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Dethonray Dtr1 Prelude high resolution player

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by jaykay1967, Jan 25, 2019.
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  1. jaykay1967
    Was tipped off about a new DAP that looks interesting. I have taken a punt and ordered on recommendation.

    http://www.dethonray.com/

    • Made with the precision machined aviation aluminum-alloy which can enhance shields and eliminate interferences from external signals.
    • The custom-built battery sets can avoid the boost circuit noises and improve the efficiency of electricity supply, ensuring the a detail and transparency beyond “CD-like” audio quality.
    • ‘Real Live Sound’ DAC AK4490EQ, dual OPA1611 low pass filter, AD8397 circuit design making great performance for both earphone(16Ω) and headphone(300Ω).
    • The customized Linux OS, optimized decode engine and independently developed super-light GUI system provides excellent user experience and is able to handle 100,000 songs in 6 minutes which stored in the Micro SD card.
    • The high quality of the power supply and well-designed OCL single end audio circuit make no equal in sound quality.

    Cost circa $600.

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    Can any of the aficionados comment based on the specs.
     
  2. musicday
    Price is too high for ancient AK4490EQ, and the rest of specifications don't impress me.
     
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  3. taffy2207
    I'd like it more if it was called Death Ray :nerd:
     
  4. jaykay1967
    Thanks musicday. For $600, where would your money go?
     
  5. taffy2207
    Full Specs :-

    HIGH FIDELITY AUDIO PLAYER Prelude DTR1
    MICRO CARD SUPPORTED 256G
    COLOR Black
    FORMAT SUPPORTED WAV,FLAC,WMA,MP3APE(Normal,High,Fast) AAC,ALAC,AIFF,DFF/DSF,OGG
    SAMPLE RATE SUPPORTED 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
    MICRO CARD SUPPORT 2T(Exfat)
    OUTPUT Line-out & Earphone
    BATTERY ENDURANCE 10 hours
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz ~ 20kHz
    PERFORMANCE 105db SNR 0.008% THD
    MAX. POWER OUTPUT 1.7Vrms+R: 1.7Vrms+L (16Ω)
    DIMENSIONS H100 W56 D16.4 (mm)
     
  6. audionewbi
    I heard about this dap however I wasn't allowed to talk about it until it was sold out. I wanted to buy it, however I've made so many blind purchased last year, with many of which left a bitter taste, I was't ready for another purchase. I welcome competition, and hopefully this DAP opens up a better future for this brand. If their sound is half as good as what they claim, it is a sure winner.
     
  7. maira
    Just SE Output, only 10h Battery Life..?
     
  8. Mimouille
    I would like to introduce a new DAP from a new player in the market Dethonray. The engineer who started this company worked on several DAPs for well-known brands.

    He decided to design and build his own player, with a single-minded focus : guess the best sound possible and stick to essential functions.

    Learn more here : http://www.dethonray.com/?page_id=8088

    The key differentiating factor of the this DAP is the use of a dual high density battery, to separate analog and digital power.

    Besides that, it uses a AKM4490EQ DAC chip, and has a proprietary Linux based OS. The max output power of 2 x 1.7vrms is quite impressive, especially given the size and (declared) 10 hour battery life.

    First quick impression : it seems very powerful and to have a spacious clean sound. Will obviously update when I have spend more then 10 seconds with it.

    UI is simple and functional, scans a 64gb card in seconds.

    I am not affiliated to this brand and bought this DAP.

    Antixcipated price in China : 3 399 RMB (500USD)

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
  9. Mimouille
    I just received it so here are a couple more pics

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  10. musicday
    Not as impressive as QLS QA 361, by the looks of it.
     
  11. Mimouille
    Would you care to elaborate?
     
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  12. EagleWings
    I actually prefer simple UIs like the one on LPG. Is it fast and bug-free?
     
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  13. Mimouille
    So far super fast and no specific issue detected yet. Haven't even updated to the latest FW. If there is one.
     
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  14. bahamot
    What's the price?
     
  15. Mimouille
    I updated in the main post.
     
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