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New exaSound e32 and e38 DACs with DSD 256 at TAVES Show This Weekend


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exaSound has announced that they will be showing their new e32 Stereo and e38 Multichannel DACs with DSD 256 this weekend at the TAVES Consumer Electronics Show in Canada. Both feature the new ESS ES 9028Pro DAC chips.

 

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We can play the e38 for you in our TAVES room. Please ask for a demo. The e38 will be available on our website early next week.

 

Do the new units provide Linux support for standard / current Linux Kernels?

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Still not seeing the e38 on the Exasound site?

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I guess it's just a matter of time...

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What is new about the e32 compared to the e22 Mk II besides the 9028PRO?

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OUCH - no more balanced outputs???

 

The e38 Multichannel DAC with DSD 256 is now on the exaSound web site.

Price is $3,849.

 

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e38 8-Channel DAC

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OUCH - no more balanced outputs???

 

I don't think the e28 had balanced outputs. (I think the DAC would need to be in a bigger case to accommodate them.) The e22/e32 does, however.

 

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What is new about the e32 compared to the e22 Mk II besides the 9028PRO?

The e32 has significant improvements in the way DSD128 and DSD256 are handled. The new DAC chip, the es9028pro requires new circuit board design and new firmware. There are numerous stability improvements. The drivers are updated to control the SPDIF/TOSLINK/USB input selection. The appearance of the front and rear plates is upgraded.

 

exaSound.com | Audio R&D

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OUCH - no more balanced outputs???

The Mini-XLRs that we used on the e28 are less convenient than classic XLRs and had limited appeal. We can custom-make a balanced version of the e38 DAC, but we won't have it as a standard stocked model.

 

exaSound.com | Audio R&D

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I don't think the e28 had balanced outputs. (I think the DAC would need to be in a bigger case to accommodate them.) The e22/e32 does, however.

--David

No, the e28 had balanced outputs as an option. That's how I bought my e28 - with the mini-balanced outputs! :)

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The Mini-XLRs that we used on the e28 are less convenient than classic XLRs and had limited appeal. We can custom-make a balanced version of the e38 DAC, but we won't have it as a standard stocked model.

 

If you have any e28's around with or without Mini-XLRs I might be interested in a close out price :) Please PM me if that's ok?

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The e32 has significant improvements in the way DSD128 and DSD256 are handled.

I'd appreciate some more detail about these improvements. Thank you.

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Finally the E38 appears on the website! I note it is RCA only. Any plans for an XLR version?

 

I also surmise from the THD and IMD figures (comparing the E32 to E38): 0.0002% for E32, 0.0036% for E38; and -140dB for E32 and -124dB for E38 ... that the E32 uses a single ESS9028 in summation mode, but the E38 uses a single 9028 for all 8 channels?

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Finally the E38 appears on the website! I note it is RCA only. Any plans for an XLR version?

 

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From the words of the producer:

The Mini-XLRs that we used on the e28 are less convenient than classic XLRs and had limited appeal. We can custom-make a balanced version of the e38 DAC, but we won't have it as a standard stocked model.
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I have E28 mini-xlr. How is the sound E38 vs E28 ? Any "upgrade" available for E28 owner ?

We will announce the upgrade options on our website around the middle of December. Send us an email and we will notify you when the upgrade is available.

 

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