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Gustard X16 MQA DAC

Gustard X16 MQA DAC

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Continuing to lead the pack in DAC performance, Gustard is back with the X16: a feature-loaded conversion powerhouse with the latest DAC chipset. In this case, it’s two ESS ES9068S DAC chips—both of which are capable of MQA decoding, giving listeners access to raw, uncompressed sounds straight from the studio Read More

MQA Decoding, Class-Leading Transparency

Continuing to lead the pack in DAC performance, Gustard is back with the X16: a feature-loaded conversion powerhouse with the latest DAC chipset. In this case, it’s two ESS ES9068S DAC chips—both of which are capable of MQA decoding, giving listeners access to raw, uncompressed sounds straight from the studio. With other high-end components like an XMOS XU216 processor and dual American-made ACCUSILICON femtosecond crystal oscillators, the X16 achieves less than 0.0001-percent THD and crosstalk levels less than 130 decibels. A wide range of inputs and outputs makes this high-performance DAC easy to integrate into any setup, while two-way Bluetooth with support for LDAC, aptX Low Latency, and aptX HD codecs ensures the highest level of wireless connectivity.

Gustard X16 MQA DAC
Gustard X16 MQA DAC
Gustard X16 MQA DAC
Gustard X16 MQA DAC

Model

Specs

General

  • Gustard
  • DAC chipset: (2) ES9068S DACs
  • Processor: XMOS xCORE-200 series 16-core XU216 
  • Digital processing chip: ALTERA CPLD logic array chip
  • (2) ACCUSILICON femtosecond crystal oscillators 
  • Op-amp: OPA1612A
  • MQA full expansion decoding support
  • Optical, coaxial, IIS, and AES inputs support MQA hardware rendering
  • Inputs: Optical, IIS-H, AES, coaxial, USB, Bluetooth
  • Outputs: Stereo XLR, stereo RCA, Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth codecs supported: LDAC, AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD
  • White light OLED display
  • Remote control functionality
  • Amplitude frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.08 dB)
  • DNR: >126 dB
  • Crosstalk: -130 dB (1 kHz)
  • THD + N: <0.0001% (1 kHz)
  • IMD: <0.0004% (-1 dBFs)
  • RCA output level: 1 Vrms (0 dB volume, 100-ohm impedance)
  • XLR output level: 4 Vrms (0 dB volume, 300-ohm impedance) 
  • AC power supply: AC 115V / 230V 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: <15W
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.9 x 6.6 in (22 x 5 x 17 cm)
  • Weight (packaging): 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)

Sampling Rates

  • Coaxial: 16-bit – 24-bit / 44.1–192 kHz PCM; DSD DOP64
  • AES: 16-bit – 24-bit / 44.1 – 192 kHz PCM; DSD DOP64
  • Optical: 16-bit – 24-bit / 44.1 – 192kHz PCM; DSD DOP64
  • USB: 16-bit – 24-bit / 44.1 – 768 kHz PCM; DSD DOP64-DOP256; Native DSD: DSD64-DSD512
  • IIS-H: PCM 16-bit – 24-bit / 44.1 – 768 kHz PCM; DSD DOP64-DOP256; Native DSD: DSD64-DSD512
  • Bluetooth 5.0: LDAC can achieve 24-bit / 96 kHz high-code transmission

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Oct 26, 2021 PT.

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Rubber covers on the rca connections I will not be using are a nice touch
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