Fiio K9 Pro ESS flagship dac / headphone amp, new for 2022, providing outstanding specs, power and features including XLR & 4.4mm balanced headphone out. K9 Pro uses dual 8 channel 9038 PRO dacs for top of the line performance and MQA decoding. There is bluetooth input with LDAC and apt-x Adaptive, along with a companion control app allowing you to adjust a variety of settings from the app.
Fiio K9 Pro ESS combines this with a custom designed powerful THX amp, balanced AAA 788+ design, providing huge power with extremely clean background and lots of headroom. K9 Pro has XLR, 4.4mm balanced outputs and 6.5mm SE outputs, for excellent compatibility with cables. With rear panel line and XLR outputs, to go out to stereos or powered speakers.
Now includes a stand so it can be used vertically, to save desk space.
Fiio K9 Pro ESS features:
ADC volume control curve ramps up slowly at first, for great compatibility with sensitive earphones, and smooth volume adjustments
Aluminum volume dial
3 gain levels
Front panel output selection: headphone / pre-out / line out
High end bluetooth input, with the latest codecs, like LDAC & apt-x adaptive
Coax, Optical inputs, usb-b, usb-c on the side panel and line in
Great quality pre-amp
Built in linear power supply (this alone can be a $1000 upgrade for other dacs)