Bringing Music to Life

ES9038PRO-B-sm.jpgThe  ES9038PRO SABRE DAC is the flagship of the ESS PRO series. It sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with the industry’s highest dynamic range (DNR), up to 140dB, in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The ES9038PRO was designed for premium home theater equipment including Blu-ray players, preamplifiers, all-in-one A/V receivers, and more. For serious audiophiles it provides the most immersive listening experience — bringing music to life. 

The ES9038PRO SABRE DAC also features ESS’ patented 32-bit HyperStreamDAC technology with-122dB total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N). The HyperStream architecture is responsible for both the outstanding sound quality of the ES9038 and the extremely low THD+N. A typical competitive, 32-Bit 8-Channel DAC using a delta-sigma architecture features-107dB THD+N (0.0004%), which when subjected to listening tests does not equal the clarity and sound stage of the ES9038PRO. 

Differentiating Hardware Features

  • Full-scale manual/auto-gain calibration reduces device-to-device gain error 
  • Programmable volume control ramp-rate with +18dB option
  • DoP to DSD decoder minimizes external processing
  • Eight preset filters for maximum design flexibility 

Programmable functions

  • Customizable output configuration: Mono, stereo, 8-channel output in current-mode or voltage-mode based on performance criterion
  • Customizable filter characteristics: User-programmable filter allowing custom roll-off response
  • Programmable THD compensation to minimize THD caused by external components




A product brief with further technical details and specifications can be found here.

For information about samples or product datasheets, please contact your local ESS Sales Representative.

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