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The iBasso D7 "Sidewinder" true 24/196 USB, images first page.

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by jamato8, Oct 26, 2011.
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  1. jamato8 Contributor
    is coming out. No upsampling and asynchronous USB. It should be an interesting listen with all of the high quality 24/196 downloads coming out. 
    trentino likes this.
  2. Armaegis
    from the website... http://ibasso.com/en/news/show.asp?ID=112
  3. burgunder
    Competition to the Dacport, I'm really looking forward to see what it looks like and to hear some impressions, as this will be more versatile than the Dacport, even though I doubt it will look as cool as the Dacport. 
  4. jamato8 Contributor
    I am very curious as to the sound as I don't have anything that can decode the full 24/196 downloads I have right now. I wish my iRivers could have been used to hold the high rez format but they won't go that high. 
  5. loudspl
    Just got news from Ibasso....the delay in releasing the D7 is because they are changing the DAC to the 32-bit ESS Technology ES9018
    Definitely looking forward to its release [​IMG]
  6. mitsu763
    Very interesting. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of this.
  7. KZCloud89
    Hmm...time to unload my D4 Mamba
  8. tankman
    Exciting! Also heard that ibasso had been working on something similar as alo's solo dac for apple Dpas.
  9. oneway23
    32-bit ESS Technology ES9018
    Just did some reading up on this component; seems like a beast.
    How much do you think this potentially raises the cost of the device, and what price range do you guys see this falling into?
  10. trentino
    Hm, so are we talking about a device that completely bypasses the ipod dac? Like the alo product?
  11. jamato8 Contributor
    There is a special chip and license that goes with the iPod bypass and this doesn't have that. It is very expensive, from what I understand. 
    The chip that they are going to use in D7 is extreme. If implemented correctly, there would not be much that could touch it. 
  12. loudspl
    If they could possibly implement the P4 amp section with a switchable USB to battery power (external or internal pack) it would be even better.
    The USB-powered amp section is limited by voltage....which would also limit portability if you wanted to use it as just an amp without the PC
    The DAC section should be superior to any other portable DAC/Amp combo. To quote:
    "The SABRE32 Reference audio DAC series is the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for consumer applications such as Blu-ray player, audio pre-amplifier, A/V receiver and professional applications such as recording systems, mixer consoles and digital audio workstations. With ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference Stereo DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts."
  13. keanex Contributor
    I loved my D-Zero and I love my D4. I'd love to hear this.
  14. DanBa
  15. Mochan


    That's something to wait for. I hope that iBasso can release something that isn't a complete rip off like the Alo or Fostex offerings are.
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