Allow me to introduce the e20 and e18 DACs from exaSound. We developed these devices to allow audiophiles to listen to any digital music file in its native format. We believe that this a credible way to preserve the realism, the true dynamic and fine nuances of the original recordings. Our DACs can reproduce studio master files in their native format in a very transparent way - nothing is added; nothing is taken away.
Of course there is more than one way to do things right - the possibilities to apply upsampling, DSP processing, digital crossovers and room correction are very exciting. After applying digital filters or even digital volume control the audio stream is no longer limited to24 bit. Our drivers, USB interface and DACs always work in 32bit mode to minimize rounding errors.
The maximum sampling rate of 384 kHz opens the door for DSP processing at the level of precision available only to the finest recording studios.
exaSound DACs are powered by an external 12 Volt power source. It is easy to replace it with a custom linear or battery power supply that suits your preferences.
We believe in simplicity, we avoid unnecessary processing and we give you a baseline of sound fidelity and realism. Our DACs are as transparent as possible. You can fine-tune and enhance the sound in any way that you like. Some of our users use tube amplifiers and transformer volume controls. Others prefer active speakers with oversized MOSFET Class A amplifiers.
Here is a short features list:
• 32bit asynchronous bitperfect USB interface with 0 ps jitter
• 0.13 ps master clock jitter
• PCM sampling rates from 44.1 to 384 kHz
• Native DXD / DSD support with automatic sampling rate / format switching
• Isolation on all inputs for achieving spectacular noise floor
Detailed features, specifications and measurements are published on our website - www.exaSound.com
Let us know what is important for you when you consider a DAC. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and you are interested to audition our DACs please contact us.