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Aune Audio - X8

DAC with Interchangable Op-Amps

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Connect With
UAB, Optical & Coaxial

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Metal
Build

Volume
Controls


The Aune Audio X8 for me is the best DAC for under 20k. They use a propreitory FPGA DAC, for which Aune deserves serious kudos. They come with interchangable Op amps which are a lot of fun. And they stack up and sound perfect with my Aune X7s balanced amp.
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Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

DESCRIPTION

ELEVATE THE SOUND OF YOUR COMPUTER AND BRING OUT THE BEST OF ACTIVE SPEAKERS

The Aune Audio X8 acts as an external DAC for your computer. It can be connected using the USB to take sound quality to the next level. Not just that, you can also pair Aune Audio X8 with active speakers to get the experience of a hi-fi audio system or to a headphone amplifier for an all-round hi-fi headphone system.

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SUPPORTS HI-RES AUDIO FORMATS AND COMES WITH ADVANCED FILTER MODES

A part of Aune Audio's Aune X series, the Aune Audio X8 features indigenously developed FPGA technology and is compatible with music files up to PCM768 / DSD512. The X8 comes with an interchangeable op-amp and you get the option to pick from seven filter modes. This DAC is designed to deliver high-grade sound and therefore supports hi-res files of up to DSD512 and PCM768k. It is compatible with portable devices too and can be connected via USB.
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WITH COAXIAL OUTPUT THAT SUPPORTS 384K DSD128

The Aune Audio X8 is suitable with all types of dual op-amps by making 6 modifications of wiring optimizations. You can pair it with X5s 6th Anniversary Edition via coaxial which will help you to get a hi-fi audio system which supports 384k and DSD128 without computer help. It can also be connected to active speakers or headphone amplifiers. You can use X8 as an audio source or a pre-amplifier for active speakers as it has both fixed-line output and variable pre-amp output which requires analog potentiometer.

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EXPERIENCE EXCELLENT SOUND AND AMAZING SPECIFICATIONS

The X Series of Audio Tune sports a unique arc-shaped design along with golden ratio length to width which gives the Aune X8 an aesthetic and rich look. It comes with high-end specifications as well with noise as low as 2.96uV, 0.0006% THD+N and other features that help Aune Audio X8 to deliver excellent sound.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
MAXIMUM BIT DEPTH 32bit (USB)
24bit (COAX)
24bit (OPT)
MAXIMUM SAMPLING RATE 768K (USB)
384K (COAX)
192K (OPT)
MAXIMUM DSD RATE DSD512 (USB)
DoP128 (COAX)
DoP64 (OPT)
OUTPUT LEVEL 2.0 Vrms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz
SNR 117dB
THD+N 0.0006%
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENT 1. Aune Audio - X8 DAC
2. Power Adapter
3. USB Cable

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WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEWS

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Aune Audio X8 comes with a 1 year warranty from Aune Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Aune Audio's warranty in India.

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Customer Reviews

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kirthik raj (Chennai)
FPGA works! noise is handled exceptionally

Sounds very clean (even with stock usb cable, op amps and power supply).
With default setup, it sounds like usual sabre chips. only difference is everything is little laid back and gives you a sense that every sound is spatially separated from each other ( doesn't quite gets it right, might need a good op amp to get it at least 40% right). It's is tuned to make certain instruments sound accurate. like drums , string instruments and cello . It appears to sound accurate because of the control it has over decay and impact. however tonally it's not quite natural and has some glare in vocal region which may make vocals sound more lush and it also makes forward vocals in some tracks appear very big in size in the stage compared to other instruments in mids. Treble details are very good for this price range, we can actually hear stick hitting high hats. Bass details are very good in mid bass and upper bass region. Bass however little bit too much in quantity for me however the quality and refinement improves with good op amp. all edginess in instruments (even though it's laid back spatially) can be further refined and made more accurate tonally using high end op amps like sparkos ss3602, which also adds sense of actually being in an environment /room and add more air around instruments which is not easily perceived without good op amp. In this sense it's worth spending on this dac because there are no alternatives in this price range that i know of. However this is not for ppl looking for life like resolution in vocals/ ppl who like forward presentation and wants natural texture of mid range instruments and vocals.
I tried to explain more in this review video.
https://youtu.be/emCdNQf1lqU

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.

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Pran (Lucknow)
Defies Expectations!

First off, great customer service from HPZ Team! I wasn't sure what to expect but they answered any questions I had and their delivery, packaging, and after-sales contact has been nothing short of incredible!
I was looking to upgrade my Atom stack and wanted to replace the DAC first and approach the amp at a later stage. Having read the reviews on other AUNE products, I was quite taken by their design language and the quality of their products and decided to finally take the plunge with the X8.
Now, folks on audio forums might call FPGA and OP Amp rolling 'snake oil' but I have seen a tangible change in the quality of the music on my DT1990s, HD650s, and my MW60s. The product shipped with the OPA2134 pre-installed and a separate JRC 5532 in the box (enclosed in a handy container with space for another 7 op-amps. I prefer a warmer tone (especially with my 1990s) and switching to the JRC significantly resolved the sibilance that the DT1990s can exhibit in poorly mastered tracks. The biggest improvement I saw was with the 650's where the vocals while intimate have a lush and almost velvet-like sound that really washes up on you and the bass, oh my! The bass and sub-bass on the cans have a nice girth and heft to it. This doesn't turn your 650s into cans ideal for EDM but the punch in Bones by Low Roar is deep, thick and filled with detail.
Buy without hesitation! The build, the quality of the sound and the pre-amp out with the best volume knob I've ever used make this a must buy, and the best DAC under 20k available in India atm.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again.

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Rajnish Mohan (Thrissur)
Superb Dac

A super dac that could have been fantastic if they would have supplied 2 more op amps along with for a variety of sound signatures.

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Kumar Gaurav Mishra (Pune)
Good dac

I think only other alternative is aune x1 under 20000.

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