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aune audio s8 Reference DAC

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Outstanding new DAC from aune, the S8 Reference was years in the making and the wait has been worth it as this is one extraordinary sounding bit of kit, the detail, the resolution, the transparency are out of this world, unbelievable sound quality for this very modestly priced digital to analogue converter. Available in both Black or Silver.

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Aune audio have released one of their most ambitious products to date, we've been really taken in by the sound quality of this new reference dac

The S8 is a DAC full of innovation. From power management to tuning, years of audio design experience enable us to achieve the ideal result as we expected. What’s more, the addition of the Low-Phase-Noise PLL designed by Titans Audio Lab takes the S8 to an even higher level.

More than ES9038PRO

The S8 adopts the successful and time-tested ES9038PRO which is based on HyperStream ll. Compared to the last generation ES9018S, it has huge improvements. The more flexible configurations enable the manufacturers that have technologies achieve better results via optimization of combination of interior and exterior, and the Aune S8 is one of such designs. The accumulation of technology leads to the high performance of the S8.

For sake of listening joy, for sake ASRC

Thanks to the digital processing technology from Titans Audio Lab, the S8 can completely discard the ASRC inside the DAC chip and present music more vividly. Authentic femtosecond clock reproduction: the S8 adopted the testing standard AABT (Aune Audio Band Test) that exceeds AES-12id- 2006 (r201 7). Strict standard brings natural and musical sound.

Authentic femtosecond oscillators, makes USB distinguished

USB has basically been a minor role for traditional DACs. The S8 specifically enhanced the USB design: adopted the solution of the combination of XMOS and FPGA, in which XMOS does USB data analysis and FPGA does audio data synthesis. Moreover, the customized Thesycon driver enables the S8 to support music files up to 32bit 768k and DSD512. Plus the two high-performance authentic femtosecond clocks, this time, USB has become a reason why you want to buy a DAC, too.

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Measurement reveals the truth

J-Test is one of the acknowledged standards to test a DAC. The measurement of the S8's jitter of 44.1k shows the prowess of technical ability.

Professional tuning with 15 years' experience

All efforts are made for the sound. In the whole R&D of the S8, the hardware development only occupies 30% of the time. Most time has been spent on tuning and fine adjustments of all kinds of details. Over the 15 years, we have released lots of classic and well-received products. From the experiences, we know what sound the customers want. When the S8 starts, you' II know, that is exactly what you want.

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  • High-Grade ESS9038Pro DAC chip.
  • PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 natively.
  • Multiple Signal Input Ports, USB, Coaxial, Optical, AES, IIS.
  • Balanced XLR Output Ports, Unbalanced RCA Ports.
  • XLR Max Output Level: 4.3Vrms.
  • RCA Max Output Level: 2.2Vrms.
  • XLR Dynamic Range: 127dB.
  • RCA Dynamic Range: 122dB.
  • XLR THD+N: -116dB.
  • RCA THD+N: -114dB.
  • XLR Noise Level: 2.5uVrms.
  • RCA Noise Level: 2uVrms.

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aune audio s8 Reference DAC

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