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The DP-X1 is Onkyo’s first portable hi-res audio player

Onkyo is the latest manufacturer to join the portable hi-res audio player market with the DP-X1. The player supports a number of file formats including FLAC/WAV up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD up to 11.2MHz.

The Onkyo DP-X1 will also be one of the few players to support MQA files following a firmware update, along with the Pioneer XDP-100R.

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The internal audio circuit, which uses an ESS SABRE ES9018K2M DAC and SABRE 9601K amp in a dual mono setup, is mounted on a separate board from the CPU circuit.

Other features include wi-fi and Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting to devices including headphones, and you’ll also find two microSD card slots onboard to allow for a hefty 432GB of storage (internal storage is 32GB), should you be prepared to shell out for a couple of 200GB SD cards (opens in new tab).

The player runs on Android, so there is full access to the Google Play store, and the OnkyoMusic app comes preinstalled.

The player also has a number of outputs, including a 2.5mm 4-pole balanced headphones output, 3.5mm 3-pole headphone output and a micro USB port for charging and data transfer.

The DP-X1 will be available in June, priced £700.

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.