Aune has introduced its latest iteration for the award-winning X1 series of all-in-one USB DAC/AMPs, the brand new Aune X1s GT. As the 8th generation of the classic X1 series, the latest X1s GT has got added external clock input with PLL technology and a complex fully-discrete headphone amplifier architecture. The X1s GT also brings the support for fully balanced 4.4mm headphone output to the series. As for the decoding part, it provides you with exceptional performance with support for up to 32-Bit/768kHz or native DSD512 decoding. It adopts Aune’s self-developed PLL (Phase Locked Loop) precise algorithm that helps the device achieve a proper clock synchronization with all the components, hence resulting in a pure and natural sound. X1s GT can also be connected to external clock systems such as the Aune XC1.
The PLL (Phase Locked Loop) clock core is a complex and precise algorithm that enables the output signal to corresponding frequencies to the DAC, achieving a proper clock synchronization in the system. And not only this but Aune X1s GT can also be connected to an external digital audio clock to explore more options with the sound.
X1s GT features an upgraded version of the classic B1 fully discrete headphone amplifier circuit. It consists of 4 x 24BJTs, 227 components in total, producing a strong output power that can drive the most demanding headphones in the market with ease. The device has a balanced 4.4mm headphone output port that produces up to 1200mW of output power.
Instead of regular DAC filters, the Aune X1s GT has its own specially designed filter modes with Aune’s self-developed algorithm. They feature two modes for general use, and two specifically for headphones.
X1s GT uses a communication-level SR PCB motherboard that helps produce better performance throughout the frequency response range with better details. It has a high-quality MEAN WELL custom power adapter with global certifications, COG/FK capacitors, and many more premium components to ensure quality performance.
Aune has treated the X1s GT with a special design that features a red light behind the volume wheel. With the Black and red colour combo, it looks like a sports car.