ASUS has announced a new Plus Edition version of its Xonar Essence One external digital-analog converter and headphone amplifier that's bundled with an op-amp swap kit to further extend tonal customization options
The Xonar Essence One Plus Edition unit is capable of upsampling 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz source audio to 352.8kHz and 48/96/192kHz input to 384kHz
There's a USB-B connector, Toslink and Coaxial digital inputs, two XLR connectors and stereo, coaxial analog outputs to the rear of the unit
ASUS has integrated a premium WIMA capacitor for a warmer, cleaner, and more balanced sound image and says that its Hyper Grounding technology results in reduced EMI and even purer sound
The unit combines a Hi-Fi DAC for computers and CD/DVD players and an audiophile-class headphone amp capable of powering cans with impedance up to 600 ohms
The Plus Edition bundles six specifically-chosen op-amps to give users even more control over the tone and timbre characteristics of the output
ASUS has announced a new Plus Edition version of its Xonar Essence One external digital-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier that offers audio lovers even more control over the sound they hear. The only real change to the setup is the addition of an op-amp swap kit that gives users another five unique tonal customization options.
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