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SABRE ES9038PRO

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?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/201...DSD-HiFi-DAC-Decoder-XLR-RCA/32829296561.html
     
  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.
     
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  15. ostewart
    You can roll the buffer op-amp in the DA9.1, but the others are soldered.
     
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