exaSound s82 MkII

Maple leaf – It's the exaSound s82 MkII [$7'599], a Roon-based server/streamer DAC with headFi. The conversion engine is the ESS9038Pro while power comes from two external thus upgradeable supplies to separate the server and converter sections beyond built-in galvanic isolation. Data support is 384PCM, DSD512 and MQA. Roon powers by Intel i5 processor with 16GB RAM and up to 6TB of SSD storage. There's also UPnP support, streaming with HQPlayer, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Tidal, Qobuz and YouTube. The clock is an 82fs quad affair. Finish options are black or silver. Socketry includes USB-B, 4 x USB host, 2 x HDMI, RJ45, coax, Toslink, 12V trigger and XLR/RCA analog outputs.