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ESS Technology Introduces 2 Channel Audiophile Digital-to-Analog Converters

Mar 22, 2023

New SABRE® High Performance DACs continue to set the benchmark for audio performance and features

March 20, 2023 – San Jose, California – ESS Technology, the industry leader in audio semiconductor devices, today introduces 2 new SABRE Series Digital-to-Analog converters targeting clients that require outstanding 2 channel stereo performance.

The ES9069Q & ES9039Q2M provide 2 channels of ultra-low noise digital conversion with a dynamic range (DNR) of +130dB and -120dB THD+N per channel.

These new SABRE DACs are based on the fourth generation of ESS patented Hyperstream® modulators that give SABRE DACs their legendary sound quality.

This latest generation of the Hyperstream IV modulator further improves audio performance while consuming lower power compared to the previous generation. This audio performance improvement translates into less digital noise inside the device allowing for the audio to be reproduced for a rich and immersive listening experience.

The SABRE ES9069Q & ES9039Q2M can accommodate a multitude of input interfaces including TDM, I2S, LJ, RJ, DSD, DoP, and S/PDIF. They can also be programmed using multiple input methods including I2C, SPI, and for ease of programmability a new hardware enabled mode.

The ES9069Q has an integrated licensed and standard compliant MQA native hardware renderer reducing the decoding demand on the application processor. MQA helps recreate every minute detail and timing of the original master recording.

Auditory preference can be supported with the use of the pre-programmed digital filters that are ideal to preserve time-domain performance, and hence the best imaging and most accurate signal preservation possible. The ES9069Q & ES9039Q2M also have programmable FIR filters for the most discerning of audio enthusiasts and professionals.

The new SABRE DACs are ideal for high performance 2 channel stereo equipment, including professional DAW workstations, digital music players, consumer and audiophile headphone amplifiers, Bluetooth stereo devices and networking audio interfaces.

“ESS Technology’s focus on the audio market allows us to continue to expand and offer a broad portfolio of DAC and ADC products for a range of markets and customers that prioritize top audio quality.  These new 2 channel DACs will further provide opportunity to our customers to achieve the best of class audio performance at a cost-effective point.”  said Robert Wong VP of ESS Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

The ES9069Q & ES9039Q2M DACs are available in a 32 pin QFN package.

Evaluation boards, reference designs, and samples are available. For more information, please contact your local ESS Representative or distributor.

More Details can be found at http://www.esstech.com.


About ESS Technology
For more than three decades, ESS Technology has been on the cutting edge of audio technology. A privately held fabless semiconductor company, ESS Technology designs and markets high-performance analog and HiFi audio devices for mobile, consumer, automotive, and professional audiophile systems. The company was founded in 1984, and today ESS Technology is best known for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information, visit http://www.esstech.com.