iBasso, one of the world’s most renowned audio equipment brands, has introduced its next high-resolution player, the iBasso DX300. This stylish premium audio player features a high-performance quad DAC configuration, replaceable amplifier modules, iBasso’s in-house developed FPGA chip, separate analogue and digital batteries and many more exciting features.
iBasso has made a name for itself in the industry with its high-resolution audio products. They have many audio players that are well known in the audiophile world such as the iBasso DX160, DX220 and DX220 Max. With the iBasso DX300, iBasso has achieved a premium and stylish looking flagship device with replaceable amplifier modules. The AMP11 module comes standard with the player, it has three audio output ports, 3.5 mm single-ended, 2.5 mm and 4.4 mm balanced. All of them can also provide line-out functionality.
High fidelity audio chipset
The iBasso DX300 is equipped with a high-fidelity quad DAC configuration with four high-performance CS43198 DAC chips. The CS43198 is a state-of-the-art, low-power audio decoding chip that provides exceptional decoding capabilities. These are arranged in a parallel architecture (two per channel) with eight independent low-pass filters to make a full and balanced output. This provides a superbly detailed distortion-free sound.
FPGA Master Technology
iBasso has designed a special FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip for the iBasso DX300. Normally, Android devices do not prioritise music playback as their main process. The FPGA chip of the iBasso DX300 works between the SoC and the DAC chip. It is dedicated to requesting data from the SoC and then sending it to the DAC. iBasso has designed it in such a way that it operates in master mode during all audio processing using two Accusilicone Femtosecond oscillators that reduce any jitter or distortion in the output. This eliminates any interference from the Android system on the output.
Optimal power management
The power supply plays a crucial role in an audio system. In fact, it can break the quality of the output if not implemented correctly. iBasso has innovatively used separate power supplies for the digital and analogue circuitry with separate management systems for the iBasso DX300. A dedicated battery powers the analogue section, and the same goes for the digital circuitry. This ensures that there are no electrical disturbances and provides clean power to the circuits.
Replaceable amplifier modules
iBasso has previously implemented replaceable amplifier modules in its portable audio players. What is new in the iBasso DX300 music player is that they have now redesigned the entire replaceable module in a sleek and stylish design. The player comes standard with the AMP11 module which integrates balanced 2.5mm+4.4mm ports and a single-ended 3.5mm port. All these ports can also be used for line-out function for other power amplifiers in your chain.
The standard AMP11 modular AMP is based on the AMP8, and integrates three outputs: 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm. It has a +/- 8V supply, which allows a constant power supply for the AMP part. The transistor has a maximum power supply of 2.7A, allowing for peak signal processing. The DX300 has a maximum level output of 7.1Vrms, and because it benefits from the independent power supply, it has an output of 1240 mW at 32 Ω.
Ultra-fast Snapdragon SoC
The iBasso DX300 offers a very smooth user interface thanks to a Snapdragon 660 processor. This combined with 6GB of RAM offers seamless application performance. The device has 128 GB of internal storage.
Android operating system
iBasso DX300 is compatible with all Android applications as the device is loaded with the Open Android 9 operating system. Enjoy countless music and other Android applications on the DX300.
Features of the iBasso DX300
High performance quad DAC configuration (4XCS43198).
Fully balanced architecture.
High-performance FPGA architecture developed by iBasso.
Audiophile-grade power supply (separate batteries for digital and analogue circuits).
Replaceable amplifier modules.
AMP module as standard (2.5mm+4.4mm Bal, 3.5mm Single-ended).
Snapdragon 660 SoC.
6.5″ Full HD capacitive touchscreen.
Android 9 OS open.
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