Aune Audio - X8 XVIII

Desktop Speaker DAC & Pre-Amp

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Why Aune Audio is Special

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Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Born in 2004

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 


This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.


If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

For Enthusiasts on a Budget

We are here to help you find the best bang for your buck.


This headphone or gear is made for all passionate hobbyists who want top-notch gear without breaking the bank.


If you see a product marked as “🪴 For Enthusiasts on a Budget”, get ready to indulge in your music with high-quality, affordable products that keep your wallet happy and your enthusiasm alive!

For Audiophiles at Home

Cause music hit differently when you are in your own space.


This headphone or gear is perfect for those who demand exceptional sound quality in their personal sanctuary.


If you see products marked as “🏠 For Audiophiles at Home”, get ready to transform your living space into an audiophile's paradise, with rich, immersive sound that makes every listening session a masterpiece.

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.


This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.


If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Sampling Rate And Bit Depth

Ever wonder how those ones and zeros on your computer magically transform into the rich melodies that fill your room?


The secret lies in a tiny device called a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Think of it as a translator, taking the digital code of your music and meticulously sculpting it back into a smooth, analog wave that your speakers can understand. But just like a sculptor needs the right tools, achieving audio nirvana with a DAC depends on two key factors: sampling rate and bit depth.


Sampling Rate:

Imagine your favourite song as a complex rollercoaster track. The sampling rate refers to how often the DAC takes measurements of this digital track, measured in kHz (kilohertz) or thousands of times per second. A higher sampling rate, like 96 kHz, is like taking a ton of pictures of the track, capturing every twist and turn with incredible detail. Lower rates, like the standard 44.1 kHz used in CDs, are like taking snapshots at a theme park – fun, but you might miss some of the subtler details that make the ride truly exhilarating.


Bit Depth:

Now, think about the sculptor's tools. Bit depth refers to the precision of each measurement the DAC takes. Imagine the number of colours available to the sculptor. With higher bit depth (e.g., 24 bits compared to 16 bits), each measurement can capture a wider range of values. This allows the DAC to recreate subtler variations in the sound wave, resulting in richer and more nuanced audio. It's like having a broader colour palette for building a more detailed and lifelike sculpture of the sound.


Introducing The 18th Anniversary Edition Aune Audio X8 XVIII

The X8 XVIII speaker DAC is a special edition of Aune's 18th anniversary commemoration. It features FPGA technology to ensure precise audio processing, retaining the classic features of op-amp interchangeability. The Aune Audio X8 XVIII has seven filter modes and introduces a balanced TRS preamp output. This addition enhances versatility and offers more options for exploring sound nuances. It is a comprehensive and adaptable DAC for audiophiles seeking customisable sound experiences.

Detailed And Clean Sound With FPGA Core Design

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC features an FPGA core design, supporting high-resolution audio up to 32bit/768k and DSD512. This FPGA technology ensures pure digital signals and sound. The Aune Audio X8 XVIII has a noise floor of 2.45µV and THD+N as low as 0.00027% at 1kHz and 0.00020% at 18kHz for exceptional performance. It is tuned using real instrument sounds and music to offer a natural and detailed audio experience for an immersive music listening experience.

Customise Your Sound With Interchangeable Op-Amps

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC stands out for its unique feature of interchangeable op-amps. It allows you to customise your audio experience by swapping out op-amps and experimenting with various sound profiles. It is compatible with all dual op-amps and offers seven filter modes - the "Tone Rainbow". Aune Audio also includes an additional op-amp for even more customisation options, allowing for a fun and varied exploration of different audio characteristics. 

Offers Versatile Connectivity And Pre-Amp Functionality

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC offers versatile connectivity options, including USB, coaxial, and optical inputs, along with RCA preamp and line outputs, and a balanced TRS preamp output with variable and fixed output. With the USB connection, you can pair your Android or iPhone devices too. It provides high-resolution audio with its coaxial input supporting PCM up to 384k and DSD128, allowing you to achieve superior audio quality without relying on a PC. You can play high-resolution audio files or music streams by pairing the Aune Audio X8 XVIII with your PC and active speakers. The Aune Audio X8 XVIII provides extensive functionality and connectivity with these features. 

Enhance Your Listening Experience With An Aune Audio Stack

Aune Audio lets you build a comprehensive audio stack by combining the XC1 Common Audio Clock, X5s 8th Anniversary Edition Digital Music Player, X8 XVIII DAC and X7s Class-A Balanced Headphone Amp. This setup offers exceptional performance with the XC1 for precise timing, the X5s supporting various high-resolution file formats, the X8 XVIII DAC features versatile inputs with high-resolution support up to PCM 384k and DSD128, and the X7s amp delivers powerful and balanced output. This stack is ideal for audiophiles who prioritize precision and clarity.

