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Gustard A18

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Gustard A18, Topping D90 killer ?
 

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Any target price known? I'm guessing it will sit right next to Topping D90/SMSL M400. Giant killer, not sure...
Gustard's stuff is usually fairly expensive. The DAC-A22 is $1,099.99 and the ES9038Pro based DAC-X26 is $1,399.99.

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Very interesting DAC. If the published measurements will be confirmed it is a real strong product on the market.
 

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Since I'm moving to the miniDSP SHD I am more interested in the headphone amplifier shown on the top of that stack above and how it compares to the Topping A90 and the Monolith THX 887.

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I stand corrected - it's listed on Taobao for 2,888 Chinese Yuan which is only $407. I also found a site that says the matching separate streamer and headphone amp shown in the photos is to be released later this year. They also state it was created to compete with the Topping D90 and SMSL DACs.

Taobao listing: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=617527986416

Forum discussion: http://erji.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2185463&extra=&page=1

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I see some other Gustard boxes, but I can't understand what models...
Do you know anything about them?
 

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Gustard S16, I have made a new topic for this one in streamer for further discussions !
 
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