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GUSTARD - DAC-X16

Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)

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18 15% ₹ 3,119 ₹ 6,146
24 15% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,184
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18 15% ₹ 3,119 ₹ 6,146
24 15% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,184
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6 12.50% ₹ 8,640 ₹ 1,839
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18 13.50% ₹ 3,084 ₹ 5,513
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24 14.99% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,178
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3 13% ₹ 17,029 ₹ 1,087
6 13% ₹ 8,652 ₹ 1,913
9 13% ₹ 5,861 ₹ 2,747
12 12% ₹ 4,442 ₹ 3,309
18 12% ₹ 3,049 ₹ 4,884
24 12% ₹ 2,354 ₹ 6,488
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6 12% ₹ 8,627 ₹ 1,764
9 14% ₹ 5,885 ₹ 2,962
12 14% ₹ 4,489 ₹ 3,872
18 15% ₹ 3,119 ₹ 6,146
24 15% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,184
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3 13% ₹ 17,029 ₹ 1,087
6 14% ₹ 8,677 ₹ 2,061
9 15% ₹ 5,908 ₹ 3,177
12 15% ₹ 4,513 ₹ 4,155
18 15% ₹ 3,119 ₹ 6,146
24 15% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,184
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 17,057 ₹ 1,171
6 14% ₹ 8,677 ₹ 2,061
9 14% ₹ 5,885 ₹ 2,962
12 14% ₹ 4,489 ₹ 3,872
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 17,029 ₹ 1,087
6 13% ₹ 8,652 ₹ 1,913
9 14% ₹ 5,885 ₹ 2,962
12 14% ₹ 4,489 ₹ 3,872
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 17,029 ₹ 1,087
6 13% ₹ 8,652 ₹ 1,913
9 14% ₹ 5,885 ₹ 2,962
12 14% ₹ 4,489 ₹ 3,872
18 15% ₹ 3,119 ₹ 6,146
24 15% ₹ 2,424 ₹ 8,184
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2 Years of
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Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC/aptX HD/aptX LL/aptX

Metal
Build

Pair with Laptop
via USB

ESS ES9068AS
Dual DAC Chip

Remote
Controls

DESCRIPTION

SUPPORTS HI-FI MQA PLAYBACK FOR A LIFELIKE MUSIC 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 ESS E59068AS SABRE CHIPS & HI-END TECHNOLOGIES FOR EXCEPTIONAL SOUND

Powered with the latest Dual ESS E59068AS SABRE chip, the GUSTARD X16 can deliver excellent audio performance of THD+n -120dB and DNR 128dBA. This is the world's first audio DA chip to have a built-in MQA hardware renderer function. This in-build MQA renderer allows the GUSTARD X16 to directly process SPDIF and 12S input signals to achieve ideal, interference-free MQA playback. 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. The IV conversation circuit and single-ended outputs adopt an OPA1612 operational amplifier for low distortion, low noise for excellent performance.

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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. There are 3 digital filters including L-Fast, M-Low and H-Fast. To further support quality audio transmission, the GUSTARD X16 comes with independent voltage stabilization, multiple groups of filtering, left and right channel separation. The GUSTARD X16 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 input.
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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. Designed to be far better than the ordinary chip resistors, the MELF-resistors offer enhanced function, mechanical structure, electrical characteristics, and safety. The MELF resistors lower noise and have higher electrode strength with accuracy. 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.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
DAC ESS ES9068AS Dual DAC Chip
BLUETOOTH VERSION Bluetooth V5.0
BLUETOOTH CODECS LDAC, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, AAC, SBC
INPUT INTERFACE USB/I2S/AES/COAX/OPT/BT
OUTPUT INTERFACE RCA /XLR
USB CHIP XMOS XU216
BLUETOOTH CHIP CSR8675
IV OP AMP OPA1612
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz/+-0.08dB
LINE OUT Single-ended output level 2.0 Vrms @0dBFS
Balanced Output level 4.0 Vrms @0dBFS
INTERNATIONAL VOLTAGE AC1000V-240V
(Manual Adjustment)
DNR >126dB
CROSSTALK -130dB@1kHz
THD+N <0.00010% 1kHz
IMD <0.0004%@-1dBFs
RCA OUTPUT LEVEL 2Vrms (Volume 00dB)
Output Impedance 100 ohms
XLR OUTPUT LEVEL 4Vrms (Volume 00dB)
Output Impedance 300 ohms
AC POWER SUPPLY AC 115V/230V
50/ 60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION <15W
USB DSD64-DSD512(Native)
DSD64-DSD256(DoP)
PCM44.1kHz-768kHz/16Bit-32Bit
MQA44.1kHz-384kHz
I2S DSD64-DSD512(Native)
DSD64-DSD512(DoP)
PCM44.1kHz-768kHz/16Bit-32Bit
MQA: Hardware rendering
COAX/OPT/AES DSD64(DoP)
PCM44.1kHz-192kHz/16Bit-24Bit
MQA: Hardware rendering
DIMENSIONS 220mm*50mm**170mm
WEIGHT 2. 5Kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. GUSTARD DAC-X16
2. 1 X Power Cord
3. 1 X USB Cable
4. 1 X Remote Control
5. 1 X Antenna


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