Calyx Audio has a rich history of designing and manufacturing truly impeccable digital and analog audio gear. Calyx Audio of South Korea manufactures the M — a DSD capable, high-resolution hand held music player. The M also does double duty as a digital-to-analog converter, and the custom-designed software lets users browse and create playlists on the go. The Calyx M offers users the ability to store up to 448 GB worth of music with one SD and one Micro SD card slot. The M is equipped with 64GB of internal flash memory with the option to upgrade the unit with a user-replaceable micro SD card up to 128GB.
Digital conversion is handled by the ESS Labs ES9018S-2M chip then sent to a discrete class A analog output stage. Sound quality is what music aficionados expect from Calyx, and the M delivers! Bass extension and power belies the look of the M with its sleek and light chassis. A 4.65 inch Gorilla glass high definition OLED screen that is responsive, rugged and reliable. Whether through headphones or your audio system music is highly detailed and effortless sounding.
Your music stored on the M is only a touch away. The M:USE proprietary user interface is intuitive, attractive and feature packed. Browse your music by Artist, Album and Tracks. The search feature allows you to find what you’re looking for quickly. Swipe the screen to the left and you can create multiple playlists in the “Jukebox”. You can rearrange your play queue with a drag and a drop.
It also features an asynchronous USB input comparable with Windows XP, Vista 7 and 9 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) as well as Apple OS 10.6 and up, making it equally adept as a high performance DAC for a hifi music system. It has an ample 1.25V RMS output and ultra-low 3.3Ω output impedence exceeds the specs of most dedicated headphone amplifiers. It can truly drive a broad range of audiophile caliber headphones with ease and exceptional performance. THD+N is an exceedingly low 0.004% @ 1kHz with a 16Ω load and 0.08% @ 1kHz with a 32Ω load.
It only weighs 5.7 ounces which is excellent for portable headphone setups or "on the go" listening. It also includes a 21000mAh battery capacity for up to 7 hours of playback, ensuring us more time to enjoy the music. It truly competes with the best smartphones in form, function and value but includes outstanding high quality audio performance to add some icing to your cake.
Large Touch Screen
4.65" OLED large touch screen (HD - Resolution 1280 x 720).
Proprietary developed M:USE UI.
Intuitive and easy to operate.
Slide Volume Control
Analog controlled digital colume mechanism.
Accurate volume controle in 0.5dB incremental step.
Feel of an analog application.
Aluminum Body / Trim
For detail and solidity.
Anodized finish in Calyx Brown.
Use of recyclable parts for the green Earth.
Easy & Simple Interface
Access other screens by easy drag motion.
Full Size Album Art
Get a larger view of the album art at now playing.
Album and Tracks in one screen
View the album and tracks in one screen.
Move album and tracks by easy Drag and Drop.
Add music based on your feels in Jukebox.
You can also apply to playlists too.
Reviews of the Calyx M Music & Media Player
Sound Stage Xperience Review
Part Time Audiophile Review
USB Downloads for the Calyx M Below
SD card needs to be formatted in “FAT32” or “NTFS”