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FiiO has unveiled the new R9 desktop streamer and DAC

FiiO R9 – flagship desktop streamer and DAC
FiiO R9 – flagship desktop streamer and DAC

FiiO has released a new device , the R9 , which combines a streamer, digital-to-analogue converter, headphone amplifier and pre-amplifier .

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The DAC unit in the model is built on a dual ES9038PRO chip from ESS Saber ; signals arriving at the USB port are processed by the XMOS XU316 processor . The headphone amplifier section includes the THX788+ module , providing output power up to 7000 mW into 32 ohms.

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For connecting headphones there are three outputs: unbalanced 6.35 mm and two symmetrical – 4.4 mm and four-pin XLR. In addition to USB, there is also an HDMI (ARC) port for digital signal supply, plus two coaxial and optical inputs.

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The body of the device is entirely made of aluminum; on the front panel there is a large color display measuring 6 inches diagonally and with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels . Wireless capabilities, in addition to Wi-Fi, include a Bluetooth adapter with support for LDAC and aptX HD codecs . Device dimensions – 160 x 115 x 127 mm , weight – 2.27 kg.

Price: $1,499

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