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Any review and measurements of Aune S8 dac

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The product is using only single 9038pro chips and the manufacturer claim they are using the Titan low phase noise PLL and without ASRC design !
They claim have very good result on the j test , I am wondering the result is real or not .
The selling price just $4399 rmb . If the result is real , it would be a very high C/P dac.
Any buddy have the machine review or measurement ?

many thanks
Cuddy
 

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JohnYang1997

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full of tech gibberish. cheap d50s should perform better than this. It would be more interesting to see that s8 is not even as good as their old x1s.
 

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The product is using only single 9038pro chips and the manufacturer claim they are using the Titan low phase noise PLL and without ASRC design !
They claim have very good result on the j test , I am wondering the result is real or not .
The selling price just $4399 rmb . If the result is real , it would be a very high C/P dac.
Any buddy have the machine review or measurement ?

many thanks
Cuddy
The X8 uses one 9038Q2M, not the 9038Pro version or is there a new version S8?
I stand correct, there is indeed a new version S8.
 

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Weirdly it is not even listed nor announced on their website, Facebook etc.

For now, I can't find anything about this which is not in Chinese.

Few pictures, tho:




Will be available in Black as well:

The X8 uses one 9038Q2M, not the 9038Pro version or is there a new version S8?
I confirm we're talking about the S8 (flagship DAC), not the X8.

The product page (for those able to translate):

S8wenan790.jpg
 

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Weirdly it is not even listed nor announced on their website, Facebook etc.

For now, I can't find anything about this which is not in Chinese.

Few pictures, tho:




Will be available in Black as well:


I confirm we're talking about the S8 (flagship DAC), not the X8.

The product page (for those able to translate):

View attachment 41486
Basically some measurements and some design choices.
no asrc, newly designed pll
9038pro
FS crystal oscillator
Low jitter( no really lower just low noise floor, the side bands are quite high even comparing to their much older and much cheaper x1s)
They also have a graph of harmonic spectrum of third harmonic of -120db (same performance as d50s)
0.00016% thd+n for xlr output (2.5uV noise)
0.0002% thd+n for rca out (2uV noise)
 

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Basically some measurements and some design choices.
no asrc, newly designed pll
9038pro
FS crystal oscillator
Low jitter( no really lower just low noise floor, the side bands are quite high even comparing to their much older and much cheaper x1s)
They also have a graph of harmonic spectrum of third harmonic of -120db (same performance as d50s)
0.00016% thd+n for xlr output (2.5uV noise)
0.0002% thd+n for rca out (2uV noise)
Side bands might be because all ESS jitter suppression and asrc is off. I suppose.
 

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I have purchased this manufacturer's product before and took simple measurements (before I got 555).

The retail version is quite different from what they claim.

Later I may secretly buy a retail version for verification.
 

JohnYang1997

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I have purchased this manufacturer's product before and took simple measurements (before I got 555).

The retail version is quite different from what they claim.

Later I may secretly buy a retail version for verification.
I really feel AUNE used to be better than what they are now.
 
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