exaSound s88 $6.5k streamer dac


Uses ESS  ES9028pro Delta Sigma Dac/s

https://www.stereophile.com/content/exasound-s88-multichannel-da-processor

Cheers George
D4dc97ae e7a1 4118 bfe9 5604576a5f82georgehifi
Thank you for sharing this.

I have not heard this particular unit, but I have experienced quite a few DACs that have implemented ESS chips. I can say with confidence that sonic presentation is articulate and clean. This is especially true in cases vs cheaper alternatives (where inferior DACs) may struggle to maintain a sense of coherence with complex tracks.

Something like Wolfson on the other hand may sound "warmer" or "richer" especially in the midrange frequencies. However, I cannot claim this with certainty based on all of their offerings.