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GUSTARD

GUSTARD - U18

USB Audio Interface
Sale priceMRP: ₹ 54,999
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Warranty & Services

This GUSTARD - U18 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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7 DAY EASY EXCHANGE

The GUSTARD - U18 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. 

An exchange will be allowed only if 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)

You will receive full Store Credit in your Headphone Zone account so that you may choose another product from our website which would be more suited to your needs. Refunds will NOT be possible under our 7 Day Easy Exchange Policy.

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

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Tenure available: 3 or 6 Months
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Offer alert: Get Flat Rs. 500 Cashback on orders above Rs. 5,000 with Walnut 369. Valid till 31st July, 2022
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the GUSTARD - U18 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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No Cost EMI Options

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

100% Buyer Protection

Once you receive your pre loved purchase, you get 48 hours to inspect and let us know if it's not as per the specs and images in the listing.

If the product you received is not functional, we will pick it up and send it back to the seller and you can choose to get a full refund or store credit.

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.

ABOUT RAGHAV SOMANI

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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EMI Options through UPI / Debit / Credit Cards


Tenure available: 3 and 6 Months
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Offer alert: Get Flat Rs. 500 Cashback on orders above Rs. 5,000 with Walnut 369. Valid till 31st July, 2022
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0

EMI Options through Other Credit Cards


Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 18,762 ₹ 1,288
6 14% ₹ 9,544 ₹ 2,268
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
18 14% ₹ 3,405 ₹ 6,296
24 14% ₹ 2,641 ₹ 8,377
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 6,447 ₹ 3,022
12 13% ₹ 4,912 ₹ 3,949
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 6,499 ₹ 3,494
12 15% ₹ 4,964 ₹ 4,570
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 6,499 ₹ 3,494
12 15% ₹ 4,964 ₹ 4,570
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 6,460 ₹ 3,140
12 13.50% ₹ 4,925 ₹ 4,104
18 13.50% ₹ 3,392 ₹ 6,064
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,256
12 13.99% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,256
18 14.99% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,756
24 14.99% ₹ 2,666 ₹ 8,996
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 6,447 ₹ 3,022
12 12% ₹ 4,887 ₹ 3,640
18 12% ₹ 3,354 ₹ 5,372
24 12% ₹ 2,589 ₹ 7,137
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 6,499 ₹ 3,494
12 15% ₹ 4,964 ₹ 4,570
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 9,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
18 15% ₹ 3,431 ₹ 6,761
24 15% ₹ 2,667 ₹ 9,002
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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.

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.

EQUIPPED WITH 16 CORE XMOS CHIP AND ACCU SILICON OSCILLATOR

Gustard U18 is the latest high-end USB audio interface that is equipped with an XU216 chip from XMOS. This high-end chip has dedicated 16 cores for audio processing and brings unmatched clarity and an immersive audio listening experience. With this chip, the U18 is capable of playing DSD512 and PCM768kHz natively. This XMOS chip works in conjunction with two hi-end audio oscillators from Accusilicon. U18 is equipped with two AS338 audio oscillators to deliver artefact free audio. To deliver pristine sound, each crystal is packaged with nitrogen gas and checked by a phase noise analyser. The jitter is also as low as 38fs, which greatly improves the bass quality.

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FULLY ISOLATED DESIGN WITH 2ND GENERATION CLOCK SYNTHESIZER

The Gustard U18 has been engineered with the highest quality components and the audio circuit has been carefully isolated from the grounding loop. U18 offers complete grounding isolation, which is achieved by a 200 Mbps isolator to eliminate all interference from your PC. This isolator efficiently reduces any external noise interfering with the audio signal. This grounding isolation is further enhanced with a 2nd generation OCXO K2 clock synthesiser that has an ultra-low noise floor. The K2 chip can generate audio-specific frequency using a 10MHz clock source with extremely low loss.

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INDEPENDENT CPLD PROCESSING WITH NICHICON FINE GOLD TRANSFORMER

The Gustard U18 features Altera Independent CPLD for signal shaping. In the CLPO for signal processing, the isolated IIS signal is reshaped to remove the jitter introduced by the isolator. This is very carefully implemented to balance out the effects of the isolator on the audio signal. These Altera CPLD are supported by the high-end toroidal transformers by Nichicon. The Nichicon Fine Gold transformer has been utilised to deliver a stable and artefact free audio signal.

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LINEAR POWER SUPPLY AND IIS-H CONFIGURABLE IIS PINOUT WITH 4 MODES

The Gustard U18 is built with IIS connectors to offer the highest quality of audio. The IIS connection is H configurable and offers 4 modes of operation, including Stock mode and DSDFlag mode. All you need to do is click right to change pinout and long push to change to DSDFlag mode. For its audio outputs, the Gustard U18 offers Toslink Optical, Coaxial, AES and I2S via HDMI. The power supply for the U18 has been carefully selected with LT3054 linear power supply to deliver high performance, low-dropout linear power to the device and the clock. The RMS noise is only 0.8uVRMS and ensures clean audio.

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2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD - U18 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.

Customer Reviews

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Santosh Kumar (Delhi)
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I read some good comments about Singxer U6 interface. As a result I started exploring various Interfaces in the market and read some reviews. By chance I came across Gustard U-18 on a forum. Gustard was latest interface to come compared to others which have been here for few years including Matrix and Denafrips. So just wanted to try Gustard out. I must admit anyone listening to digital audio and having a DAC owe it to himself to add an Intetface like Gustard U18 rather than upgrading a DAC. I can say with confidence that you will get 15 to 20% improvement in performance. Also in Gustard you get all options of digital out puts including I2s , XLR, RCA,Optical and BNC in and out which I don’t think others are giving.
Also it is very reasonably priced. I love this U18 and will recommend to all DAC users.

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Vipul Patel (Bengaluru)
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Thank you for the awesome reviews, Vipul!

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