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FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7.

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by jamesfiio, Jun 21, 2015.
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  1. x RELIC x Contributor
    Guys, I think FiiO has in mind to use DLNA/AirPlay in the Q5 as a simple receiver. Something that would not need a screen or controls to operate.

    Imagine using your smartphone or iPad or laptop and selecting DLNA/AirPlay out to the Q5 and boom! instant music without wires. Could be useful in many situations and would get around any EMI issues of strapping something to the Q5.

    Personally I prefer not to use it as I like dedicated DAPs but if it doesn't degrade the other components SQ then why not (well, besides price). This could get interesting.
     
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  2. dacari
     
    My bad, I read too fast about the modules, -2db seems ok for me.
     
  3. Spadge

    Exactly.
    It would be a great feature for some users and so long as sound is not compromised when it is off then you don't have to turn it on.
     
  4. AnakChan Moderator
    Here you go...AKM4432VT...

    http://m.av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20150622_708102.html

    Same family, not the same model. Be a little different :wink:.
     
  5. JamesFiiO Contributor
     
    yes, that is why we never add bluetooth in our amp/dac. in fact, we did some research in 5 years ago, the SQ still not as good as we expected. 
     
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  6. sodesuka
    Wow this looks perfect for my need. Hope to hear about the price soon. :D
     
  7. Shawn71

    There you go, so we have some 3-4 fellow head-fi'ers opt for AKM, in just 4 pages.....
     
  8. pekingduck
    Price point? USD $300?
     
  9. Shawn71

    Ok, as long as it wont eat much battery power and not costlier to add (else that cost is on our head [​IMG] - final product cost) that's welcome then.... so is there a limitation in streaming the files (sampling rate)?
     
  10. Shawn71
    Also the rough price (that's on your mind James) of amp module(s)?....
     
  11. JamesFiiO Contributor
    The target price may set to $300. 
     
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  12. x RELIC x Contributor
    Excellent!!
     
  13. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
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    Keep the huge screenestate and get back the power.
     
    I will be buying this. Q5.
    I got an A&K OTG DAC until then but I need more power.
    Hope it's thin...please[​IMG]
     
  14. Dobrescu George
    @JamesFiiO
     
    DLNA is not very usefull because you are building a portable unit. To set up DLNA protocols, you need a computer, wireless routers, and high bandwidth. I do not think that the average user knows how to set it to usage, or that the average user will want these features. Most people buying a secondary DAC/AMP might look for more SQ than their DAPs.
     
    Though, it would so awesome to have DLNA, it might not appeal to enough people to explain the increase in production and selling cost. 
     
  15. HotIce
     
    It is not a matter of cable here. The audio data out of an iOS device is encrypted, so either the cable has a decryption plus DAC (like the Apple lightning to 30 pin cable), but in which case the output will be analog, making the DAC on the new device useless, or the Q5 device itself needs to have the decryption logic in front of the DAC chip.
    Or, you new cable has simply the decryption logic, which transforms the encrypted stream into a normal decrypted USB audio stream.
     
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