ESI has launched GIGAPORT eX which they describe as a 24-bit / 192 kHz USB-C audio interface with 8 analog outputs for DJs and surround sound producers
A spokesperson told us, “There has never been a more powerful and portable device: GIGAPORT eX marks the start of ESI’s high-end series of interfaces.”
Here's more, direct from ESI...
No limitations: 24-bit / 192 kHz for every single output
With 8 separate outputs, a compact size of 12 cm x 7 cm x 2 cm and a resolution of 24-bit / 192 kHz, this portable device forms the basis for playing powerful bass and filigree treble on countless systems. There is no need to compromise: Even when all 8 channels are in use, the output quality remains at 24-bit / 192 kHz on every single output. GIGAPORT eX offers outstanding audio quality with excellent localization of the individual signals.
The device is PC compatible (with the trusted drivers from ESI) as well as Mac, iOs or iPadOs compatible. ESI’s new 3.1 USB audio interface is bus-powered via the USB-C port.
7.1 Surround sound in best audio quality - for producers, soundartists and DJs
GIGAPORT eX is suitable as a complete source for 7.1 surround setups. All eight outputs can be controlled independently. This makes this interface ideal for use in film or multimedia applications.
For DJs, Gigaport eX offers many possibilities and additional comfort due to the multitude of connections. For example, several stereo outputs can be used simultaneously to output different mixes, subgroups or effects in parallel. The headphone outputs can also be used to listen to certain signals in advance: While the first output sends out the signals from playback channel 1 and 2, the second one sends out a mixed signal of all playback channels.
Also included is a license for Stanton's Deckadance LE v2 DJ software.
High-end quality at an unbeatable price
The red design of the new compact series is a statement: All ESI products launched after 2020 in red/black are characterized by particularly high audio quality in 192 kHz. "We have developed a premium series of compact devices that can still be offered at a very favorable price," says ESI CEO Claus Riethmüller.
Pricing and Availability:
See local retailer.
The previous version, GIGAPORT HD+, is still in stores at a reduced price while stocks last. ESI says that this is especially beneficial for users of older Windows versions, as GIGAPORT HD+ can even be used with Windows XP.