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The X-SABRE is a high quality D/A converter which support the DSD and DXD signal playback. It used the ESS Technology ES9018 Sabre Reference 32bit chip, and cooperates with XMOS 32BIT/500MIPS high performance digital signal processing unit, make it easy to playback the DXD and the DSD signals via the USB interface

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It used the ESS Technology ES9018 Sabre Reference 32bit chip, and cooperates with XMOS 32BIT/500MIPS high performance digital signal processing unit, make it easy to playback the DXD and the DSD signals via the USB interface.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area b bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img left"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre02.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text right"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre011.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">The pellucid lever switch and LED display to make you understand the working status information quickly, even if you the first time to use it.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area a bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img right"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre03.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text left"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre012.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">The X-SABRE with the COAXIAL, USB, AES / EBU input mode, you can change the channel by lever switch on the front panel. High quality gold plated terminals can ensure the reliable connection and to make a lossless signal transmission.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area b bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img left"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre04.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text right"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre013.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">The USB 2.0 asynchronous interface support the 1Bit/2.8224MHz or 5.6448MHz DSD signal and the 24 Bit/352.8kHz DXD signal playback. The PCM signal support up to 32 Bit/384kHz sample rate. It will provide you the ultra high-quality audio signal playback.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area a bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img right"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre05.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text left"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre014.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">The aluminum unibody shell by CNC, although the manufacture processing is so complex, but it has incomparable integrity and mechanical strength. The separate compartments on each internal circuit unit, so it has a strong anti-jamming capability.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area b bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img left"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre06.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text right"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre015.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">The design of the diamond cutting style, there are three high strength stainless steel nail at the bottom, it can minimizes the vibration,and to keep it in the best work status.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area a bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img right"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre07.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text left"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre016.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">Unlike conventional sigma-delta implementation, the ESS Sabre and Sabre32 converters incorporate innovative patented circuits to deliver spectacular music free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The results are exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra low distortion, accurate sound stage and jitter-free music clarity.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area b bg_01" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="img left"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre08.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text right"> <h4 class="tit"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre017.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info">X-SABRE is using the XMOS X-CORE 32Bit/500MIPS digital signal processing unit which is used in the field of professional audio, powerful processing capabilities, it's the most advanced USB Audio Class 2.0 digital audio solution now. Achieve signal asynchronous transmission and playback, support low latency ASIO, KS and other professional audio software interfaces, support for Windows and Mac OS X.</p> </div> </div> <div class="area a bg_01"> <div class="img right" style="text-align: justify;"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre09.jpg" alt="" /></div> <div class="text left"> <h4 class="tit" style="text-align: justify;"><img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/uploads/allimg/introduction/x-sabre018.jpg" alt="" /></h4> <p class="info" style="text-align: justify;">DSD (Direct Stream Digital) is the Sony and the Philips joint developed the high-resolution digital audio specifications, it used 1bit/2.8224MHz or 5.6448MHz sample rate which is 64 times or 128 times of CD format(44.1 kHz) sample rate. The dynamic range up to 120dB at the 20-20kHz frequency domain, it can be included in the frequency domain above 100kHz. Due to the sampled waveform is extreme close to the original analog waveform, so the DSD audio specifications can provide more excellent sound effects to you.</p> <table class="tab" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr class="row"><th class="s1"> <h3>Technical</h3> <img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/img/spec_1.png" alt="" /></th> <td class="column_divider"> </td> <td class="content"> <h4>DAC Specifications:</h4> <p>ESS Technology ES9018 SABRE Reference 32-bit DAC</p> <p>8 mono to 2 stereo configuration, four D/A converters per channel</p> <h4> </h4> <h4>Digital Input:</h4> <p>Coaxial:             16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k</p> <p>AES/EBU:           16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k</p> <p>USB:                  16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k / 352.8k / 384k</p> <p>                            DSD×64(2.8224MHz)/ DSD×128(5.6448MHz)</p> <p>                            Support Window XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS</p> <p>                            Window XP/Vista/7/8 system need to install the driver.</p> <p>                            Support Mac OS X 10.6.4 above version, no need to install the driver.</p> <h4> </h4> <h4>Analog Output:</h4> <p>RCA Output Level:       2.2Vrms at 0dBFS</p> <p>XLR Output Level:       6.8Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR:1=GND,2=hot,3=cold)</p> <p>Frequency Response:  20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB</p> <p>SNR:                          124dB 0dBFS Unweighted</p> <p>                                   127dB 0dBFS A-weighted</p> <p>THD+N:                      0.0003% @1kHz 0dBFS</p> <p>                                   0.0003% @1kHz -1dBFS</p> <p>                                   0.0003% @1kHz -3dBFS</p> <p>Channel Separation:    -145dB @20Hz</p> <p>                                   -143dB @1kHz</p> <p>                                   -136dB @20kHz</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="row"><th class="s2"> <h3>Power</h3> <img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/img/spec_2.png" alt="" /></th> <td class="column_divider"> </td> <td class="content"> <p>Power:AC 220V 50/60Hz(AC 110V 50/60Hz)</p> <p>Power consumption:<10W</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="row"><th class="s3"> <h3>Other</h3> <img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/img/spec_3.png" alt="" /></th> <td class="column_divider"> </td> <td class="content"> <p>Size:205mm×260mm×48mm(L×W×H)</p> <p>Weight:3.6kg</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="row"><th class="s4"> <h3>Accessory</h3> <img src="http://www.matrix-digi.com/img/spec_4.png" alt="" /></th> <td class="column_divider"> </td> <td class="content"> <p>Driver Disk×1</p> <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: verdana, tahoma, arial; line-height: 26px;">User Guide×1</span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: verdana, tahoma, arial; line-height: 26px;">Note: not contain the power cord</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div>
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The X-SABRE is a high quality D/A converter which support the DSD and DXD signal playback. It used the ESS Technology ES9018 Sabre Reference 32bit chip, and cooperates with XMOS 32BIT/500MIPS high performance digital signal processing unit, make it easy to playback the DXD and the DSD signals via the USB interface.

