DP-X1A Digital Audio Player

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Sound tuned for the Audiophile

High quality mobile audio should not be outrageously expensive or difficult to use. While there are now many DAPs around to choose from, the DP-X1A delivers the best balance of immersive high-fidelity reproduction and everyday practicality. Lightweight, compact, and ruggedly made, the DP-X1A brings joy to your life with an adaptable and future-focused feature set that makes routine daily activities something to look forward to.

Twin DACs and Amps for Balanced Audio

Twin SABRE DACs (ES9018K2M) and amplifiers (9601K) are laid out symmetrically and served by separate capacitors. Connect your headphones via 2.5 mm (3/32") 4-pole output to enable Balanced Audio Output with both DACs and amps employed simultaneously. Two modes are available: BTL, to increase driving power, and ACG mode for enhanced stability. Both modes offer a tangible increase in headroom and spatial dimensionality. Whether used in balanced or unbalanced mode, transparent audio reproduction gives insight and dynamic response you just can't experience with a smartphone.

Universal Music Support

The DP-X1A supports MQA, DSD 11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and AIFF up to 384kHz/24bit*, and plays all popular compressed audio formats. Use dual-band Wi-Fi® and a hotspot to get glitch-free streaming from app downloads via GooglePlay to get unlimited music streaming.

Google Play Store

*32bit files down convert to 24bit automatically

Connect, Stream, and Cast

Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® supports streaming from on-demand music services. Bluetooth® and aptX® wireless technology lets you
mirror content from DAP to a home audio system, wireless speaker, or car stereo. Both headphone jacks serve as line outputs, meaning you
can access almost half a terabyte of music on virtually any hi-fi.

Supports MQA, Tomorrow's Hi-Res Technology

MQA is not typical Hi-Res Audio, with a higher bit rate or higher sampling rate. It is a completely new and different way of capturing, delivering, and reproducing audio performances, and it preserves the magic of the original studio recording in a format that is still small enough to stream.

DSD Conversion

Turn on "Real-Time DSD Conversion" and the DP-X1A converts music files such as MP3, WAV, and FLAC into DSD-quality audio. Use of oversampling and pushing bit quantization outside the audible spectrum allows for very clear signals. Everything sounds great!

Noise Isolating Circuit Design

Similar to the build used in audio receivers, the DAC & amp board is separated from the CPU board to minimize noise and maximize performance. Within the DAC & amp board, the audio circuitry and switching power are also separated to reduce noise. The DACs & amps have their own capacitors to provide a clean audio signal with closed loop design that improves audio signal quality for all audio playback.

High Precision EQ-HD

With up to 16,384 discrete bands to select from, and the ability to save up to 1,000 EQ profiles, the linear-phase FIR equalizer offers high definition equalization with zero loss in audio quality.

Improved GUI

Innovative new GUI with flick transport control (playback, track advance) circular progress bar and physical buttons for all transport controls for "no look" operation, and standard full album artwork playback modes available.

Direct Access to Hi-Res Downloads and Streaming

OnkyoMusic is a music download service for hi-res audio files. Install the OnkyoMusic app and there is no need to sync with a home computer. Music can be purchased and downloaded directly from the app within the player.


Balanced Drive Options

Balanced 2.5mm 4-pole output supports the more standard Balanced (BTL) drive as well as the ACG (Active Control GND) drive. ACG drive gives greater stability: increased S/N ratio; greater spatial dimensionality, and clean sound; greater delineation for lower frequencies in hi-res audio, and overall robust and taut sound. BTL drive supplies increased
power. Power gains and increased sound separation associated with
balanced output are repurposed to create increased stability for a clean
signal and greater sound clarity, especially compared to unbalanced drive.

Android Platform

The DP-X1A has a super flexible and intuitive Android platform, and with its fast quad core, it can support heavy processing and many high function apps. The capacitive touch display allows for intuitive use of flicks, taps and scrolling gestures. All icons and physical buttons are positioned for easy operation. You have access to many apps like Tidal, Spotify®, Pandora® for almost endless music streaming and downloading resources.

Manage Your Music Easily

Manage and transfer your non-DRM protected music to the DP-X1A. X-DAP Link searches your music libraries, including music purchased from other services, and transfers the song and related metadata to the selected storage location on the DP-X1A.

Available for both Mac and PC.


Android Operating System
4.7 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen
Internal Storage
Extended Storage via Micro SD Card Slots
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Standard Balanced and Active Control Ground Modes
2.5 mm 4-Pole (for Balanced Out) & 5.5 mm 3-Pole Outputs
Dual DACs & AMPs for Stunning Control & Power
Hi-Res Playback
Direct Access To Downloads & Streaming ✓ Including Hi-Res Access
High Precision EQ
OSAndroid OS 5.1.1
Total Storage576 GB
Internal Storage / RAM64 GB Included Android OS system area (RAM: 2 GB)
Extended Storage512 GB Via Two 256 GB Micro SD Card Slots
DAC & HP AmplifierTwo ESS SABRE DAC ES9018K2M & Two Headphone AMP SABRE 9601K
Wi-Fi Specification802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11ac (Wi-Fi direct / WPS)
Bluetooth SupportProfile: A2DP/ AVRCP/ HSP/ OPP/ HID/ PAN
Codec: SBC/apt-X (Transmit only)
Playable Audio FormatsDSD/ DSF/ DSD-IFF/ FLAC/ ALAC/ WAV/ AIFF/ Ogg-Vorbis/ MP3/ AAC /MQA (MQA requires update)
Sampling Rates & Bits11.2MHz/ 5.6MHz/ 2.8MHz / 1 bit 44.1k/ 48k/ 88.2k/ 96k/ 176.4k/ 192k/ 352.8k/ 384k 16bit/ 24bit
(*32 bit float/integer can be played down converted to 24 bit)
Playlist FormatsM3U/ PLS/ WPL
Supported Video FormatH.263/ H.264 AVC/ H.265 HEVC/ MPEG-4 SP/ VP8/ VP9
Balanced Output150 mW + 150 mW (Balanced / 1kHz, THD=10%, 32 ohm)
Total Harmonic DistortionLess than 0.006 %
S/N Ratio115 dB over
Frequency Response 20 Hz ∼ 80,000 Hz
ImpedanceUnbalanced: 16 ∼ 300 Ω / Balanced: 32∼ 600 Ω
I/O Ports2.5 mm 4-pole balance headphone output (from tip R-/R+ /L+ L-)
3.5 mm 3-pole headphone output (Line out mode)(no microphone support)
Micro USB /OTG output (for charging and data transfer)
GainLow / Normal / High
Battery Size1,630 mAh / 3.8 V
Battery Life16 hours (96kHz/24bit, FLAC, Unbalanced Playback)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5 x 3 x .5 Inches
Weight7.23 Ounces
Language SupportJapanese / English / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Chinese (simplified & traditional)
AccessoriesMicro USB Cable

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