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Gustard DAC-X30
Gustard DAC-X30
Gustard DAC-X30

Gustard DAC-X30: Streamer and DAC with 4 ES9039SPRO DAC chips from ESS

Gustard has introduced the new DAC-X30 , the heart of which is 4 ES9039SPRO DAC chips from ESS.

Gustard DAC-X30

Passive analog preamp

Adjust the volume using the R2R relay without losing sound quality. Possibility of passing a preamplifier through the output. Can be directly connected to active studio monitors or power amplifiers, conveniently controlled by remote control.

Gustard DAC-X30

Programmable logic chip FPGA​

Digital integrated circuits with proprietary logic, clock control, 2nd order PLL digital processing, DOP demodulation and PCM/DSD noise canceling switch. Provide excellent sound quality.

Chip ES9039SPRO x 4​

Uses 4 ES9039SPRO chips for decoding, two per channel for a complete balanced architecture. Independently powered and grounded for maximum performance.

Gustard DAC-X30 silver

Digital DSP filter

Based on the DSP SHARC platform, a new digital filter with high-performance noise reduction algorithms has been developed. Reduces noise in digital audio streams and improves sound quality.

Analogue low-pass filter circuit

Class A discrete circuit specially designed for ES9039SPRO chip. Each device can be adjusted individually, allowing flexible settings to achieve the best operating conditions and minimize distortion.

CelWare bridge system

Completely developed in collaboration with Celaudio:

  1. Removes all hardware components not related to music playback.
  2. Based on the CelWare 3.x music playback system with an optimized Linux kernel to minimize latency and jitter.
  3. Software control of playback applications for maximum system efficiency.

K2 synchronized implantable watch technology

Uses a local OCXO clock or an external 10M clock synthesized and synchronously implemented for decoding. Improves decoding performance and reduces system dependency.

Gustard DAC-X30

Characteristics of Gustard DAC-X30 :

Digital input

  • LAN support protocol: Roon, AirPlay, UPnP, NAA, Spotify (configuration page can be configured to turn the protocol on and off, can be updated online with one click)
  • LAN Speed: 100/1000Mbps
  • 10M clock (BNC): Input impedance 50 ohm, 0dBm-20dBm, CMOS square wave 0.2V-3.3V, sine wave 0.5V-3.3V

Analog output

  • Frequency range: 20-20kHz/+/-0.2dB
  • Dynamic range: >130dB
  • Signal to noise ratio: >129dB
  • Crosstalk: -139dB@10kHz
  • Harmonic distortion + noise (THD+N): <=0.0001% @1kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion (IMD): ≈0.001% @ -1dBFS
  • RCA output level: 2.5Vrms (fixed level)
  • Output impedance RCA: 100Ω
  • XLR Output Level: 5.1Vrms (fixed level)
  • XLR Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • XLR interface definition: American standard (1 ground, 2 hot, 3 cold)

Other options

  • Power: AC115V/230V 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: <30W
  • Color: black or silver
  • Size: 430 x 300 x 80 mm (including 92 mm legs)
  • Package size: 530 x 400 x 180 mm
  • Weight with packaging: 10 kg

Price : $3000

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