Dual AK4490EN DAC chips for the ultimate in decoding performance
The Q5 is equipped with two of AKMs AK4490EN DAC chips – known for its smooth, pleasant yet detailed sound due to its high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion. Audio up to 384kHz/32 bit sampling rates and bit-depths are supported as well as native DSD up to DSD256. When DSD audio is transmitted to the Q5 in USB DAC usage, a green indicator will light up.
The low-pass filter section of the Q5 employs Texas Instruments high performance OPA1642, while the MSP432 microcontroller ensures that audio signals are precisely handled with lower power consumption for longer battery life. When these elements are combined with the AK4490 DAC chip, Panasonic film capacitors, and the NJW1195 volume control chip, what results is a wonderful, melodious sound that is just pure ecstasy for your ears.
XMOS USB Audio to ensure a rock-solid connection
We elected to use the XMOS XUF208 microcontroller for its stability, powerful functionality, and its proven reliability. You can be sure that the Q5 will just work when connected to most audio sources, such as computers or mobile phones.
Specially-designed power supply filter and conversion circuit for pure sound goodness
The Q5s internal design contains seven low-dropout (LDO) regulators, one each for the DAC, line-out, volume control, low-pass filter, amplifier, XMOS, and Bluetooth sections. Each of these sections have their own power supply circuits for cleaner power and less interference to each component, ensuring your music will come through as purely as it ever can.