Cowon Plenue M2 (PM2) High Resolution 128GB Music Player
Advanced HD Sound Without Limits - The PLENUE philosophy in pursuit of studio quality sound continues to evolve. The PLENUE M2 is the culmination of the best in audio technologies to faithfully reproduce sound closer to the original studio recording. As a successor to the PLENUE M, the sound has been precisely tuned for a more advanced HD sound. The PLENUE M2 includes the Burr-Brown PCM1795 (24bit/192kHz) stereo DAC used in the finest Hi-Fi audio systems as well as superior SNR, THD+N, and crosstalk specifications for a more evolved sound when playing high definition sources. Continuing in the prestige of the PLENUE series of DAPs, the PLENUE M2 delivers the impressions infused in music intact to listeners.
The Best Sound Performance for HD Sound SNR 120dB, THD+N 0.0007%, Crosstalk -130dB
PLENUE M2 is proud to introduce the best performance figures for listening HD Sound. It has the highest performance figures even among first tier devices in the category. Specifications such as SNR(120dB), THD+N(0.0007%), Crosstalk(-130dB) are most important criteria in acoustic devices. Also the device has outstanding output power (2Vrms) to support high impedance Hi-Fi headphones without separate headphone amplifiers. By adapting a high precision TCXO and exceptional Phase Jitter of 1.0ps, PLENUE M2 can perform flawlessly under any circumstances.
True Original Sound 24bit/192kHz High Resolution Sound
24bit/192kHz source recorded in studio provides the best sound, it has no signal loss and has outstanding resolution. Enjoy a true HD Sound using PLENUE M2 that plays artist and engineer's intended sound without missing a single detail.
Heart of PLENUE M2, World's Finest Audio DAC Implemented Burr-Brown PCM1795 DAC
PLENUE M2 equipped Burr-Brown's DAC, PCM1795. PCM1795 that achieved the world class performance in digital to analogue conversion, and it is being used in many leading premium High Fidelity audio systems. PLENUE M2 is able to play 24bit/192kHz PCM format as well as DXD(352.8/384kHz) and DSD128(5.64MHz) using PCM1795 DAC. PLENUE M2 is a must have item if you want to experience a premium sound. Enjoy the best sound with PLENUE M2 whenever and wherever.
Tune the Physical Limitations of Time and Space JetEffect 7
Even in original sound, speakers and headphones tend to physically delay high frequency range compare to low frequency range. JetEffect 7 & BBE+ corrects and compensates the distortion to present the original sound like real live. JetEffect 7 upgraded from JetEffect 5 gives more powerful performance. It provides 10 bands equalizer and EQ filter, which allow users to adjust detailed acoustic frequency bands depending on their tastes. Enjoy optimum sound under any circumstances with newly added Chorus and various 66 presets.
Intuitive GUI + 3.7" AMOLED Touch Display
PLENUE M2 comes with a full touch screen, 3.7" AMOLED Display, and an intuitive control GUI to maximize the convenience. Touch & Drag Browsing and Equalizer setting is designed to operate with touching the display only. In addition, various playing functions are provided with physical buttons to offer the maximum comfort to users. Also various designs of Matrix Browser and Player Skins, high quality AlbumArt View, and Stereo Level Meter add a visual enjoyment as well.
High Performance Amplifier for a True HD Sound
For truly vivid and rich HD audio, a high performance amplifier optimized for high end receivers is essential. The circuits of the PLENUE M2 are expertly designed and use the latest audio technologies to output the ideal power levels so the receiver units perform optimally. High end, high impedance headphones that are difficult to drive can be used without a separate headphone amplifier. In addition, bass and treble expressions are outstanding due to the sophisticated sound tuning. Clear sound is realized even with a variety of receivers.
High SNR, Indispensable Element for HD Sound
When we hear the music, acoustic signal picks up unavoidable noises as the signal processes to the output, the process leads to distortion in the original signal. This phenomenon can be expressed as a numerical value of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio). SNR compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. It is one of key criteria that can be measured to compare acoustic performances between one to another.
If there is a difference of 6dB between two devices, there is a difference of 1 quantization bit in digital signal. For example, the device with 113dB has a loss of more than 1 quantization bit in digital signal, which leads to twice the amplitude resolution difference comparing to PLENUE M2 with 120dB.
Therefore, to fully enjoy the HD Sound, a device must have excellent SNR figures. Having a poor SNR or THD means the device performs imperfect reproduction of the 24bit source, so there is no difference between playing 24bit source and 16bit source. COWON processed through intensive research and development period to achieve the best SNR, THD etc. PLENUE M2 covers from basic specifications to advanced ones offering enhanced enjoyment of listening HD Sound to users.
Completing Beautiful Design and High Quality Sound using Full Metal Unibody
PLENUE M2, unlike other products that use metal in part, is made of full metal unibody with aluminum tube processing. PLENUE M2 implements not only top notch design but also a high quality and low noise sound by using the closed full metal unibody that works as an electrical GND. The seamless and elegant look of PLENUE M2 would satisfy both your design and sound tastes.
World's Renown Professional Sound Control, JetEffect 7
JetEffect 7 and BBE+ provide the best sophisticated sound for the HD Sound through the correction and compensation control. 10 bands EQ Filter and BBE+, Reverb, Chorus, etc. can be controlled in 16 different user's presets and 50 different reference presets. These presets allow a small tone control to suit the preferences of users and correspond to various listening environments. By using BBE+ that contains phase correction function, users can listen to the dense and vivid sound that is close to the original sound. Whatever the environments are, whatever the receivers are, whatever the genre is, JetEffect 7 provides the best High Fidelity sound.
Enough Space for Quality Sound Source Support up to 256GB memory
Since high-quality sound files recorded in studio are not compressed to preserve all the information, the High Fidelity audio device requires a large amount of storage space. PLENUE M2 comes with a 128GB high speed internal memory, which is large enough to facilitate high quality audio files. In addition, the storage capacity of the device can be extended up to 256GB by adding 128GB microSD card to its slot at the moment.
Cowon have built in a great variety of file support. All of the high res audio options are covered ie DXD & DSD and the player also supports FLAC, AIFF, APE, WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG.
140 Levels of Detailed Volume Control
To enjoy HD Sound delicately, PLENUE M2 provides 140 levels of volume control. By holding the button, level of volume changes quickly. Fine volume adjustment is possible to change 0.5dB per one level, therefore you can enjoy the music at an optimum level.
Enjoy HD Sound through PC USB DAC
Not going through PC Sound card that generates some noises, PLENUE M2 supports USB DAC function with which you can use PLENUE M2 as an external sound card connecting with PC. When audio files on PC are played, PLENUE M2 converts them to distinct and clear sound, so that you can enjoy the HD Sound of PLENUE M2 without moving music files into PLENUE M2.
- 128GB Internal Memory + expandable by up to 128GB via micro SD card
- Built-in JetEffect 7 & BBE+ with 66 Presets
- Equipped with Burr-Brown's high performance DAC PCM1795
- Up to 9 hours playback
- 24bit/192kHz studio HD sound playback