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Aune S9c Pro: External DAC, Preamp and Headphone Amplifier

Aune S9c Pro
Aune S9c Pro

Aune Audio presented at the High End Show 2023 in Munich a reference Aune S9c Pro DAC , combined with a preamplifier and a headphone amplifier. The DAC has replaced the Aune S6 Pro model in the company’s nomenclature.

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To connect digital sources, Aune S9c Pro is equipped with four inputs – optical and coaxial, USB-B and balanced AES / EBU. At the same time, the DAC is able to decode PCM digital streams with resolution up to 32 bit / 768 kHz and DSD up to DSD512. Also, the device can work with files in MQA format and is equipped with a Bluetooth adapter that supports LDAC and aptX HD codecs. For connection to an amplifier or active speakers, both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs are provided.

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To connect headphones on the front panel of Aune S9c Pro, there is both a 6.35 mm jack connector and a balanced XLR 4.4 mm output. The headphone amplifier is built entirely in balanced circuitry and delivers up to 5W of output power on a balanced output. The power supply contains a 50 VA power transformer and a capacitor bank with a total capacity of 23,900 microfarads. There is also the possibility of connecting an external clock generator via a 10 MHz BNC input.

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The Aune S 9 c Pro external DAC is available in black and white. The DAC has already gone on sale in Europe for a suggested retail price of 749 euros .

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