GUSTARD

GUSTARD - U18

USB Audio Interface

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    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 No Cost EMI ₹ 18,333 ₹ 0
    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 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    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 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    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 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    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 15% ₹ 18,793 ₹ 1,381
    6 15% ₹ 9,572 ₹ 2,431
    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 12.50% ₹ 18,716 ₹ 1,150
    6 12.50% ₹ 9,504 ₹ 2,022
    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 12.99% ₹ 18,731 ₹ 1,195
    6 13.99% ₹ 9,544 ₹ 2,266
    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 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    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 12% ₹ 18,701 ₹ 1,104
    6 12% ₹ 9,490 ₹ 1,941
    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 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 14% ₹ 9,544 ₹ 2,268
    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 14% ₹ 18,762 ₹ 1,288
    6 14% ₹ 9,544 ₹ 2,268
    9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
    12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    9 14% ₹ 6,473 ₹ 3,258
    12 14% ₹ 4,938 ₹ 4,259
    Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
    3 13% ₹ 18,732 ₹ 1,196
    6 13% ₹ 9,517 ₹ 2,104
    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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2 Years Manufacturer's Warranty Info

Warranty & Service

This product is covered by GUSTARD's 2 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Headphone Zone.
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Excellence

2 Years of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Connect With
USB, 10M BNC

DESCRIPTION

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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SPECS

DIGITAL INPUT
USB USB Type-B Female, support USB 2.0
10M BNC 50 ohm Input impedance, 0dBm-20dBm
DIGITAL OUTPUT
COAXIAL 75 Ohm Output Impedance
500 mV P-P @ 75 ohm
24bit 44.1k-384k/DoP 64-128
AES (XLR) 110 Ohm Output Impedance
2.1V P-P @ 110 ohm
24bit 44.1k-384k/DoP 64-128
OPTICAL AUDIO TOSLINK 24bit 44.1k-192k/DoP 64
WORLD CLOCK 75 Ohm Output Impedance
3.3~5V P-P @ 100k ohm
24bit 44.1k-384k/DoP 64-128
WORLD CLOCK FREQUENCY PCM: 44.1k-768k
DSD: 2.82M-22.57M
IIS OVER HDMI LVDS capable
PCM: 32bit 44.1k-768k
DSD: 2.82M-22.57M (DSD64-DSD512)
(Not a HDMI Interface)
OTHERS
AC INPUT AC 115V/230V 5-/60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION <10W
SIZE 220mm (W), 50mm (H), 170mm (L)
(Protrusion not included)
WEIGHT 2.5kg (with pack)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. GUSTARD U18
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2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD U18 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.

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