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Aune S6 DAC/Amp

Aune S6 DAC/Amp

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Balanced DAC/Amp With Neutral Sound

The latest DAC/amp in Aune’s “S” series, the S6 uses the notable AK4495 DAC chip and aims for a neutral presentation. Along with a powerful built-in headphone amplifier, it has an impressive number of inputs and outputs—including USB, coaxial, optical, and AES digital inputs, plus XLR and RCA outputs. The S6 is capable of decoding 32-bit/384kHz files and has native DSD support. On the front panel, you’ll find a high-quality TFT screen alongside a headphone jack and a large volume dial. 

Note: At checkout, choose black or silver in 110V or 220V.

The Reviews Are In

Head-Fi member Hisoundfi says, "In terms of headphone driving performance, the S6 is pretty fabulous. There’s never been a time I’ve listened to the S6 and not walked away impressed (regardless of what earphones I use it with). The sound quality and powerful headphone amplifier (for a DAC) that is built in makes it a big winner in my opinion. For most people looking for a solid desktop setup, there’s not much more you’d need beyond this device, and if you did, we’re probably talking about spending a lot more."

Aune S6 DAC/Amp
Aune S6 DAC/Amp


  • Aune
  • White TFT display
  • DAC: AK4495S
  • Natively recognized on Mac OS and Linux without drivers
  • Bitperfect: Wasapi / Asio for Microsoft XP to Win10
  • Inputs: 1 x optical Toslink, 1 x coaxial, 1 x USB B, 1 x AES / EBU
  • Decoding up to 32bit / 384kHz (USB) via XMOS interface and 24bit / 192kHz for other digital inputs
  • DSD native support DSD64 (DOP / native), DSD128 (DOP)
  • Support for DSD 32bit 384khz
  • Digital isolation of USB and coaxial inputs
  • 2 x high-precision clocks
  • Shielded transformer
  • Stereo analog outputs on RCA and XLR
  • Balanced 4-pole headphone output
  • Headphone output asymmetrical 6.35mm jack
  • Bandwidth: 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.0008% to 1 kHz
  • Dynamic capacity: 116 dB
  • Crosstalk: -132 dB
  • Output voltage (RCA): 2 Vrms
  • Output voltage (XLR): 4.2 Vrms
  • Symmetric output port: 246 mW at 300 ohms
  • Asymmetric output port: 72 mW @ 300 ohms
  • Housing dimensions: 11.3 x 8.3 x 2.5 in (288 x 211 x 63 mm)
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)


  • 4.9 ft (1.5 m) USB cable
  • 4.9 ft (1.5 m) mains cable
  • USB key containing Windows drivers and English manual PDF


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 11, 2019 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.