The Essence One MKII series improves on the superb Xonar Essence One series, winner of the 2012...

ASUS Essence One MKII

  • The Essence One MKII series improves on the superb Xonar Essence One series, winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Award and Japan’s prestigious VGP Awards in both 2012 and 2013. Essence engineers continuously improve sound quality, resulting in the Essence One MKII series with latest Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) support. With six state-of-the-art MUSES 01 op-amps, Essence One Mark II MUSES Edition takes audio to new levels, with profound musicality capturing every nuance.

    - Native 2.8MHz Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) support via DSD over PCM (DoP)
    - Top-class headphone amplifier drives up to 600ohm-impedance headphones with a dedicated gain jumper
    - Ultra-fidelity 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with true balanced design
    - Eleven swappable op-amps allow easy tonal tuning
    - Jitter-free precision clock via asynchronous USB audio
    - Linear power supply with toroidal transformer to ensure clean power to all circuits
    - 8X symmetrical upsampling technology restores lossless audio

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