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The XM6 contains the legendary Wolfson Micro WM8740-series DAC, operating at 192kHz with 24-bit resolution. You can order with your choice of WM8740, WM8741, or WM8742.

A first for any portable amp: a Multimedia Controller Stick, allowing Play / Pause / NextTrack / PreviousTrack functionality while using the USB DAC.

Lithium-Ion FastCharge® System connected to XM6.

FastCharger will charge the internal Lithium battery in approximately 90 minutes.

FastCharger is a "World" charger - it will operate from 105 to 240VAC, 50 or 60Hz.

XM6 and Lithium-Ion FastCharge System

XM6 uses multiple shielded 4-layer impedence-controlled heavy-copper Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).

XM6 controlled-impedence Printed Circuit Board

Crossfeed Adjuster knob on rear of XM6. Turn this to adjust the amount of crossfeed.

Crossfeed is enabled or disabled by the button on the front panel.

Note the USB cutout is contoured to the USB connector - typical of XM6's attention to detail!

Solid metal jacks, for a reliable and noise-free connection.

Volume knob has a steel shaft and bushing (not plastic) for strength, rigidity, and reliability.

The optional AD8397 "DoubleCat" is a two-channel amp/buffer hybrid, mounted on a SOIC-to-two-DIP8 DoubleCat adapter.

XM5 Portable Headphone Amp, internal sockets
Four DIP sockets for separate Left/Right amplifiers and separate Left/Right buffers, in a monoblock configuration. SOIC chips can also be used with the WhiteCat SOIC-DIP adapter and the AD8397 "DoubleCat" adapter, allowing total configuration. A roller's dream.

Gold plated sockets
All sockets have gold-plated
contacts, for the best possible

What's Included: XM6 is delivered in a nice sturdy box, with everything you need:
  • Lithium-Ion Charger
  • Allen hex key (for chassis screws)
  • Allen hex key (for volume knob)
  • Four stick-on rubber feet
  • Four Velcro stick-on dot pairs
  • User's Manual
  • USB cable
  • Extra copper busbars
  • Velvet carry bag
  • XM6 amplifier

Audiophile 3.5mm interconnect 4.75" (approx. 8" tip-to-tip) gold-plated 3.5mm interconnect, using ULTRALINK DISCOVERY® Advanced Performance High Resolution Directional Twisted-Pair Double-Shielded Audio Interface cable. This cable is included (for a limited time) as a free bonus only when purchasing the XM6 direct from our website.

A 6-foot (1.8m) version is also available. Email for details.

XM6 Mechanical Dimensions:
(not to scale)
Tolerance = ±0.1" (±2.5mm)
Thickness = 0.9" (2.3cm)
Weight = 5.1oz (145g)

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