Cowon Plenue S (PS) High Resolution 128GB Digital Audio Player with microSD Expansion and World-Class Burr-Brown DAC
The Cowon Plenue Supremacy offers Cowon's greatest sound to date. A new world-class flagship player, the Plenue S is one of the best Hi Res Music Players available, featuring the exceptional Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC for superb sound quality.
No-conversion Native DSD 256, high fidelity Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC, high quality balanced output, high precision dual TCXO clock, and the powerful 3Vrms driving performance for perfect sound reproduction. The PLENUE S delivers indescribably perfect sound fidelity. PLENUE S has taken a giant step towards true sound reproduction. Check out the PLENUE S for the latest in sound reproduction technology. Get a PLENUE S for a totally new audio experience.
Support Native DSD up to DSD256
The PLENUE S supports Native DSD standard for high definition DSD sound without PCM conversion. The PLENUE S power performance options: DSD256 (1bit, 11.2MHz), DSD64 and DSD128. By supporting Native DSD, the PLENUE S delivers the fidelity true audiophiles demand.
Industry Best Response rate with 3Vrms High Performance Amp
For optimum sound reproduction, the amp must deliver true fidelity to the headphone or earphone. Our 20 years of audio making experience and innovative technologies deliver high voltage output while retaining the highest standards of linearity. Enjoy stunning performance from a high impedance Hi-Fi headphone without the hassle of a separate amp. There's no need for a bulky amp with the PLENUE S.
The Best Possible Choice HD Sound, SNr 120dB and THD+N 0.0005%
NR 120dB and THD+N 0.0005% deliver 24bit HD Sound with beautifully balanced output. The PLENUE S provides the balanced, high resolution output music lovers have come to expect from PLENUE.
Mounted with The World's Best Audio DAC, Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC
The industry best DAC Burr-Brown PCM1792A audio converter creates premium sound. Native DSD reproduction, delivers original sound by inputting DSD data directly to the DAC without PCM conversion, for the highest level of DSD256.
Perfect High Precision Dual TCXO Clock
The Dual TCXO Clock matches perfectly with the 44.1kHz and 48kHz series for the music industry's most precise line-up. The model delivers dependable fidelity even in variable temperatures and fluctuating voltages.
Beautiful Isometric Edge Design and Stable System
In terms of design, the PLENUE S seeks perfection. The full metal unibody of high strength aluminium is precision designed using the golden ratio for an aesthetically pleasing layout. The serrated design on the metal body delivers maximum surface area and the internal stability promises precise operation.
Vivid Original HD Sound
The sound quality intended by our artists and engineers is reproduced with the best quality 24bit/192kHz sound. The 24bit/192kHz sound comes alive with the PLENUE S, reproducing vocals across all ranges while expressing instrumentals precisely and delicately to virtually transport the listener to the centre of a music hall.
Native DSD 256, Faithful to Original Sound
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) is a high quality Super Audio CD format that processes signals at 2.8224MHz per bit. The technology carries the maximum sound information possible to reproduce the delicate and crisp sound of analogue. To realize the best possible sound quality, the PLENUE S reproduces DSD in Native method without PCM conversion and supports DSD256 (Quad rate DSD), the highest frequency among all DSD formats.
High Performance Premium 24bit/192kHz Hi-Fi Stereo DAC
The Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC, the audio converter used in the world's premium Hi-Fi audio systems, offers the best converting performance to faithfully reproduce high-resolution sound. Audiophiles appreciate the high fidelity 24bit/192kHz no loss, no compression original sound as well as DSD256 (11.2 MHz) and DXD (352.8/384kHz) sound.
Stable Performance 44.1/48kHz Dual TCXO Clock
By using the 44.1/48kHz Dual TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) Clock, each of the 44.1kHz and 48kHz sounds are delicately produced with minimal sampling variation due to temperature change and voltage fluctuation. The PLENUE S reproduces high resolution sound with precision.
