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AuricSound S7 Twin ESS SABRE 32-Bit DAC

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4.7?
Discovered on 2017-06-26

Unlock the true sound of your music with the AuricSound S7 Twin ESS SABRE 32-Bit DAC. This incredible system helps to deliver the layers of detail in your music previously unavailable on standard devices. The AuricSound S7 helps to open the soundstage so you can hear individual instruments in their full glory. This, as a result, gives the music stunning rhythm and energy. The AuricSound S7 uses twin SABRE Reference 32-bit DACs. The ES9028Q2M DACs takes digital music up a notch for high-resolution audio. In fact, it captures audio at a higher rate than a CD. In layman’s terms, the S7 produces music as close to the original studio recording as possible. The AuricSound S7 connects right to your headphones as well as Mac, PC, smartphone, and more. With the USB amp, high-resolution audio is attainable.

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Compatibility :
Mac, PC, Smartphones, Headphones, Tablets
Connectivity :
USB, Optical/Coax Input
Rate :
Up to 768kHz/32-Bit
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AuricSound
Hello everyone please take a look at M5 & SW-8 preview page, and give us comments.
here just preview page, not complete campaign page. thank you!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2077522647/636572295…
AuricSound
Hello Jake, Good everything well! development of processing on track, S7 can deliver on time at Oct. good preparation for Hi-Res music! :) thank you!
Jake Steele
How's development going? Excited for this :) ordering a proper balanced cable for my headphone in preparation!
AuricSound
Hello Jack, yes, we'll provide Firmware Upgrade, when we provide additional features. thank you!
Jake Steele
Will the unit be able to receive firmware updates?
Jake Steele
Ahhh so excited :) can this come sooner! Haha
KB
Hi guys.. Kickstarter campaign for amp is started.. Check it out .. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2077522647/auricsound-a7-vacuum-tube-amp-xlr-stereo-hybrid/description Thank u
AuricSound
Hello Jack, all the certifications will be applied on SEP. thank you for your support!
Jake Steele
Good luck on the Manufacturing process. Have you got all the certifications yet?
KB
Huhu thank u creator for quick.. C u soon guys.. Have a great day..
AuricSound
Hello KB, we planned to launch a new campaign on AUG for A7 AMP and M5 Hi-Res monitor speakers. thank you for your support!
KB
Hi creator when planned to come kickstarter for amp.. Thank u
KB
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AuricSound
Hello Cristian, thank you for your back, Shipping: (HK$ 150) is not included any custom inspections and tax duties. thank you!
AuricSound
Hello KB thanks we'll send you news and update. thank you!
Cristian Lusenti
Hi, going back to a question raised by Joachim: who is your fulfillment agent? Is it covering custom inspections and EU duties? Thank you.
KB
Huhu funded.. Thank u creator for quick reply.. Hope to see A7 and M7 soon.. Just mail me before u launch those two products.. Thank u creator
AuricSound
Hello KB, thank you for support! yes, we'll back to Kickstarter for A7 and M7 very soon, you can back these soon. thank you.
AuricSound
Hello Vibrissa, we'll send survey by our shipping department, and we'll be launching A7 XLR OpAMP + Monitor Speakers Tube Reference Power Amp on Kickstarter. you can back these soon. thank you.
KB
Hi creator will u come back to kickstarter for a7 and z7.. If so when.. Thank u
Vibrissa
Hello Creator !
Will you send survey via backerkit?
what can I do if I want one single a7 and one twin z7
AuricSound
Hello Kevin, S7 twin DACs chip NOT only beneficial to the balance headphone output, S7 with separation circuit singles DAC to handle mono channel is most beneficial for stereo monitor system.
AuricSound
Hello Kevin, we'll be launching A7 XLR OpAMP + Monitor Speakers Tube Reference Power Amp is a 50 watt-per-channel power amplifier engineered to deliver clean amplification with low noise and low distortion. without DAC and Bluetooth features.
Kevin Lim
Hi, May I know is the twin DAC chip only beneficial to the balance headphone output? For stereo monitor system will it benefit from it also or single DAC chip good enough?
Kevin Lim
Hi, May I know your soon launching A7 amp does it comes with the DAC chips, software and bluetooth features like S7?
AuricSound
Hello AI, All S7 design hardware & software everything completed!
We already prepare the purchase order for mass production soon. and some coming Hi-Res devices like A7 Reference XLR AMP & Reference Monitor Speakers.
S7 just born on Kickstarter, we'll share more information and sample to Hi-Fi media for review on October, we completed the MP products. thank you!
Al
Hi There, As the campaign is just about to finish, would you mind giving us an update on progress made so far. I have not seen any review of the sample product being on the web. i.e: none of the audiophile website has reviewed any sample of S7. The timeline provided says the product wills start shipping from October, so it would also help you to get additional backer if you would get experts to review and comment on your products. Cheers!
AuricSound
Hello Chris, AuricSound S7 can convert your devices output to Hi-End Studio sound through ESS DAC, like DAWs PC, Mac, iOS devices or Andriod devices. thank you.
Chris Schneider
Will this run on a Win10 PC for home-studio recording using any of the popular DAWs?
How is your driver support?
AuricSound
