With six generations released, Aune’s X1 series is popular among audiophiles looking for streamlined, all-in-one DAC/amps. Taking the tradition a step further with cutting-edge features, the seventh-generation X1S Pro is both Hi-Res and low-noise.
It’s equipped with the ES9038Q2M DAC chip (featuring three filter modes) and capable of decoding at 32-bit, 768-kilohertz PCM and DSD512. On the amplifier side, the X1S features Aune’s well-received, fifth-generation Class-A amp circuit.
Professionally tuned, it’s outfitted with a two-stage digital power supply and a two-stage analog voltage regulator circuit to reach ultra-low 3.5-microvolt distortion levels.
The X1S also boasts -102-decibel THD + N to create a dark background on which to articulate its impressive 117-decibel dynamic range and excellent transient response.