Yulong DAART Aquila Balanced DAC/Ampsearch

Yulong DAART Aquila Balanced DAC/Amp

Yulong DAART Aquila Balanced DAC/Amp

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All the Inputs & Outputs, Plus 3 Sound Modes

Yulong has a reputation for producing highly regarded all-in-one units, like the DA9 and the DA8. Now, the company aims to deliver the highest sound quality from a more compact all-in-one package. Introducing the Aquila: a balanced DAC/amp with all the inputs and outputs you could ask for, including USB, S/PDIF, and Toslink, plus RCA and outputs for dual-3pin XLR for driving studio monitors. The front panel has a standard 3.5-millimeter jack and a 4-pin XLR jack for driving balanced headphones. Using the balanced out, you’ll get significantly more power: 1.5 watts at 32 ohms, for example. The Aquila also offers a few unique sound modes. Mode 1 is balanced, mode 2 is great for classical music, and mode 3 emphasizes a strong voice presence, ideal for jazz vocals.

Note: At checkout, choose black, red, or silver.


  • Yulong
  • DoP64 and DoP128 support over SPDIF/Optical/AES
  • PCM 24bit 384kHz over SPDIF/Optical/AES
  • DoP64, DoP128, Native DSD64/128/256, and PCM 16–32bit/32–384KHz over USB
  • SNR: -130 dB
  • Dynamic range: 125 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0003%
  • Frequency response: 20–30 kHz, 0.15 dB
  • Crosstalk: < -120 dB.
  • Balanced output level: 4.2V
  • Single-ended headphone amp: 100 mW @ 600 ohm, 180 mW @ 300 ohm, 350 mW @ 150 ohm, and 1 W @ 32 ohm
  • Balanced headphone amp: 200 mW @ 600 ohm, 360 mW @ 300 ohm, 700 mW @ 150 ohm, and 1.5 W @ 32 ohm
  • Headphone amp THD+N: Less than 0.001% at full level
  • Power consumption: < 30 W
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.3 x 2.4 in (248 x 210 x 60 mm)
  • Shielded transformer with a unique character of an isolator, which filters out high-frequency noises
  • Fully balanced decoder topology
  • Fully balanced high-current preamplifier
  • Fully balanced headphone amplifier with TPA6120A2
  • AK4497 DAC with low-noise regulator at reference voltage and analog supply
  • OPA1611 with ultra-low distortion for LPF and high-current OPA1688 for output buffer
  • Ultra-low-jitter PLL clock
  • Highly user-customizable digital filter
  • Customizable sound mode.
  • 99-step volume control
  • Gold-plated front panel and aluminum housing
    Claw-style suspension feet
  • Universal 110–240V mains power
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)


  • Power cable
  • USB cable


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is June 18, 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.