SABRE Audiophile DACs

Widely recognized as the gold standard for digital-to-analog converters (DAC), ESS audiophile DACs set a new standard for a truly immersive audio experience. SABRE DACs have consistently been selected for award-winning devices from the world’s leading audiophile system providers and are designed for premium home theater equipment including Blu-ray players, preamplifiers, all-in-one A/V receivers, and more. SABRE audiophile grade DAC’s are also used in professional audio workstations and other studio equipment.

SABRE DACs allow for the detailed tuning of the audio experience.  Each SABRE DAC comes with multiple preset reconstruction filters built-in, as well as allowing for fully customizable settings that can be tuned by a system manufacture to match the specific needs in a particular design.  The reconstruction filter is a critical part of refining the sound of a system that depends on listening taste, program material, an equipment set-up.

You can find an outline of the pre-tuned filters here.

ESS SABRE PRO 8-channel Audiophile DACs

Bringing Music to Life for Audiophile and Professional Products

The ESS SABRE PRO series of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC) is targeted at premium audiophile and recording studio equipment. The SABRE PRO series sets a new benchmark in high-end audio by offering the industry’s highest dynamic range (DNR) with impressively low levels of total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. All PRO SABRE DACs feature ESS’s patented 32-bit HyperStream DAC technology which delivers outstanding sound quality and industry leading performance.

The Complete SABRE PRO Series of DACs

Product Name

Description

Flagship SABRE 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC with 140dB DNR

SABRE 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC with DNR up to 133dB

SABRE 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC with DNR up to 128dB

ESS SABRE 8-Channel DACs

Industry Leading Performance and Classic SABRE Sound

The classic SABRE DAC series includes 32-bit and 24-bit audio D/A converter solutions targeted for consumer applications such as Blu-ray players, audio pre-amplifiers, A/V receivers and professional applications including recording systems, mixing consoles and digital audio workstations.  They offer outstanding performance courtesy of ESS’s patented 32-bit HyperStream architecture and deliver an exceptional DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB. These DACs can be found in leading audiophile products from companies like Audiolab, Macintosh, Onkyo, SimAudio and more.

Product Name

Description

8 Channel SABRE DAC with built in line drivers

SABRE32 Reference 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC

SABRE32 Ultra 32-bit 8-Channel Audio DAC

SABRE Reference Audio DAC

SABRE Premier 8-channel Audio DAC

ESS SABRE 2-Channel Audiophile DACs

ESS 2-Channel Audiophile DACs provide premier quality sound to stereo devices. These solutions support the industry’s highest bit-rates and most popular high-resolution and lossless audio formats including MQA, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV as well as compressed legacy formats.

Product Name

Description

32bit Stereo Audiophile DAC/CODEC with MQA Rendering

32bit stereo audiophile DAC with line drivers

ESS SABRE 2-Channel DACs

ESS 2-Channel DACs provide audiophile quality sound to stereo devices. These products are optimized for stereo operation with ultra-low power consumption making them ideal for a wide range of equipment. These solutions easily support the industry’s most popular high-resolution and lossless audio formats including MQA, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV as well as compressed legacy formats.

Product Name

Description

32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC with 129dB DNR

32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

ES9018C2M

32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

Ultra 32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

Premier 32-Bit Stereo Mobile Audio DAC

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