5kgs
N.W. : 5kgs
Machine : 371 x 295 x 70mm
Packing : 455 x 355 x 155mm
A new review just came out over at Dagogo written by Doug Schroeder
The Supreme DAC has more body
with deeper taut bass while the mids are to die for and the cymbals just sound excellent.
Trust me on this one guys, it is a very special DAC and Alex Yeung worked on this for almost a year getting it to sound its best. He succeeded.
Does not need a driver for the Mavericks OSX if using a MAC.
Thank you for considering,
PS: Our return policy if anything goes wrong with the DAC is we simply send you out a new one.