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T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC

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Posted on December 29, 2016 at 21:48:59
Duster
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After researching a number of inexpensive DACs for use in my computer workstation system, I decided to pull the trigger on a finished build based on a ES9018 DAC kit, with dual toriodal transformers and MUSES8920 + AD797 op-amps. Priced at $333.25 (without USB card) including shipping via EMS, I expect the T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC will be interesting to compare with a Gustard X12 Sabre DAC placed in my main audio system. I'll post an AA report sometime down the road.

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This dac..., posted on December 30, 2016 at 10:09:53
kootenay
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Also uses the ES9018 Sabre DAC that I've been very happy listening to for the last 2 years. If your recently built dac sound resembled to this unit I'd say you have a keeper.

If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
(Proverb)

 

RE: T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC, posted on December 31, 2016 at 10:04:37
fstein
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Do they have ? any plans to go to 9028?
?number of dacs/channel?

 

RE: T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC, posted on December 31, 2016 at 17:35:11
Duster
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There are three ES9028 PRO DAC versions offered by T-Music. As for a dual DAC chip version, the Weiliang board is not designed for such, but I would not be surprised if a dual DAC chip version is in the works, at this time.

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RE: This dac..., posted on January 11, 2017 at 18:20:17
Jim N.
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I have been enjoying this Yulong DAC myself for a year. Very pleased with it. Great build quality and sounds quite nice. Been tempted buy the Gustard X20 but keep talking myself out of buying one every time I listen to the Yulong.

Have the matching headphone amp which is also quite nice.
Huh? Whuzzat? Speak up, whippersnapper, I'm an audiophile and save my best hearing for the sweet spot...

 

RE: T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC, posted on January 14, 2017 at 22:29:06
Duster
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See link to my T-Music ES9018 Sabre DAC report:

 

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