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Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

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A Powerful Pairing for Hi-Fi Headphones

The latest fully balanced amplifier in the Aune series, the S7 offers a sleek, uncluttered aesthetic and plenty of power. It has a high rated output of 3,400 mW at 32 ohms and 450 mW at 300 ohms, making it an especially good pairing for high-impedance cans. Its fully balanced, ultra-low-distortion framework includes the highly regarded Titan Artemis amp circuit. And with two gain controls, it can drive most headphones and earphones on the market with ease. Meanwhile, the S6 is a balanced DAC/amp that uses the notable AK4495S DAC. It aims to be neutral in its presentation and has an impressive number of inputs and outputs. While the S6 can adequately power headphones from its balanced port, this unit is at its best when stacked with the S7 and used as the DAC in the setup, as the S7 is a significantly more powerful amplifier. 

Note: At checkout, choose the S7 balanced headphone amp or  the S6 balanced DAC/amp in black or silver and 110V or 220V. Or, get the S7 and  the S6 for an additional $350. Quantities are limited to 50 units.

Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

Review of the S7’s Sound

Earphiles says, "The sound signature is evenhanded from the bass through the mids with a gray upper midrange and treble. It has a laid-back sound that is less punchy than its closest competitor, the Jotunheim, but more neutral, a little more spacious, deeper soundstage, and just about as clean.”

Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp
Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp
Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp
Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp & S6 DAC/Amp

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Aune S7 Balanced Headphone Amp

  • Chassis: CNC-machined aluminum with brushed finish
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–80 kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD + N: < 0.0005% at 1 kHz, 32 ohms
  • Max output power: 112 mW at 300 ohms, 450 mW at 300 ohms XLR, 1050 mW at 32 ohms, 3400 mW at 32 ohms XLR
  • SNR: > 124 dB at 600 ohms, > 126 dB at 600 ohms XLR
  • Crosstalk: < -101 dB at 1 kHz, 600 ohms; < -105 dB at 1 kHz, 600 ohms XLR
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.3 x 2.5 in (288 x 211 x 63 mm)
  • Net weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)

Aune S6 Balanced DAC/Amp

  • 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 DXD 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)


With the S7 Balanced Headphone Amp:

  • Power adapter
  • 3.5 mm (⅛ in) to 6.3 mm (¼ in) headphone adapter

With the S6 Balanced DAC/Amp:

  • 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 Oct 5, 2018 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.