Multi award winning ESS Technology received lots of interest at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, for more information on the companies activities, check out this Venture Beat article. However, of most interest to many was the launch of two breakthrough audio solutions from the company, which were met with praise by analysts and journalists alike.
ES9038PRO SABRE DAC
The new professional series of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), targeted towards professional audio applications such as use in the studio, and those who love a high quality sound, providing an immersive audio experience in applications such as Blu-ray players, preamplifiers and more. The ES9038PRO sets the ground in high-end audio products, offering the highest dynamic range in the industry (140dB). The ES9038PRO also offers low total harmonic distortion plus noise at -122dB, in a 32-bit, 8 channel DAC.
These impressive benchmarks are made possible by ESS’s patented 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology, being responsible for both the outstanding sound quality of PRO SABRE DAC’s and the extreremly low THD+N (0.0004%). This new range has been designed to integrate seamlessly with both existing and future portfolio’s of ESS headphone amplifiers and other audio building block technology.
As well as the ES9038PRO, ESS is also releasing other members of the PRO family, the ES9028PRO and ES9026PRO, designed for those who demand high quality sound and performance of SABRE DAC products, but at a lower price point.
ES9311 Dual Regulator
Another Industry first, the ES9311 is the first low-noise, low-dropout regulator designed specifically for high-performance audio systems. It is ideal for use which High Resolution Audio (HRA) converters thanks to its dual regulator architecture which contains unique series-voltage and shunt-voltage elements, eliminating the need for output decoupling capacitors. The ES9311 regulator replaces three active devices and several passive components typically used in audio system design, shortening design cycles for a faster time to market. The regulator integrates seamlessly with SABRE DAC’s as well as ESS’s line of headphone amplifiers. It is ideal for smartphones and HRA music players that require a very low noise level to achieve a spectacular audio experience.
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