A compact and well-specified digital audio player, due to reach the UK in May

Pioneer has taken the wraps off its latest, and most affordable, portable music player: the XDP-30R.

Priced at £350, it's a touchscreen-equipped device made from aluminium. Inside it's toting twin Sabre DACs, capable of handling your favourite file formats up to and including DSD 5.6MHz and 192kHz/32bit standard. MQA support is following.

Outputs are the usual 3.5mm unbalanced socket and the far less common 2.5mm balanced alternative. Battery life is a claimed 15 hours, while the 16GB of internal memory can be boosted by a couple of MicroSD cards to as much as 416GB.

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