GUSTARD

GUSTARD - DAC-X26 Pro

Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC,aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD

ES9038PRO
Dual DAC Chip

Metal
Build

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Remote
Controls

DESCRIPTION

POWERED WITH DUAL ESS ES9038 PRO FLAGSHIP CHIP FOR AN UNRIVALLED PERFORMANCE

Sporting a meticulous design and a sensible layout, the GUSTARD X26 Pro embodies high-quality workmanship and strong materials. Each channel of the GUSTARD X26 Pro has a flagship ESS ES9038 pro decoding chip with an independent power supply and grounding for outstanding performance. The high power requirement of the ESS ES9038 pro decoding chip is met by the Hybrid discrete IV conversation circuit and independent parallel circuit. The analogue low pass filter fully discrete Class-A circuits are fine-tuned specifically for the ESS ES9038 chip.

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ULTRA LOW-NOISE K2 CLOCK SYNTHESISER FOR SEAMLESS OPERATION

For the primary clock, the GUSTARD X26 Pro uses a local femtosecond clock or external 10M constant temperature clock source. This minimises the effect of front-end signal source clock performance on the decoding link. All the digital inputs including the USB, IIS, AES, Coaxial, Optical and Bluetooth get the advantage of the synthesizer.

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DISCRETE, ADJUSTABLE DEVICE SETUP TO ACHIEVE THE BEST PERFORMING RESULTS

Every discrete device is dedicated to its performance and is flexible in nature. Each parameter at any given level can be adjusted easily to get the best performing results. These parameters can be further developed and controlled to avoid distortion while providing multiple variable sound styles to different decoding architectures. One of the disadvantages of discrete devices is that the parameters have influence, and are difficult to design and debug. To tackle this a specific technical experience along with an extended debugging process is required. Due to the weak consistency, the use of sophisticated materials is necessary.

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ALL-NEW DESIGNING MODULE THAT BALANCES FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE

The fresh design module adopted for the GUSTARD X26 Pro consists of an ARM microprocessor, high capacitor memory, DSP processor, Bluetooth chipset, XMOS XU216, CPLD programmable chip. There are self-constructed digital integrated circuits with logic functions, clock management, 2nd PLL, digital shaping, DOP decoder, PCM / DSD depop switch and other exclusive technologies that lay a strong foundation for exceptional sound quality. The USB interface of the GUSTARD X20 PRO uses an XMOS XU216 chip to support PCM768K DSD512 full MQA decoding.
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ADVANCED DIGITAL FILTERING AND ANTI-ALIASING NOISE ALGORITHM FOR CLEAR SONIC RESPONSE

The high-performance digital filter solution used in the GUSTARD X26 is developed on the Analog Device SHARC digital audio dedicated DSP platform. The unique function of this is a self-developed high-performance anti-aliasing noise algorithm. It uses high-precision floating-point 64-bit operations to eliminate aliasing noise to get better sound quality performance which is done by upscaling and noise shaping the original digital audio stream signal. You get 3 modes under PCM: Vivid, Composite & Gentle while the NSOS function is available in two modes: No digital signal sampling mode or direct analogue conversion of the original signal.

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CSR8675 POWERED BLUETOOTH 5.0 AND DEDICATED TOROIDAL TRANSFORMERS FOR EFFICIENT POWER SUPPLY

Powered with the CSR8675 chip, the GUSTARD X26 Pro extends support to Bluetooth 5.0 along with audio codecs like the LDAC, AAC, SBC and APTX. Moreover, two high-quality audio dedicated toroidal transformers equipped in the X26 Pro supply power to digital and analogue circuits separately keeping the power supply independent and free of mutual interference. There is an independent multi-stage voltage regulator to ensure that the right and left audio channels are perfectly separated avoiding any kind of interference.
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A HOST OF LATEST AUDIO INPUTS & OUTPUTS FOR SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY

With the X26 Pro, you get XLR & RCA digital outputs along with optical, AES, IIS-H, coaxial, Bluetooth and USB digital inputs. While the GUSTARD X26 Pro adopts IIS-H ultra-high specification digital interface, it does not connect to the usual HDMI as it cannot be used with the HDMI interface of the TV. Within 10 seconds of use, the brightness settings will be automatically remembered by the GUSTARD X26 Pro. The brightness of the X26 Pro's screen is adjustable and it remembers the last setting and leaves space for humanized operation control.

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SPECS

SAMPLE RATE SUPPORTED BY DIGITAL INPUT CHANNELS:
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-DOP256
NATIVE DSD: DSD64-DSD512
IIS PCM 16-32bit/44. 1- 768kHz
DSD DOP64- -D0P256
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
mac0S
Linux
ANALOG OUTPUT
AMPLITUDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20- 20kHz /±0.1dB
DNR >128dB
CROSSTALK -140dB@1kHz
IMD <0. 0006% @-1dBFs
THD + N ≤0. 0001%@1kHz
RCA OUTPUT LEVEL 2. 5Vrms (Volume 00dB)
XLR OUTPUT LEVEL 5Vrms ((Volume 00dB)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 100 ohms
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
AC POWER SUPPLY AC 115V/230V 50/60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION <60W
COLOR Black
Silver
DIMENSIONS Width 330mm * Height 65mm * Depth 260mm (Excluding protrusions)
WEIGHT 7Kg (including packaging)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. GUSTARD DAC-X26 Pro Bluetooth DAC
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WARRANTY & MEDIA REVIEW

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD DAC-X26 Pro 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.

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Manish Sabharwal (Delhi)
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Value for Money:
Excellent high end competitor

I have been through multiple DAC's during the last 14 years, ranging from 10000 to 90000. Also extensively heard higher end DAC's. This purchase by far beats most of the DAC's I have heard in 250K range. Meaty presentation without sacrificing details. Dynamics are excellent and focus pinpoint, absolute lack of digital sheen. More like a R2R DAC but with better resolution.

HI Manish,
So delighted you are loving your purchase, we hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers & Keep the music playing!

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