Onkyo’s new DP-X1 features 2 DAC (Digital-To-Analog Converters) and 2 amplifiers with balanced headphone output for greater power and control. The device supports digital music playback in WAV and FLAC formats. It also has native DSD and supports the MQA standard. It runs an Android based operating system and features 2 micro SD slots which take its storage potential up to 432 GB.
The DP X1 Digital Audio Player has 2 ESS Technology Sabre ES9018K2M DACs and 2 Sabre SABRE9601K amplifiers with balanced headphone output. The power supply has been stimulated well away from the DACs and amplifiers in a try to keep noise at inlet. The CPU and analog circuitry have been divided into a 2 PCB for the same reason. The device boasts a lesser amount than 0.006 % distortion, 115 dB or more Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR).
The player can hold playback of digital formats like FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF up to a resolution of 24 bit/384 kHz and also local DSD up to 11.2 MHz. Additionally a 3.5 mm headphone jack, the DP-X1 also features a 4-pole, 2.5 mm output which supports both Bridge Tied Load (BTL) and Active Control Ground (ACG) balanced drives.
Onkyo’s new hi-res audio player is power-driven by a 2.2 GHz processor which is supported by 2 GB of RAM and runs an OS based on Android 5.1.1. There is only 32 GB of internal solid state storage that will shortly run out as hi-res files are loaded in however the company has included 2 micro SDXC card slots which is capable of supporting up to 200 GB each. The built in battery should be superior for up to 16 hours of playback prior to needing a top up over micro USB that also caters for file transfer to the player. It also has a powerful accuracy linear phase FIR equalizer with up to 16384 bands available and up to 1000 profiles can be keep to memory, Bluetooth and 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi connectivity and physical volume. The DP-X1 is likely to release in April for a recommended retail price of US$899.99.