Converting digital recordings to the analog we hear in a very life-like manner has been a constant challenge since CD's were introduced in the early 80's. Every new format brings it's own set of trade-offs to recording studios and our ears.
While D/A chipsets have evolved tremendously over the years, in the end audiophiles still seek greater purity of sound, lacking any of the typical digital brightness and grunge, or the resolution robbing softening effects of filtering to remove the same.
Eleven Audio took the more difficult path by designing a precision discrete R2R ladder DAC which more closely mimics the analog sound our brains seek. This 27 bit discrete DAC uses no off the shelf D/A converter chip, but rather an all discrete analog signal path to convert a parallel digital signal in a most natural way.
The XIAUDIO SagraDAC coverts up to 384 KHz and DSD256 with a dynamic range higher than most systems can reproduce. The sound is effortless, clear, not bright, not boring; it's just right. Human voices sound human, piano and horn plays with proper timbre and harmonic structure. You're brain has an easier job of listening, finally making this whole process quite enjoyable.
Eleven Audio utilizes fully regulated power supplies and their class A ultra-low noise analog circuitry to output pure sound in both single ended RCA and XLR balanced
In the end, all that matters is the sound. The Eleven Audio Sagra DAC is a must hear!