FiiO Has launched M17 portable desktop class music player In India. The player MRP comes in at 1,79,990 and is now available for purchase at www.fiio.co.in and at leading online and retail stores.
The left and right audio channels each have a desktop-class, 8-channel ES9038PRO flagship DAC. This means that each audio channel has 8 parallel outputs combined for optimal resolution and minimal distortion for ultra-pure audio reproduction.
FiiO and THX have jointly developed the exclusive THX AAA-788 +, an upgraded version of the original op-amp. Compared to the original, the output power increased by 225% to 3000mW per channel with lower output impedance, the company claims.
M17 DAPs have 3.5mm output: headphone out / line out; 6.3mm output: headphones out; 2.5mm output: balanced headphone out; 4.4mm output: balanced headphone out / balanced line out; RCA coaxial port: coaxial input and output; USB 3.0 port: Supports USB host and device mode, can be used for high-speed data transfer and fast charging; USB 2.0 port: Supports USB host mode, allows connecting external DAC or hard drive storage.
FiiO says that effective heat dissipation was a major consideration when designing M17 DAPs. The “H” type heat dissipation and VC liquid cooling technologies work with the M17’s 151g unibody aluminum alloy frame to dissipate heat from the device. There is also a cooling fan stand.
The M17 Portable Player has two power supplies – a battery power supply and a power supply powered by external DC power. The battery power supply allows you to use the M17 in situations where there is no access to a power outlet. Under the DC power supply, the voltage in the analog circuit increases by 35% up to 11.5V compared to the under battery power supply; And the battery is kept healthy because it is not used in this mode.
Under battery power, there are 4 gain levels: low, medium, high and headphone mode. Advanced over-ear headphone mode gain is unlocked when under DC mode. At a balanced output, the gain can be as high as 16dB – allowing the M17 to run smoothly with most headphones.
Other features include Android 10 OS that is open to installing 3rd party apps; Support for Bluetooth 5.0 aptX adaptive, support for DSD512 and up to 32bit / 768kHz and support for MQA 8x unfolding.