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
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
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