The pellucid lever switch and LED display to make you understand the working status information quickly, even if you the first time to use it.

The X-SABRE with the COAXIAL, USB, AES / EBU input mode, you can change the channel by lever switch on the front panel. High quality gold plated terminals can ensure the reliable connection and to make a lossless signal transmission.

The USB 2.0 asynchronous interface support the 1Bit/2.8224MHz or 5.6448MHz DSD signal and the 24 Bit/352.8kHz DXD signal playback. The PCM signal support up to 32 Bit/384kHz sample rate. It will provide you the ultra high-quality audio signal playback.

The aluminum unibody shell by CNC, although the manufacture processing is so complex, but it has incomparable integrity and mechanical strength. The separate compartments on each internal circuit unit, so it has a strong anti-jamming capability.

The design of the diamond cutting style, there are three high strength stainless steel nail at the bottom, it can minimizes the vibration,and to keep it in the best work status.

Unlike conventional sigma-delta implementation, the ESS Sabre and Sabre32 converters incorporate innovative patented circuits to deliver spectacular music free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The results are exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra low distortion, accurate sound stage and jitter-free music clarity.

X-SABRE is using the XMOS X-CORE 32Bit/500MIPS digital signal processing unit which is used in the field of professional audio, powerful processing capabilities, it's the most advanced USB Audio Class 2.0 digital audio solution now. Achieve signal asynchronous transmission and playback, support low latency ASIO, KS and other professional audio software interfaces, support for Windows and Mac OS X.

DSD (Direct Stream Digital) is the Sony and the Philips joint developed the high-resolution digital audio specifications, it used 1bit/2.8224MHz or 5.6448MHz sample rate which is 64 times or 128 times of CD format(44.1 kHz) sample rate. The dynamic range up to 120dB at the 20-20kHz frequency domain, it can be included in the frequency domain above 100kHz. Due to the sampled waveform is extreme close to the original analog waveform, so the DSD audio specifications can provide more excellent sound effects to you.

Technical

 

DAC Specifications:

ESS Technology ES9018 SABRE Reference 32-bit DAC

8 mono to 2 stereo configuration, four D/A converters per channel

 

Digital Input:

Coaxial:             16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k

AES/EBU:           16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k

USB:                  16-32bit / 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k / 352.8k / 384k

                            DSD×64(2.8224MHz)/ DSD×128(5.6448MHz)

                            Support Window XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS

                            Window XP/Vista/7/8 system need to install the driver.

                            Support Mac OS X 10.6.4 above version, no need to install the driver.

 

Analog Output:

RCA Output Level:       2.2Vrms at 0dBFS

XLR Output Level:       6.8Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR:1=GND,2=hot,3=cold)

Frequency Response:  20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB

SNR:                          124dB 0dBFS Unweighted

                                   127dB 0dBFS A-weighted

THD+N:                      0.0003% @1kHz 0dBFS

                                   0.0003% @1kHz -1dBFS

                                   0.0003% @1kHz -3dBFS

Channel Separation:    -145dB @20Hz

                                   -143dB @1kHz

                                   -136dB @20kHz

Power

 

Power:AC 220V 50/60Hz(AC 110V 50/60Hz)

Power consumption:<10W

Other

 

Size:205mm×260mm×48mm(L×W×H)

Weight:3.6kg

Accessory

 

Driver Disk×1

User Guide×1

Note: not contain the power cord