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post #1 of 13 Old 06-03-16, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Onkyo DP-X1 High-Resolution Digital Audio Player Review Discussion Thread



A new segment of Digital Audio Players (DAPs) has emerged to address the mass neglect of Hi-Resolution audio support on portable devices. In many regards, this new wave of DAPs are modern versions of Apple’s original iPod with the added boost of superior technologies and functionality, paired with insanely large storage capacities. Two months ago, Onkyo entered the DAP world with the release of its first Hi-Resolution capable device, the DP-X1. Priced at $899 ($799 street), the DP-X1 is a mid-priced player that’s loaded with high-end features (several of which are notably unique, including support of MQA). The DP-X1 delivers refined performance capabilities paired with a slick modernized user experience. Finding faults requires extreme nitpicking, making the DP-X1 easy to recommend to audiophiles looking for a portable Hi-Res player.


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Re: Onkyo DP-X1 High-Resolution Digital Audio Player Review Discussion Thread

WOW What an excellent review of what appears to be an excellent product. This is kind of what I have been looking for, a player that does all the high rez stuff including DSD and more importantly, MQA. I heard some of the MQA offerings at this years axpona and am highly smitten.

I have an anniversary coming up next week, I think I will ask for this....not for a second believing M'lady will be swayed into getting me one.

Thank You for the review Todd, I am indeed drooling.

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Sure thing! This is a great performing device... Very easy to recommend!
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Wow Todd, you stepped up your game on this review! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Looks like a really nice piece of gear.

I wonder if Onkyo has considered offering the device coupled with a streaming contract. Kinda like our cell phones. Get a discounted unit as a bonus when you sign a contract for their music downloads. Seems like a no brainer to me. Most everybody is conditioned to that business model already.
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Wow Todd, you stepped up your game on this review! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. Looks like a really nice piece of gear.

I wonder if Onkyo has considered offering the device coupled with a streaming contract. Kinda like our cell phones. Get a discounted unit as a bonus when you sign a contract for their music downloads. Seems like a no brainer to me. Most everybody is conditioned to that business model already.
Thanks Quentin, appreciate the kind remark! It's a great device -

As for your thoughts - very interesting idea. Obviously it's meant to tie into their Onkyo Store, in that they've created a functional market for their Hi-Res audio service...but as far as I know the Onkyo Music store doesn't have streaming (or plans to stream). Perhaps they could work a deal with Tidal? A 2 year guaranteed contract with streaming?

I'll bounce this off my contact and see how he responds.
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I think it's a great idea...just remember to throw in our free unit for coming up with the idea!
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The issue is the fast pace of technology. This model could be obsolete in 2 years (like our phones). It's too expensive for me to replace that often...but with the 2 year deal, you get the latest, greatest model when you renew your contract. Now it works out for everybody!
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Re: Onkyo DP-X1 High-Resolution Digital Audio Player Review Discussion Thread

Hi Todd,

I have the Acoustic Research AR-2 . Could the Onkyo be a better player, because I certainly like the specs of it. Plus your great review.

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Hi Todd,

I have the Acoustic Research AR-M2 DAP. How does the Onkyo compare , if you can answer this at all. I strongly like the specs of the Onkyo, plus your very good review.

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