exaSound e28

exaSound offered an interesting demo consisting of a comparison between stereo and multichannel music using five Magnepan 1.7 speakers driven by a Bryston amp. I found the surround versions to simply sound more natural and not at all gimmicky which you might expect from multichannel music.

The e28 supports 8-Channels of PCM resolutions up to 384kHz and up to 12.2MHz DSD using the ESS ES9018 Sabre32 reference DAC and incorporates its own digital volume control. Inputs include Coax S/PDIF, Toslink, and asynchronous USB and their are single ended RCA and balanced minii-XLR output versions.