Ultra Hi-Fi Digital Audio

Overview
HD Audio project based on the highly acclaimed ESS Sabre32 series. This project uses the latest flagship ES9038PRO chip that has the highest performance 32-bit Audio technology. Professionally built with the highest quality parts.
 
Terms:
Built and supported for personal DIY/Hobby use only. Commercial use, duplication or distribution in any form is not permitted without license agreement.

Products and services by Ackolabs Pty Ltd, Australia


 
General Enquiries:
 
 
  
E-Store
 

NEW!
AKD32S - 2CH DAC Module based on ES9038PRO

-NEW! The latest ESS 9038PRO-based DAC in stereo mode 
-NEW! I2S/DSD/SPDIF --  PCM up to 768KHz and DSD to DSD512
-Optimized direct connections. No jumpers, switches or links
-On-board low phase noise clock for Asynchronous operation.
-Options for external Master Clock.e.g for Synchronous operation (AKL-S03 required)
-3-Term Regs mounting for power. Requires 3.3Vx5 and 1.2Vx3 supplies e.g AKR75s or equivalent
-On-board low phase noise Master Clock  or external clock via UFL
-Digital Volume Control
-No external controller required for typical operation - ready to run!
-Voltage or Current Output mode
-Requires External IV for current mode drive (e.g AKV12 or transformers)
-User's Manual and support information provided. For 9038PRO datasheet please contact ESS directly
-Supplied as shown. Options are extra at cost
*design subject to changes. Final product may look different from what is shown.

Unit Price USD 188.00 
- Built-to-order only. ~8-12wks Lead time



For a more advanced product go to 
 

AKL-S03   Digital Isolator & Re-clocker - Master Clock

e.g. connection to Amanero

-High Speed Galvanic Isolation with -Synchronous or Asynchronous re-clocking.capability
-Physically matches and interacts with the Amanero USB-I2S but can also be used with other transports or similar application where isolation and re-clocking are required e.g:

-No signal processing. Takes any digital signal irrespective of formats I2S, DSD etc. 
-Ultra-low jitter Audio Clocks
-External clock option =>  More ...
-All buffered outputs with high drive capability
-GHz rated switching components
-Clean, bit-perfect outputs w.r.t. reference Clocks
-Direct connection to most DACs
-Drives AKD32 series DACs in full synchronous mode


-Users Guide and Support Information Provided
-Assembled and Tested.  (Test Certificate provided)           
- Built-to-order ~2-3 wks
*design subject to changes. Final product may look different from what is shown.
-Unit Price: USD 265





NEW RELEASE
2CH USB-I2S/DSD Audio Module-AKU384



"High frequency Rogers board"
 
-HiRes, Bit-Perfect 32bits I2S - 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k, 192k, 352.8k and 384k
-DSD 64,128,256
-Based on Amanero and AKL-S03 Digital Isolator/Re-Clocker
-Dual Ultra-low Phase Noise Synchronous Audio Clocks
-Buffered Outputs on micro coax (u.fl) headers
-Direct connection to most DACs
-Drives ESS DACs in 'Turbo' Sync mode for the highest performance.
-All separate ultra-low noise (1uV rms) power supply and filters on board with very high PSSR
-Ultra pure 3.3V supply (<0.5uV rms noise) for Oscillator section. Options for external supply from batteries, etc
-I2C Port for reading sample rates directly from transport
-Led sample rate indicators on-board.
-Wide input supply 5-12V d.c. Regulated or unregulated
-Gold plated 2oz Rogers 4003 board 
-Selection of finest components
-Assembled and tested
 
built-to-order only ~4-6wks lead time

Unit Price: USD 485 


Pop Buster 


-Pop Eliminator for Power ON/OFF events in audio systems
-Connects at any stages of DAC, Buffer, Preamp or Amplifier outputs
-Shunt relay action - Not in signal path.
-Connects up to two outputs per module, balanced or unbalanced signals
-Instructions provided

-Built to Order: ~1-2wks
-Unit Price: USD 65

AKD32P -The most musically advanced DAC!


-ES9038PRO -2CH DAC 
-High frequency, impedance controlled Teflon-Rogers pcb
-Gold plating
-Selection of finest components
-Manually soldered using low thermal stress, high conductivity Silver Alloy
-Engineered to perfection!
-lots of options ....








E-Store

DIRECT DRIVE DSD


-Pure DSD DAC
-Monobloc architecture
-DSD Input (single channel) straight from digital sources
-Single ended and Balanced Outputs on board
-Strong line-level outputs. Connect directly to Power Amplifiers/Headphones
-Soft mute and pop-suppression
-Simply replicate for Multi-Channel applications.

-under development!


