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Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by divefroggy, Jan 6, 2016.
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  1. zilch0md
  2. Houba
    Will there be future implementations of this dac in portable devices?
  3. Whitigir
    Doubt it, 9038 Pro consumes a lot of power. Even in Desktop DAC, people is having hard time implementing it to get it working properly
  4. Sapientiam
  5. Houba
    So sad to hear that :frowning2:

    Maybe a mobile version as they did for 9018/9028
  6. Whitigir
    You can have dual 9028 Pro in a dap, it is Dx200, the only1
  7. Houba
    I meant 9038 mobile version just as 9018 and 9028 releases
  8. Whitigir
    Not too sure, 9038 Pro consumes as much power as 3x of the 9028 Pro with a little more gain in performances. I don’t think 9038pro is ever intended for Portable player. Neither does 9028pro. These lines are intended for Desktop uses.

    There is only so much to cramp into a portable design. One key example is the Battery power DC supply vs Real AC main.
  9. pelopidas
  10. zilch0md
  11. Rayzilla
    What about something like this? Any thoughts?
  12. zilch0md
  13. ostewart
    The Melokin DA9.1 uses the ESS9038 Pro chip and is priced around $380

    I have one, its a great DAC. It has solder pads on the board to add XLR's for balanced output too.
  14. maxxevv
    That's without the USB card. Which adds another US$80.

    As for the Aliexpress listing, look around, there are other similar listing for less. I have not heard them but I would tend to think that swappable op-amp chips would be be a nice feature to be available on these DAC's.
    The particular model has soldered op-amp chips though.
    ostewart likes this.
  15. ostewart
    You can roll the buffer op-amp in the DA9.1, but the others are soldered.
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