Questyle CMA Fifteen

Questyle has launched its latest iteration for flagship DAC/Headphone AMP, the brand new CMA Fifteen. It inherits its classic desktop design featuring its legendary Current Model Amplification Technology that was invented 15 years ago. Over the previous CMA Twelve flagship, the latest CMA Fifteen features flagship ES9038Pro DAC chip that brings drastic improvements in high-resolution audio signal decoding. It improves the overall performance over the previous model with better signal decoding, MQA support, USB Type-C port, and lower distortion in the output signal.

The ES9038 Pro is a flagship DAC chip by Sabre Technologies. It is a 32-Bit 8-channel DAC chip that provides ultimate level audio signal decoding with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings. The CMA Fifteen supports up to 32-Bit/768kHz PCM as well as native DSD512 decoding support.

Self-designed Current-Mode Amplifier Circuits. The latest flagship CMA Fifteen features four sets of a current-mode amplifier circuit for a fully balanced architecture. With the CMA Fifteen, Questlye brings full MQA decoding. Questyle has equipped its latest flagship CMA Fifteen with high-resolution Wireless Bluetooth support. The input signal can be feed to the device using Wireless Bluetooth connections. It supports an LDAC transmission codec that has 24-Bit/960kHz transmission support.

Questyle CMA Fifteen features a high-priority USB Type-C input. It also has a USB Type-B input for easy connectivity. The CMA Fifteen provides support for streaming and cloud applications including Apple Music. CMA Twelve lacked an RCA Analog input. The brand has added an analog RCA input port at the back of CMA Fifteen along with several other input options. Users can connect Vinyl Players, or simply a basic device with the help of RCA ports at the back.

Questyle CMA Fifteen has been launched at 2399.99$.

Specs

  • ES9038Pro Flagship DAC Chipset.
  • Four sets of Questyle’s self-developed Current-mode amplifier circuits.
  • Supports 32-Bit/768kHz PCM decoding.
  • Native DSD512 decoding.
  • MQA decoding support.
  • Classic Questyle Desktop Design.
  • High-quality performance with ultra-low distortion.
  • Clean background with High SNR ratings.
  • High-resolution Bluetooth with LDAC support(supported formats: SBC/AAC/LDAC).
  • Added Analog RCA input.
  • Supports 4.4mm+4-Pin XLR BAL headphone output.
  • USB Type-C high-priority input.
  • USB Type-B input.
  • Optical+Coaxial input.
  • Pre-AMP output with RCA and XLR output.

Output Parameters

  • Maximum output power(Single-Ended): 188mW@300Ω, 1.5W@32Ω.
  • Maximum output power(Bal): 765mW@300Ω, 2W@32Ω.
  • THD+N: <0.0003$@300Ω, <0.001%@32Ω.
  • Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-22kHz±0.2dB.
  • SNR(Single-Ended): >117dB.
  • SNR(Bal): >120dB.

Line-Out Parameters

  • Maximum Analog Output(RCA): 2V.
  • Maximum XLR Balanced Output: 4V.
  • THD+N(RCA): 0.0004%.
  • THD+N(XLR): 0.0003%.
  • SNR(RCA): >116dB.
  • SNR(XLER): >119dB.

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