Finally the ES9038Q2M V1.07 “Green” arrived / results compared to the “Blue” one..
hooray 😉 , finally the Green ES9038Q2M V1.07 arrived (more Hi-Fi again 😉 )->
Impressions: used first the coax-input (Samsung BD-Player) ->absolutely massive !!, thought: more hi-fi again (as with the first ES9018K2M+ES9028Q2M, not soo with the “Blue” ES9038Q2M..)
interesting is that the NE5532 is absolutely great on this “Green” one; fabulous sound via spdif/coax+NE5532; goes really down and with good “push”..
changed first to the Muses8920 and then to 2*AD797; stick now with the ADs->more “room”, better THD, almost too thin for some i would say (in opposite in using them on the “Blue” ones..).
would say a better performance (Green vs. Blue) by 5-10% 😉 (its also ca. 20% heavier (“Green”) and the PCB is thicker; got the feel has a better “ground”, especially for the “lows”)..
other differences: the “Lock”-light on the “Green” is more “torquise” and is only lit in playing something over I2S (over coax its permanently)..”Blue” Lock-light is red and permanently lit (at connect).
(if u have other questions, please leave a comment here->Link above)
many greets for now 😉
Interesting comparison. I have version 1.04 and it’s already good.
Can you point the URL link where to buy the version 1.07 in eBay(?)
thx a lot..
link is here->https://www.ebay.de/itm/ES9038-Q2M-DAC-DSD-Decoder-Support-IIS-DSD-384KHz-Coaxial-Fiber-DOP/132369245755?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
the seller is: xianyeji2016
Hi! A lot of useful information. You do not know the purpose of the jumper J4 on this board?
hi there !!
many thx for asking !! i´ve looked through the pictures on aliexpress (through your link) and i don´t even find J4 ;-)..but i know that someone in this forum->https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-line-level/314935-es9038q2m-board-311.html has bought the same board..(i think it was “Markw4”)..maybe u could ask him ;-)..i think its an source-selection jumper (i2s,coax,toslink) or filter-selection-jumper ;-)..
but many thx again in “participating” here 😉