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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. IryxBRO
    Got the unit today... finally.

    Spent couple of hours with it + my reference IEMs (Tanchjim Oxygen) + reference DAP (HiBY R6Pro in reference mode).

    What I can tell so far:

    1. Very interesting and quite new experience in sound, accents are placed completely different to what I've got used to in many more reference type of DAPs.
    2. Lows and bass are among the most sweet features = more exposed and brought to front but it is done so accurately that it doesn't annoy at all. Pleasing sound, instead
    3. Most of the deviation from reference monitor sound seems to be coming from some lower | upper treble range elevation so that the entire sound gets more resolved and close to being thin. Again, doesn't annoy.
    4. This brings another virtue - exceptional clarity and distinction of all instruments
    5. This + other sound tuning also lead to quite deep stage perception. Wouldn't call it wide, but deep - yes.
    6. Sound has some thin and crisp feel to it (high clarity + cold tonality).

    7. Build quality is perfect. Phisycal controls are convenient. Screen might have been better in terms of resolution and max brightness, but I wouldn't worry about that since it is totally one function DAP.

    To mention spotted drawbacks:

    1. Couple of misspelling here and there

    Thee are just the very first impressions. I feel that this DAP is very good so far due to 3 reasons:

    1. Quite different sound signature to many other more familiar and more standard DAPs
    2. Some exceptional sound qualities
    3. Very user friendly and simple FW with no visible flaws.

    Full review and lots of pics would be ready soon. I'd share more info later. This is just 1dt pic made at night:

    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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  2. Luhar
    Please take a video as well - thanks for your initial impressions. A little taken back by the metallic sound description.
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  3. gazzington
    I suppose pair it with warm headphones and it'll sound great
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  4. IryxBRO
    I've rephrased to "thin" and "crisp" due to clarity and cold tonality instead of metallic which someone would treat as a bad word. No, there is no "cattle" sound...
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  5. IryxBRO
    Oxygens are neutral. I have some warm ones like Tanchjim Darkside, TFZ Tequila 1 (if you can call it warm), HIFI BOY OSV3, DB Monroe, Shozy Zero, etc. I would try warmer ones. But I think that neutral would be most suitable cause DTR1 has unique lows representation which should not be pushed even further with bassy IEMs.
  6. HiFlight
    How are firmware updates accomplished on this player?
  7. IryxBRO
    what do you mean? how to? easy - take FW from official website, unzip to root folder and go to FW update in settings.... There is another option to hold down button until FW update starts
  8. HiFlight
    Has anyone heard if the case is ready for ordering? I will likely place an order but would prefer to order both together.
  9. gazzington
    Where do you get a case from?
  10. HiFlight
    There was one pictured in one of Mim's posts. (#55)
    I assumed it was from the DAP builder but I don't know that for a fact.
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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  11. terry1109
    I heard the case is a prototype and no official production case available for sale.
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  12. IryxBRO
    Couple of new pics

    _DSC1414.jpg _DSC1421.jpg _DSC1426.jpg
  13. IryxBRO
    Updated to FW V1.23. Some misspellings were fixed in English + FW update menu item was removed. TO update: press and hold DOWN button while turning on. If there is update.zip on SD in root - it would start the update and than would go off.
  14. deniska80
    So what about comparisons with pro?
  15. IryxBRO
    it would come in the review
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