The brand new converter YULONG DAC SABRE DA8
incorporates the highly-acclaimed chip, the ESS Sabre Reference 9018
, boasts a maximum resolution of 32Bit / 384 KHz
and the support for the new audio format in high-resolution DSD
, Windows DSD256
The Engineers of the Yulong develop now for several months these products were born for the architecture of the DAC chip ESS Sabre 9018, and the new SABRE DA8 is the summation of the studies conducted up to now on this extraordinary DAC chip of the latest generation.
Through the use of sophisticated spectrum analyzers in the audio band, fundamental for the control of the integrity of the signal, combined with thorough checks of the electromagnetic compatibility and to the rigorous tests carried out on the audio performance, we came finally to the realization of the new converter YULONG DAC SABRE DA8, characterized by very high performance and extreme versatility of use.
The aim was, from the beginning, to calibrate correctly the timbre of SABRE DA8. The calibration process was entirely carried out by the Staff, Sound of the Yulong (composed by audiophiles with proven experience).
The DA8 not only provides a great dynamic, but also all the delicacy of the minute details. The middle-low range is full and majestic, while the medium-high range is sweet and delicate and never tiring. All in all, the sound is natural and well balanced, suited to a wide variety of musical styles.
The DA8 includes ESS9018 as DAC chip, 5 units AD797 as voltage regulators and low-pass filter. 2 OPA1632 act as a instead as a buffer, and the output of the integrated preamplifier.
The headphone amplifier is based on a circuit buffer diamond. The DA8 also incorporates protection from accidental short-circuits.
The toroidal transformer is a high-quality Piltron canadian manufacturing, voltage regulators LT1129/LT3021 and the filter capacitors WIMA provide a current absolutely clean for the SABRE ESS9018.
For analog circuit power supply are used in the components, Panasonic FC, VISHAY BC046, WIMA MKS2 capacitors with NPO selected one-to-one performance sound extraordinary and for a listening experience natural.
The USB input is handled by a chip custom Combo384
adopted by Yulong Audio, and designed by our Italian Amanero Srl
This interface supports audio formats with streams DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384KHz under Mac OS X operating systems, Linux and Windows.
All functions are controlled by a special operating system software, while a pleasant display colour OLED 2.4"
constantly shows the status of the converter and the filter options selected.
The automatic adjustment of the brightness of the screen is enabled after 5 seconds of inactivity. The device automatically stores the settings selected by the user.
The intuitive interface provides the settings for 5 different modes of filtering and the inversion of the phase, to allow an adaptability total to your Hi-Fi system.
Adjusting the volume to 80 on the steps of the pre-integrated amplifier allows you to use the Yulong SABRE DA8 directly in combination with power amplifiers or power speakers.
Mode, the DAC is Pure”, instead, you get the best possible audio quality, the most suitable for the common usage (DAC) connected to an integrated amplifier or a preamplifier). In this case, is by-passed the circuit of the volume control and the power is turned off the power to the headphone amplifier, allowing the DA8 to operate as a DAC, Pure.
The presence of a buffer in the digital multi-stage and a circuit for shaping optimizes the quality of the digital signal. The Yulong DA8 is equipped with a quartz low phase noise and high precision, which operates as a master clock, a DPLL with automatic setting of the bandwidth, of an algorithm (switchable/switchable) Jitter removal, devices that are used to attach firmly the signal (even if ruined). In the presence of digital signals of high quality, you can disable all these circuits control in order to achieve the best possible performance.
The chassis is heavy aluminum and a compact size (250x180x60mm), while the four supporting legs use a special material layer that cancels out the resonances and mechanical vibrations.Technical Specifications:
- USB Input format support: PCM 16-32bit 44.1 Khz 48Khz 88.2 Khz 96Khz 176.4 Khz 192Khz 352.8 Khz 384Khz DSD64,DSD128 - On Windows DSD256,DSD512
- Operating system support Mac OSX Linux with UAC2 compliant kernel.
- KS/Wasapi/WDM/ASIO Drivers for MS OS XP to Win8 32-64bit
- Inputs: Optical, Coaxial, AES/EBU:16-24Bit,44.1-192KHZ
- SNR: -135dB.
- Dynamic Range: >130dB.
- THD+N: 0.0002%
- Frequency Response: 20-30KHz-0.2 dB
- balancedOutput level:4.2 V
- Headphone amplifier output power: 600TH:70mw 300O:150mw 150TH:280mw 32:1W
- Power consumption: <30W.
- size: 250*180*60mm.
- weight: 2.5 Kg