Pioneer Electronics has announced the new XDP-02U Digital Audio Player (DAP), compatible with hi-res audio audio files. New Pioneer hi-res audio player has smooth rounded edges and comes in three color options: Matte White, Navy Blue and Pink Pearl.
The dimensions are 64.5 x 98.2 x 16 mm and weigh 126 grams. The housing has been designed to separate each section from the others: the audio circuits, those relating to data processing and power supply do not detract from the audio quality. The digital-analog conversion is entrusted to a double ESS Saber ES9018C2M DAC, while the amplification is entrusted to two ESS Sabers ES9601K. There is also a 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor).
New Pioneer XDP-02U hi-res audio player also supports various file types, including MQA, DSD without conversion up to 5.6 MHz, FLAC, ALAC, WAV and AIFF up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, MP3, and AAC. Up to 192kHz / 32-bit or 176kHz / 32-bit upsample can be performed on tracks. The technical specifications show an output power of 75 mW x 2 (on unbalanced output, 32 Ohm), or 150 mW x 2 (on balanced output, 32 Ohm). Total harmonic distortion is 0.006% with a signal to noise ratio greater than 115 dB. Headphones with an impedance between 16 and 300 Ohms (on unbalanced output) or between 32 and 600 Ohm (on balanced output) are supported.
The user can use a 10-band equalizer with 6 predefined modes and 3 customizable. There are also three digital filters: sharp, short, slow. The 2.4-inch touchscreen display (240 x 320 pixels) stands out on the front panel.The main controls are also replicated via some physical keys placed on the device. The connectivity offers dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, a micro USB port ( for charging, data transfer and future update via USB / OTG), a balanced output on 2.5 mm jack and an unbalanced on 3.5 mm jack.
It has a 16GB of internal storage which can be further expandable via the two microSD slots. In total, we can reach a maximum of 528GB. XDP-02U supports some streaming music services such as Deezer HiFi, Spotify, and Tidal. All functions can be managed via the Pioneer DuoRemote app for iOS and Android. The battery guarantees a maximum runtime of 15 hours (with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off). The Pioneer XDP-02U price is set at $299.99.