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DAC-2v2 Upgrade Features

All v2 upgrades include:

  • All-new ESS 9028PRO chip (DAC-2v2) or 9038PRO (DAC-2v2SE) replaces original 9018S chip
  • Updated firmware
  • Updated audio filters
  • Increased sonic performance

Upgrading from DAC-2 → DAC-2v2 adds:

  • All-new 9028PRO chip
  • New galvanically isolated, asynchronous USB input
  • Support for files up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM and DSD 256 (via USB and I²S inputs)
  • Driverless for Mac and Linux

Upgrading from DAC-2 or DAC-2 DSD  DAC-2v2SE adds:

  • All-new 9038PRO chip (instead of 9028PRO)
  • Custom Vishay Z-Foil resistors (0.1% tolerance and a +/-0.5ppm/°C)
  • Ultra-low noise discrete regulators (100+ times quieter and faster than the stock regulator)
  • Ultra-fast recovery Schottkey diodes
  • Premium grade inductors
  • Upgraded fuse
  • New, quieter green OLED display
Optional Femto Master Clock option (recommended if you do not have it already installed):
  • Femto-Grade Clock (82 fSec phase jitter)