Onkyo is currently in the process of preparing to launch a new addition to their range of digital audio players in April of this year in the form of the Onkyo DP-X1 which has been fitted with two digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and two amps.
The new design has been created to provide users with balanced headphone output for greater power and control and supports high resolution digital music playback in WAV and FLAC formats.
The DP-X1 has been built to support as many audio formats as possible. Maxing out at 11.2MHz DSD support, the DP- X1 also supports up to 384kHz/24bit audio, with support for WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, says Onkyo who explain more.
Incorporating 2 each amp and DAC chips allows for extreme power and control while still maintaining a realistic power enve- lope for a portable device. Balanced output via the 2.5mm 4 pole supports the more standard Balanced (BTL) drive as well as the more esoteric ACG (Active Control GND) drive.
ACG drive gives greater stability: increased S/N ratio; greater spatial dimensionality, and clean sound; greater deliniation for lower frequencies in Hi-Res audio, and overall robust and taut sound. BTL drive supplies increased power. Power gains and increased sound separation associated with balanced output are repurposed to create increased stability for a clean signal and greater sound clarity, especially compared to unbalanced drive.
Features of the Onkyo DP-X1 include :
– Dual SABRE DACs & Amps
– Standard Balanced and Active Control Ground (ACG) Modes
– 2.5mm 4 Pole and 3.5mm 3 Pole Output
– Physical Buttons for Quick Music Control – No Need to Turn On Screen
– Support for up to 432GB of Storage
– Support for MQA
– Based on Android OS and access to Google Play
The Onkyo DP-X1 is expected to be officially launched during April 2016 and will be priced at $900. AS meow details are announced regards a confirmed launch date we will keep you updated. In the mean time jump over to the Onkyo website for full specifications via the link below.
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