iBasso DX240, Flagship-Grade Audio Player With Full 16x MQA Decoding

Posted in Oct 4, 2021 in News, no comment

iBasso has been a highly successful HiFi audio gear brand with its primary focus on portable gears such as IEMs and Music Players. It has been 15 years since iBasso debuted worldwide. On their 15th anniversary, iBasso has introduced us a brand new Hi-Res player in their famous “DX” series, the brand new iBasso DX240.

iBasso DX240

DX240 can be considered as a long-awaited upgrade to DX220, one of the most successful Hi-Res Players to date in the market. The latest DX240 brings us better sound with its flagship ES9038Pro DAC chip. It has the classic replaceable amp module design with support for AMP1-AMP8 modules by iBasso same as that with the DX220. The latest AMP9 module that they designed specifically for the flagship DX300 is not supported by the DX240. On stock, DX240 comes packed with an AMP1 mk3 AMP module that features 3.5mm LO, 3.5mm PO, and 2.5mm TRRS PO as its interfaces. For better UI and snappy performance, iBasso has equipped the DX240 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660SoC paired with 4GB Ram and 64GB ROM. DX240 bridges the gap between the DX300 and DX220 by offering snappy UI, flagship-grade sound, full 16x MQA decoding, 5” 1080p Full HD display, Open Android 9.0 OS, and many more features.

Features
– Flagship ES9038 Pro DAC chip.
– Supports high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and Native DSD512 decoding.
– Full 16x MQA decoding.
– Swappable AMP module design with support for existing AMP1-AMP8.
– Comes stock with AMP1 MK3 module.
– Self-developed FPGA Master technology.
– Dual independent NDK femtosecond crystal oscillators.
– Sharp 5” 1080P Full HD display.
– High-speed USB 3.1 connector.
– Lightning-Fast Snapdragon 660 SoC.
– 4GB RAM.
– 64GB ROM.
– Up to 2TB MicroSD card slot.
– Coaxial output support.
– Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity.
– Dual Band WiFi(2.4GHz/5GHz).
– Dual OS, Mango OS & Open Android 9.0.
– Up to 11 hours of continuous music playback.

Technical Specs
– Stock amp module: AMP1 MK3.
– Output ports: 2.5mm TRRS, 3.5mm Single-ended, 3.5mm Line Out.
– Display: 5.0” 1080P Full HD.
– Battery capacity: 4400mAh.
– Charging time: 2.5H.
– Playback time: up to 11 hours.

Output Parameters (2.5mm Bal)
– Maximum output level: 6.2Vrms.
– Power: 878mW@32Ω, 128mW@300Ω.
– Frequency response: 10Hz-45kHz.
– SNR: 125dB.
– DNR: 125dB.
– THD+N: -114dB.
– Resolution: -119dB.
– Output Impedance: 0.57Ω.

Output Parameters (3.5mm Single-ended)
– Maximum output level: 3.1Vrms.
– Power: 281mW@32Ω, 32mW@300Ω.
– Frequency Response: 10Hz-45kHz.
– SNR: 123dB.
– DNR: 123dB.
– THD+N: -110dB.
– Resolution: -117dB.
– Output Impedance: 0.38Ω.

A New Generation Of Flagship DAC Chip
iBasso has adopted the latest generation ES9038Pro DAC chip as the main heart and core of audio decoding with the DX240. It provides ultimate performance by providing support for high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 decoding support. ES9038Pro is a highly proficient DAC chip that delivers astounding performance. As per reports from ESS, ES9038Pro has four cores per channel while their previous flagship, the ES9028Pro had one core per channel. iBasso has always trusted its high-end products with ESS Sabre DAC chips, which still follow the latest DX240.

Self-Developed FPGA Master Technology
iBasso has featured their self-developed FPGA Master technology that requests signals directly from the SoC. It is incorporated by two independent NDK femtosecond crystal oscillators in maintaining a stable signal with low jitter and high definition.

Swappable Amp Modules
iBasso DX240 has interchangeable AMP module design. The AMP module can easily be replaced by the user to match their listening preference. DX240 supports AMP1-AMP8 modules straight out of the box, only the latest AMP9 module that was designed specifically for DX300 isn’t supported by DX240. It comes packed with an AMP1 MK3 module that has 2.5mm balanced, 3.5mm single-ended, and 3.5mm single-ended line-out ports.

Full 16x MQA Decoding
Recent developments in the HiFi audio industry have created a new technology known as MQA that is a short form for Master Quality Authenticated. In this, high-resolution data is encapsulated in small file size, MQA certified devices can unfold the files properly and present the users with true-to-life sound performance. iBasso’s latest DX240 supports full 16x MQA unfolding bringing you face-to-face with true sound.

Lightning-Fast Performance With Snapdragon CPU
iBasso DX240 is a flagship-grade digital audio player. It packs powerful performance with a snappy user interface, all thanks to blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. The player runs multiple applications smoothly with no lag whatsoever.

Dual OS Design
iBasso has loaded the DX240 with two OS that users can easily switch between. First is an open Android 9.0 OS that brings us close to countless media applications on the play store. If you are looking for a pure music system, you can switch to iBasso’s Mango OS that delivers a pure music experience.

Exquisite Build With FHD Display & Premium Aluminum Alloy Chassis
iBasso has equipped the DX240 with a bright, colorful, 5” full HD 1080P display that produces crisp image quality. It has their latest small bezel design attached to a well-finished aluminum alloy chassis. The player features a curved frosted glass back panel. An exquisite build for an exquisite player.

Price & Availability
iBasso DX240 is currently available at Hifigo store priced at 919$. You can pre-order it today by just booking with an amount of 100$

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