GUSTARD - X16 MQA Balanced Dac


Desktop amps & dacs under 50000

  • Balenced Dual ES9068AS DAC
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Connectivity
  • High-Performance XMOS XU216 Chip
  • Altera MAX II CPLD
  • Master Quality Authenticated Decoding
  • HDMI I2S-H Pinout

₹ 48,990 ₹ 66,999 Save ₹ 18,009

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10 Days Replacement Policy for Manufacturing defects. Info All products are covered by 10 Day Replacement Guarantee. This product is eligible for a free replacement, in case you receive a damaged, defective or different item. Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement. Accessories like cables and eartips are not backed up the manufacturer's warranty.

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MQA DECODING CAPABILITY: This sophisticated device can handle MQA files seamlessly through its Coaxial, AES, Optical, and I2S inputs. MQA technology ensures that the sound reproduction closely mirrors the original recording, providing an unparalleled audio journey for enthusiasts who seek the utmost fidelity in their listening experience.

DUAL ES9068AS DAC CHIPSET: These chips, known for their precision, deliver a clear and rich sound with an impressive -120dB Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N) and a broad dynamic range of 128dBA. With hardware decoding for AQA files and support for high-resolution audio up to 32bit 768kHz PCM and DSD512, the DAC X16 ensures a sophisticated and detailed listening experience.

AUDIO EXCELLENCE WITH ALTERA MAX II CPLD: With its precise handling of clock signals, it minimizes jitter, ensuring a smooth and high-quality audio experience. This advanced component not only manages signals but also corrects audio signals, enhancing overall audio output. Additionally, the Altera MAX II CPLD supports DoP decoding, expanding compatibility and providing users with the flexibility to enjoy various audio formats with exceptional clarity and precision.

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN: The DAC X16 is built with top-notch components for fantastic audio quality. It uses low-distortion and low-noise OPA1612 AOPs, along with Vishay and MELF resistors, to make sure the sound is excellent. It also has TPS7A47 and TPS7A33 linear regulators for a steady power supply, and a special toroidal transformer for efficient energy use. Two Accusilicon AS318-B clocks are included to keep the timing super accurate. All these high-quality parts work together to give you an amazing audio experience.

BLUETOOTH 5.0 CONNECTIVITY: The DAC X16 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities, driven by the advanced Qualcomm CSR8675 chip. This feature enables flawless audio streaming through Bluetooth, supporting essential codecs such as SBC and AAC. Notably, it excels in delivering a superior audio experience by seamlessly supporting high-quality codecs like aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, and LDAC, ensuring both stability and exceptional audio reproduction.

MOS XU216 CHIP: The DAC X16 features a powerful USB-B input with the advanced XMOS XU216 chip. This advanced chip facilitates impeccable audio quality, accommodating PCM files up to 32bit/768kHz, DSD files up to DSD512, and 384kHz MQA files. This capability ensures a premium audio experience, capturing intricate details and nuances with utmost precision.

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Product type
DAC Chip
2x ES9068AS
Bluetooth Chip
USB Chip
Bluetooth 5.0
1x USB-B
1x Coaxial SPDIF
1x I2S via HDMI
1x Optical Toslink
1x Single-ended RCA
1x Balanced XLR
Supported Bluetooth codecs
SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC
USB Input compatibility
Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 10 32-64bit
Mac OS
Altera MAX II
2x Accusilicon AS318-B
Linear regulators
1x TPS7A47
1x TPS7A33
Output levels
Single-ended RCA : 2Vrms @ 0dBFS
Balanced XLR : 4Vrms @ 0dBFS
Output impedance
Single-ended RCA : 100Ω
Balanced XLR : 300Ω
Frequency response
20Hz - 20kHz ±0.08dB
-130dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic range
> 126dB
< 0.0001% 1kHz
< 0.0004% @ -1dBFS
Power supply
AC100-240V (switchable)
XLR Connectors pinout
American standard:
1 : Ground
2 : +
3 : -
< 15W
220 x 170 x 50mm

Box Content

    What will you get
  • 1x Gustard DAC X16
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Remote control
  • 1x Bluetooth antenna

    Shipping Policy


    We usually ship orders on same day if ordered before 2 pm or within 24 hours if ordered later (except on holidays/sunday, where processing times may be higher) from one of our domestic warehouses based out of Delhi. It normally takes around 1 to 5 business days for delivery. We use premium service partners such as Blue dart, DTDC and Delivery for faster and reliable service. A tracking number will be provided upon shipment.

    In very rare cases when order is not received after 10 business days of shipment (extended by number of days when the govt. Restricts movement of goods due to factors such as coronavirus pandemic), please contact us and we will provide you a support.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Siddhesh (Mumbai, IN)
    Professional quality DAC

    This is a studio quality professional level DAC.
    Built quality is satisfactory.

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