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Old 11-11-2016, 09:06 PM
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Default New Wyred DACs with ESS 90xxPro

I just saw the new Wyred DAC v2 series with the ESS 90xxPro chips on their website. Anyone know if we will be able to upgrade our original DAC-2s using ESS 9018S chips to the ESS 90xxPro? Any speculation on improved sonics with the ESS Pro?
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:46 AM
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Nice. Can't wait to learn more once it's reviewed. I would hunch upgrading chips in our old DAC-2's is not possible, but that's a pure guess.
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Nice. Can't wait to learn more once it's reviewed. I would hunch upgrading chips in our old DAC-2's is not possible, but that's a pure guess.

The chips are pin compatible, but replacement of surface mount components isn't recommended - due to potential reliability issues, so my guess (hope) is that they'll offer to upgrade the DAC pcb module, which is relatively easy to do.

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I noticed that the Wyred website removed reference to the 9038PRO for the DAC 2V2 SE and seems to imply it will use the 9028PRO for the SE version. I wonder if they ran into technical issues with the 9038PRO or maybe availability issues?
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I noticed that the Wyred website removed reference to the 9038PRO for the DAC 2V2 SE and seems to imply it will use the 9028PRO for the SE version. I wonder if they ran into technical issues with the 9038PRO or maybe availability issues?
Hi jrsub,

We originally were talking about using the 9038PRO and indeed, thinking we would for a time. But cost and implementation ended up being greater than what we had foreseen and anticipated. We will offer the 9038PRO as an option for those who want it, however. Pricing TBD.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:19 PM
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Honest answer from an honest company, that's why I like purchasing from them.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:29 AM
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As you know, I really like Wyred 4 Sound products and the company is outstanding. Tony and EJ are second to none in customer service and standing behind their products.

If you get a chance of trying their v2 versions (the new ones with the new ESS PRO DAC chips) I would highly advise it. It is a very nice improvement!
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:23 PM
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Oh no, I hope they find a way to make the flagship chip work. Good catch on seeing the updated wording.
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I've got the DAC1v2 with the Fento clock on order. Pro 9026 chip which according to ESS lacks volume capabilities but otherwise identical to 9028 minus less SNR and dynamic range which I doubt these ears could hear. Should have in 2 weeks according to Tony. Will report on it after 200 hours.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:38 PM
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It was also initially listed as being available for pre-orders with the 9038PRO when they first announced the V2 DACs on their Black Friday sale, and was then changed to coming soon.
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