Dacs with the new sabre dac chip?
Jun 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM Post #2 of 4
Samsungs Bluray player BD-P2550 uses the Sabre chip.
The Krell S-1200/S-1200U models use it.
Wavelength uses it on the Denominator.
Peachtree in the Nova.
McIntosh uses it in the MCD500.

I'm sure there are more, but these were the ones I could find with a simple google search.
Jun 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM Post #3 of 4
The BD-P2550's ESSTech chip isn't the same as what you will find in some of the other DACs, IIRC. I opened it up and looked at the part number. It's used on their multi-channel analog output.

Twisted Pear Audio offers a kit DAC.
Jun 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM Post #4 of 4
TP is using the Sabre32-series 9018. That's also not the same as the 9008 of the MCD500. Next problem: Sabre chips are offered in different levels of performance. Also most of the chips can run dual quad balanced mode or 8 channel output, but fi. the 9012 chip is stereo only. So yes, the chip in the P2550 is likely not a reference level chip, but it still is a chip from the Sabre family.

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