Questyle CMA Fifteen, The Latest ESS Flagship Desktop DAC/AMP

Posted in Oct 14, 2021 in News, no comment

Questyle Audio is a premium audio gear brand dedicated to the research and development of benchmark-grade desktop and portable audio gears. They engineer flagship-grade audio products that are always received with great appreciation from the community. Today, Questyle has launched its latest iteration for flagship DAC/Headphone AMP, meet the brand new CMA Fifteen.

Questyle CMA Fifteen

It inherits its classic desktop design featuring its legendary Current Model Amplification Technology that was invented 15 years ago. Over the previous CMA Twelve flagship, the latest CMA Fifteen features flagship ES9038Pro DAC chip that brings drastic improvements in high-resolution audio signal decoding. It improves the overall performance over the previous model with better signal decoding, MQA support, USB Type-C port, and lower distortion in the output signal. Questyle CMA Fifteen is launched at 2399.99$.

Features
– ES9038Pro Flagship DAC Chipset.
– Four sets of Questyle’s self-developed Current-mode amplifier circuits.
– Supports 32-Bit/768kHz PCM decoding.
– Native DSD512 decoding.
– MQA decoding support.
– Classic Questyle Desktop Design.
– High-quality performance with ultra-low distortion.
– Clean background with High SNR ratings.
– High-resolution Bluetooth with LDAC support(supported formats: SBC/AAC/LDAC).
– Added Analog RCA input.
– Supports 4.4mm+4-Pin XLR BAL headphone output.
– USB Type-C high-priority input.
– USB Type-B input.
– Optical+Coaxial input.
– Pre-AMP output with RCA and XLR output.

Output Parameters
– Maximum output power(Single-Ended): 188mW@300Ω, 1.5W@32Ω.
– Maximum output power(Bal): 765mW@300Ω, 2W@32Ω.
– THD+N: <0.0003$@300Ω, <0.001%@32Ω.
– Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-22kHz±0.2dB.
– SNR(Single-Ended): – 117dB.
– SNR(Bal): – 120dB.

Line-Out Parameters
– Maximum Analog Output(RCA): 2V.
– Maximum XLR Balanced Output: 4V.
– THD+N(RCA): 0.0004%.
– THD+N(XLR): 0.0003%.
– SNR(RCA): – 116dB.
– SNR(XLER): – 119dB.

Equipped With The Latest ESS Flagship DAC
Questyle adopts an ES9038Pro at its core for audio signal decoding with the CMA Fifteen. The ES9038 Pro is a flagship DAC chip by Sabre Technologies. It is a 32-Bit 8-channel DAC chip that provides ultimate level audio signal decoding with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings. The CMA Fifteen supports up to 32-Bit/768kHz PCM as well as native DSD512 decoding support.

Questyle’s Self Designed Current-Mode Amplifier Circuits
In order to experience the in-house performance of Questyle products, we need to experience their self-designed Current-Mode Amplifier Circuits. The latest flagship CMA Fifteen features four sets of a current-mode amplifier circuit for a fully balanced architecture. With these users get powerful output to drive demanding headphones with ease.

Full MQA Decoding
With the CMA Fifteen, Questlye brings us full MQA decoding to our desktop systems. MQA, Master Quality Authenticated is the latest technology that allows us to experience the music in its true form. MQA certified devices can fully unfold the MQA files and produce a true-to-life sound as the recording artists intended it o be.

Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity With High-Resolution LDAC Codec Support
Questyle has equipped its latest flagship CMA Fifteen with high-resolution Wireless Bluetooth support. Users can feed the input signal to the device using Wireless Bluetooth connections. It supports an LDAC transmission codec that has 24-Bit/960kHz transmission support.

USB Type-C High-Priority Input
Questyle CMA Fifteen features a high-priority USB Type-C input that provides you with best quality signal decoding. It also has a USB Type-B input for easy connectivity. The CMA Fifteen provides support for streaming and cloud applications including Apple Music.

Added Analog Input
CMA Twelve lacked an RCA Analog input. The brand has added an analog RCA input port at the back of CMA Fifteen along with several other input options. Users can easily connect their vintage stuff like Vinyl Players, or simply a basic device with the help of RCA ports at the back.

Price & Availability
Questlye CMA Fifteen is launched officially for 2399.99$. It is a flagship product with a flagship price tag,

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