Digital Audio Player DAP Balanced 4x BD34301EKV Bluetooth 5.0 WiFi 5G 32bit 768kHz DSD512 MQA
IBasso is releasing the magnificent DX320 MAX TI in a limited edition of only 888 copies worldwide! This brand new version reveals a different appearance, a compact design but which inspires robustness and elegance thanks to numerous manufacturing details.
For the rest, the DX320 MAX TI uses the excellent internal architecture of the standard version and X edition but this time with the use of 4x BD34301EKV DACs. A high-end digital music player, the iBasso DX320 MAX TI thus has an extremely neat design, designed to offer the best sound performance for an exceptional musical experience. Powerful and feature-rich, the DX320 MAX TI is the perfect companion for listening at home or on the go.
Quadruple DAC ROHM BD34301EKV
No less than four RHOM BD34301EKV DACs equip the digital/analogue conversion stage of the iBasso DX320 MAX TI, for a total of 4 conversion channels. These combined channels allow the DAP to have a fully balanced conversion circuit while promoting its sound performance.
The DX320 MAX TI conceals in its heart an FPGA-Master specifically designed for these models. Its role is to recover the audio data sent by the SoC in order to maintain a clean and stable signal. Combined with two Accusilicon femtosecond clocks, it generates and perfectly synchronizes clock signals. In short, it ensures a drastic reduction in jitter to provide an extremely clean digital audio signal.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
The integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 8-core processor, engraved in 14nm, offers incredible power to efficiently process audio signals while allowing fluid navigation within the interface of the device. This SoC is associated with 6GB of RAM and a storage space (ROM) of 128GB (expandable via Micro SD card not supplied).
Dual battery and own power supply for the AMP section
The power stage of the DX320 MAX TI incorporates two independent batteries. The first is responsible for powering the digital stage, where the second propels the headphone amplifier. This separation of the power supplies makes it possible in particular to limit possible interference between the digital and analogue circuits in order to attenuate the level of distortion as much as possible.
In addition, the amplification section is powered by a +/- 8.4V battery. No voltage amplification is used which guarantees pure and maximum current output. An optimized Class A discrete amplifier circuit then eliminates transistor switching distortion and heat generation.
Multi-stage potentiometer for volume adjustment
iBasso after much research has succeeded in miniaturizing the concept of the multi-stage potentiometer generally present on high-end amplifiers for integration into its DX320 MAX TI portable DAP. This makes it possible to adjust the volume without the appearance of noise and to control the sound of the channels with only a difference of almost +/-0.1dB.
Design and operation
Like all iBasso DAP, the DX320 MAX TI uses Android, giving you all the functionality of a top-tier open-ended operating system. Equipped with a stunning 5.0-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS screen, the DX320 MAX TI has an On-Cell capacitive touch panel, resulting in hyper-responsive gestures and commands. The screens on iBasso DAP music players are some of the best in the audiophile industry. You can also dual boot to Mango OS in the DX320 MAX TI.
- 14nm Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
- 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB ROM
- FPGA-Master, a dedicated control of the audio system
- (x4) ROHM BD34301EKV DACs
- (x2) Accusilicon ultra-low phase noise Femtosecond oscillators
- Support of QC3.0 and PD3.0 quick charge for the digital section
- Support of SDXC and SDHC Micro SD cards up to and including 2TB
- Android 11 + Mango OS
- Bit for Bit playback with support up to 32bit/768kHz
- Support of Native DSD up to and including 512x
- USB digital output that outputs up to PCM 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256, and DoP DSD128
- Audio Formats Supported: MQA, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, DFF, DSF, and DXD
- 3.5mm single ended up to 4.5V RMS
- 4.4mm balanced output is up to 9V RMS
- Mini coaxial output that supports up to 24bit/384kHz and DoP DSD128
- Support for 2.4G & 5G WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Support USB3.1 Superspeed transfer
- USB DAC function that supports up to 32bit/384kHz and DoP DSD128
- 17 hours play time in normal mode and 13 hours in the Ultimate mode
How does the DX320 MAX TI compare to the DX320?
The Max series from iBasso increases the power output of their music players, allowing the user to drive more demanding headphones. The MAX series also increases the chassis size and iBasso usually finishes them in full metal design. This might add to the overall weight of the music player, but considering the premium nature of the MAX series, the additional features are well worth it. The DX320 is still iBasso’s current flagship music player, but the MAX is built specifically for those who want additional power.