Despite the fact that the new top-end Hi-Res player FiiO M17 has not yet been officially presented by the manufacturer, the first photos and specifications of the future flagship have leaked online .
At the moment, it is known that the model will act as a competitor to Astell & Kern KANN, which means it will be made in a powerful all-metal case and have a solid power. An original detail – in the side wall you can see the slots in the form of chevrons, which serve for heat dissipation and are simultaneously illuminated by LEDs.
The touchscreen has a 1080p resolution , but the model of the CPU used in the FiiO M17 is still unknown. But it is known for sure that the DAC in the player is built on a dual Saber ESS9038Pro chip , and the amplifier is made on the THX-AAA 788Pro module . The device will be able to receive power both from the built-in battery, there and from an external network adapter.
There are four jacks for connecting headphones at once – a 3.5 mm minijack, balanced 2.5 mm and 4.4 mm jacks, and even a 6.35 mm jack. There is also a line-out and USB-C port for data transfer. Expansion of the built-in memory is possible with micro SD cards.
The FiiO M17 Hi-Res player will hit the market in July 2021, the price and more detailed specifications will be announced later.