Quad DAC module
  • Quad DAC module compatible with the A&Futura SE180 player only
  • Features an ESS ES9038Q2M Quad DAC
  • Support for high-resolution audio playback up to native DSD512 and 32bit/768kHz
  • Supports unbalanced 3.5mm and balanced 2.5mm/4.4mm headphone connections
  • Robust aluminium, stainless steel and polycarbonate housing
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SEM3 DAC Module


The A&futura SE180 digital audio player allows music fans to customise their sound with different audio-flavoured DAC modules to find the hi-fi-grade sonics that suit


Shape your sound

Following the SEM2, the SEM3 ESS ES9038Q2M Quad DAC is the latest in a series of optional modules available for the A&futura SE180 digital audio player. This DAC possesses the ability to play high resolution audio files up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512, so music fans can enjoy studio-grade sounds as the artist intended.

Hand-pick your headphone

The SEM3 DAC module supports 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm headphones connections for accommodating and driving a greater variety of headphones and in-ear monitors (IEM).

SEM4 - Astell&Kern
SEM4 - Astell&Kern
SEM4 - Astell&Kern

Included in the box

  • 1x SEM3 ESS ES9038Q2M x4 (Quad DAC)
whats in the box
General Specifications
SEM3 DAC module
Body Color
Moon Silver
Body Material
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Polycarbonate
Sample rate
• PCM: 8kHz ~ 768kHz (8/16/24/32bits per Sample)
DSD Native: DSD64(1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo /
DSD128(1bit 5.6MHz), Stereo / DSD256(1bit 11.2MHz), Stereo / DSD512(1bit 22.4MHz), Stereo
Output Level
[Normal Gain] Unbalanced 2Vrms / Balanced 4Vrms (Condition No Load)
[High Gain] Unbalanced 3Vrms / Balanced 6Vrms (Condition No Load)
ESS ES9038Q2M x4 (Quad DAC)
Support up to 32bit / 768kHz Bit-to-Bit playback
Unbalanced Out (3.5mm)
Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported / 4.4m, only 5-pole supported)
3.03"(77mm)[W] x 2.99"(76mm)[H] x 0.78"(19.9mm)[D]
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.05dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Unbalanced /
±0.06dB (Condition: 20Hz~20kHz) Balanced
±0.68dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Unbalanced /
±0.68dB (Condition: 20Hz~70kHz) Balanced
Signal to Noise Ratio
[Normal Gain] 121dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 124dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
[High Gain] 125dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 138dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
[Normal Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -145dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
[High Gain] -138dB @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / -147dB @ 1kHz, Balanced
[Normal Gain] 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0005% @ 1kHz, Balanced
[High Gain] 0.0007% @ 1kHz, Unbalanced / 0.0006% @ 1kHz, Balanced
0.0007%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Unbalanced / 0.0008%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1), Balanced
Output Impedance
Output Impedance: 3.5mm (1ohm) / 2.5mm (1.5ohm) / 4.4mm (1.5ohm)