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  • Eleven Audio XIAUDIO K DAC with R-2R Ladder (Open Box)


    Product SKU: K DAC


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    Product Details

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    What is a K DAC?

    In music theory, the key is a group of pitches, or scale, around which a piece of music revolves. Key is tonality, and relates to the color and emotion of the music. For example, the key C major is white, innocent and pure, E major is orange, warm and energetic, and A minor is turquoise, gentle soothing sadness like a rainy day.

    K DAC is the key point, it’s the core of an audio system. XIAUDIO uses a custom R-2R ladder developed exclusively for them by Soekris of Denmark. This method of digital to analog audio conversion has become quite popular in high-performance audio, particularly with more critical headphone systems where the ability to listen to music in a highly linear fashion is key. Subtle nuances between shades of tonal colors simply flow and more accurately define the artists emotional intent hidden within.

    Music flows smoothly from this K DAC with the beauty of a very finely tuned instrument, maintaining live harmonic structure and vocals in a way XIAUDIO products are so well known for. K DAC reproduces the delicate nuances in your music like no other near this price point.

    For headphone listeners, combine the K DAC with their matching Broadway Balanced headphone amplifier for a dynamic and powerful musical presentation for one.


    • R-2R Ladder DAC
    • Amanero USB Interface (Made in Italy)
    • Compact Size (mates with Broadway headphone amplifier)
    • 384KHz / 24bit and native DSD256 support
    • Easy to read LCD display
    • IR remote control
    • User selectable filter settings
    • Digital volume control
    • Burn-in mode
    • Floating ground switch
    • Input jack for optional linear power supper or 12 V battery


    • USB
    • Balanced AES/EBU 110 Ω
    • S/PDIF RCA 1 75 Ω (Isolated)
    • S/PDIF BNC 75 Ω
    • Toslink (optical)
    • I2S via HDMI

    USB & HDMI I2S input up to PCM 24 bit / 384 KHz sample rate, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, all other inputs up to PCM 24 bit 192 KHz,


    • RCA x2 (stereo)
    • XLR x2 (stereo)

    In the Box

    • K DAC
    • Remote

    (Cables not included)


    • THD@-1dB: 0.008%
    • THD@-60dB 0.03%
    • Clock Jitter RMS: 0.8 ps typical
    • Dynamic range: 130.5 dB
    • S/N ratio (0 Hz-20 Khz): 127dB unweighted
    • Latency from digital input to analog output: <= 1 ms
    • Audio output RCA single ended (R-2R ladder direct): 1.4V RMS
    • Audio output XLR balanced (buffered): 4V RMS
    • Dimensions: 212 mm * 62 mm (not including feet) * 156 mm (not including in/output terminal and VR)
    • Input Voltage: IEC mains inlet, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz- DC 12 V input jack, 12-14 VDC, >= 1.0 A (AC cable not included)
    • Weight:1.3 KG

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