Premier 8-Channel Audio DAC

The Sabre Premier (SABRE9006A) High Performance Audio DAC is a 24-Bit, 8-channel audio DAC that brings true professional digital audio to the mass consumer home entertainment market.

Using ESS’s patented HyperstreamTM architecture and patent-pending Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the Sabre Premier Audio DAC delivers studio quality audio with 120dB DNR and –102dB THD+N to digital audio applications such as Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD, CD, home theatre, set top boxes and digital TV.

The Sabre Premier’s flexible input architecture accepts serial 16-24 bit serial PCM data to 192kHz sample rate, 16-24 bit SPDIF data up to 96kHz sampling rate, or DSD data supporting native SACD audio.

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




Patented HyperStreamTM Architecture

  • DNR:     +120dB
  • THD+N: –102dB
  • Unprecedented dynamic range and low distortion allowing true reproduction of audio as it is mastered at the recording studio

Patent-pending Time Domain Jitter Reduction

  • Unmatched audio clarity free from input clock jitter allowing simple system design and layout

48-bit accumulator and 25-bit processing

  • Distortion free signal processing

Auto-detect PCM / DSD converter

  • Universal (e.g. DVD / SACD) audio playback

8-channel DAC in 48-LQFP

  • Reduces PCB footprint and simplifies board layout

Low power (100mW for 8 channels)

  • Simplifies power supply design

Universal digital input

  • All-digital SPDIF, PCM (I2S, MSB / LSB justified 16-, 20- or 24-bit) or DSD input

Integrated DSP functions

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



  • Blu-ray players
  • SACD / DVD-Audio players
  • Audio receivers
  • Home theater receivers
  • Professional audio equipment


Functional Block Diagram

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