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(News) Aune X8 XVIII Anniversary Edition BT Magic Desktop DAC

Aune X8

Aune X8 XVIII

 

AUNE Audio is a famous brand from Shenzhen China, they specialize in premium HiFi desktop gears such as audio decoders, headphone amplifiers, digital clocks, etc. Today, Aune has released their latest special edition variant for the well-known X8 Desktop DAC, meet the all-new Aune X8 XVIII BT MAGIC DAC. It’s the special edition 18th anniversary edition of the X8 DAC. It reserves the classic features of the X8 series such as Swappable OPAMPs, FPGA Architecture, seven digital filter modes, etc. This latest X8 XVIII anniversary edition adds balanced TRS pre-amp output and supports high-resolution LDAC, AptX HD, and AAC codecs to Bluetooth connectivity. The Aune X8 XVIII is launched officially for 299$, BT edition is priced at 329$, check out more details here

 

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Features

  • Pure sound with FPGA core architecture.
  • Added Balanced TRS pre-amp output.
  • Interchangeable OPAMP design.
  • High-resolution DAC with 32-Bit/768kHz & native DSD512.
  • Integrated Seven Digital Filters.
  • High-resolution Bluetooth connectivity with LDAC/AptX HD/AAC wireless codec support.
  • Multiple Inputs.
  • Superb performance with ultra-low distortion and noise ratings.
  • Natural & Lively sound tuning.

 

FPGA Core Archietecture

Aune X8 XVIII features Aune’s self-developed FPGA core design architecture. It enables high-resolution signal decoding up to 32Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 decoding. With its FPGA core technology, the X8 XVIII gets pure digital signal decoding support.

 

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Multiple Connectivity Options Including Balanced TRS Pre-AMP Output

Aune’s X8 series of DACs have always featured an array of connectivity options. With the latest X8 XVIII anniversary edition DAC, Aune adds balanced TRS pre-amp output to the device along with the regular RCA Pre-amp and RCA line-out ports. As for input, we get Optical, Bluetooth, Coaxial, and USB input ports. Coaxial input allows you to connect it with other digital sources in the chain.

 

Be A Tuner, Switch The OPAMPs As Required

Aune X8 XVIII Magic DAC features interchangeable OPAMP design. The OPAMPs can be interchanged as required by just simply the pull and plug method. The X8 XVIII includes the OPAMP swapping tool included in the package.

 

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Seven Digital Filters For Different Sound Tastes

Aune X8 XVIII Magic DAC is loaded with seven digital filter modes. These filters provide seven different tastes. Since Aune X8 XVIII also features swappable OPAMPs, the DAC allows the users full control over the output performance.

 

High-Resolution Bluetooth Input Support

Aune X8 XVIII Magic DAC gets high-resolution Bluetooth input connection support. It supports high-resolution LDAC/AptXHD/AAC Wireless Bluetooth transmission codec support. Simply connect it with smartphones, Computers, and Music Players and enjoy high-resolution music.

 

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Price & Availability

Aune X7 XVIII BT MAGIC DAC is priced at 299.00$, BT edition is priced at 329.99$, you can check out more details here.

 

Aune X8

Aune X8 XVIII

AUNE X8 XVIII BT

$299.00