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ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by t.r.a.n.c.e., Sep 11, 2015.
  1. howdy
    Keep us in mind when you get the repairs completed. I would like to know how everything went and how long it took. Mine is coming up on 3 years but every thing is still good.
    If I was on your situation I would get the battery replaced as well even if it's still ok for you. They have it opened and this would be the prime time to get it done.
     
  2. lildannymane
    experiencing the unresponsive x1a problem: hard reset (power + >>|) does nothing

    battery was at like 20% when it froze while in use; after several seconds it turned off

    saw in this thread that waiting for full battery drain fixes this

    anyone know how long the draining process takes? been near 24 hours now
     
  3. FunctionalDoc
    I would also remove your memory cards and see you can boot up.
     
  4. lildannymane
    no-memory card gang
     
  5. whitemouse
    I am so sorry to hear you lost your player. Not just player, but SD cards with your music, this is heartbreaking.

    My guess is that cleaning staff, or whoever found it have no idea what it is they "found", but looked expensive enough to pocket it, instead of reporting they discovered lost item on the seat.

    The reason I think they don't know what this brick of Al is, it is clearly not a smartphone, and that's that. I lost my X1 on the beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I was listening to it, sitting on a beach at night beer bar, took headphones off, and walked to hotel, only to discover that my carry pouch was empty, no X1. Only 15 minutes had past, so I ran back to beach, no one had found anything, it was night time, I looked and looked, didn't find it. Standing nearby was group of local working girls, asked them, no, we didn't see anything. I took $20 bill out wallet, waved it, asked again, and there it was, one of the girls had it.
    Vietnam seems cursed for DP X1 owners, my Balanced output socket failed in Saigon 2 weeks ago, second time it has happened within a year, 3.5mm went silent long ago, I never bothered to repair it, since I only use Balanced out, more power for hungry headphones.
    Sent my X1 to Hong Kong, Romi Audio, they replace the factory 2 5mm socket. Will know in about a week.

    OP, I'm in Thailand, the only hi end web forum second hand gear I'm aware is

    https://forum.munkonggadget.com

    I doubt cleaning staff is aware of that web board. And other than people who visit this web site, no one here would know what Onkyo DP X1 is, or where to sell it.
     
  6. whitemouse
    Can't answer why X1 is better than DAPs costing double, namely ibasso DX200, and FiioX7 II. But it is, to my ears.
    Audio is subjective, and people may prefer DX200, I like Onkyo X1 better. And I like X1 better than DAPs costing $3000.

    Here are some photos of inner life of X1, my 3.5mm out failed ages ago, but when 2.5mm failed in June, 6 months ago, we took it apart.
    Notice output sockets are held in place only by soldering points, 6 tiny soldering points, 1 comes loose from board, bye bye. Another failure can be 4 contacts inside the socket itself, socket may be not loose, but contact become "tired", and fail to touch headphone jack, and one channel is gone.

    Your X1 lasted 3 years, I'm guessing you don't carry in pocket? Neither do I, instead carry it in pouch, to avoid headphone plug bending the sockets, still they fail. This is known issue.

    This repair on photos restored the 2.5, notice on one of the pics my friend added epoxy type glue, to keep it from becoming loose from board. This repair was done in June, in Estonia, Europe.

    2.5mm socket failed again couple of weeks ago, one channel is dead, and I'm travelling, out of options, I shipped it to Hong Kong, Romi Audio. He replaces both output sockets, repairing them is pointless, they will fail again and again.

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    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
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  7. whitemouse
    Sorry, seems I manage to post photos twice. Went back, edit, chose Thumbnail option, they are still too large on my phone browser, I apologize.


    Romi Audio offers mods to X1, upgrade the capacitors, see the large caps, 8 of them in amp section of board, he replaces those.
    The other mod is bypass the output circuit of the ear protection.

    I didn't opt for mods, just socket replacement, cost is 1000 HK$, plus shipping. Mods cost 1500 HK$, about $190 US.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
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  8. theminstrel
    Thanks so much for the response! I'm going to ask Romi for the headphone jacks to be completely replaced. I don't care about the capacitors, the device sounds fine to me, and my headphones are low-impedence enough that the 130 volume limit doesn't do much.
     
  9. Clive101
    HELLO All,

    Long time lurker and thought I would share my experience recently.

    I decided to purchase a Headamp GSX Mk2 and pair with my DP X1 that was gathering dust what a surprise very musical indeed, so went that bit extra and decided to 2.5 TRRS to fully balanced XLR and made a purchase of a https://www.boomerangsounds.co.uk/product.php?xProd=4139 .

    I am pairing with Audeze LCD4 headphones and the duo lights them up I have high end Headphone rig with which I did compare but for the money what a stellar DAP. So Musical had my foot tapping in seconds.

    And add the icing on the cake you can control the DP X1 remotely with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hiby.music&hl=en_US.

    So with amp and DP-X1 I am very happy, and the control app is the icing on the cake for me no need for a server....
     
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  10. euwemax
    Hi everyone.. I just recently dug out my onkyo x1 as well but found that the left right balance of my unit is off. Can't seem to find the setting for the left right channel balance anywhere in the settings, can anyone help? Thanks a bunch!
     
  11. spartanmaya
    Now, Is onkyo dp-x1a still interested?
     
  12. howdy
    If you mean is the DP-X1a still a great player? Absolutely! Has everything you would need and is still ahead of almost all others and they haven't done anything new in awhile.
     
  13. mbwilson111
    I just received a DP-X1 this week. How do I make sure I have the latest firmware? Also is there an inexpensive case for it?
     
  14. singleended5863
    Go for Miter or Valentinum @Etsy.
     
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  15. mbwilson111
    Reading this thread is worrying me a little. Is it possible to tell on a new DP-X1 if the headphone sockets will be a problem?
     

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