Sabre DAC’s to integrate MQA rendering


(Chris ) #1

(Henry) #2

This was posted back in May when it was first announced. The pre box S2 seems to be the most successful adopter. Are there any others?


(Sean) #3

The S2 DAC’s USB interface performs MQA decoding & rendering - not it’s ESS9038Q2M DAC chips.

The S2 DAC was also released in 2017, well before the 2018 ESS & MQA announcement linked in the opening post.


(Andrew Cox) #4

Looks like there may be a crop of new devices that use Roon (or other software) to do the first unfold and then render. Like the Dragonflies.


#5

So far the announcement are being applied to low end DAC chipsets, mostly aim for portable use.


(Peter Lie) #6

I believe the difference is that the new chips require less work to support MQA rendering than the current ones.