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GUSTARD

GUSTARD - DAC-X26 Pro

Desktop Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)
Sale price₹ 134,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 149,999
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This GUSTARD - DAC-X26 Pro comes with a warranty from GUSTARD that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The GUSTARD - DAC-X26 Pro is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love. 

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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the GUSTARD - DAC-X26 Pro 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)

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
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Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

All bundled products are covered by the Headphone Zone 7 Day Replacement Guarantee.

However, you cannot return any item in the case you do not like it. If one item is defective - you will get a free replacement for that item. No refund or store credit will be given.

Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement.

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ABOUT PRAVEEN KAMATH

Praveen, our Headphone Guru is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

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Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 33,750 ₹ 33,750 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 33,750 ₹ 16,875 ₹ 0
9 Low Cost EMI ₹ 33,750 ₹ 11,826 ₹ 5,130

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 46,054 ₹ 3,162
6 14% ₹ 23,427 ₹ 5,566
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
18 14% ₹ 8,358 ₹ 15,454
24 14% ₹ 6,482 ₹ 20,562
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 15,824 ₹ 7,417
12 13% ₹ 12,058 ₹ 9,694
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 15,953 ₹ 8,577
12 15% ₹ 12,185 ₹ 11,218
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 15,953 ₹ 8,577
12 15% ₹ 12,185 ₹ 11,218
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 15,856 ₹ 7,707
12 13.50% ₹ 12,089 ₹ 10,074
18 13.50% ₹ 8,327 ₹ 14,885
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,991
12 13.99% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,447
18 14.99% ₹ 8,421 ₹ 16,583
24 14.99% ₹ 6,545 ₹ 22,081
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 15,824 ₹ 7,417
12 12% ₹ 11,995 ₹ 8,935
18 12% ₹ 8,233 ₹ 13,186
24 12% ₹ 6,355 ₹ 17,518
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 15,953 ₹ 8,577
12 15% ₹ 12,185 ₹ 11,218
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 45,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 22,500 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 15,888 ₹ 7,997
12 14% ₹ 12,121 ₹ 10,455
18 15% ₹ 8,422 ₹ 16,595
24 15% ₹ 6,546 ₹ 22,097
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Bluetooth with
LDAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD

ES9038PRO
Dual DAC Chip

Connect With
IIS, Optical, Coaxial & AES

Ideal for Audiophiles

These Amps & DACs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of Amps & DACs like these. You can expect these Amps & DACs to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these Amps & DACs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These Amps & DACs deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Metal build

The longevity of your headphone/devices is strongly affected by its build quality, and a poorly built pair is more susceptible to breaking in a short amount of time. This is even more important for the listener who travels with their headphones/devices frequently, as wear and tear are more probable.Headphones/devices built with metal and metal components usually tend to last longer and can withstand wear and tear and potential damage. Modern processes allow all kinds of precious and durable metals to be used while making devices and offer a longer lifetime for users.

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.

Volume Controls

If your Amps & DACs have volume controls, you will be able to adjust the volume level with a simple touch of a button without having to reach for your source device. Your music keeps playing without being interrupted or accidentally paused during playback. Having volume controls on Amps & DACs or at least in-line controls on the audio cable may seem unnecessary to some people, but they are, in fact, quite convenient.

Gustard is known to use the best components, and the DAC-X26 Pro is a prime example of that. Everything on this device has been revved up to eleven - from the DAC architecture to the inputs and outputs. This is a true flagship grade performer and delivers in all aspects.

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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2 Year Warranty

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

Major HiFi

"It should be clear by now how impressive the X26 PRO by Gustard sounded in several setups. It is not that often when you see a fully discrete output stage, a dual mono design from input to output."

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HiFi+

"X26Pro is a fantastic DAC at the price. It has a very natural & refined tuning, comprehensive functions, & an extraordinary decoding power.Excellent option for audiophiles who want hi-end DACs."

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Manish Sabharwal (Delhi)
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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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