Audio DAC Solutions

New!  SABRE-2M DAC

The SABRE-2M DAC series consists of high-performance 32-bit, 2-channel audio D/A converters targeted for audiophile-grade portable applications such as mobile phones and digital music players, consumer applications such as Blu-ray players, audio pre-amplifiers and A/V receivers, as well as professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations.

Device Description Package DNR (dB) THD (dB) I2S/DSD/SPDIF Input
ES9018K2M SABRE32 Reference Stereo DAC 28-QFN 127 -120 Yes
ES9016K2M SABRE32 Ultra Stereo DAC 28-QFN 122 -110 Yes
ES9010K2M SABRE32 Premier Stereo DAC 28-QFN 116 -106 Yes

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With ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference Stereo DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

Device Description Package DNR (dB) THD (dB) I2S/DSD/SPDIF Input
ES9018 SABRE32 Reference 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC 64LQFP 135 (mono)
133 (stereo)
129 (8ch)
-120 Yes
ES9012 SABRE32 Reference 32-bit Stereo Audio DAC 64LQFP 133 -120 Yes

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The ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC is the latest addition to the world’s highest performance and critically acclaimed SABRE32 DAC family. With ESS patented 32-bit HyperstreamTM DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC delivers spectacular music with an unsurpassed sound stage, with up to 128dB dynamic range and 0.0003% (-110dB) total harmonic distortion, and free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems.

Device Description Package DNR (dB) THD (dB) I2S/DSD/SPDIF Input
ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC 48-LQFP 128 (2ch)
124 (8ch)
-110 Yes

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With Integrated 2Vrms Driver

The SABRETM DAC with integrated ground-centered 2Vrms driver operates from a single 3.3V power supply to deliver pop-free audio with 112dB of dynamic range, the highest performance of its class. With bill of materials reduced to just a few passive components externally, audiophile sound and quality are now accessible and affordable to any consumer audio products.

Device Description Package DNR (dB) Pop-Free Power Supply
ES9023 SABRE Premier Audio DAC with integrated 2Vrms Driver 16-SOP 112 Yes 3.3V

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The SABRE Audio DAC Series is the world’s first 8-channel audio DAC solution to bring true professional digital audio to the mass consumer home entertainment market, setting a new standard for high quality audio performance in a cost effective, compact, easy to use form factor for today’s most demanding digital audio applications.

Device Description Package DNR (dB) THD (dB) I2S/DSD/SPDIF Input
ES9008 SABRE Reference Audio DAC 64LQFP 134 (mono)
128 (8ch)
-118 Yes
ES9006 SABRE Premier Audio DAC 48LQFP 120 -102 Yes

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