iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 09/29/21 1.04.305 !
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iBasso Audio DX300 high end portable music player.

The Manual can be downloaded from our site for the DX300. There is a download arrow on the 1st page of the DX300 screen for a PDF.

https://ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX300userguide.pdf

http://ibasso.com/product/dx300/

FIRMWARE:

Download, unzip and the instructions, Change log and the firmware are in the folder. Enjoy.


http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX300FWota-1.02.204.rar

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX300FWota-1.04.305.rar

For Playlists, you can change the order in the playlist by accessing the Now Playing.

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The brand new flagship from iBasso, DX300 High-res player. Highlighting dual control systems and dual power supplies.


In-house developed FPGA-Master Technology. The main control system dedicated to audio processing.

In DX300, we implement the in-house developed FPGA-Master technology for the first time. FPGA-Master is used as the audio main control system to directly request audio data from SoC, serving the functions of data reprocessing and keeping the signal stable; meanwhile, it reconciles all the audio clocks, with the help of two Accusilcon femtosecond crystal, and makes sure that all the functions of the device share the same clock. This helps to lower the jitter as much as possible and builds a clean digital audio system.



14-Nano 8 core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processer, the start of the player's SoC.

DX300 comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processer as the SoC. With its insane power from 14-Nano 8 core, no SoC in any other HiFi players can beat it! It has 6G of Ram, enabling a smooth user experience; it comes with 128G ROM internal storage, allowing you to download more APPs and music.

Patented dual battery supplies architecture. The digital part of the player and the amp part has a separate, independent power supply.

The power supply is the most important component in a DAP, and it is the decisive factor for sound quality. SOC, DAC, AMP, among many others, all have strict requirements for the quality of the power supply. When only one power supply is in place, it will carry too much load, causing the potential cross-interferences between digital and analog systems. This will create extra noise and deteriorate sound quality. DX300 utilizes patented dual power supplies architecture. The AMP part and the digital part of the DAP are separately fed with independent power suppliers.

4 CS43198 QFC fully-balanced DAC design

DX300 implemented 4 Cirrus Logic's flagship DAC chips - CS43198 QFC - to form the DAC matrix, creating a total of 8 DAC channels and a fully-balanced design. With 4 chips working in parallel, it helps to lower the possibility of deterioration from a single DAC due to its random instability, and therefore significantly improves the sound quality with respect to the density and clarify of the sound.

Interchangeable AMP module.

In order to fully utilize DX300's potential, we implement an interchanging AMP modular design, enabling more possibilities. Just imagine this, you will have the flexibility to switch from the analytical sound of Op Amp to the warm sound from transistors, without having to change the DAP itself - simply change the AMP modules! The modules will be announced subsequently in the future. We hope that each module will be unique, serving complementary purposes.

The powerful standard modular AMP11.

The standard AMP modular AMP11 is based on AMP8, and comes with all three outputs: 2.5mm, 3.5mm, and 4.4mm. Power supply +/- 8V, enabling a constant energy supply for the AMP portion. The transistor has a max power supply of 2.7 A, enabling peak signal processing. DX300 has a max level output of 7.1Vrms, and because it benefits from the independent power supply, it outputs 1240 mW at 32 Ω.

6.5 inches, 2340*1180 full screen.

DX300 implements a 6.5 inches full-screen design, with very slim bezels. The resolution is a stunning 2340*1080. On the top of the screen, there is an indicator light to show the working condition of the DAP. We focus on every single detail of the device.

9th pic: 5th gen Mango OS + Andriod 9.0 dual system - a treat in both audio experience and user interface.

DX300 has its own Linux-based audio dedicated system - the 5th gen Mango OS. With the help of Qualcomm 660 GPU, it functions as smoothly as Andriod systems. DX300 also has the Andriod 9.0 system, one of the best OS in any major DAPs.It allows you to install any streaming services APKs.

10th pic: Bluetooth 5.0 + 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO

DX300 has upgraded internal antennas. The 5G WiFi implements the 2x2 MIMO antennas, with 2 input and 2 output channels, enabling a massive update in signal transmission speed and volume. The DX300 also supports Bluetooth 5.0.

11th pic: Outstanding AP measurements.

In core metrics, the DX300 is also outstanding. It has a signal-to-noise ratio of 125db, dynamic range -125dB, THD+N -113db. Its balanced PO has a max level output of 7.1Vrms, and it outputs 1240 mW at 32 Ω (measured with load).

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I hate nowadays how the technology becomes SO outdated in a short time... Years ago you bought the flagship equipment from a brand and it was the top for a looooong time... Now, with the planned obsolescence, the things last for a very short time... You invest near to 1k$ and from one day to another, there is a new version... Im not going to change my 220 at all and im glad that the brands are investing in some different products but i hope that it doesnt mean that are going to stop to develop for the dap, otherwise, i would rethink to give it another try to the brand
 
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I hate nowadays how the technology becomes SO outdated in a short time... Years ago you bought the flagship equipment from a brand and it was the top for a looooong time... Now, with the planned obsolescence, the things last for a very short time... You invest near to 1k$ and from one day to another, there is a new version... Im not going to change my 220 at all and im glad that the brands are investing in some different products but i hope that it doesnt mean that are going to stop to develop for the dap, otherwise, i would rethink to give it another try to the brand
Dx220 has existed for more than 2 years, which is A tweaks based on the platform of DX200 that dated back for another 2 years.....The Dx220Max is basically a “good bye” to the solid platform with everything Maxed out. Except the MAX, for 4 years continuously, all modular amplifier are compatible, even to the younger brother DX150

I have yet to see another Chinese...heck, even Korean company to have stayed with their own platforms for more than 2 years :wink:
 
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Ooooh, the next shiny object. Though I am really have no needs after the Max.
 

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