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Reference 8 Pro 25th Anniversary

Price: $3,690


The Reference 8 Pro 25th Anniversary is the  the fourth generation of Consonance Hiend audiophile music player. It uses the ARM RK3288 1.8Ghz quad core CPUs for increased performance of the digital processing and the high definition audio playback. Control of the Reference8 Pro 25th Anniversary is simple thanks to its slick Web-based control interface. It can be used with any browser, with any device: Mac, PC, Android, iOS or anything with a browser. Everything from configuration to Playback is just a fingertip away.


1. New processor delivers DSD256 & PCM768 playback, From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, USB Digital Audio Output supports DSD512.
From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, it can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want.
2. Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Web radio giving you access to tens of millions of songs.
3. Dual Mono design throughout maximizes channel separation. Dual AK4497 DACs featuring 140dB dynamic range. It supports some new modes such as "DSD direct" and "Low dispersion short delay". The "DSD direct" mode can let the pure original DSD signal direct to outputs and the "Low dispersion short delay" of PCM digital filter can let DAC chip get close to R2R Operating mode. The DAC chip board can easy to removed and replaced to allow any  updates in the future.

4. Use specially designed "discrete Op-Amp LPF" at the analog output stage.









5. Dual Purer-Power Linear Power Supplies.
6. The DAC part can be used separately as a decoder.











7. Difference digital inputs option Coaxial, Optical and Bluetooth, easy to match with high quality external device.












USB output: 4X USB 2.0, PCM 32 bits 768kHz
CPU: Quad core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 with passive heatsink
Internal Memory: 16GB Emmc
Video Output: HDMI, up to 4K resolution
LAN: Gigabit
Wireless Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR with External Antenna

Supported audio file formats:
PCM: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF, APE, MP3, AAC

Supported audio sample rates, bit depths, number of channels:
PCM, 44.1khz-384kHz, 16-32bit, Stereo
DSD, 2.8MHz-11.2MHz, 1bit, Stereo

Digital inputs: USB2.0, Coaxial, Optical, Bluetooth (Name: consonance)
Digital output: USB2.0

Analog output:
Unbalanced: 2.4V RMS, Distortion: <0.003%
Balanced:4.8V RMS, Distortion: <0.0025%

Dimensions: 14cm×44cm×33cm (H×W×D)
Weight: 8.9kg (wooden top cover) 12.9kg (aluminium top cover)

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