The Aune X1s GT is an elegant and powerful desktop DAC and amplifier, belonging to the 8th generation X1. Its optimized and neat architecture allows it to support high resolution files, up to PCM 32bit 768kHz and DSD512 via the USB input or 24bit 192kHz and DSD128 from the Coaxial and Optical inputs.
Versatile, it has a complete connectic with USB-B, Optical Toslink and Coaxial inputs, as well as a BNC input to associate an external 10MHz clock to the X1s GT. On the output side, we can count on stereo RCA line and pre-out, as well as two headphone outputs in single-ended Jack 6.35mm and balanced Jack 4.4mm format.
The amplifier stage of the Aune X1s GT uses four discrete amplifiers with no less than 96 bipolar transistors in total.
The Aune X1s GT also offers features such as clock synchronization and PLL technology as well as seven filters to tailor the unit's output to your listening style.
This Bluetooth version of the X1s GT integrates a Bluetooth 5.1 reception chip from Qualcomm. It can therefore be simply connected to a smartphone or tablet and thus allow the remote distribution of music. The chip used also supports the high-resolution transmission codecs aptX, aptX HD and LDAC, thus offering excellent listening quality in Bluetooth. Furthermore, the Bluetooth DAC uses PLL technology and low noise clock (either the one integrated in the X1s GT or an external clock) to drastically reduce the jitter level and ensure accurate sound reproduction.