The Aune X1s GT is an elegant and powerful desktop DAC and headphone amplifier, part of the 8th generation of X1. Its optimized and neat architecture allows it to support high-resolution files up to PCM 32bit 768kHz and DSD512 via USB input or 24bit 192kHz and DSD128 via coaxial and optical inputs.
The model is universal, it has a full set of connectors with USB-B, optical Toslink and coaxial inputs, as well as a BNC input for connecting an external 10 MHz clock generator to the X1s GT. On the output side we can count on a stereo RCA line and pre-out, as well as two headphone outputs in the format of a single-ended Jack 6.35 mm and a balanced Jack 4.4 mm.
The Aune X1s GT’s amplifier stage uses four discrete amplifiers with no less than 96 bipolar transistors in total.