The World's Best Audio Quality
The amazing specifications of the PLENUE S include SNR 120dB, THD+N 0.0005%, and Stereo Crosstalk -139dB, which are the result of our decades of audio experience and passion for perfection. The PLENUE S was created through our relentless effort to deliver perfect sound quality to listeners anytime and anywhere.
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 S 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 S covers from basic specifications to advanced ones offering enhanced enjoyment of listening HD Sound to users.
World Famous Professional Sound Control JetEffect 7
The JetEffect 7 and BBE+ deliver optimal HD sound quality through precision sound compensation and adjustment control.
The user presets and 50 reference presets allow adjustment of the 10 band EQ filter and BBE+ with phase correction so each user has precision tone control for live sound reproduction. No matter which environment you listen to music, the kind of receiver you use, or genre of music you prefer, JetEffect 7 delivers the best Hi-Fi sound quality.
Supports Various PCM Codec and DSD256
PLENUE S supports various audio formats. For example, 24bit/192kHz lossless, uncompressed original source and lossless, compressed formats such as FLAC, AIFF, APE, WAV, MP3, WA, TTA, etc. Also, the device supports DXD (352.8/384kHz) and Native DSD256 (11.2MHz) format to offer wide range of high quality sound formats.
Stable System Structure Ensures High Performance Operation Surface Spreading System
To eliminate potentially unstable factors such as temperature change when using high performance equipment for extended periods, we maximized the surface area structurally through a serration design. This is based on our corporate philosophy of realizing perfect sound by eliminating noise problems at their core.
140 Levels of Detailed Volume Control
To enjoy HD Sound delicately, PLENUE S 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.
Embedded Linux For Perfect Sound
PLENUE S chose audio friendly Embedded Linux system to accomplish the perfect high quality HD Sound. COWON's Embedded Linux is proved in many audio devices over the decades. Therefore hardware is highly optimized by using the Linux system; this optimization allows the device to provide stable high quality sound system.
Intuitive GUI + 3.7" AMOLED Touch Display
PLENUE S 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 Album Art View, and Stereo Level Meter add a visual enjoyment as well.
Supports 5 Different Lyrics Formats
Listening to music will be even more fun with support of lyrics format that incorporates a variety of information. Various information of music can be checked by 5 different lyrics formats such as LRC, LDB, Lyrics3, ID3 Tag lyrics (time information available).
Fast Dual Core CPU
PLENUE S offers more fast and reliable system by implementing dual core CPU and optimizing the software. Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual core CPU, used in various smart device, is equipped in the device to maximize the booting speed and performance, to operate high definition GUI and to play the large volume sound source without any load.
Enhancing Your PC Sound with USB DAC
PLENUE S supports USB DAC Function to enable clean and sharp PC Sound. PLENUE S can be connected with PC via USB Cable and works an external DAC. Enjoy PLENUE S's evolutionary HD Sound on PC.
- Playback of some files may have limitations using USB DAC depending on PC specifications.
- Recommended OS environment is Windows 7/8 / 8.1, in Windows XP and earlier versions that may not work.
Gapless Playback & Silence Removal
PLENUE S supports Gapless Playback and Remove Silence functions to minimize the waiting time between the tracks. Gapless removes the gap between the tracks and is applied in all situations without any special settings. In addition, Remove Silence removes up to 500ms of silence end track and the start of the track.
Fast and Convenient Multi button
The multi button that serves as a home key for the PLENUE S simplifies operation. Press the touch button on the bottom front to check the music list, take a shortcut to the screen of music currently being played, or execute your choice of functions by rapidly moving to the setup screen.
Interface Accounts for Scalable Devices
The Pogo Pin socket terminal at the bottom of the PLENUE S provides high resolution balance line out output that can be scaled up with multiple devices using the micro USB terminal. A cradle for recharging and XLR balanced audio output are scheduled for release soon. The usability of the PLENUE S will be extended to cradle type DAC for a more convenient music listening experience.
*Cradle sold separately.*
- Hi Res Audio file support and fantastic sounding output - Cowon's best sounding player to date
- Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC with world class performance
- Up to 256GB of storage capability
- Extensive file support - DXD, DSD, FLAC, AIFF, APE, WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG