DP-X1 portable music player by Onkyo
Onkyo has made of its new digital audio player, the DP-X1 available for retail purchase. The DP-X1 is priced at $900 and is MQA-enabled via a free update to its native Music app making it one of the world’s first MQA-enabled portable digital audio players. Music lovers attending the AXPONA Expo can get a hands-on demo of the DP-X1 in the Onkyo Booth 7 in the Michigan Ballroom at the Weston O’Hare.
When listening to MQA on the DP-X1, the MQA display indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file and a green light signifies that the sound is identical to that of the source material. MQA Studio shows a blue light when it is playing a file which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
Onkyo’s X-DAP Link music transfer application with MQA support will also be released soon.
“We are very excited to launch MQA on the Onkyo DP-X1,” said Bob Stuart, MQA’s creator. “The MQA sound on the portable player is truly breathtaking. With more MQA music in the market very soon, Onkyo customers will be amongst the first to truly experience the wonders of MQA. It’s an exciting time for MQA partners and music lovers everywhere.”