Onkyo are taking portable music to the next step with their new high resolution, dual amp, android powered player.
Japanese audio manufacturers Onkyo are back at it with an incredible new player. Launching this month is the DP-X1 and it’s power is matched by it’s quality of audio and functionality.
The DP-X1 features two amps and digital analog converters (DACs), one for each side of the stereo sound allowing for extreme power and signal control. Both the DACs and amps are ESS Sabres, known as the world’s highest performance D/A converter solutions and used in blu-ray players and full stereos.
It’s hi-res audio capability supports up to 384kHz/24-bit audio and supports WAV, FLAC, ALAC, & AIFF. You can play music as you’d expect through it’s 3-pole headphone jack but also via wi-fi, Bluetooth, micro USB, and a 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output. Even when streaming music over Bluetooth DP-X1 maintains it’s hi-res quality.
It comes with 32GB of internal storage with slots for 2 micro-SD cards of up to 200GB each. Using the built-in Android software you can explore all the music markets and streamers of your choice and save a massive load of music, or stream them. Tidal would probably the best option with this player to make the most of it’s hi-res capabilities.
As if that wasn’t enough the list goes on, including: High Precision EQ customisation with 16,384 discrete bands, DSD conversion of music files within the player, Master Quality Audio support (coming soon in a free update). The battery will reportedly last for about 16 hours of continuous playback – not bad considering it’s pushing out high quality audio files.
The price may set you back a bit at $899 but the player offers a whole lot that any audiophile wouldn’t want to go without when out and about. After all, what’s the point in plugging your $500 headphones into your powerless smartphone.