At the core of the DAC D1, there is a duo of ES9038PRO chips. A component famous for its outstanding ability to deal with high accuracy advanced audio formats and extreme frequencies rates (DSD512, 768kHz PCM).
Moreover, one ES9038PRO unit alone is powerful enough to handle up to 8 channels simultaneously. In the case of the DAC 1, each chip is exclusively assigned to one channel of the stereo signal. Thus alllowing a sound stage with an astonishing clarity and depth.
Naturally, this configuration does not restrict access to the numerous tools and parameters to be found in the 9038PRO. The DAC 1 therefore benefits from Hyperstream-II technology that refines the conversion accuracy with a selective treatment of dithering artifacts, which increases the clarity of details while rejecting most of the distortion. Similarly, this configuration increases the accuracy of digital filters, which will refine the signal to suit the characteristics of the rest of the system to highlight the qualities of all audio equipment.
Each of the DAC chip is accompanied by a ES9311 voltage regulator. This LDO regulator is specifically designed to give the best results with these particular conversion chips. This configuration will significantly stabilize the analog signal to the output stage.