Onkyo USA Ships Two New Portable Digital Audio Players
Expanding its offerings to address the growing demand for hi-res music, Onkyo USA today announced the availability of two new digital audio players: the DP-X1A (pictured above), available for an MSRP $799.99 (USD) and $1,099.99 (CAD), and the DP-S1 available for an MSRP of $449.99 (USD) and $649.99 (CAD).
Comprised of “audiophile-grade” components, the DP-X1A features a High-Capacity Conductive Polymer Capacitor that absorbs noise on high clock rates and better stabilizes the power supply, while the Discrete Thin Film Chip Resistor improves stability and audio characteristics for both balanced and unbalanced outputs. To isolate sources of internal noise, the audio circuit board and CPU board are built separately. These new changes result in a wider soundstage with deep polished tones.
Like its predecessor, the DP-X1A operates the Android OS so it’s compatible with Google Play, and boasts both a dual ESS Sabre DAC and amp. The internal storage gets an upgrade to 64GB which is expandable with an additional 512GB via two micro SD slots, and the unit supports MQA as well as a wide variety of hi-res formats up to DSD 11.2MHz, 384kHz/24bit FLAC/WAV audio files. The unit is also ready to stream with Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct as well as hi-res Bluetooth via aptX/SBC.