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MISC. Products
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BBB-DSD Interface Adapter Module

-PCM and DSD outputs, auto-switching
-Safe and reliable shutdown upon mains power loss (LiPo 3.7V Battery required - connect to BBB battery terminal
-Mounts on P9 connnector of BBB => [Pic])
-Isolated I2C port (Options for I2C control of External Devices e.g DACs)
-Connections to S03 using U.FL coax or header =>  [Pic]

-Users Guide and Support Information Provided
-Assembled and Tested.  
*design subject to changes. Final product may look different from what is shown. 
-Unit Price: USD 165
Built-to-order only - Lead time ~3-4wks

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Power Supply Products

High performance audio grade designs

NEW RELEASE
AKR75 Super Regulator 


   
-Ultra-Low Noise, High PSSR 3-Terminal LDO Regulator
-based on ADM715x series
-Any output from 1.2V to 5V
-Wide input supply range (4.5-15V).
-
>90dB PSSR
 
-Suitable for direct connection to unregulated dc supplies. 
No pre-regulation required
-up to 800mA output @ 0.6V dropout*
-1.6uV rms noise, typical @3.3V
-On-board input filters and decouplers - unaffected by long supply leads. 
-Self contained design. Direct connection to load and supply. No additional I/O components required
-Thermal paths on ground plane itself. No bulky heatsinks required**
-Vertical, horizontal or in-line mounting, standard 3-Term 78xx pinouts (pins not mounted or supplied)
-Available in popular outputs: 1.2V, 1.8V, 3.3V, 3.6V, 4V and  5V
-Custom outputs possible
-Assembled and tested
-Options to tweak for even higher performance. Support information provided
-Compact size: 16mm x 37mm
*design subject to changes. Final product may look different from what is shown.

* 200mA max for 1.2V version

**load currents >200mA or high input-output voltages require additional heatsinking
External Heatsink-Mountable (except 1.2V version)
In Stock
Select Output
*Or Enter Custom Output Value















NEW RELEASE
AKR47  Super Regulator 

     
-High Speed, Ultra-Low Noise, 3-Terminal LDO Regulator
-based on TPS7A47
-Any output from 1.8V to 30V
-Wide input supply range (3-36V)
-up to 1A output with 0.3V dropout
-5uV rms noise, typical @5V
-On-board input filters and decouplers - unaffected by long supply leads
-Direct connection to source and load. No other I/O components required
-Thermal paths on ground plane itself. No bulky heatsinks required*
-Vertical or horizontal mounting, standard 3-Term 78xx pinouts
-15mm x 37mm
-Available in standard outputs: 1.8V, 3.3V, 3.6V, 4V, 5V, 6V, 9V,12V, 15V and 18V
-Custom outputs possible
-Assembled and tested
-Options to tweak for even higher performance. Support information provided
-Built to order ~1wk
*design subject to changes. Final product may look different from what is shown.
*load currents >200mA or high input-output voltages require additional heatsinking
External Heatsink-Mountable

In Stock
-Unit Price: USD 35
Select Output
*Enter Custom Output Value


















Trafos Boards

15/25VA Single Toroidal Transfromer Board

    
                                                   e.g. Assembly

-High performance Single Toroidal Transformer board
-
Supplied as empty boards only. Suitable for 15VA or 25VA pcb toroids
-62mm x 80mm

In Stock
-Unit Price: USD 25


15/25VA Dual Toroidal Transfromer Board

     
                                                                   e.g. Assembly


-High performance Dual Toroidal Transformer board
-
Supplied as empty boards only. Suitable for 15VA or 25VA pcb toroids
-124mm x 80mm

In Stock
-Unit Price: USD 35



Super Audio PSU


High Capacity Ultra-low Noise

-High Performance Dual Independent dc outputs, 
-Fixed outputs (any output from 1.2V to 24V options) and up to 1A continuous load current option
-Ultra-low noise 1.6uV @3.3V, >
90db PSSR
-Low noise toroidal transformer (detachable)
-High speed schottky rectifier, low ESR Capacitor bank (12,000uf) and Polypropylene filter capacitors
-can be configured for dual or bipolar outputs

- Built to order ~2wks



Triple Output Ultra-low Noise

-Low power Triple Independent dc outputs, 
-Fixed outputs (any output from 1.2V to 24V options)
-Ultra-low noise 1.6uV @3.3V, >90db PSSR
-Up to 400mA continuous load current. Up to 1A peak, non-
repetitive
-Unique ground plane heatsink
-High speed schottky rectifier, low ESR Filter Capacitors  and Polypropylene bypass capacitors
-Connect to external mains transformers, batteries or switch-mode power supplies

- Built to order ~2wks






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