Pre-order

GUSTARD - A26

Desktop DAC & Network Audio Streamer/Renderer
Sale price₹ 149,999
GET 18% GST INPUT

One of the reasons headphones and earphones in India are more expensive than overseas is because of the Goods & Services Tax in India.

Don't let the GST input go to waste especially if you can avail an offset.

All products sold on Headphone Zone carry a GST compliant invoice and all products sold include an 18% GST.

Simply enter your GST number at the time of checkout.

Browse EMI Plans

Low Cost EMI Options through Credit Cards


Other EMI Options through Credit Cards

Color: Black
Talk to a Headphone Guru
DELIVERY

1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you. 

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
Once we have ordered the product and have a confirmed timeline, we will give you an update.

5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

Free Shipping
7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the GUSTARD - A26 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

READ MORE

Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD - A26 comes with a 2 Year warranty from GUSTARD that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about GUSTARD's warranty in India.

Club Audiophile

Club Audiophile

Join Club Audiophile to begin your pursuit of great sound. Earn points and save on every purchase.

READ MORE


Chi-Fi
Excellence

2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Ideal for
Desktop Use

XLR
Balanced Output

Metal
Build

AKM AK4499EX
Dual DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


Connect With USB
Optical, Coaxial, AES, LAN & IIS HDMI

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


INTRODUCING THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HI-RES DAC, THE MAGNIFICENT GUSTARD A26

Gustard is a high-end HiFi audio manufacturer of desktop-grade audio products. They have provided several incredibly high-quality products, including desktop DACs, power amplifiers, headphone amplifiers, and other Hi-Fi equipment. Building on the lineage, Gustard is proud to introduce Gustard A26, a brand-new flagship Desktop DAC + Network Streamer & Renderer. The Gustard A26 promises to deliver flagship performance with rich tonality, exceptional clarity, and a wealth of details thanks to its high-quality components. It includes a dual DAC arrangement with the industry's best independent digital-analogue architecture and high-performance LPF and I/V circuits. Additionally, it offers Renderer and Streamer features with support for various applications and protocols. The Gustard A26 is here to blow your mind away with exceptional performance without any compromises!

Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26

FEATURES HIGH-END DUAL AKM DAC CHIPS FOR AN EXHILARATING SONIC PERFORMANCE WITH MQA SUPPORT

Gustard has trusted AKM Technologies with their flagship AK4499EX DAC chips for the core of A26. The Gustard A26 features dual AK4499EX DAC chips to deliver rich tonality and excellent details. The engineers at Gustard have designed a balanced audio circuit consisting of dual AK4499EX DAC chips arranged independently for each channel. This design architecture with an independent power supply and grounding for each channel eliminates electromagnetic interference and delivers an ultra-pure signal for you to experience pure sound. An AK4191 modulator chip for analogue and digital circuits (independent) supports this design architecture. Gustard has featured XMOS’s XU216 16-core USB processor for unprecedented USB signal transmission. It enables high-resolution PCM, DSD audio signals supporting up to 32-Bit/768kHz PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) and Native DSD512 (Direct Stream Digital) audio signals. It also has full MQA rendering and features multiple digital filters for PCM and DSD signals.
MQA

NOTE:
1. To know more about MQA and how it improves or enhances the listening experience, refer to the FAQ section.
2. To know more about digital filters for PCM and DSD signals, refer to the FAQ section.

Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26

A TRUE INDEPENDENT DESIGN FUSED WITH GUSTARD’S K2 ULTRA-LOW NOISE CLOCK SYNTHESISER AND FPGA TECH

The Gustard A26 is designed in and around independent regulators with various stages of bypass capacitors to avoid interference. It also hosts two specific toroidal transformers for audio applications, isolating the digital and analogue power supply. The Gustard A26 features one exclusively designed FPGA architecture (Field Programmable Gate Array), which includes Signal routing, Clock management, 2nd order PLL, DoP decoding and Depop for PCM & DSD (pop-and-click protection/suppression). The Gustard A26 houses an independent femtosecond crystal oscillator and Gustard’s in-house developed K2 ultra-low noise clock synthesiser. It works flawlessly with built-in and external clock interfaces with 10MHz clock input.

Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26

DOUBLES-UP AS A STREAMER & RENDERER HOSTING AN ICONIC DESIGN WITH A TOUCH PANEL OLED SCREEN

Gustard A26 brings easy access to high-quality online music streaming with app support, including Room, UPnP, and HQPlayer NAA. The Gustard A26 is not just a high-end Desktop DAC; but also a Network Streamer and Renderer. Gustard has created a completely symmetrical design, placing its OLED screen display directly in the centre to get rid of physical buttons in favour of elegant touch panels. This DAC has a sharp appearance, and its approachable user interface ensures its viability in the future.

NOTE: Gustard is working to add more protocols and applications to the A26’s supported list.

Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
Headphone-Zone-Gustard-A26
2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD - A26 comes with a 2 Year warranty from GUSTARD that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about GUSTARD's warranty in India.

Soundnews

Gold Award

Soundnews.net
Jan, 2023

Soundnews

"A26 was always refined and velvety, preserving the soul of the music as no other chip-based converter did to this day. There’s an abundance of energy every time I hit that play button, getting positive vibes along the way. "

Read More



Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

You may also like