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Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player



Moon Audio

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The Onkyo DP-X1 is a high resolution portable digital audio player that has many stunning features including dual ESS Sabre 9601K amps & ES9018K2M dacs giving you amazing power.

The Onkyo DP-X1 allows you to stream from your favorite music streaming sites like Tidal, Spotify & Pandora.

Main Features:

  • Dual SABRE DACs & Amps

  • Standard Balanced and Active Control Ground (ACG) Modes

  • 2.5mm 4-Pole (for balanced output) and 3.5mm 3-Pole Output

  • Physical Buttons for Quick Music Control - No Need to Turn On Screen

  • Support for up to 432GB of Storage

  • Support for MQA

  • Based on Android™ OS with Access to Google Play™

  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth®

Absolute Sound Review by Steven Stone - Sept. 2016

Regular Price: $799.00

Now only: $495.00



Dual DACs and AMPs for Stunning Control & Power

The DP-X1 has two amps and two digital/analog convertors that allow for extreme power and signal control.

The double ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DACs and double ESS Sabre 9601K amps make balanced output possible via 2.5 mm output.The DP-X1 is the only player with such an advanced configuration, and the result is unprecedented power and control. 

The DP-X1 also has two types of balanced drives: ACG and BTL, for greater stability and clean, crystal clear sound.

Balanced Drive Options

Balanced 2.5mm 4-pole output supports the more standard Balanced (BTL) drive as well as the more esoteric ACG (Active Control GND) drive.

ACG drive gives greater stability: increased S/N ratio; greater spatial dimensionality, and clean sound; greater deliniation for lower frequencies in hi-res audio, and overall robust and taut sound. BTL drive supplies increased power.

Power gains and increased sound separation associated with balanced output are repurposed to create increased stability for a clean signal and greater sound clarity, especially compared to unbalanced drive.


The DP-X1 was designed to support many audio formats. Maxing out at 11.2MHz DSD support, the DP-X1 also supports up to 384kHz/24-bit audio, with support for WAV, FLAC, ALAC, & AIFF.

With its 2.5mm 4-pole balanced output, 3.5mm 3-pole headphone jack, micro USB-B/OTG digital output, and wireless playback options, the DP-X1 offers plenty of ways to enjoy music.

In addition to streaming over Wi-Fi, aptX also makes high quality audio possible over Bluetooth.

Innovative Sound

MQA is not typical hi-res, a high bit rate or high sample rate audio. It is a completely new and different way of capturing, delivering and reproducing audio performances, and it preserves the magic of the original studio recording in a format that is still small enough to stream. Support for MQA format comes via a free update. 

(Support for MQA format comes mid-2016 via a free update.)

DSD Conversion

Turn on "Real-Time DSD Conversion" and the DP-X1 converts music files such as MP3, WAV, and FLAC into DSD-quality audio. Use of oversampling and pushing bit quantization outside the audible spectrum allows for very clear signals. Everything sounds great!

Massive Storage Capacity

With 32GB of internal storage and dual micro-SDXC card slots, storage can be expanded to 432GB. With up to 16 hours of playback, you can carry an expansive library of hi-res audio and listen for extended periods of time.

(16 hour playback based on 96kHz/24-bit unbalanced output.)

Direct Access to Hi-Res Downloads and Streaming

OnkyoMusic is a music download service for hi-res audio files. Install the OnkyoMusic app and there is no need to sync with a home computer. Music can be purchased and dowloaded directly from the app within the player.

High Precision EQ

With up to 16,384 discrete bands to select from and the ability to save up to 1,000 EQ profiles, the linear-phase finite impulse response (FIR) equalizer offers high definition equalization with zero loss in audio quality.

Easy to Use Android Interface

The DP-X1 has a super flexible and intuitive Android platform, and with its fast quad core, it can support heavy processing and many high function apps. The capacitive touch display allows for intuitive use of flicks, taps and scrolling gestures. All icons and physical buttons are positioned for easy operation. 

You have access to many apps like Tidal, Spotify, Pandora for almost endless music streaming and downloading resources.

Google Play Store

Manage Your Music Easily

Manage and transfer your non-DRM protected music to the DP-X1. X-DAP Link searches your music libraries, including music purchased from other services, and transfers the song and related metadata to the selected storage location on the DP-X1.

X-DAP Link Screen Shot

Download X-DAP Here


Have Questions?

Find answers to common questions on our guides.



