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Sonore/exD DSD USB DAC

  • Think native DSD playback is beyond your budget? The guys at Sonore want you to reconsider that possible misconception. Their new Sonore/exD unit can man-handle PCM and DSD (over PCM). On the rear, there’s a single asynchronous USB Audio Class 2.0 input – capable of up to 24/192 PCM, DSD64 and DSD128 – as well as balanced and single-ended outputs…all you need to get up and running with native DSD playback. The price? US$1195.


    • Ultra low jitter local master clock <3pS
    • Compatible with DoP v1 specification
    • Custom made USB to DSD and PCM module
    • Support for Mac OS X without special driver (10.6 and 10.7), support Audirvana Plus “Direct” and “Integer” modes
    • Support for Linux without special driver (Alsa version 1.0.24 or later)
    • Support for Windows XP, Vista and Win 7 (32 and 64 bit), driver (WDM and ASIO) will be provided
    • Output impedance: Output voltage: 2V Unbalanced, 4V Balanced
    • Custom made analog board with capacitor isolated outputs
    • Custom made power module with low noise regulators
    • Power requirements: 120VAC
    • Dimension: 320mm (width) x 70mm (height) x 305mm (depth)
    • Weight: 5kg

    I assume (?) Sonore will also be making a 240VAC version for export into non-US markets.

    Further Information: Sonore

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