LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone Features QUAD DAC™ Audiophile Performance from ESS Technology

< Newsroom | Posted: Wednesday May 9, 2018

LG G7 ThinQ Smartphone features the ES9218P HiFi SoC with 32-bit stereo channels, 

QUAD DAC™, HyperStream® II and 2Vrms headphone outputs

Milpitas, California – ESS Technology, the industry leader in HiFi audio and analog design, announced today that the latest LG Smartphone will rely on the ES9218P with QUAD DAC™ Technology.  The ES9218P is the best headphone System-on-Chip (SoC) available today, and it is the only part that can meet LG Mobile’s demanding requirements for incredible audio.

The Hi-Fi audio system in the new G7 ThinQ, is built around advanced QUAD DAC technology that has been featured in previous smartphones from LG.  QUAD DAC technology allows for multiple DAC elements to run in parallel and to seamlessly recombine the signal in a way that rejects the noise created by any one individual element.  The result is a clear signal that is a true as possible to the way it was created.

“Much like the way parallel processing improves computing power in the core processor, we use parallel elements to improve the sound quality.”  Shawn Scarlett, Marketing Director for ESS Technology.  He continued “Parallel DACs is a technique that the audiophile community uses to push the performance of their gear to the edge.  This is also the case with LG smartphones, the G7 ThinQ rivals the performance of bulky home audiophile equipment costing thousands more. It is amazing to carry this quality of audio with you everywhere.”

The G7 ThinQ is a powerhouse phone for audio lovers, with a 32-bit, Hi-Fi audio system powered by ESS Technology’s ES9218P and a new “boombox speaker” design for louder sound and better bass from the internal speaker.  The G7 ThinQ allows all the customization features that have been so well received in the previous generations like the V30.  This allows users to customize the digital filters within the QUAD DAC technology to their specific tastes, and further refine the sound with additional user options and independent channel controls.

At the heart of the ES9218P 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 users to hear every nuanced detail while the 2V output amplifier can support even the most demanding headphones, providing ample power for clear, solid base with crisp highs.  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 Today ESS Technology is best known for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information, visit http://www.esstech.com.