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The AuricSound S7 is the world’s smallest and lightest Ultra Hi-Res audio Twin DACs prepare to immersed in a world of vivid rich sound
The AuricSound S7 is the world’s smallest and lightest Ultra Hi-Res audio Twin DACs prepare to immersed in a world of vivid rich sound
62 backers pledged HK$ 128,000 to help bring this project to life.
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AuricSound Twin ESS SABRE® 32bit ES9028Q2M 768kHz DSD512 DAC

HK$ 128,000

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AuricSound S7
AuricSound S7

The compact AuricSound S7 unveils astonishing layers of detail in music, opening up the soundstage, improving instrument separation, and propelling rhythm with irresistible energy. Hear your favorite songs as if for the first time, and get fresh insight on the music you love. There’s Twin ESS SABRE® Reference 32bit ES9028Q2M 768kHz DSD512 22.5/24.5MHz DACs and amps offer balanced output. The AuricSound S7 will satisfy anyone who loves music, and those who are curious to hear just how good their headphones can sound.

Perfect Match Reference Hi-Res Audio
Perfect Match Reference Hi-Res Audio
AuricSound A7 Reference Hi-Res AMP
AuricSound A7 Reference Hi-Res AMP
AuricSound A7 XLR Balanced OpAMP and Monitor Speakers out
AuricSound A7 XLR Balanced OpAMP and Monitor Speakers out
What is High-Resolution Audio? by SONY
What is High-Resolution Audio? by SONY
        
Best for Hi-Res earphone
Best for Hi-Res earphone
Best for stereo monitor speaker
Best for stereo monitor speaker
Twin SABRE® Reference 32bit DACs and amps offer balanced output
Twin SABRE® Reference 32bit DACs and amps offer balanced output

 Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD (up to 768kHz/32-bit, rather than 44.1kHz/16-bit), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

Learn more MQA
Learn more MQA

 Superior sound with a dedicated USB DAC amp 

With a dedicated USB DAC amp connecting your headphones and compatible Mac, PC, iPhone or smartphone, you’ll enjoy higher quality streaming of High-Resolution Audio. The amp takes over responsibility from your portable device for processing and converting digital data, then amplifies sound using its own integrated amplifier.

Learn more DSD
Learn more DSD

 Full support for DSD and PCM encoding 

With support for both DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and 768kHz/32-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) encoding formats, you’ll enjoy authentic, original sound that’s closer to the original studio recording. Both formats digitise the analogue source: DSD captures sound data as a sequence of single bit values (including DSD2.8, DSD512, DSD256, DSD128, and DSD64) with a high sampling rate of up to 22.5792MHz (1024 times the sampling rate of CD). While PCM digitally samples the original audio source, then converts the signal into binary digits called ‘bits’.  

Full range Ultra Hi-Res audio supported
Full range Ultra Hi-Res audio supported

 At home, work or for gamers, music lovers and movie fans 

 If quality music and sound matters then you’ll find that the AuricSound S7 is your essential companion.The AuricSound S7 is not only one of the smallest and lightest Hi-Res DSD DACs, but is also one of the most powerful and best sounding DACs on the market.

With USB and USB-C ports let you charge the device through one
With USB and USB-C ports let you charge the device through one

 XMOS Multi-connections for versatile listening 

Be well-connected with AuricSound S7 USB DAC amplifier. With USB and USB-C  two ports let you charge the device through one, and connect to your Mac, PC, iPhone or smartphone. – ideal for hooking up to an AV receiver. Plug in through a stereo out, or use the balanced headphone to plug in through a balanced headphone jack. Left and right inputs ensure rich, balanced sound.

Small But Most Powerful DACs
Small But Most Powerful DACs
*(S7-TB) Hi-End CSR aptX™ HD” feature High Definition Bluetooth® wireless audio
*(S7-TB) Hi-End CSR aptX™ HD” feature High Definition Bluetooth® wireless audio
*(S7-TB)
*(S7-TB)
ESS SABRE® 32bit 786kHz Ultra High-Resolution decode
ESS SABRE® 32bit 786kHz Ultra High-Resolution decode
Full feature I/O with latest USB-C
Full feature I/O with latest USB-C

Risks and challenges

The risks of this project are low. We have already finished a lot of prototyping, material research and testing as well as already produced a small batch of pre-production units with our established suppliers. PCB's are already fully functional but might undergo another revision. The firmware will undergo further optimizing for minor usability and sound improvements. The enclosure has undergone several prototyping cycles already, we've tested a range of materials, gluing, folding and printing technologies. The side panels are already injection molded samples and just need a few slight adaptions.
Of course it can still happen that there are minor delays, because we can't foresee everything. Surprises lurk everywhere.

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