Using the critically acclaimed ESS patented 32-bit HyperStream II DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator the ES9038Q2M delivers a DNR of up top 129dB and THD+N of -120dB, a performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts. 

The ES9038Q2M handles up to 32-bit 768kHz PCM, DSD256 via DoP and native DSD512 data in master or slave timing modes. Custom sound signature is supported via a fully programmable FIR filter with 7 presents. Residual distortion from suboptimal PCB components and layout can be minimized using ES9038Q2M's different THD compensation circuit, while chip-to-chip gain variation is reduced via a built-in auto gain calibration circuit.

Outstanding Performance:

  • XMOS XU208-128-QF48: 8 xCores up to 500MIPS, fully compliant with USB 2.0 specifications.
  • Very Quiet Power Supply: Ultra-low noise, high PSRR LDO for powering Hi-Fi applications.
  • RCA Connectors: High-quality RCA to deliver audio with tiny, clear, powerful and rich sound details.
  • ESS ES9038Q2M DAC: Industry's highest performing 32-bit mobile DAC with unprecedented dynamic range and ultra-low distortion.
  • Accurate Low Noise Clock: Ultra-low phase-noise crystal oscillators with superior phase-noise characteristics

Box Contents:

  • Tone Board
  • USB-C Cable (USB-2.0 to USB-C)
  • Screw Mounting Set

Compatibility (VIMs Edition):

  • Edge-V
  • New VIM2 (v1.4 and higher)
  • Old VIM2 (v1.2 and earlier)
  • VIM1 (all versions)
  • All other devices via included USB-C to USB-2.0 cable

Compatibility (Generic Edition):

  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptop PCs
  • Edge, Raspberry Pis and other SBCs
  • All other devices via included USB-C to USB-2.0 cable

Data sheet

Compatible with
Khadas, Raspberry pi and other SBCs
Power Supply(5V/500mA) & USB 2.0 Data
1x Red RCA for Right Channel, 1 x White RCA for Left Channel
82.0 x 74.5 x 24.0 mm
Mounting Holes
Size M2 x 5


Tone Board Specifications

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Tone Board Schematic

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XU208-128-QF48 Datasheet

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