The iBasso brand has announced the release of a new flagship digital player, the DX300, which should be available in early 2021. The gadget is built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor and features a 6.5″ screen on an IPS matrix (2340 x 1080).
The player runs on Android 9 and also supports the proprietary Mango OS, which is responsible for the audio part. The FGPA chip acts as a synchronizer for all player circuits, including the processor, clock generator, voltage regulator, DAC, and SPIDF output. The digital-to-analog converter is built on a quad-chip Cirrus Logic CS43198, which allows for a fully balanced configuration of the digital and analog parts.
At the same time, two separate batteries, 4000 and 2000 mAh, respectively, are used to power the digital and analog circuits. The output is organized on a proprietary AMP11 module with outputs on 3.5 mm, 2.5 m and 4.4 mm connectors. The voltage at the balanced output reaches 7.1 V.
The iBasso DX300 have AMP modules which can be replaced, which is actually not very new for iBasso as they have previously implemented the tech in some of its players. What new here is that now the AMP modules are redesigned from the ground up in a sleek slim new design. The player comes stock with an AMP11 module that has 2.5mm+4.4mm Bal ports and a 3.5mm SE port. On the AMP11 all these ports provide line-out functionality too.
The iBasso DX300 portable Hi-Res player will be available for order in January 2021 at a price of $1,200.
● High-Performance Quad DAC Setup(4xCS43198).
● Fully Balanced Architecture.
● iBasso’s Self Developed High-Performance FPGA Architecture.
● Audiophile-Grade Power Supply(Separate batteries for Digital and Analog Circuitry).
● Replaceable Amp Modules.
● Stock AMP 11 Module(2.5mm+4.4mm Bal, 3.5mm Single-ended).
● Super fast Snapdragon 660 SoC.
● 6GB Ram.
● 128GB Internal Memory.
● 6.5” Full HD Capacitive Touch Screen.
● Open Android 9 OS.
● Available in Black & Blue Color options.