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Silverstone Ensemble EB01-E DAC, EB03 Amplifier Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are going to take a look at two new products from Silverstone which are quite a departure from the cases, power supplies and storage accessories we have seen from them in the past.

The Silverstone Ensemble EB01-E is a USB DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) which promises excellent reproduction of audio from digital signals. It is essentially an improved version of the EB01 which was released back in 2006.

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The Ensemble EB03 is a headphone amplifier which has been designed to work in conjunction with (or independently from) the EB01-E, delivering more than adequate power and quality for high-end headphones.

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Silverstone EB01-E Features:

  • High quality DAC with improved performance
  • Classic SilverStone Ensemble exterior design
  • Easy one touch button for USB, optical or coaxial input
  • Support highest format of up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Utilizes premium XMOS XS1 TQ128 USB decoder for accurate sound reproduction
  • Includes TI PCM1798 D/A converter for producing high quality analogue signal
  • Includes TI NE5532 OP amp for optimal analogue output

Silverstone EB03 Features

  • Premium amplifier designed to deliver full sound to headphones
  • Classic SilverStone Ensemble exterior design
  • Extra RCA bypass connection included for easy pairing with additional device
  • Studio-quality IC with THAT 1646W16-U & 1512S14-U
  • Independent volume control knob

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