Detailed And Clean Sound With FPGA Core Design

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC features an FPGA core design, supporting high-resolution audio up to 32bit/768k and DSD512. This FPGA technology ensures pure digital signals and sound. The Aune Audio X8 XVIII has a noise floor of 2.45µV and THD+N as low as 0.00027% at 1kHz and 0.00020% at 18kHz for exceptional performance. It is tuned using real instrument sounds and music to offer a natural and detailed audio experience for an immersive music listening experience.

Customise Your Sound With Interchangeable Op-Amps

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC stands out for its unique feature of interchangeable op-amps. It allows you to customise your audio experience by swapping out op-amps and experimenting with various sound profiles. It is compatible with all dual op-amps and offers seven filter modes - the "Tone Rainbow". Aune Audio also includes an additional op-amp for even more customisation options, allowing for a fun and varied exploration of different audio characteristics. 

Offers Versatile Connectivity And Pre-Amp Functionality

The Aune X8 XVIII DAC offers versatile connectivity options, including USB, coaxial, and optical inputs, along with RCA preamp and line outputs, and a balanced TRS preamp output with variable and fixed output. With the USB connection, you can pair your Android or iPhone devices too. It provides high-resolution audio with its coaxial input supporting PCM up to 384k and DSD128, allowing you to achieve superior audio quality without relying on a PC. You can play high-resolution audio files or music streams by pairing the Aune Audio X8 XVIII with your PC and active speakers. The Aune Audio X8 XVIII provides extensive functionality and connectivity with these features. 

Enhance Your Listening Experience With An Aune Audio Stack

Aune Audio lets you build a comprehensive audio stack by combining the XC1 Common Audio Clock, X5s 8th Anniversary Edition Digital Music Player, X8 XVIII DAC and X7s Class-A Balanced Headphone Amp. This setup offers exceptional performance with the XC1 for precise timing, the X5s supporting various high-resolution file formats, the X8 XVIII DAC features versatile inputs with high-resolution support up to PCM 384k and DSD128, and the X7s amp delivers powerful and balanced output. This stack is ideal for audiophiles who prioritize precision and clarity.

Control Button

It includes an enter or select button for choosing your preferred settings.

Indicator Light

These lights display the functionality of your X8 XVIII, improving your user experience.

Volume Knob

The volume knob allows volume control over your music in the preamp fuctionality.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. USB Cable * 1
2. Power Adapter * 1
3. Quick Start Guide


All You Need To Know About The Aune Audio X8 XVIII

Digital Inputs
Coaxial, Optical and USB
USB Input
Maximum bit depth: 32bit
Maximum sampling rate: 768k
Maximum DSD rate: DSD512
Coaxial Input
Maximum bit depth: 24bit
Maximum sampling rate: 384k
Maximum DSD rate: DoP128
Optical Input
Maximum bit depth: 24bit
Maximum sampling rate: 192k
Maximum DSD rate: DoP64
Line Output
Output level: 2.0 Vrms
Frequency response (20Hz-20kHz): ±0.5 dB
SNR: 121 dB
THD+N (1kHz): 0.00027%
Box Contents
1. Aune Audio X8 XVIII
2. USB Cable * 1
3. Power Adapter * 1
4. Quick Start Guide


Manuals & Guides



Instruction Manual | X8 XVIII

Desktop Speaker DAC & Pre-amp

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Aune Audio - X8 XVIII 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.

AUNE's Journey in Sound

Since its establishment in 2004, Wuhan Ao Lai Er Technology Co. Ltd. has fostered the growth of AUNE into a distinguished brand renowned for its desktop and portable audio products. With a core team of six co-founders, each an expert in various facets of audio engineering, AUNE embodies a commitment to craftsmanship and innovation.

Inspired by the philosophy of Yin-Yang, AUNE's logo symbolizes a balance of tranquility and inclusivity, reflecting its mission to deliver premium sound and exceptional user experiences. Guided by a passion for audio excellence, AUNE aspires to set new standards in the Hi-Fi industry, crafting a harmonious blend of innovation and quality for enthusiasts worldwide.

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The Aune Audio X8 XVIII is so pure, neutral and clean, t has included 7 sound filters, a simple, single button operation mode, plus the fastest system for switching OpAmps that I know of.

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