xDuoo XA-10 Balanced Desktop DAC/AMP MQA

xDuoo has been a renowned brand in the audio industry for many past years. The brand excels at the research & development of high-quality portable and desktop audio gears. Last week they released their much-awaited XD-05 Balanced portable DAC/AMP system, today the brand has released its latest fully balanced DAC & headphone Amplifier, the xDuoo XA-10.

The latest xDuoo XA-10 is a heavily powerful desktop-grade DAC/AMP system. xDuoo has equipped the XA-10 with two high-performance AK4493 DAC chips with a Class-A amplification buffer for high-resolution audio signal decoding and amplification. It features a fully balanced output architecture with 4-Pin XLR/4.4mm balanced headphone output and a 6.35mm single-ended output. The XA-10 can act as a hub for all your musical needs, feed it audio signal via USB, Coaxial, Optical, or Bluetooth input and enjoy a high-resolution sound output on your headphones. It has got a price tag of 479$.

Utilizing the power of two independent DAC chips paired with double amplifier chips, the XA-10 features a fully balanced output architecture. This balanced chipset eliminates noise interference and provides the users with a powerful high-resolution output. The DAC chips are paired with other premium components like XMOS XU216 USB Signal Receiver chip, Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth signal receiver chip, OPA1612 independent amplifier chips, premium capacitors, and many other premium chips.

With the latest XMOS XU216 USB signal receiver chip, the XA-10 decodes high-resolution audio files with ease. The device supports PCM decoding up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively through the USB connection. It also supports full MQA decoding, providing the users with the best possible sound quality in today’s generation.

The Qualcomm CSR8675 is a flagship-grade Bluetooth signal receiver chip found usually in flagship devices. It provides seamless wireless Bluetooth connectivity with hi-res codec support such as LDAC, AptX HD, AptX LL, and many more.

Utilizing high-quality transistors as a class A buffer, the XA-10 keeps the circuit in the best working condition at all times. The device is tested to delivers high-quality distortion-free output even at heavy loads with demanding headphones. It provides a super-clean output with ultra-low distortion ratings of 0.0008% bringing out the best for your headphones.

The xDuoo XA-10 features 3 headphone output ports, one single-ended 6.35mm, and two balanced 4-pin XLR and 4.4mm ports. The single-ended headphone out has an output power of up to 3000mW @32Ω of load while the balanced ports provide an output of up to 4000mW @ 32Ω of load.

xDuoo has designed built-in relay protection for the XA-10 desktop DAC/AMP systems. It avoids the POP noise when the device is turned on, protecting the connected headphones/earphones and the device from sudden voltage fluctuations or other abnormal conditions.

Specs:

>High-performance Dual-DAC chipset(2*AK4493).

>Hi-res Audio signal decoding.

>Supports PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz, and DSD512 natively.

>Full MQA decoding support.

>Fully balanced architecture

>Multiple audio signal input options, USB, Optical, Coaxial, Bluetooth.

>Hi-res wireless codec support such as LDAC, AptX HD, AptX LL, and more.

>Balanced Class A amplification buffer.

>Multiple headphone outputs (Balanced 4-pin XLR/4.4mm, and single-ended 6.35mm).

>High-end chipset components.

>Digital volume adjustment(100 levels).

>0.96” high-definition OLED display.

>Built-in Relay Protection.

>Output Power(Balanced): 4000mW @ 32Ω.

>Output Power(Single-ended): 3000mW @ 32Ω.

>Suitable Headphone Impedance: 16Ω-600Ω.

>THD+N: 0.0008%.

>SNR(Balanced): 120dB.

>SNR(Single-Ended): 115dB.

>Crosstalk(Balanced): 108dB.

>Crosstalk(Single-Ended): 73dB.

>Power Supply: DC12V/3A.

>Weight: 0.9Kg.