CLONES Audio just introduced their new baby — The Asher DAC. Asher is the name of Funjoe son. This DAC is the milestone for new series of the CLONES to reach the higher performance and quality.

The dimension of the DAC would be 322X260X80 with weight around 6kg. Is it similar to the SHEVA DAC with ESS9018 (Parallel in 4 core per channel), but it improves regulator at the output stage and feature Femto clock with stand alone regulator. With the remote you can choose the fixed output, phase and display brightness. This DAC support single end output and spots 384K PCM/DSD256.

The latest reference DAC based on industry-leading ESS 9018 Reference Audio 32bit DAC.

• DSD 64/128/256 and DXD (384KHz 24bit PCM) compatible
• Galvanic isolation module for USB section to eliminate computer noise from the audio signal
• Ultra-Low Phase Noise Femto Master Clock Module
• Remarkable power supply has separate torroidal transformers for Analog and Digital section
• Latest Ultra-Low noise discrete regulator modules for digital part
• Remote Control Feature

Sampling rates:

• AES/EBU, COAX, OPT up to 192kHz
• USB/I2S: PCM 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384kHz; DSD64, DSD128, DSD256


• ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
• Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
• VFD display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration
• Remote control with features such as control and phase inversion
• Defeatable - 32 bit volume control
• 1x Coax input
• 1X BNC input
• 1x Toslink input
• 1x AES/EBU input
• 1x I2S input 
• Proprietary drivers for 32/64 bit Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX
• Factory selectable mains  115/230VAC
• 322mm(W) X 260mm(D) X 90mm (H)
• Weight: 6kg

Price of the ASHER DAC is HKD17,500.