Audio equipment maker, FiiO has launched its M17 portable desktop-class music player in India. Key features of the device include left and right audio channels, both of which comprise the desktop-class, 8-channel ES9038PRO flagship DAC. The device is priced at Rs 1,79,990 and is currently available through the company’s official website and through leading online and retail stores.
The company claims that each audio channel of the device has 8 parallel outputs to help deliver better resolution and minimum distortion.
The FiiO M17 includes a THX AAA-788+ amplifier, which is an improved version of the original op-amp developed by FiiO and THX. Compared to the original, the THX AAA-788+ delivers up to 3000mW of power output per channel with up to 225% lower output impedance. According to the company this amp allows the music player to power all types of headphones.
The device comes with 3.5 mm output (line out), 6.3 mm output (headphone out), 2.5 mm output (balanced headphone out), 4.4 mm output (balanced line out), RCA coaxial port (coaxial input and output). ), a USB 3.0 port (USB Host and Device Mode), and a USB 2.0 port (USB Host Mode). The company claims that users can connect external DACs and/or hard drive storage to the device using the USB 2.0 port.
It comes with “H” type heat dissipation and VC liquid cooling technologies, as the company claims that effective heat dissipation has been a major focus when designing the M17 digital audio player. The M17 has an aluminum alloy unibody, which weighs just 151 grams. The aluminum frame also acts as a heat dissipator to keep the interior cool. The company has also fitted a cooling fan in the device to ensure that the heat is taken away from the internals faster.
The FiiO M17 runs Google’s Android 10 operating system, which brings support for installing third-party apps. It also comes with Bluetooth 5.0, aptX Adaptive, DSD512 and 32bit/768kHz, and support for MQA 8x unfolding.
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