DAC ES9038PRO Bluetooth 5.0 32bit 768kHz DSD512 MQA DAC

    Embedded Altera Max V CPLD
    I/V Conversion
    Accusilicon A5318-B Clocks
    XMOS XU216 USB Interface
    Bluetooth 5.0
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High Performance ES9038Pro Chip

At the heart of this X18 is a digital/analog conversion stage using an ESS ES9038Pro chip, known for its incredible performance and its ability to provide a particularly accurate and transparent sound reproduction. The chip has here an independent power supply allowing it to reveal its full potential.

Embedded Altera Max V CPLD

The embedded Altera Max V CPLD incorporates a number of technologies, including clock management, PLL, DoP decoder and digital filters.

I/V Conversion

The X18 has no less than eight independent I/V converters, each dedicated to a channel of the DAC, using OPA1612 AOPs. These offer excellent measurements with extremely low distortion and noise levels. Resistors with a tolerance of 0.1% are used for the key sections of this I/V converter.

Accusilicon A5318-B Clocks

Two Accusilicon A5318-B clocks ensure perfect synchronization of the audio signal for a particularly low jitter level, promoting clear and pure playback.

XMOS XU216 USB Interface

The USB input of the X18 uses an XMOS XU216 interface. It supports high resolution streams, up to 32bit 768kHz PCM and DSD512, while ensuring accurate and neutral sound.

Bluetooth 5.0

The Gustard X18 features Bluetooth 5.0 reception, allowing you to stream your music remotely, for example from a smartphone or tablet. The integrated chip supports the high-definition transmission codecs aptX HD and LDAC, ensuring sound quality equal to or better than CD quality.

Inside the Box

  • 1 x GUSTARD X18
  • User Manual

1 Year Warranty

The GUSTARD X18 Comes with a 1 year warranty on the AMP & DAC only. Warranty doesn't apply to the included accessories.

Technical Details

Product type
Bluetooth 5.0
1x USB-B
1x Optical Toslink
1x Coaxial
1x AES
1x I2S via HDMI
1x Single-ended stereo RCA
1x Balanced stereo XLR
DAC Chip
ESS ES9038Pro
USB interface
Supported sampling rates
USB : PCM up to 32bit 768kHz, Native DSD up to DSD512, DSD DoP up to DSD256, MQA
I2S : PCM up to 32bit 768kHz, Native DSD up to DSD512, DSD DoP up to DSD512
AES, Coaxial, Optical : PCM up to 24bit 192kHz, DSD DoP up to DSD64, MQA
Supported Bluetooth codecs
AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC
PCM Filters
DSD Filters
Frequency response
20Hz-20kHz ±0.08dB
Output level
RCA : 2.5Vrms @ 0dBFS
XLR : 5Vrms @ 0dBFS

Processing Time

This product is in Pre-order period. Pre-orders are provided for items that have not reached us and will take some time to be shipped out.

Pre-order Period: 7-10 working days


  • No cancellation of orders once ordered.
  • All orders to be shipped out sequentially.

Authentic Products

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Worldwide Free Shipping

We are located in China but send our products worldwide for free. T&Cs apply.

1 Year Warranty

We provide 1 year warranty for the all products except the cables and accessories*.

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