ExaSound e62: fully balanced DAC/headphone amplifier with native DSD512 and MQA support
ExaSound has expanded the catalog with the e62 DAC with native DSD512 support and fully balanced circuitry. In addition to the D / A converter, the e62 features a headphone amplifier.
At the heart of the e62 is an improved version of the ES9028PRO chip with Hyperstream technology from ESS (Saber Pro series). The manufacturer has highlighted several features of the DAC. For example, the focus was on the ZeroJitter system, which is an asynchronous USB with error correction. We also drew attention to the particularly accurate ZeroResolutionLoss volume control technology.
In addition, the DAC features GalvanicInfinity galvanic isolation, FemtoMaster clock generator with 82 femtoseconds oscillation period and three auxiliary clocks for maximum accuracy and minimum jitter.
Separately, it is worth noting that the e62 has received Roon Tested certification, which guarantees full compatibility with the Roon system. In addition, the DAC is equipped with an MQA decoder that is capable of converting and outputting MQA music data up to 24-bit / 384 kHz. The e62 also has optional compatibility with streaming services, among which special emphasis was placed on Qobuz and Tidal (you need the Sigma Streamer module).
The rear panel of the device contains two SPDIF inputs, one USB, one balanced XLR output and one RCA output (can work simultaneously). On the front are the control buttons, display and headphone jack.
In the US, the ExaSound e62 DAC cost $2,800.