The heart of the DAC-Z8, its digital-to-analog conversion stage, is equipped with an excellent ESS ES9038Pro chip. This ensures low distortion and noise for a truly convincing high-fidelity music experience. In addition, the DAC-Z8’s audio circuitry is specifically calibrated to deliver its full potential.
XMOS XU316 USB Interface
The USB input of the DAC-Z8 is combined with an XMOS XU316 interface, which is able to process audio data quickly and efficiently for optimal signal transmission. This chip also supports high-resolution streams up to PCM 32bit 768kHz and DSD512 Native, as well as MQA files.
The EverSolo DAC-Z8 supports the decoding of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files from its USB, Toslink optical and coaxial inputs. This format allows to enjoy a sound quality as close as possible to the original studio recording.
High precision clocks
The DAC-Z8 is equipped with two very high precision clocks on the frequencies 45.1584MHz and 49.152MHz. These allow you to enjoy a high quality decoding, ensuring a very low jitter for a detailed and precise sound.
Optimized I/V circuit
The I/V circuit of the DAC-Z8 consists of 8 OPA1612 OPAs. It uses multi-channel signal shunting compensation technology, with the 8 OPAs corresponding to the 8 output channels of the I/V conversion stage, ultimately providing a two-channel parallel output. In addition to the high-precision resistors, this circuitry assists in the lossless amplification of the XLR, RCA and headphone outputs, improving channel separation, dynamic range and sonic integrity.
Amplifier circuit & Balanced preamp output
The DAC-Z8’s analog audio circuitry is fully balanced. The XLR, RCA and headphone outputs are all processed by a balanced differential amplifier circuit for low noise and improved channel separation. The high-fidelity preamplifier circuitry provides precise and efficient volume control.
In addition to a complete connectivity, the DAC-Z8 has a Bluetooth 5.0 Qualcomm QCC5125 receiver, which allows you to broadcast your music remotely, from a smartphone or a tablet for example, while supporting the codecs of high-resolution transmission aptX HD and LDAC for a high quality restitution in wireless.
Digital DSP filters
The EverSolo DAC-Z8 offers no less than 7 PCM filters and 4 DSD filters. These allow you to adapt the sound reproduction of the device according to your listening preferences and your audio system
The DAC-Z8’s headphone amplifier also performs very well and is capable of providing comfortable power to accompany headphones with impedance from 16 to 300Ω without difficulty. This one also has a two-step gain control to accommodate both demanding headphones and more sensitive earphones.
The DAC-Z8 can be controlled via the free EverSolo Control App available on Android and iOS. The latter allows access to the vast majority of the parameters available on the device.