ESS QUAD DAC™Audio with 5G Speed in LG’s new V50; High-Bandwidth meets High-Resolution

< Newsroom | Posted: Monday May 20, 2019

LG’s new V50 Smartphone with High-Bandwidth 5G is a Powerhouse for Streaming High-Resolution Audio, Ideal Match for the ES9218P Integrated Audio System with 32-bit, QUAD DAC™ Technology

Milpitas, California – ESS Technology, the industry leader in HiFi audio and analog design, announced today that its headphone System-on-Chip (SoC), The ES9218P, powers the latest V50 smartphone by LG

The new V50 will be the first phone to offer both 5G technology and an Audiophile QUAD DAC®.  This combination is especially exciting because it allows streaming of high-resolution audio anywhere without worrying about bandwidth restrictions.  The V50 will support audio formats up to 32-bit 384 kHz PCM and DSD512, which can consume considerable space and bandwidth to download.  With new 5G technology, streaming high-quality files becomes a breeze.

“We are very excited to be empowering LG V50 to provide an outstanding audio experience with our QUAD DAC product.”, said Shawn Scarlett, Marketing Director at ESS Technology.    “LG has also included native MQA decoding, custom filter settings, tuning from Meridian, and a wide range of configurations for demanding listeners.  The result is a phone that can provides an outstanding audio experience and can access high-resolution content wherever the user is.  Offering specifications that rival dedicated audio playback devices, it requires no adaptors or special cables.  The experience is simple and intuitive.”

The ES9218P is the benchmark in mobile audio SoCs; at its heart is the legendary SABRE®DAC, which provides amazing sound quality with a stable image and immersive sound-stage.  The ultra-low noise QUAD DAC Technology allows for a reduction in background hiss with a Dynamic Range (DNR) of 121dB, while the 2Vrms output amplifier can support even the most demanding headphones. Wherever you are, you can enjoy a supreme listening experience directly from your new LG smartphone.

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 is best known today for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information, visit