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New Features (Changes from the P 5)

  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC replaces the original Burr-Brown DAC
  • USB input is now capable of DSD & 384kHz/32-bit PCM (up from 96Khz/24-bit)
  • Burr Brown analog resistor ladder volume control
  • Dimmable front panel volume display
  • Upgraded USB receiver with "plug and play" operation with Windows 10
  • An additional optical input (2 total)
  • Ball bearing supported solid aluminum volume knob
  • Programable default turn on volume setting
  • Favorite volume memory with remote control button
  • Increased phono stage gain for lower output cartridges
  • Improved Left/Right channel separation and balance tracking
  • Sand blasted metal end caps replace plastic end caps on the P 5
  • Updated cosmetics with subtle gold highlights
Preamp and DAC Features
  • ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC (ES9018K2M)
  • Asynchronous USB 2.0 supports PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit
  • USB input decodes Native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DoP DSD
  • Coax and optical inputs accept PCM up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • Analog bass management with high & low pass crossovers
  • Home theater bypass input for surround sound integration
  • Front panel subwoofer level control
  • Dedicated high current headphone amplifier (TI TPA6120)
  • Phono input for MM, MC and MI with 100 or 47k load
  • Front panel Aux input with automatic +12 dB gain stage
  • 5 pairs RCA line level Analog inputs
  • 1 pair XLR balanced Analog input
  • Balanced XLR and RCA left and right preamp outputs
  • 1 balanced XLR and 2 RCA subwoofer outputs
  • Bass & treble controls with relay bypass from remote or front panel
  • Rear panel IR input and IR loop output jacks
  • 12 Volt trigger output
  • Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
  • 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs

Frequency Response 10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.01 %
Interchannel Crosstalk > 70 dB at 20 kHz
> 78 dB at 1 kHz
Preamplifier Stage Input Sensitivity 300 mV in for 1 V
Total Gain: 10 dB
Max Output: 7.5V
S/N Ratio - Line Inputs 1- 5 > 108 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
> 88 dB (shorted, unweighted)
S/N Ratio - DAC Inputs > 108 dB (IHF A-weighted)
> 88 dB (unweighted)
S/N Ratio - Phono Input MM > 80 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
MM > 70 dB (shorted, unweighted)
MC > 67 dB (shorted, IHF A-weighted)
MC > 55 dB (shorted, unweighted)
Phono Stage Sensitivity / Input Impedance MM: 38 dB / 47 k
MC: 52 dB / 47 k or 100
Input Impedance Unbalanced: 24 k
Balanced: 100 k per leg
Preamplifier Output Impedance Unbalanced: 100
Balanced: 470 per leg
High & Low Pass Crossover Slope 12 dB per octave
Supported DAC Sampling Rates USB: up to 384 kHz / 32-bit PCM
DSD Native: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256
DSD over PCM (DoP) at 384 kHz
Coax/Optical: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM
Digital to Analog Converter ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M
384 kHz / 32-bit
USB 2.0 Controller Savitech SA9227, 384 kHz / 32-bit
Headphone Amplifier Texas Instruments TPA6120A
Output Impedance 10 ohms
XLR Pin Identification 1 = Ground (Shield)
2 = Positive
3 = Negative (Return)
Dimensions Width: 17-1/4" (437 mm)
Depth: 15" (381 mm)
Depth, with cables 17" (432 mm)
Height, with feet: 4-1/8" (105 mm)
Height, without feet: 3-1/2" (89 mm), 2U
Net Weight 14 lb. (6.3 kg)
Shipping Weight 21 lb. (9.5 kg)
Power Requirement Standby: 0.5 watts
Power On: 15 watts
100-250 VAC 50/60 Hz (automatic)10 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB

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