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Asus Essence One Headphone Amp/DAC (CeBIT 2011)

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Asus Essence One audiophile amp CeBIT 2011

Following the huge interest in KitGurus recent stories about top end headphone and streaming media devices, we couldnt help smiling when we noticed the gorgeous Essence One on the Asus stand at CeBIT 2011. KitGuru dons dark glasses and approaches with pitch-perfect ears set to maximum definition.

 

Read over here:

 

http://www.kitguru.net/components/soundcard/jules/asus-essence-one-audiophile-amp-cebit-2011/

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hum.. looks interesting, is it a USB DAC plus headphone AMP?

Digital hi-fi market is really getting more and more interested.

 

Did I see 32bit?

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Maybe it is another one of those upsampling DACs.  Balanced outputs as well, but a single-ended built-in headamp.  =o

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Balanced output?
I didn't see it on the spec, is there any other report of this babe out there?
ZC
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You know, there's a link in that first post leading to an article for you to read...  =\

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Looks like an external Dac/Amp combo with USB, Coax and Optical inputs.

 

Also has Headphone, Balanced (XLR)  and Unbalanced outputs.

 

This is closely reminiscent of my Yulong D100... can't wait for reviews!

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LME49600TS-based amp?  =\

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Sorry for asking, but thats a bad thing ( I really don't know )?

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Same here.

 

Is that some sort of cheap component or something?

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One couldn't help but laughing when reading the marketing hipe "dedicated power adapter to ensure only the purest of volts are allowed in". Can anyone define what is meant by a "volt that is pure"?

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A volt that doesn't include I-forgot-what which dirties it?

 

It's going to be a crap wallwart anyway.  Would be good to replace it with a Sigma11 PSU or something.

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Just wonder if this included Dolby technologies as usual Asus product..

While an opamp-based amp isn't really something special, an external dac with Dolby Headphone that offers quality output would be another story to me

 

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I am very very interested.

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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

Just wonder if this included Dolby technologies as usual Asus product..

While an opamp-based amp isn't really something special, an external dac with Dolby Headphone that offers quality output would be another story to me

 


That would seriously be a winning combo if it supported that. I doubt it though but one can always hope.

 

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