ESS Technology, the industry leader in HiFi audio and analog design, today announced that its flagship SABRE ES9038PRO Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) will be featured in the Ayre Acoustics QX-5 Twenty digital hub being introduced at the Munich High End show for consumer audiophiles. This new cutting edge digital hub leverages the unmatched performance and sound quality of the ES9038PRO to extend Ayre’s decades-long record of groundbreaking innovation in audio systems design.
“ESS always improves on previous products and the ESS SABRE ES9038PRO breaks all the old benchmarks – both qualitatively and quantitatively. It has unmatched technical specifications and more importantly the sound is spectacular,” said Dan Christman, Chief Marketing Officer of ESS Technology. “It was natural for us to collaborate with Ayre, a company revered by both audiophiles and musicians for superb audio quality. The Ayre QX-5 Twenty extends the audiophile excellence that ESS and Ayre have built together over the past decade.”
“When Ayre introduces a new platform, we source the best components and ESS is always at the top of the list. The design of our QX-5 Twenty digital hub was meticulously crafted to deliver an astonishing level of detail and purity,” said Charles Hansen, CEO and Founder of Ayre Acoustics. “The collaboration with ESS allows Ayre to deliver all of the music’s emotional power regardless of the file format.”
The flagship ES9038PRO SABRE DAC sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with the industry’s highest dynamic range (DNR), in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The ES9038PRO was designed for premium audio equipment and for serious audiophiles it provides the most immersive listening experience — bringing music to life. It features ESS’ patented 32-bit HyperStream technology with-122dB total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N). The HyperStream architecture is responsible for both the outstanding sound quality of the ES9038 and the extremely low THD+N.
About ESS Technology
For more than three decades ESS Technology has been on the cutting edge of audio technology. A privately held fabless semiconductor company, ESS Technology designs and markets high-performance analog and HiFi audio devices for mobile, consumer, automotive, and professional audiophile systems. The company was founded in 1984 and today ESS Technology is best known for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information visit http://www.esstech.com.
About Ayre Acoustics
Ayre Acoustics, Inc. has been steadily developing a full array of new audio and video technologies since 1993. Pioneering the use of zero-feedback real-time amplification, built on a foundation of the highest performance power supplies, and maximizing the circuit's performance capabilities through the use of fully-balanced, differential circuits from input to output, Ayre's designs have continually won countless awards for decades. All Ayre products are designed and built by hand in Boulder, Colorado, using only components from the highest quality supply partners in North America, Japan, and Europe.