New Successor to DX300 DX240
Jun 15, 2021 at 3:40 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 48

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It is without a doubt, the DX-160 has reached legendary status for the ultimate sound quality in a very affordable price.
However, like any other device, it had its share of hiccups particularly wireless connections.
Hence, a new mid tier device is expected from a lot of users...

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The other aspect why the 160 was so attractive, it is NOT a Mini of anything.
It does not sound like a smaller version of the 220, nor the smaller version of the 300.
It has its own tonal character.

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Jun 15, 2021 at 3:52 AM Post #3 of 48

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Something else is very welcome.
Ibasso can use any chip set and apply FPGA in this model, too.
Yes, why not cirrus...
 
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The DX160 has its own outstanding vibe, it's true, but I would welcome something else than the Cirrus, more natural and musical... AKM, ESS?
I'd prefer that they keep a similar neutral warm sound rather than going for a warmer sound like they did with the DX300.

That said, if they follow their old product release cycle a DX250 could be due for release soon, and the DX150 was a warm sounding unit.
 
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9 hours nowadays simply won't do. users can't help but flicking thro' that screen, always looking for something
@ least 16 hours on FLAC is very ideal...
 
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I'd prefer that they keep a similar neutral warm sound rather than going for a warmer sound like they did with the DX300.

That said, if they follow their old product release cycle a DX250 could be due for release soon, and the DX150 was a warm sounding unit.
oh yes, the 200 series was totally forgotten. After the Max came out, then came 160, a new numbering series...
 
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It is without a doubt, the DX-160 has reached legendary status for the ultimate sound quality in a very affordable price.
However, like any other device, it had its share of hiccups particularly wireless connections.
Hence, a new mid tier device is expected from a lot of users...

DX-160.jpg


The other aspect why the 160 was so attractive, it is NOT a Mini of anything.
It does not sound like a smaller version of the 220, nor the smaller version of the 300.
It has its own tonal character.

160x220.jpg
I love my DX160, but it does need an update. Are you posting a wish list, speculation or some fact on a product roadmap you've heard?
 
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I love my DX160, but it does need an update. Are you posting a wish list, speculation or some fact on a product roadmap you've heard?

This is purely a speculation. @takeitblue was correct by saying the time is right for a new device.
I took this outside of the 160 thread, and as per the Ibasso Boss' (Paul) statement the wireless connection will remain as they are in the current condition.
Consider this a wish list thread, too...
 
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Before the 300 was launched, i did a bit of research about the FPGA system, Chord was implementing this on the Mscaler, which i recently auditioned.
It was used as a DAC in conjunction w/ the cutest.
Playback sources were
Digital : a macbook on the Audirvana
Sonic impressions were consistent, very clean, probably the blackest background

https://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/fpga/what-is-an-fpga.html
 
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There's a trend going on in my favorite shop in Tokyo.
From early last month, a lot of DX Max pre-owned units were on sale.
After a couple of weeks, they're ALL gone...

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