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