GUSTARD

GUSTARD - DAC-A18

Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)

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24 15% ₹ 3,152 ₹ 10,639
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6 14% ₹ 11,280 ₹ 2,680
9 14% ₹ 7,650 ₹ 3,850
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24 15% ₹ 3,152 ₹ 10,639
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2 Years of
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Ideal for
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Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with LDAC
aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD

Metal
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Pair with Laptop
via USB

AK4499EQ
DAC Chip

Remote
Controls

DESCRIPTION

LISTEN TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC IN MQA FOR A LIFELIKE LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Human hearing identifies the direction of the sound and this is exactly what allows our brain to imagine a 3D sonic picture. Like when you are listening to a live concert, you can sense where the sound of the instruments is coming from. This makes your listening experience more lively and powerful and if you take this as a reference for a good music listening experience you would be disappointed listening to most of the recorded music. That's when MQA comes to the picture, a one-of-its-kind technology that gives you an experience similar to that of live concerts.
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HOW MQA WORKS AND HOW DOES IT MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE?

When analogue signals are converted to digital, more often than not, a lot of details and clarity are compromised. That's why digitally your music tends to sound flat as it does not give you the sense of direction or other sonic nuances. Here MQA cleans up the distortion to let you experience a 3D soundstage for a real, life-like experience. While common digital audio filters take away time resolution, leading to 'ringing' before and after the transient, MQA reduces this 'ringing' more than 10 times for better sound transmission. Following the de-blurring process, MQA employs 'Music Origami', a process that makes high-resolution music files compatible with playback devices without losing the resolution.

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EQUIPPED WITH FLAGSHIP AK4499EQ DAC CHIP & HI-END TECHNOLOGIES FOR EXCEPTIONAL SOUND

Powered by AKM's flagship AK4499EQ DAC chip, the GUSTARD A18 has a completely independent power supply and grounding for an unrivalled music listening experience. There are a host of technologies including the self-constructed digital integrated circuits with logic functions, clock management, 2nd PLL, digital shaping, DOP decoder, PCM / DSD depop switch among others that lay the foundation for excellent sound quality.

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PACKED WITH 4 LME49860 DUAL OP-AMPS FOR SOUND ELEVATING LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

The 4 LME49860 dual op-amps are aided with four groups of independent IV circuits. This setup matches the requirement of a high power supply of AK4499EQ DAC chip seamlessly without any shortcomings. To further support quality audio transmission, the GUSTARD A18 comes with independent voltage stabilization, multiple groups of filtering, left and right channel separation. It is because of the linear power supply that the GUSTARD A18 can supply high-quality audio. The power supply groups do not interfere with each other. The A18 uses instrument-level low noise linear regulators—TPS7A47 and TPS7A33 along with American ACCUSILICON femtosecond crystal oscillators—AS318-B.

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ENJOY HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO OUTPUT WITH BLUETOOTH 5.0 & OTHER DIGITAL INPUTS

Installed with a CSR8675 chip, the GUSTARD A18 extends support to HD wireless audio and is compatible with a host of audio codecs like LDAC, AAC, SBC, APTX, APTX LL, APTX HD, LDAC. With a high code audio transmission of up to 24Bit/96k, you can listen to your favourite music in HD wireless audio. However, you can turn off HD wireless audio from the menu. Apart from Bluetooth, you get a range of audio inputs and outputs including XLR & RCA digital outputs along with optical, AES, IIS-H, coaxial and USB digital inputs.
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HI-FI XMOS XU216 FOR PCM AND DSD SUPPORT AND RICH DIGITAL FILTERS FOR QUALITY SOUND

Using the XMOS XU216, the GUSTARD A18 adopts IIS-H digital interface and high specification input to support PCM768K, DSD512 and MQA384k. Multiple rich digital filters of the A18 help you listen to digital music better than ever before. There are 6 types of PCM filters comprising Short Delay Sharp Roll-off, Short Delay Slow Roll-off, Sharp Roll-off, Slow Roll-off, Super Slow Roll-off and Low Dispersion Short Delay Filter. There are 2 types of DSD filter—L-BW & H-BW. You can pair the Gustard U16 seamlessly with the network streaming music player S16.
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SPECS

FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES
DAC CHIP AK4499EQ
GLOBAL MASTERCLOCK ACCUSILICON femtosecond crystal oscillators(2 X AS318B)
DIGITAL PROCESSING Intel's ALTERA's large high-speed CPLD logicarray chip
MQA 384K
TI CHIPS TPS7147
TPS7133
REMOTE CONTROL 0dB-90dB
OP-AMP 6 X LME49860
FEATURES Highly recognizable white light OLED display
full function remote control
High-quality toroidal transformer
multiple sets of linear voltage regulators
TI high-current ultra-low noise LDO chips used in key parts
supports MQA full decoding
COLOR Black
Silver
DIMENSIONS Width 220mm*Height50mm*Depth 170mm
WEIGHT 2.5 kg
AC POWER AC 115V/230V 50/ 60Hz
XLR PORT DEFINITION American standard (1 ground, 2 hot, 3 cold)
POWER CONSUMPTION <15W
TYPES OF DSD L-Bw
H-Bw
TYPES OF PCM Short Delay Sharp Roll-off
Short Delay Slow Roll-off
Sharp Roll-off
Slow Roll-off
Super Slow Roll-off
Low Dispersion Short Delay Filter
SAMPLE RATE OUTPUT
COAX PCM 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz; DSD DOP64
AES PCM 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz; DSD DOP64
OPT PCM 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz;DSD DOP64
USB PCM 16-32bit/44.1-768kHz; DSD DOP64-D0P256; NATIVE DSD:DSD64-DSD512
IIS PCM 16-32bit/44.1-768kHz; DSD DOP64-DOP256; NATIVE DSD: DSD64-DSD512
BT BLUETOOTH 5.0 PCM LDAC,AAC,SBC,APTX, APTX LL,APTX HD and other high frequency encoding,LDAC can achieve 24B/96K high code transmission
USB INPUT SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM WIN7 SP1/WIN8/WIN10 32-64bit;macOS;Linux
ANALOG OUTPUT
AMPLITUDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz/+ -0.6dB
DNR >124dB
THD + N <0.00015% 1kHz
IMD <0.0008%@-3dBFs
CROSSTALK -129dB@1kHz
RCA OUTPUT LEVEL 3Vrms (VOLUME 00dB)
XLR OUTPUT LEVEL 6.OVrms (VOLUME 00dB)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 100Ω
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. GUSTARD DAC-A18
2. 1 X Power Cord
3. 1 X USB Cable
4. 1 X Remote Control
5. 1 X Antenna
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