FiiO X5 All New 2nd Gen (X5ii) High Resolution Lossless Digital Audio Player Special Edition
The 2nd generation model in the X5 range has improved on an already impressive base model. One small step for your eyes, one giant leap for your ears is the slogan for this 2nd generation model which packs native DSD decoding, a 40% increase in power output perfect for driving power hungry headphones and flagship components that are generally best in class.
The player has been made 15% lighter, 12% smaller and more ergonomical with an improved button layout.
The X5ii utilises the Ingenics 4760B dual-core 600MHz CPU. With its formidable processing power, the X5ii supports all six major lossless music formats - DSD, APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV lossless music formats . This is the most complete set of supported formats to date among Hi-Fi DAPs. With the X5ii, music lovers need not worry about lack of format support or format conversion. The X5ii even decodes Apple's proprietary ALAC format seamlessly.
Native DSD128 Decoding
The X5ii utilises an all new digital audio architecture and is able to decode native DSD64/128 and directly play SACD ISOs. To avoid interpolating the DSD signal for volume control, FiiO added Texas Instruments best analog volume controller (PGA2311A), ensuring the most faithful reproduction of DSD while avoiding issues with knob potentiometers such as channel imbalance and poor durability.
The X5ii preserves the top-flight PCM1792A DAC decoder from Texas Instruments that was used in the original X5 and couples it with two new OPA1652 OP AMPs, with great dynamic performance and FET inputs for I/V conversion, realising extra-low distortion (0.00005%) and noise.
The player then utilises two OPA1612 chips for low-pass filtering and voltage amplification. Finally, to attain a sufficient driving current for wide sound stage, highly dynamic musical performance, and good bass power the headphone output stage employs two BUF634U amplifiers which can supply up to 250mA (a 67% increase on the original X5).
Dual purpose DAP+DAC
The X5ii serves not only as a DAP, but also as a USB DAC when connected to a computer, thus satisfying your music needs in and out of the house. The DAC also supports playback in 192KHz / 24 Bit for that truly high resolution sound.
Quad-balanced power supply
Using a quad balanced power supply the X5ii achieves bipolar output without using coupling capacitors, this avoids any coupling noise from capacitors. Power supply reference is very important in order to process a clean signal without any distortion.
The X5ii also features a new deep sleep function which allows it to remain in standby for around 4 weeks but still instantly turn on.
Dual Micro-SD (TF) card slots
The X5ii features 2 Micro SD card slots and supports up to 256GB (128GBx2) of cards. *Please note- the FiiO X5 2nd Gen Player does not have any internal memory and relies upon micro SD cards provided by the user to store music*
10 bands graphic EQ for fine-tuning freedom
Users can adjust the X5's equalizer according to their preferences, tailoring the X5ii's sound output to different headphones and music genres to produce their ideal sound.
2.4" HD IPS colour LCD with 400x360 pixels. An all new custom UI forged from years of experience and feedback with the option to switch between 5 different display themes. Mechanical interface can be operated out of eyesight and shortcut keys allow fast access to essential options. Quick access to songs and batch addition of songs to Favorites collection.
The power button has been recessed to avoid accidental presses and the status LED has been moved to the side to avoid glare while the player is in use.
Full set of ports for class-leading connectivity
The X5ii comes with three output ports: headphone out, line out and coaxial digital output. Apart from connecting directly to headphones, you can also connect it to other DACs and amps.
Support for CTIA-standard inline remotes has also been added allowing you to play / pause, skip, fast forward and rewind with headphones that feature compatible remotes.
Volume control, Gain selection & Output protection
The X5ii features 120 levels of digital volume control. Low gain/high gain available to adapt to the different sensitivity levels of headphones and earphones. If the players exceeds the maximum voltage and / or current levels, a relay will switch to protect your headphones / earphones from damage.
- Supports for almost all formats, including lossless music formats - MP2, MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, DSD, APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV
- 10 bands graphic EQ for fine-tuning freedom
- 2 Micro SD card slots with support up to 256GB
- USB DAC feature which supports playback in 192KHz / 24 Bit