Digital Audio Player

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A Supremely Adaptable High-Performance Player

Updating the DP-X1 product that introduced high-end personal audio to everyday music lovers, the Android™-powered DP-X1A promises to take the mobile listening experience to the next level, presenting much-loved albums with such breathtaking insight you’ll fall in love all over again. Unleash the power of twin SABRE® DACs and amps with an album professionally remastered in your choice of Hi-Res Audio format and downloaded direct from Onkyo Music*. Experience the whole sonic picture with expanded dynamic range and phenomenal resolution of the subtlest details. With built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and audio outputs to connect home hi-fi or car stereo, the DAP goes beyond headphone listening. Over half a terabyte of expandable storage is navigated with a simple touchscreen interface, making the DP-X1A your go-to source for musical escape wherever your day takes you.

* Subject to regional availability.

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Sound for Your Inner Audiophile

High quality mobile audio should not be outrageously expensive or difficult to use. While there are many DAPs to choose from, the DP-X1A delivers the best balance of premium high-fidelity reproduction and real-world practicality. Lightweight, compact, and ruggedly made, the DP-X1A is a highly flexible network audio player and high-end DAC with an adaptable feature set that goes beyond the audiophile headphone experience.

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User-friendly Android™ Interface

The DP-X1A is based on the intuitive Android platform powered by a very fast quad-core CPU. It can support heavy processing loads and high-function apps. The familiar touch display allows for flick, tap, and scrolling gestures, just like a regular smartphone. All icons and physical buttons are positioned for comfortable operation.

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Dual-band Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Audio Outputs

Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® supports streaming from on-demand music apps downloaded from Google Play. Bluetooth® with Qualcomm® aptX™ enhancement for near-lossless playback lets you mirror content from DAP to a wireless speaker or car stereo system. Analog and digital audio outputs connect you up to integrated amps and home stereos, meaning you can play 576 GB* of music, plus streaming, podcasts, and more on virtually any audio system.

* Expandable microSD cards not included.

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Plays MQA*, Tomorrow’s Hi-Res Audio Format

MQA is not typical Hi-Res Audio with a higher bit rate or higher sampling rate. It is a completely new and different way of capturing, delivering, and reproducing audio performances, and it preserves the magic of the original studio recording in a format that is still small enough to stream.

* Enabled with future firmware update.

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Twin DACs and Amps with Custom Capacitors

Twin SABRE® DACs (ES9018K2M) and amplifiers (9601K) are laid out symmetrically and served by separate capacitors. These custom Nippon Chemi-Con “MELODIO” Series-based electro-conductive polymer capacitors (a total of eight are used in the device) assure a stable power supply and vastly improved sound quality.

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Noise-Isolating Circuit Design

Similar to the build used in hi-fi stereo receivers, the DAC/amp board is separated from the CPU board to minimize noise and maximize performance. Within the DAC and amp board, the audio circuitry and power supply are also separated to reduce noise. The DACs and amps each have their own fully customized capacitors to provide a clean audio signal. A unique closed loop design further improves audio signal quality.

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Configured for Balanced Audio Output

Connect your headphones via 2.5 mm 4-pole output to enable Balanced Audio Output with both DACs and amps employed to drive left and right channels. Two modes are available: BTL, to increase driving power, and ACG mode for enhanced stability. Both modes offer a tangible increase in headroom and spatial dimensionality. Whether used in balanced or unbalanced mode, transparent audio reproduction gives insight and dynamic response you just can’t experience with a smartphone.

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DSD Conversion

Turn on Real-Time DSD Conversion and the DP-X1A converts music files such as MP3, WAV, and FLAC into DSD-quality audio. Use of oversampling and pushing bit quantization outside the audible spectrum allows for very clear signals. Everything sounds great!

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Manage Your Music Easily

Manage and transfer your non-DRM protected music to the DP-X1A. Onkyo X-DAP Link software for Windows® PC searches your music libraries, including music purchased from other services, and transfers the song and related metadata to the selected storage location on the device.

Universal Audio Format Support

The DP-X1A smoothly handles all popular compressed and lossless audio formats. Supporting up to Direct DSD 11.2 MHz and 384 kHz/24-bit non-encoded audio in WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF formats, the device is also sympathetic to lower-quality compressed formats such as MP3 and AAC.

