The D16 Taipan is a DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and Class A headphone amplifier that uses iBasso's proprietary FPGA-Master 2.0 core and employs 16 stacked 8E PWM-DACs, for a total of 128 PWM-DACs (discrete) for 1-bit D/A conversion. The measured THD+N is above 0.0001%, which is the best among current portable discrete DACs.
Built from custom-designed resistors, capacitors and code carried on the FPGA-Master 2, the D16 Taipan is a fully DSD DAC and amplifier with a DSP approaching -174dB THD. The USB-input DAC/amplifier converts CD-rips, Hi-Res downloads, Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music streams, and all standard PCM material to DSD via its 1-bit decoder before decoding from digital to analogue.
The D16 Taipan is the perfect choice for collectors of SACD-rip and DSD64 files, or anyone who wants to get the most out of their flagship headphones and earphones.