Officially launched at the Munich High End Show at the beginning of May, Onkyo’s DP-X1 Digital Audio Player should cover all hi-res needs, thanks to its ability to handle 24-bit/384kHz FLAC/WAV files along with DSD 11.2MHz and support for lossless MQA (via a free update). The portable player utilises an Android operating system (and so can download additional apps from Google Play, while the pre-loaded OnkyoMusic service allows music download without the use of a PC), boasts 32GB internal storage (of which 7GB is used by the system) and employs ESS Technology’s Sabre ES9018K2M DAC for conversion.
There are two microSD card slots for adding extra memory (up to 432GB) and outputs for both 2.5mm and 3.5mm headphones, while wireless connectivity to additional components comes in the shape of wi-fi and aptX Bluetooth. It has 4.7in touchscreen, 161-step volume control along with a new ‘finger-flick’ interface as well as physical transport controls. Available from June for £699, you can find out more about the DP-X1 here.
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