Tuesday, October 25, 2016
e32 DAC Overview

exaSound’s new e32 stereo flagship DAC is built on the success of its predecessor, the award winning e22. With a truly balanced design, a high power, high performance headphone amplifier and ultimate resolution volume control, the new e32 DAC is designed and manufactured entirely in Canada. Never has affordable digital sounded so true…

Only a handful of companies around the world have released a DAC based on the new, enhanced ES9028PRO monolithic DAC chip from ESS Technologies, the successor of their legendary ES9018S. Leveraging the world’s highest performance 32 bit Hyperstream technology, the ESS Sabre Pro series enabled us to create the next generation of Reference Class conversion. The e32 will bring out the true resolving power of your home system.

exaSound’s in–house design delivers world recognized, award winning sonic purity
  • ZeroJitter™ — a unique true asynchronous USB interface with error correction assures accurate data reception
  • ZeroResolutioLoss™ — an exclusive volume control with three–way volume synchronization
  • GalvanicInfinity™ — affords complete galvanic isolation for ultimate external noise reduction
  • FemtoMaster™ — our quad-clock architecture, with 82 femtosecond master clock and 3 auxiliary stream-control clocks, minimizes jitter for maximum timing accuracy, image development and bass extension
  • Truly balanced design - yields the best analog noise performance and lowest distortion
Exceptional Value
  • Award winning, reference level fidelity at a sensible price
  • Vanishingly low noise and distortion with highly accurate and extended frequency response form the foundation for our natural, dynamic sound and ultimate subjective appreciation
  • Flexible connectivity, with simultaneous, independent balanced and unbalanced output stages means you’re always free to use the interface you want, or both at the same time
  • Uncompromised fidelity — ENclusiv™ zero-configuration comprehensive sample rate support, all the way up to native DSD 256 (DSD4) and 32 bit PCM at 384 kHz/DXD.
  • Forget guesswork — Zero-configuration automatic filter selection for every format and sampling rate
  • Love the convenience — Synchronized simultaneous operation from IR Remote, device controls and software dashboard
  • Blackest blacks — Ultimate clean power, with 11 linear power conditioning stages, and an upgradable external power supply
  • Get lost in your music — Roon: the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music. Pending RoonReady certification enables fast and highly reliable auto–discovery for instant setup

The difference is obvious from your very first listen, even with an ordinary Compact Disc. The e32 DAC offers a very neutral presentation, and the more resolving your system, the better it can perform. With high quality HRA studio masters, you will hear the music literally as it was recorded, with nothing added and nothing taken away.



  • Sample Rates: ENclusiv™ comprehensive sample rate support
    • DSD: 2.8224 or 3.072 MHz
    • DSD2: 5.6448 or 6.144 MHz
    • DSD4: 11.2896 or 12.288 MHz
    • LPCM/DXD: 44.1kHz to 384kHz at 32 bits maximum sampling rate
    • Native support for 88.2, 176.4 & (DXD) 352.8kHz master files
  • Converter Core: ESS Technologies 9028Pro reference monolythic 8 channel DAC configured for stereo
  • USB Input: Proprietary ZeroJitter™ asynchronous USB interface with error correction on classic B–Type connector, USB cable included
  • Host Support: Custom, high performance Mac OS & Windows ASIO drivers; MAC Core Audio drivers with DoP256 support
  • Player Application Support: Automatic sampling rate switching, software upsampling up to 384 kHz PCM and DSD4
  • Clock: FemtoMaster™ super–low jitter quad-clock architecture, with 82 femtosecond master clock and 3 auxiliary stream-control clocks
  • Power Conditioning: 11 linear power filtering stages
  • Host Noise Rejection: GalvanicInfinity™ - Galvanic isolation between the USB subsystem and the DAC circuitry eliminates ground loop noise and blocks computer–generated interference
  • Headphone Output: Third generation headphone amplifier, 4W into 16Ω doubles the current output to drive low impedance and low sensitivity headphones
  • Digital Inputs: Two S/PDIF inputs provide jitter reduction and superb D/A conversion when used with CD transports
  • Analog Outputs: Simultaneously driven, gold–plated balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA line outputs
  • Power Management: 12V Trigger output
  • Remote Control: Included 7 button remote, the e32 can be easily programmed to work with most IR remotes

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