Aune X1s 32 bit / DSD 128 dac and headphone amp. New for 2018 10th Anniversary edition, with improved headphone amp and selectable dac filters.
The X1s is a compact, highly spec'ed dac to use with a stereo, with optical, coax and usb inputs. There is also an analog input. The X1s has a high quality built in headphone amp, making it ideal as a compact all in one dac and headphone amp to use with a computer. The headphone amp is a new higher power version, to mate with a huge variety of premium headphones.
The X1s uses the highly regarded ESS 9018k2m dac chip for excellent performance and up to date specs. The usb input is compatible with computers and now also with phones and ipads (with an appropriate usb adaptor). The metal housing and brushed finish have a quality look and feel that has been upgraded with the 10th anniversary edition - the finish has a thicker, more textured feel to it with a more pronounced matte finish. Outboard power supply can be left on the floor.