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Another 4-Layer DIY ES9018 Board

Model “DSD9018 DA Rev.2”


Can be purchased from AliExpress for around $500 assembled: [link], [link]






On-board uP with volume control, display and rotary encoder



Amanero USB interface. Seems this is becoming the choice device interface for the ES9018…


  1. Alan
    July 24, 2013 at 09:46

    What is the origin of this design ? where to buy this?
    Can you show a link with more info on this ?

  2. July 29, 2013 at 22:39

    Is it available for purchase?

  3. endy
    July 30, 2013 at 06:45

    i think it’s the new version of the original dsd9018 from Japanese.


  4. Sidious
    August 1, 2013 at 12:35

    @above questions
    Links in b/m post on Computer Audiophile forum
    leads to seller skyboy2008 who seems to sell L.K.S hifi products. This mainboard seems to be one of them in various confirgurations (vide price).

  5. Jeremy
    August 18, 2013 at 00:16

    I’ve ordered the board through some taobao agent, once I got it, I will let you guys know.

  6. Jeremy
    September 17, 2013 at 08:21

    Got my board, very, very high quality board, everything looks spot on,
    Got it nearly finished, all voltages looks good, fair design, much much better that other projects (prometheus). You can feel and see that whoever designed it knew what they’ve doing, of course there are better ways to do things, but cost/quality ratio for this board is excellent,
    plenty of room for tweaking and improvements, all looks really nice, once I complete the project will put some final words here, so far, so good. Regards

  7. Dimitar Gueorguiev
    April 6, 2014 at 02:17

    Hello, do you have the schematics DSD9018DA Rev 2 board? I got the board but the MCU circuit (STC 12LE5A60) and IS2/DSD circuits are not given in the supplied schematics pdf.

    • BlgGear
      April 8, 2014 at 01:23

      I’m sorry, I don’t have the schematics

  8. Jeremy
    April 12, 2014 at 09:07

    That is right, there is no mcu in the schematics, the reason is the boards comes with it, being soldered already …
    Although I don’t think that it is essential to put the dac together …
    Mine is working for nearly 7 months now, sounds fantastic🙂

    • June 18, 2014 at 13:01

      What Opamps are you using with it?

  9. Jeremy
    July 3, 2014 at 19:14

    muses 8820

  10. July 4, 2014 at 11:29

    Hi guys, so is anybody have schematics of this board? I plan to buy it too (DSD9018DA Rev 2), from ebay, but solder byself.
    is it any problems with it?
    I got some simple schema but this is not a full specs.

  11. July 4, 2014 at 12:37

    what the power supply required for this board?

    • July 5, 2014 at 08:04

      I have the schematic, write to me – chickenek69@gmail.com
      No problem with soldering, i’m also soldering by myself. Power supply You can buy on ebay, or make it by yourself – 3 x 5Vdc each 500mA, +/- 12V or more, depending on your opamp etc.

  12. Wolfgang
    July 28, 2014 at 08:38

    Hi, where can I buy that board now??
    I’m not able to read chinese.

  13. Stephen
    November 10, 2014 at 17:40

    Pardon my ignorance but could I connect this up straight to a OTL amplifier using the XLR outputs?

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