Hello Jesse, sure AuricSound S7 has twin ESS 8 channel dacs those denoise circuits to handle mono out of cause is true balanced! and the hi-end twin ADI OpAmps : -3dB Bandwidth>: 50MHz Slew Rate: 300V/μs, Input Offset Voltage: 500μV, Ib: 3.3μA,Input Noise (nV/rtHz): 15nV/rtHz, Vcc-Vee: 9V to 36V, Isy per Amplifier: 6.75mA also can drives perfect for all balanced headphone. thank you.
Jesse Hall
Hi Can you tell me about the headphone amp section? can it drive all headphones well? is it true balanced?
AuricSound
Hello AI thank you for support! you can enjoy your MQA playlist :)
AuricSound S7 a fully asynchronous and decode by latest XMOS USB Audio ARM, the S7 has both XMOS and ESS can plays high-resolution 32-bit/768 kHz files at their native resolution without downsampling. With more DSP capability, the older XMOS is the USB ARM DAC already can decode ‘Master Quality Authenticated’ (MQA) lossless audio files on version 2015.
Al
Hi There, Have just backed the project, want to clarify the support on MQA... 1. Will you support full unfolding of MQA file, i.e: Full hardware decoding
2. Or will this be just a partial unfolding (Core decoding) i.e: Tidal unfolding the first stage and Aurisound unfolding 2nd stage
3. Will MQA be supported from get go (release date) or will this be a "future" firmware upgrade As this is a very important function for my reasoning of support, so want to clarify this before hand.. Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work! Regards
Al
AuricSound
Hello Jake, S7 DAC you can enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker. DTS and Dolby Audio is a difference surround sound system for the movie. thank you!
Jake Steele
Random question does this decode dts? Could I use this to decode dts and pass multi channel audio to the ossic x?
AuricSound
Hello Jake, Yes, S7 DAC can support any kind audio formats, foobar2000 for Windows, Amadeus II or Andromeda for Mac. you just install the music player as well. thank you!
AuricSound
Hello Joachim, well noted and thanks for the advice!
Jake Steele
Is there no ogg vorbis support? I think that's what Spotify uses.
Joachim Calvert
@creator: You must not ship as "gift" to EU backers as that virtually guarantees that customs will get interested. German backers are likely to require a user guide in German as their customs are sticklers for that. I'm sure a German backer can fill you in on their particular requirements. The guide aside, whatever goes for Germany applies to the rest of the EU as far as I can tell. Your shipping partner should also know how best to handle things to avoid trouble.
AuricSound
Hello Jack, Yes you can hear the difference on below demo
S7 ON/OFF Demo (00:00 to 03:48 ON) (03:50 to 05:35 OFF) (05:36 to 07:39 ON)
https://youtu.be/iCeBMO_myUM
Jake Steele
Ok so I usb from my laptop to the s7 and drive the headphones off of the s7 and I will benefit from the increased DAC saber chip?
AuricSound
Hello Jake, Pm-3 is very sensitive headphone but not suggest you direct work on Mac.
Mac internal Sound Specs:
Sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz
Bits per sample: 16-bit or 24-bit
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR): > 130 dB
Total harmonic distortion + noise (THD+N): < -130 dB (0.00003%) You just plug-in USB via AuricSound S7, you can hear rich detail and know more on the same Pm-3 and Mac. you can hear much of a difference in sound quality even from low bitrate Audio source. thank you.
Jake Steele
I have a Mac Computer, I will probably use this at work to power my OPPO Pm-3's, what would be the best way to pass music from the mac to the DAC? Will I see much of a difference in sound quality to the mac's internal 32bit-192khz sound card? My source audio would be from Spotify and Google Music.
AuricSound
Hello Peter, foobar can play all WavPack audio, just simple way to enjoy you own music files.
Thank you!
Peter McQuillan
Thanks for your answer - though I'm a little confused. You support FLAC (which while the format can support 32-bit, has no 32-bit encoders as far as I know) and ALAC - neither of which can support 768kHz. WavPack allows me to have PCM and DSD audio (with tags etc).
So I'm asking as I have files stored in that format - I've never even seen files at 768kHz so it's personally not a high priority.
AuricSound
Hello Peter, thank you for your questions! yes, S7 is the firmware upgradeable.
we leave the 6.35mm (1/4 inch) headphone jack because the S7 created by mini size.
The WavPack audio format normally for low-end devices can't support hight bitrate format, you can be enjoyed S7 build with latest XMOS Octa-core ARM CPU and ESS Twin SABRE® Reference 32bit DACs support full range audio to 768kHz/32-bit.
BTW, we'll release the new Power AMP for S7 with 6.35mm (1/4 inch) and full XLR headphone jack. thank you!
AuricSound
Hey, Matej, I'm an old music lover, I do not like work with any PR promote, I'm focusing on the audio technology. the video just introduces the precision Hi-Res Audio. all the product detail on the campaign page and well know with Pro music lovers. thanks!
Matej Albert
@Mawaidu: I did not like the video from beginning. It felt strange that there is no mention of the product or company. Now I know why. @Creator: So what, you just stole a video from Sony? Or what is your explanation for using their video?
Peter McQuillan
Just a few questions 1) Is the firmware on the DAC upgradeable?
2) Why did you choose a 3.5mm headphone output rather than a 6.35mm (1/4 inch) headphone output?
3) Have you looked at supporting the WavPack audio format (www.wavpack.com) , an open source format which supports lossless compression of PCM and DSD audio? Thanks
AuricSound
Hello Mawaydu, Yes the video introduces the precision Hi-Res Audio. thanks!