xDuoo MU-601 Desktop DAC Now Available

xDuoo MU-601 DAC

In recent times we’ve seen the dongle DAC market explode with new models coming out almost every week. But there hasn’t been near as much in the way of affordable entry-level desktop DACs. Now, the xDuoo MU-601 is here to fill the gap. The MU-601 is a proper 32-bit/384kHz DAC and is just $129.

So what kind of performance can you get for such a low price? Well, there’s a lot to like about the MU-601: for starters, it comes with an ESS ES9018K2M DAC chip, dual high-precision active crystal oscillators and high-quality XMOS XU208 USB receiver chip.

xDuoo MU-601 front panel

But maybe the best thing about this DAC is how great it looks. The chassis is a mix of the same great sand-blasted aluminium body we saw on the MT-602 and MT-604 models plus a full-front glass panel that gives it a really sleek and modern aesthetic.

The ES9018K2M SABRE Reference DAC chip uses the Hyperstream II DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to deliver uncompromising audiophile-grade audio. Furthermore, the asynchronous transmission from the XMOS XU208 USB receiver chip greatly reduces jitter.

xDuoo MU-601 back panel

The MU-601 uses its own DC 12V independent power supply that greatly reduces any electrical interference compared to using your computer’s noisy USB power. This DAC would be a great match for the xDuoo MT-602 tube amplifier.

The xDuoo MU-601 DAC is available now from Apos Audio and comes with their excellent 2-year extended warranty and 45-day return policy. Check out the MU-601 on the Apos website here.

Product features

  • ESS ES9018K2M DAC chip
  • XMOS XU208 USB receiver chip
  • Two USB audio modes
  • Dual high-precision active crystal oscillators
  • Independent power supply
  • Gold-plated RCA port
  • Sand-blasted chassis

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2 years ago

Like your reviews very much!
Are you sure this is 786khz Dac? On Apos and Amazon there is only written PCM384kHz/32Bit Dac?

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