Additional Info


OS Android OS 5.1.1
display 4.7-inch (1,280x720) capacitive touch screen
Embedded memory 32 GB (including system area)
Extended memory microSD slot x 2 (up to 200 GB x2, corresponding to SDXC)
Wifi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (Wi-Fi Direct / WPS)
Bluetooth® Profile: A2DP / AVRCP / HSP / OPP / HID / PAN 
codec: SBC / aptX
Audio format DSD (DSF / DSD-IFF) / FLAC / ALAC / WAV / AIFF / Ogg Vorbis 
Play corresponding 
sampling frequency 
and the number of quantization bits
44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz / 176.4 kHz / 192 kHz / 352.8 kHz / 384 kHz (16 bit / 24 bit / 32 bit *) (* 32 bit float / integer play down-converted to a 24 bit ) 
DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz / 11.2 MHz (1 Bit), it is converted to PCM playback
Corresponding playlist system M3U / PLS / WPL
Compatible video format H.263 / H.264 AVC / H.265 HEVC / MPEG-4 SP / VP8 / VP9
Corresponding still image format JPEG / GIF / PNG / BMP / WebP
Rated output 
(1kHz, THD = 1%, 32 Ω)
Tasu 75 MW 75 MW (Unbalanced / 32 omega, JEITA) 
150 MW Tasu 150 MW (Balanced / 32 omega, JEITA)
Distortion factor 0.006% or less
S / N ratio 115 dB or more
Play frequency band 20 Hz ~ 80,000 Hz
Impedance Unbalanced: 16 Ω ~ 300 Ω / Balanced: 32 Ω ~ 600 Ω
Input and output terminal

2.5 mm 4-pole balance headphone output (R- R + / L + L- from the tip) 

3.5 Mm 3-pole headphone output (Line out mode corresponding) 

Micro USB-B / OTG digital output (charging and data transfer combined use)

Gain switching Low / Normal / High
Play time About 16 hours (96 kHz / 24 bit when FLAC imbalance Play)
Dimensions (HxWxD) mm 129.0 mm x 75.9 mm x 12.7 mm
weight 203 g
accessories Micro USB cable (1.0 m) ※ for charging and data transfer


Great, affordable product with one caveatReview by bradb
I looked at ten high capacity digital audio players, at least, and the DP-X1 had the most features for the best price. I'm very happy with it with one complaint. The battery life is nowhere near the 16 hours advertised. I get about two hours before having to recharge, and I know from the online user forum that others have had the same problem. I closed wifi, deleted my email account and did everything I could think of to reduce power usage but it hasn't helped much. I listen to about 2 1/2 albums and I need to recharge. Kind of disappointing for an otherwise excellent product at a very reasonable price. (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Best PurchaseReview by Herb H.
The Onkyo player is my best audio purchase of the past 40 years. Playing MQA files in balanced mode has been a revelation! (Posted on 2/16/2017)
First time Android userReview by Peter
I bought the DP-X1 after many years using the original A&K 120. So this requires an adjustment to dealing with Android rather than a dedicated audio player.
I was taken aback by the size and weight of the DP-X1 and the lack of detail in the finish - very sharp edges, no hand or pocket fitting contours. The screen and Onkyo player software work well together and the sound is excellent, especially in balanced mode.
I tried three Lexar 200gb microSD cards and all failed. For now I am sticking to Sandisk 128gb cards, which seem to work fine. I do not think the problem was with the DP-X1. I agree that the battery life is nowhere like 16 hours, no matter how careful I am to turn off background processes and keep the display off. Functionally, the DP-Xi seems like a good deal and I look forward to my time with it. My biggest let-down is the lack of finesse - I am holding a heavy metal brick rather than a personal electronic accessory. I wish it were something I could admire. Purchase and shipping from Moon was exemplary. (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Exceptional!Review by P.R
I was in the market for a portable DAC. When I saw the reviews online, I had to give it a chance.

This is an incredible unit with tons of storage. I could not fill the two slot with 2x 192GB HDtracks. it worked flawlessly.

I loaded most of my library of HDtracks and flew across three continents and I've never been happier.

My Tidal playlist was also downloaded in the unit and I was rocking.... This is an exceptional unit! (Posted on 8/9/2016)
Excellent, But Even Better Customer SupportReview by Nabil
A quick comment on the DAP since there are pages of reviews and impressions. I'll just say A&K must drop its prices significantly or lose a large chunk of market share.

The first unit I received had some noise on the left channel of the 2.5mm balance output even when not playing music.

After a quick e-mail exchange with Drew and no hassle whatsoever Drew sent me a new unit for exchange that works flawlessly. (Posted on 7/2/2016)

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