Fiio enjoyed a successful launch of the K9 Pro all-in-one DAC/AMP unit featuring AKM’s highly coveted AKM4499 DAC chip. However, the device was intended as a limited run model due to the limited stock of AKM chips. Fiio has since updated this model using the same name as before with dual ESS SABRE ES9038 PRO DAC chips in order to provide a hi-fi experience for all. The ESS K9 Pro is slightly more expensive but is, otherwise, identical in features set and specification.
The K9 Pro (ESS) just launched for $849.99 USD. You can read more about it and treat yourself to a unit on Apos Audio!