Update: The new GUSTARD DAC-X20 has released on 25 Sep 2015 and ready to order. For more information, please click here .
The release of the GUSTARD DAC-X20 has been delay due to the supply of the metal casing. But it should release soon by end of
The new GUSTARD X-20 has upgraded using 2 pieces of ESS Continue reading Coming Soon! GUSTARD X-20 Dual ES9018 XMOS 32bit 384kHz DAC
Matrix Audio has just released their 2 new family members in M-Stage series- HPA-3U & HPA-3B. Both of their have delighted new functions and aiming for different needs of audiophile.
This HPA-3U is an revolution from the previous version HPA-2 USB but now is more delighted with XMOS U-series chipset which mean it can support DSD playback up to DSD64. And moreover, it come to more admire that now it can support most Android device as well as iOS device, which mean you can play your music on your smartphone via this headphone amp.
The 2nd new member is the HPA-3B, this is a fully balanced headphone amp which supported XLR input and single ended output. And I am sure it will not disappoint the Audiophile.
Yulong Audio has scheduled to release SABRE DA8 II DAC Headphone Amp in mid of May. It is the 2nd generation of the signature product DA8. It is now using the Crystek CCHD-950-25-100 Low phase noise clock and whole lot of sound improvement which make the sound more powerful and detailed as stated in the official website.
The retail price for Yulong SABRE DA8II is $1350 and available here
Yulong Audio has just released 2 new products: U200 DAC & CP1 Power Cable this month.
The U200 is to replace the old model U100 headphone amp but now Continue reading Yulong released 2 new products, U200 DAC, DA8 II coming soon!
Gustard is the first few developer using the ESS Technology ES9018 chipset in China. In 2012, Gustard has produce the well know DAC-X10 which had achieve good comments from audiophiles. And after 2 years, the new DAC-X12 was built based on DAC-X10 but had been restructured.
The new X12 is using ES9018 Sabre Reference 32bit , compile with XMOS 32bit/500MIPS high performance digital signal processing unit. The X12 is also have IIS digital input and Coaxial & AES/EBU input support DOP64.
Gustard DAC-X12 is available in Kidult Online, price: US$529.9
Yulong DA8 Headphone Amp DAC on sale now! Don’t miss the deal!
Now included the new Yulong CU2 USB cable!
Gustard has just released the new model U12 this week (Sep 2014). It is the upgrade version of the discontinued U10
Continue reading New Release: Gustard U12 Native 32Bit 384kHz XMOS 0.1ppm Converter
From the photos we can see, Gustard x10 is clearly out of the backyard production. It clearly now is a factory made and design. First from the double power transformer, digital circuitry, analog circuitry separately. It is a good consolidation for good sound. Continue reading Review: GUSTARD DAC-x10 ES9018 DSD DAC