Matrix X-Sabre DAC

$1,299.00 $1,199.00


A high performance 32Bit/384kHz DSD DXD DAC ideal for reference performance and high bitrate recordings.

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The Matrix X-SABRE is a high quality DAC which supports DSD and DXD signal playback. It used the ESS Technology ES9018S Sabre Reference 32Bit chip, and cooperates with XMOS U-Series USB Audio chip, making it easy to playback DXD and DSD signals via the USB interface.

X-SABRE with the Coaxial, USB, AES/EBU input channel, you can change the channel by a toggle switch on the front panel. High quality gold plated connectors  ensure a reliable connection and to make for lossless signal transmission.

USB 2.0 asynchronous interface supports 1Bit/DSD64 or DSD128 signal and 24 Bit/352.8kHz DXD signal playback. The PCM signal supports up to 32 Bit/384kHz sample rate. It will provide ultra high-quality audio signal playback.

Unlike conventional sigma-delta implementation, the ESS Sabre and Sabre32 converters incorporate innovative patented circuits to deliver spectacular music free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The results are exceptionally wide dynamic range, ultra low distortion, accurate sound stage and jitter-free music clarity.

Using XMOS U-Series Asynchronous USB Audio Class 2.0 chip. Achieve signal asynchronous transmission and playback, support low latency ASIO, KS professional audio software interfaces, support Windows and Mac OS.

We Say

If you want to be able to say you have the heaviest DAC out of your friends, this would probably be a great starting point. It’s full metal chassis means this unit has a lot of heft.
In terms of performance – reference quality is what you get. The high levels of instrument and channel separation definitely assist when it comes to soundstage and the balanced response means you don’t have to worry about whether this DAC is colouring the sound.

Great for studio applications, but also great for a high-bitrate home listening.


  • D/A Chip: ESS Technology ES9018S SABRE Reference 32-bit D/A Chip
  • Digital Input: Coaxial: 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz.
  • AES/EBU: 16-24Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz.
  • USB: PCM 16-32Bit /44.1kHz、48kHz、88.2kHz、96kHz、176.4kHz、192kHz、352.8kHz、384kHz DSD DSD64/DSD128(DoP)

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 systems need to install the driver supplied. Mac OS X 10.6.4 and above version have native support and do not require a driver. Can be used with the most of Android devices via the OTG cable.  Can be used with iOS devices via the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

Analog Output:

  • RCA Output Level: 2.2Vrms at 0dBFS
  • XLR Output Level: 4.4Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR:1=GND,2=HOT,3=COLD)
  • Frequency Response:  20Hz-20kHz(+0.01dB/-0.02dB)
  • SNR: >-124dB unweighted >-127dB A-weighted
  • THD+N: <0.0003% at 1kHz A-Weighted
  • Cross Talk: -143dB at 1kHz


  • Power Voltage
    230V position is fit for AC220V-240V 50/60Hz
    115V position is fit for AC100V-120V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption:  <25W
  • Fuse:  AC250V/1A 5x20mm

Dimension: 205×260×48mm L×W×H(Including the protruding part)
Weight:  3.6kg