Soundaware A1X 10TH Anniversary Music Player Multifunctional Integrated Desktop with DAC and Dual Headphone Amplifier
Core technology breakthrough, A1 comprehensive upgrade
Sound more natural, flexible, full of real, very emotional
The distortion as low as 0.0006X%
One equals six, I have all that you need
Multifunctional streaming music player
Support Roon Ready, Airplay, DLNA, Samba etc., sampling rate to PCM 384kHz and DSD256. Patented FPGA technology optimized LAN/WAN player with dual headphone output.
USB DAC/headphone amplifier
Xmos plus FPGA clock processed DA, dual headphone output.
HIFI Bluetooth DAC/headphone amplifier
HIFI level Bluetooth dual headphone output processed by FPGA clock
CD player and ripper
Connected to appointed USB driver, A1 can play and rip CD in high precision mode.
SD Card/HDD music player
Large capacity SD card/HDD supported, high performance off-line music player
High-performance Interface & Network Digital Transport
Inherited technology from 300 series, A1 has the interface and transport system based on the latest patent FPGA algorithm.
Pure HiFi system, meant for sound quality
HiFi system(32Bit, 384kHz)
Lasted good sound quality
Life beyond ten years
Low power consumption and high performance
All linear low noise
Easy to be jammed
Limited storage supported
Destroy Android framework
All switching power supply
System need optimization, high latency
Patent structure designed, specialized for Hi-end
Provide each format of music with precise clock, denoising process and synchronous playback.
After 5 times FPGA upgrade, the structure achieved a new high level in both functionality and performance.
Lasted classic with improvements in HiFi
Performance doubles with main clock remained low to reduce, greatly of the low frequency noise because of rising clock frequency.
Redesigned CPU board and program optimization improve 30% of the CPU performance.
Full DC single end amplification technology
Reduce the distortion of DA chip in amplification process. The sound is more real without the distortion of coupling capacitance's phase position, frequency response and information content. But it has higher standard of the material precision and matching. So we choose high-precision MUSE operational amplifier, thus the analog amplification of A1 all adopts high-precision material to amplify symmetrically.
Adopting MR1 V2’s analog depower supply technology
MR1 V2 decreases internal resistance of analog power supply from 200 milliohm to 10milliohm instantaneously, discharge ability increases by 20 times with lower noise to better output perfect waveform.
Top power supply, HiFi design
Adopting high quality iron core transformer and high current power filter, analog and digital linear power supply separately. Sound aware remains independent power supply for ARM, USB, FPGA and analog linear, almost all the 20 secondary power supply lines adopt the LDO voltage stabilization with ultra-low noise. Core capacitors include ruby ZLH class high frequency low resistance series, ELNA CERAFINE and other classic materials. Tune style is more close to M2pro and A28o femto, featuring transparent, delicate and Hi-Res sound.
Roon ready support
Play lossless PCM384kHz and native DSD256, rich off-line music management, Qobuz, HQPlayer and Tidal all support.
As a most important feature in HiFi field, seamless playback in same frequency is equipped with native and Roon ready play, bringing brilliant experience as playing CD and SACD.
FPGA HiFi level Bluetooth
Adopting the same-designed FPGA of A300 plus independent high precision ultra-low noise clock to process secondary jitter process, so as to achieve high fidelity playback from Bluetooth.
Big screen & big font, plug & play storage
Direct operations via buttons and remote, regardless of the distance.
High performance sound card and interface technology: XMOS provides data channel, FPGA processes jitters in the standard of HIFI level, offering an interface that combines cellphone, pad and PC. Then the amplification works in mono, native and full DC condition, plus better isolation and optimization, thus perform close to the playback effect of FPGA.
Contrast between A1 and ordinary music player
Ordinary music player
Poor sound quality, distortion 1%-10%
File support just to 48kHz
Drive inferiorly with good headset/headphone/speaker
Short life span
SRC results in sound quality loss
Basic function and interface
HiFi A1 music player
Accurate reduction, HiFi level sound quality, distortion around 0.001%
File supported up to DSD256/PCM384kHz
Designed for HiFi level headset/headphone/speaker for excellent playback
Life span of more than 10 years, embedded ready-only design, still smooth after ten years
No SRC problem at all
Complete functions and interfaces, HiFi design to fit in professional system as well as daily use
Multiple ways of colocation: infrared/buttons, cellphone/tablet, App/PC, software control
A1 is designed to be more than just an excellent music player, but the highlight of the whole interior decoration, thus more colors are coming on the way.
Headphone/headset, dual driving design, build-in headphone amp can be closed. RCA line out to fancy headphone amp can drive reference headphones as well.
SD card socket: Theoretical 2TB, 400G under real test. Support FAT32, EXFAT, NTFS format.
UЅВ 2.0*2(Tуре А): mах сurrеnt іѕ 600mA, uр tо 2ТВ single partition.
*Suggested to use high speed SD card and original SSD with box when play files above 192kHz because it requires more of the response speed and stability.
Network: 100MBPS, support SAMBA(NAS)(192kHz, 32GBit,DSD64), DLNA, Roon Ready, AIRPLAY.
HIFI Level Bluetooth: Real-timely supports APTX and other general Bluetooth standard audio playback protocol, maximize volume of the cellphone/Pad, let A1 to control volume thus to get the lowest distortion.
USB interface based on FPGA: Support 32Bit 384kHz, DSD256 (above DSD128 need install THESYCON driver).
3.5mm headphone jack: optimized for earbuds, high sensitivity low impedance headphone, reduce background noise.
6.35mm headphone jack: designed for low sensitivity full-size headphones or headsets.
*Suggested to listen in high volume, distortion low to 0.004% when in volume 99.
RCA*2: 1.8V RMS
Coaxial: 0.5V P-P 192kHz DSD64 DOP 24Bit.
Optical: 24Bit 96kHz
Index tested on samples
THD+N: ≤0.0006%(RCA OUTPUT)
Frequency response: ±3dB
Dynamic ratio: 116dB
Background noise: -120dB
Undistorted output power with 6.35mm headphone amp(THD+N≤0.002%, 3.5mm is even less) suggested to listen in high volume, distortion low to 0.002% when in volume 99.
16ohm: 832mw*2, 32 ohm: 578mw* 2, 100ohm: 336mw*2, 300ohm: 136mw*2
DSD: DSD256(ISO, DSF, DFF), non-DST
WAV: 32 Bit 384kHz
FLAC: 24Nit 384kHz
APE: 48 kHz, Compression level under Extra High
ALAC: ≤48 kHz
AIFF: ≤48 kHz
MP3: ≤48 kHz
AAC: ≤48 kHz
Support ISO, CUE.
Seamless playback in same frequency is available with native playback.
Roon Ready: Native supports DSD256, PCM 32Bit 384 kHz, Tidal, Qobuz and seamless playback in same frequency.
Airplay: Support apple system to seamlessly push music to A1.
Support local music remote play, control and internet streaming.
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