Direct Access to Hi-Res Audio Downloads and Streaming

Onkyo Music is a music download service for Hi-Res Audio albums. Install the Onkyo Music app and there is no need to sync with a home computer. Music can be purchased and downloaded directly from the app within the player. Note service is subject to regional availability.

High Precision Equalizer

With up to 16,384 discrete bands to select from, and the ability to save up to 1,000 EQ profiles, the linear-phase FIR equalizer offers high-definition equalization with zero loss in audio quality.

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Optional Accessories (DPA-PUX1)


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Audiophile Performance in a Compact, Portable, Practical Player

Twin SABRE® ES9018K2M Digital-to-Analog Converters for Precision Hi-Res Audio Playback

Twin SABRE 9601K Amplifiers to Drive 16–300 Ohm Unbalanced, 32–600 Ohm Balanced Headphones

Nippon Chemi-Con “MELODIO” Series-based Custom Audio Grade Electro-conductive Polymer Capacitor x8 pcs. for Improved Audio Quality

Symmetrical Channel Layout Equalizes Signal Paths to Minimize Stereo Errors

Isolated Audio Circuit Design Minimizes Electrical Interference from Power Circuits and Dedicated Audio Grade Circuitry

Separated and Isolated Structure "Android™ Board and Audio Board" to Avoid Digital Noise

Supports Balanced Audio Output in Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) and Active Control Ground (ACG) Allowing for Greater Stability and Clear Soundstage

Solid Aluminum Casing

Class-leading 4.7-inch Touch Screen (720 x 1280)

Android User Interface Provides Fast and Intuitive Access to Music

Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® Enables Music Streaming for Installing Apps via Google Play

Bluetooth® Wireless Streaming Technology Plays to External Receivers
Profile: A2DP/AVRCP/HSP/OPP/HID/PAN, Codec: SBC/aptX™ Low Latency (Transmit Only)

Supports MQA Hi-Res Audio Format (Requires Firmware Update)

Up to 576 GB of Storage: 64 GB Internal Memory, Plus Two 256 GB microSD Card Slots*1

Long-life Rechargeable Battery Returns Up to 16 Hours Playback*2

External Metal Volume Wheel and Playback Control Buttons

Firmware Updates via Wi-Fi


Supports DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz, DSD-IFF, FLAC, ALAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF (Maximum 384 kHz/24-bit*3), AAC, and MP3

Balanced Audio Output via 2.5 mm 4-Pole Headphone/Balanced Line Output for Compatible Headphones and External Components

24-bit Upsampling Modes for 88.2 kHz/176.4 kHz (44.1 kHz Signals) and 96 kHz/192 kHz (48 kHz Signals)

Three Selectable Digital Filters to Suit Music Style (Sharp/Short/Slow)

Seven-step Lock Range Adjustment (Wide/Normal/Narrow) Customizable for Phase-Locked Loop Timing

Up to 16,384 Discrete Bands and Ability to Save up to 1,000 Individual Equalizer Settings

Four-step Gain (Low 1/Low 2/High/Normal) to Drive Low- and High-Impedance Headphones of Any Type

On-the-Go Playlist Creation Function, Skip/Scan, Play/Pause, Shuffle, and Repeat Functions

Sort by Artist, Album, Song, Playlist, Genre

Album Art Display, Song Information, and Audio File Information


Gold-plated 2.5 mm 4-pole Headphone/Balanced Audio Line Output Terminal for Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) and Active Control Ground (ACG) Modes

Gold-plated 3.5 mm 3-pole Headphone/Unbalanced Line Audio Output Terminal

Micro USB Terminal for Recharging, USB-OTG Digital Output when Connected to a USB DAC, and Data Transfer via Onkyo X-DAP Link Software for Windows® PCs*4

Dual microSD card Slots

*1 microSD Cards are not included and not all brands are guaranteed to work.

*2 Playback at 32 ohms with 96 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Audio. Individual results may vary with environmental and usage conditions.

*3 32-bit files down-convert to 24-bit automatically.

*4 Available for free download.


Power Output: 150 mW + 150 mW (Balanced, 32 Ohms), 75 mW + 75 mW (Unbalanced, 32 Ohms)

Frequency Response: 20 Hz–80 kHz

Dimensions (W x H x D): 129 x 75.9 x 12.7 mm

Weight: 205 g

Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice.

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