Tone 2 Pro DAC: Saber ES9038Q2M chip, MQA and DSD support, and balanced headphone output

The Chinese company Khadas Technology (Shenzhen Wesion Technology), which produces premium mini-PCs and high-end audio players, has unveiled the compact Tone 2 Pro DAC, which is a continuation of the previous Tone Board DAC model.

The small stylish device received a Saber ES9038Q2M chip and four OPA1612 operational amplifiers. The device can work with PCM up to 32 bit / 384 kHz, DSD and MQA. The USB connector is equipped with an XMOS XU216 receiver, which should improve the performance of the device.

Tone 2 Pro DAC

In addition to USB, the converter was equipped with a coaxial connector. Outputs include one RCA, one 3.5mm, and a balanced 4.4mm Pentaconn (for headphones).

A separate USB-C input was used for power. On the top edge of the device, there is a massive backlit volume wheel with gold trim.

Tone 2 Pro DAC

In the US, sales of the new Tone 2 Pro will start in mid-December for $170.

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