Same issue....Yesterday the following happened, after connecting the smart socket and configuring the wi-fi, I connected with the X16 and disconnected to test.
Later I went to listen to music, I turned on the DAC, the MAC and the integrated, and the X16 display was UNLOCK.
I turned off the X16, turned it on again and it worked normally again. I don't know why UNLOCK appeared if the MAC was connected by USB.
ES9068AS with the LQFP-64 package like ES9038 Pro, support MQA, Quad DAC, integrated ADC. I think it is an expensive chip, but on Ess Online Store, 1 unit ES9068AS only costs 12.20£, only above ES9038Q2M 0.72 £. Meanwhile 1 unit ES9038 Pro is 54.55 £.
But I don't think it gaps so much. Moreover, I think the number of channels did not speak many things. Try comparing with AK4497EQ model from AKM with almost similar parameters like ES9068AS, even THD of AK4497 is worse than ES9068. And AK4497EQ costs 56.92$ on DigiKey. AK4499EQ with only 4 channels and costs 96.26$.ES9038 Pro is 8 channel, while ES9068AS is only 2 channel. Hence the price difference?
What is the update process? I’ve noticed some weird static noise if I try to play DSD so I usually just convert it to pcm.Products shipped after June 18 will be updated with the latest firmware. Or you can ask the dealer whether the product sold by the dealer has the latest firmware.
Is there a way to check the current software version? Which number is the latest?Products shipped after June 18 will be updated with the latest firmware. Or you can ask the dealer whether the product sold by the dealer has the latest firmware.