SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier


This email just came in from Calto Wong of ESS Technology:

ESS Technology, a leading provider of high performance audio/video solutions, today announces the SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier as the newest addition to its high performance audio converter product line.

The SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier delivers an unprecedented performance level of 122dB DNR and -117dB THD+N, making it the perfect companion for the critically-acclaimed SABRE-2M series of 32-bit DACs widely employed in audiophile-grade mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and digital music players.

Using an internal charge pump, the SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier operates from a single +3.3V supply to produce ground-referenced outputs, eliminating pops and clicks as well as the need for large DC blocking capacitors.

Robert Wong, vice-president of marketing and worldwide sales for ESS Technology, said, “Through the use of ESS innovative breakthrough technologies, the SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier has overcome a major bottleneck in the audio signal path to deliver the ultimate headphone performance in mobile devices. For the first time, audio enthusiasts can enjoy SABRESOUND all the way to their headphone of choice.”

The SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier will be sampling in March 2014 in 20-QFN package. For further information about samples, evaluation boards or product datasheets, please contact your local ESS Sales Representative.

The SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier will be demonstrated on February 24 – 27, 2014 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at Hall 2 – Room 2D10MR. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-415-994-0436.

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