Dual ES9038Q2M DAC from audiophonics.fr

Hi,

there is yet another dual ES DAC from audiophonics with XLR outputs and many other features. It looks to be very simple to integrate as it only requires one power input (as opposed to the multiple inputs for the IAN Canada dual DAC)

Any experience with this and volumio ?
Thanks

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and-interfaces-for-raspberry-pi/audiophonics-evo-sabre-balanced-dac-2x-es9038q2m-usb-rpi-spdif-bt-xlr-rca-p-14562.html

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https://www.audiophonics.fr/37512-thickbox_default/audiophonics-evo-sabre-balanced-dac-2x-es9038q2m-usb-rpi-spdif-bt-xlr-rca.jpg

Hi snuka,

This board is really looking promising.

You can see at the audiophonics.fr page it is absolutely brand new.

Would be also very interesting to me if it will work with the already integrated ES9038 Audiophonics drivers or if there is is some driver missing in Volumio.

Even if looking promising - the price isn’t low enough for me to just even buy one for checking that out…
Anyhow there is some stonishing attention in detail if you look at the board.

Audiophonics doesn’t mention any compatibility to the current Volumio v2.779 - but in theory it should work - with assumed availability of (maybe) required drivers and/or standard kernel support.

@JudiDudi: Wouldn’t that be interesting for asking for a sample to check with a couple of listeners ? :slight_smile: :smiley:

Best Regards
Josef

yes Josef, this board is looking promising.
should we try it?
I will ask for a sample :wink: and let you know…

That would be great! I’ll start saving in the meantime:-)

Quick answer - Great news!
audiophonics are so generous and lend me a board for a couple of weeks.
I’ll keep you updated.

(thanks josef for the idea)

okay, it’s here now!

… and it works with volumio… i used the audiophonics ES9028Q2M I2S driver.
first impression is very good. clear sound and no clicks, pops…
hardware volume control via remote and volumio gui works.
my board is powered with the ifi ipower X 9V/2.5A psu. https://ifi-audio.com/products/ipowerx/
RPI powered separately
you can switch via remote the input source (BT, RPI, Coax,USB)
next week i have more time to explore this board.