Onkyo has announced that its hi-res portable audio player, the DP-X1, is now shipping. Built on the Android platform, the DP-X1 supports playback of DSD 11.2-MHz files, 384-kHz/24-bit FLAC/WAV audio files, and MQA files. The unit uses dual SABRE DACs, offers balanced output, supports up to 432 GB of storage, and has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The DP-X1 carries an MSRP of $899.99.
Bringing hi-res portable music to consumers, Onkyo has announced the retail availability of its new digital audio player, the DP-X1 (MSRP $899.99). The hi-res unit will be MQA-enabled via a free update tomorrow to its native Music app, making it one of the world’s first MQA-enabled portable digital audio players.
MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. And because it’s fully authenticated, the listener can be sure they are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.
When listening to MQA on the DP-X1, the MQA display indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and a green light signifies that the sound is identical to that of the source material. MQA Studio shows a blue light when it is playing a file which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
Bob Stuart, MQA’s creator, commented on the Onkyo launch. “We are very excited to launch MQA on the Onkyo DP-X1. The MQA sound on the portable player is truly breathtaking. With more MQA music in the market very soon, Onkyo customers will be amongst the first to truly experience the wonders of MQA. It’s an exciting time for MQA partners and music lovers everywhere.”
With webstores available in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, OnkyoMusic is a leading hi-res digital music provider, which provides all downloads as FLAC and MQA. FLAC is an audio format that compresses audio without any loss in quality. Enjoy the DP-X1 with MQA and listen to studio master quality audio. Please visit www.onkyomusic.com for further details.
About the DP-X1
Based on Android OS, the DP-X1 digital audio player supports many High Res Audio formats, up to DSD 11.2 MHz, 384-kHz/24-bit FLAC/WAV audio files, and now MQA. With years of experience in building audio components, the DP-X1 contains many design initiatives dedicated to “Pure Sound.” To isolate sources of internal noise, the Audio circuit board and CPU board are built on separate boards. The Audio circuit design uses ESS technology’s SABRE DAC ES9018K2M and SABRE 9601K amp in a dual setup with a 2.5mm four-pole jack for full balanced output with support for normal BTL balance and Active Control GND drive, a first for the product category. With the ability to expand its storage up to 432 GB and access to Google Play, the DP-X1 was built for expansion beyond the built-in functions.