In 2012, Gustard released the very successful DAC-X10 that packed an incredible amount of technology in one black box. Two years later and after taking into account much consumer feedback, Gustard released the DAC-X12, which packs more of the same goodness and functionality at a very competitive price.
Note: At check-out, you'll have your choice of a 110 V or 220V power supply.
Armed with the ES9018, Gustard's implementation of the chip is fantastic and provides a natural and refined experience without the typical shrillness associated with Sabre products. Inside the X12, you'll find a 8 mono to 2 stereo configuration with four D/A converters per channel.
The Gustard DAC-X12 offers incredible flexibility for all of your needs. USB XMOS program runs 32/384kHz and DSD128, so you'll never run into file compatibility issues. Implemented with CPLD logic devices, the X12 allows for volume attenuation from 0 to -99 dB. Coaxial, Optical, AES/EBU and I2S are all digitial inputs, whereas you have the choice between RCA and XLR analog outputs.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Apr 8, 2016 PT.
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