SABRE Audiophile DACs

Widely recognized as the gold standard in audio digital-to-analog converter (DAC) technology, ESS PRO SABRE DACs set a new standard for a truly immersive, high-resolution audio experience. With readily available high-resolution, users are looking for equipment that fulfills the promise of a sound experience matching the artist’s original performance. PRO SABRE DACs deliver on that promise enabling the highest quality sound possible, regardless of file format or device.

SABRE DACs have consistently been selected for award-winning devices from the world’s leading audiophile system providers. ESS SABRE PRO DACs are designed for premium home theater equipment including Blu-ray players, preamplifiers, all-in-one A/V receivers, and more. Studio environments can also leverage the ES9038PRO SABRE DAC’s industry-leading performance for professional audio workstations and other equipment.

SABRE Two-Channel DACs are designed specifically for low-power applications that still demand audiophile performance.  They are recognized for providing unprecedented levels of performance with ultra-low power consumption making them ideal for products such as high-resolution digital music players. SABRE Two-Channel DACs end the need to sacrifice a high-quality listening experience for portability and convenience.

ESS SABRE 8-channel DACs

Product NameDatasheet/ Product BriefDNR per ChannelDNR in Stereo ModeTHD+NPackageModulatorDAC Output ResistanceHardware ModeTDM ModeComments
ES9017Datasheet120dB124dB -110dB48-LQFP/ QFNHyperstream IV1563ΩYESYESPin/footprint compatible ES9027PRO
ES9080Datasheet120dB124dB -108dB40-QFNHyperstream IINANOYES2Vrms output with 8Ch line drivers
ES9018Datasheet129dB133dB -120dB64-LQFPHyperstream-NONO
SABRE9006ADatasheet120dB- -102dB48-LQFPNA-NONO
ES9039PRODatasheet132dB138dB -122dB64-TQFPQuad, Hyperstream IV195ΩYESYESMQA renderer option
ES9038PRODatasheet132dB138dB-122dB64-TQFPHyperstream II202ΩNONO
ES9028PRODatasheet129dB133dB-120dB64-TQFPHyperstream II806ΩNONO
ES9027PRODatasheet124dB128dB -114dB48-TQFP/ QFNDual, Hyperstream IV760ΩYESYESPin/footprint compatible ES9017
ES9026PRODatasheet124dB--113dB48-LQFPHyperstream II806ΩNONO

ESS SABRE 2-Channel DACs

Product NameDatasheet/ Product BriefDNR per ChannelDNR in Stereo ModeTHD+NPackageModulatorDAC Output ResistanceHardware ModeTDM ModeComments
ES9039Q2M Datasheet130dB130dB-120dB32-QFNHyperstream IV390ΩYESYES
ES9038Q2MDatasheet129dB129dB-120dB30-QFNHyperstream II774ΩNONO
ES9028Q2MDatasheet129dB129dB-120dB32-QFNHyperstream403ΩNONO
ES9018K2MDatasheet127dB127dB-120dB28-QFNHyperstream806ΩNONO
ES9018C2MProduct Brief127dB127dB-120dB25-WLCSPHyperstream-NONO
ES9016K2MDatasheet122dB122dB-110dB28-QFNHyperstream806ΩNONO
ES9010K2MDatasheet116dB116dB-106dB28-QFNHyperstream806ΩNONO
ES9069 Datasheet130dB130dB-120dB32-QFNHyperstream IV390ΩYESYESMQA Renderer
ES9068ASProduct Brief129dB129dB-120dB64-LQFPHyperstream II781ΩNONOWith Mic ADC & MQA Renderer
ES9033QDatasheet122dB122dB-108dB28-QFNHyperstream IINAYESYES2Vrms output with line drivers
ES9023PDatasheet112dB112dB-94dB16-SOPHyperstreamNANONO2Vrms output with line drivers