Ultra 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC

The ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC is a high-performance 32-bit, 8-channel audio D/A converter targeted for consumer applications such as Blu-ray player, audio pre-amplifier, A/V receiver and professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations.

With ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstreamä DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC delivers a DNR of 124dB and THD+N of –110dB, a performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

The ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC’s 32-bit Hyperstreamä architecture can handle up to 32-bit PCM data via I2S input, as well as DSD or SPDIF data. The ES9016 SABRE32 Ultra DAC supports up to 384kHz PCM data via I2S as well as DSD-11.2MHz data and consumes less than 100mW.

The SABRE32 Ultra DAC sets a new standard for high quality audio performance, SABRE SOUNDTM, in a cost effective, easy-to-use form factor for today’s most demanding digital audio applications.




DAC Resolution

  • 32-bit Patented Hyperstream™ DAC

Input Resolution

  • 32-bit

Jitter Elimination

  • Patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator

64-bit accumulator and 32-bit processing

  • Distortion free signal processing


  • +124dB


  • –110dB

Input Modes

  • SPDIF with 8-input MUX
  • PCM (I2S, MSB/LSB)
  • DSD
  • External 8x Digital Filter

Digital Filter

  • 32-bit architecture
  • Selectable roll-off frequency
  • Per-channel user customizable

DSP Functions

  • Click-free soft mute and volume control
  • Programmable Zero detect
  • De-emphasis for 32kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz sampling



  • Blu-ray / SACD / DVD-Audio player
  • Audio preamplifier and receiver
  • A/V processor
  • Professional audio recording systems and mixing consoles
  • Digital audio workstation


Functional Block Diagram



Application Diagram


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