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Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)
Khadas Tone Board (DAC)

Khadas Tone Board (DAC)

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External USB HiFi with excellent sound and compatible with Khadas, Raspberry pi and other platforms. three independent high-performance OPAs and four ultra-low phase jitter oscillators were added for the best noise reduction.

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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
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