Onkyo to launch Digital Audio Player & Network Stereo Receiver
Great connectivity and MQA support
Onkyo USA has unveiled details for the products being highlighted CES 2016; a line-up that includes the DP-X1, the company’s highly anticipated digital audio player (DAP), as well as its new network stereo receiver, the TX-8140.
The DP-X1 Digital Audio Player is backed by dual ESS Technology Sabre ES9018K2M DACs and two SABRE9601K amps with a balanced headphone output. The DP-X1 also has two types of balanced drives: ACG and BTL, for greater stability and clean, crystal clear sound. The unit is also among the first to support the MQA format, an anticipated new standard that captures and preserves the original studio recording, and delivers it in a package small enough to stream.
From a storage standpoint, the DP-X1 can expand to 432GBs, thanks to dual micro-SDXC card slots and can supply up to 16 hours of playback.
The DP-X1 will be available in April for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $899.99. We’ll have to wait for UK pricing, assuming we see it here.
The TX-8140 Network Stereo Receiver delivers 80 W/Ch of high-current power from a fully discrete low-impedance amplification system. Connectivity is comprehenisve: you can route TV sound via coaxial/optical inputs; play internet radio or stream music over Wi-Fi (with built-in support for Spotify Connect, Pandor and more); play MP3s from a flash drive via USB, or pair and stream audio from almost any application using Bluetooth technology.
Four BGM Presets can store your favourite FM/AM and internet radio stations and vinyl collectors will appreciate the phono equalizer input that joins six analogue audio inputs for CD players and cassette decks.
The TX-8140 will be available in early February for a US MSRP of $399.99.
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