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Offline chrisc

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New Gustard X20 hits the shelves for $880
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:01:13 PM »
It is available in Silver or Black





DAC-X20 pro core chip uses two ES9028PRO,left and right channels for each one.
First use of adaptive technology and asynchronous master clock master clock technology.

Two clock mode can be freely selected.
Full interface supports DSD decoding. USB support DSD hardware solution,Coaxial Optical
AES / EBU support DOP decoding, which can be accessed several
Broadcast SACD listening to music.
Full interface supports 24Bit 192khz (USB 32B 384K).
Using CPLD programmable logic device. MESNAC ES9018.
3-speed gain,volume can be adjusted,a total of 100 stalls adjustable
Volume attenuation from 0 to -99DB.
USB sub card using XMOS program, PCM up to 32B 384khz, DSD up to DSD128.
Six kinds of input methods:IIS fiber`BNC coaxial port`
AES/EBU`USB,through the key switch.
Adopt TFT LCD display,adjustable contrast
Power supply with two O-type transformers,digital and analog independent power supply,
And the use of discrete components regulation.
Fully balanced analog line discrete components.Unbalanced RCA output simultaneously.


Package
Gustard X20 Pro
IR Remote Control
Driver/software CD(Windows,Mac OS,iOS,Android 4.0 or higher)
Power Cable
Original Packaging

 
Adopt more humane modular XMOS USB daughter card.

Analog circuit use High-end discrete lines.
 
Features:
Doul ESS Technology Sabre Reference 32bit ES9028PRO DAC chip,R and L sound Chanel one on each side.
SNR up to 129db,distortion rate -120db
Automatic adaptation master clock technology and Asynchronous master clock technology。
Two clock mode can be freely selected.
XMOS 32bit USB receiver chip which is best performance asynchronous USB audio solution.
CPLD programmable logic device.Soft control.
Three files gain,volume can be adjusted.Attenuation adjustable from 0 to -99DB.
TFT LCD screen,adjustable contrast.
Power supply with two 50W O-type transformers,Digital and Analog independent power supply,and use Discrete Components regulation Voltage stabilization.
Full balance Discrete components Analog Line.Balance / RCA output simultaneously.
Digital Input:balanced Spdif AES/EBU port,RCA,Toslink Optical input and USB,(Key switch)
Both 110/120v and 220/240v version supported.
Power Supply:AC 230V 50 / 60Hz (AC 115V 50 / 60Hz),Power Consumption: <50W
Dimensions (excluding protruding part): W 380MM * H 65MM * D 260MM
Package Size:L 470MM*W 360*H 175MM
Extensive digital filtering
PCM:M-SHARP/M-SLOW/L-SHARP/L-SLOW/HYBRID/APODIZING/BRICKWALL,
DSD:47K/50K/60K/70K;

Specification:
ESS Technology ESS ES9028PRO Sabre Reference 32-bit DAC
8 mono to 2 stereo configuration,4 D/A converters per channel

Digital Input:
Coaxial、BNC:
PCM:16-24bit /44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192 kHz
DOP:DOP64
 
Optical:
PCM:16-24bit /44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192 kHz
DOP:DOP64

AES/EBU:
PCM:16-24bit /44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192 kHz
DOP:DOP64
 
IIS:
PCM:16-32bit /44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192、352.8、384kHz
DSD Native:DSD64、DSD128、DSD256、DSD512
DSD DOP:DOP64、DOP128  DOP256
 
USB:16-32bit / 44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192、352.8、384 kHz
DSDx64(2.8224MHz)、DSDx128(5.6448MHz)、DSD256
 
Analog Output:

RCA Output:3.0 Vrms @0dBFS
XLR Output:6.0 Vrms @0dBFS
Frequency:20-20K Hz +/-0.15dB

Mac OS X 10.6.4 and above don't need to install the driver

USB 2.0 interface can replay 1BIT/2.8224MHz or asynchronous sampling rate 5.6448MHz DSD Digital Signals.
This is supported DSD64/DSD128/DSD256.
Coaxial / Optic / AES / EBU support DOP64,can connect Digital Music Player playback SACD MUSIC

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Re: New Gustard X20 hits the shelves for $880
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 01:02:09 PM »
On Ebay?

Wonder how this compares to Audio-Gd stuff also using the same dac chip?

I recently acquired the Audio GD NFB 11.28 which uses the Amanero USB asynchronous implementation (instead of Xmos) and also the ES9028PRO dac chip - loving it muchly so far.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 01:32:00 PM by JBredene »

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Re: New Gustard X20 hits the shelves for $880
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 02:21:08 PM »
On Ebay?

Wonder how this compares to Audio-Gd stuff also using the same dac chip?

I recently acquired the Audio GD NFB 11.28 which uses the Amanero USB asynchronous implementation (instead of Xmos) and also the ES9028PRO dac chip - loving it muchly so far.

The Gustard gear is excellent if many positive reviews are to be believed.
This new model looks spectacularly well appointed at a keen price point.
I've not heard any of it, but almost pulled the trigger on an H10 when it was on Massdrop.

My NFB 11.32 says howzit...I love mine as well.
USB 32 (2xTCXO) behaves itself, I've never had a software issue.
ES9018 does it's thing - AGD manage to make it sound almost warm - no treble glare at all.
Works really well as a fixed line out DAC to my Woo WA3.



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Re: New Gustard X20 hits the shelves for $880
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:42:28 PM »
I was looking at this before deciding to go for the cheaper Audio Gd R2R. The price is incredibly compelling for the spec but to match the practicality of the AG, I would need to get a headphone amp of some magnitude.
 
That being said, I would definitely choose this DAC over pretty much anything else if I was in the market for a standalone. Should I ever get around to a full WAF-grade (audiophile-grade is a lot easier) living room setup, it will be top of mind for that.

I do really like Gustard's U12 interface, all that being said. One driver installation for every DAC ever... AND 384khz into toslink! Would love it.







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