Be at a gig when you’re on the train. Float into space without leaving your desk. Buy the XDP-30R, jack in your headphones, and you can get inside the sound. Immersing you more thoroughly than many big-dollar stereos, the compact XDP-30R unveils astonishing layers of detail in music, opening up the soundstage, improving instrument separation, and propelling rhythm with irresistible energy.
Whether you’re dipping a toe into Hi-Res Audio, or a veteran user, expect flawless playback of any format. The XDP-30R supports DSD 5.6 MHz decoding; plays FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and AIFF at up to 192 kHz/32-bit; and is compatible with MQA following a future firmware update. Selectable Hi-bit Upsampling converts lower-resolution files to 192 kHz/32-bit for a near-native Hi-Res Audio experience. Lossless audio is expressed fluently, and the player is sympathetic to compressed audio. Add TIDAL and TuneIn (other services to follow), and your musical horizons expand even further.
Among the best-performing digital-to-analog converters available, the SABRE ES9018C2M is deployed in twin configuration with twin SABRE ESS9601K amplifiers. Served by dedicated capacitors, each channel is symmetrical to equalize signal paths. The design leads to transparent reproduction and yields extraordinary levels of detail on a spacious soundstage. Be drawn into the music; sense each instrument around you in three- dimensional space.
TWO BALANCED OUTPUT MODES
Formerly the domain of desktop headphone setups, balanced output is set free by a 2.5 mm (3/32˝) 4-pole jack. You can choose BTL, which boosts driving power, or ACG, a stable mode that results in taut and clearly defined low-frequency sound. ACG enhances overall clarity and spatial dimensionality. Balanced output eliminates crosstalk and improves stereo separation.
TWO CLOCKS FOR GREATER PRECISION
Clocking mechanisms synchronize the timing of data flowing between devices. The better the clock, the better the sound. The XDP-30R has two clocks; one detects 44.1 kHz signals, scaling to 88.2 kHz/176.4 kHz, and the second handles 48 kHz signals and upsamples to a maximum 192 kHz. Detection is automatic. The result is pure, jitter-free sound.
HANDS-FREE CONTROL WITH DUOREMOTE
Control the XDP-30R with your smartphone. The free Pioneer DuoRemote app uses Bluetooth low energy to tether smartphone to DAP, so you don’t have to juggle devices on crowded public transport. Keep the DAP in your bag or pocket and use your phone to control volume and perform playback operations such as play/pause, skip, scan, shuffle, and repeat. The app is also great for entering Wi-Fi passwords or making playlists using a smart keyboard that supports multiple languages baked into the player’s GUI. (Note: Mobile devices require Bluetooth low energy (LE) support. Please check App Store or Google Play™ for device and OS requirements.)
SIMPLE INTERFACE, EASY NAVIGATION
Pioneer - dominant when it comes to intuitive, beautifully presented interfaces for audio-video components - pulls out all stops with an original touch design operable with a thumb. Emphasis is placed on responsive navigation of music libraries, without unnecessary clutter, that’s friendly to the fattest fingers.
WI-FI®, BLUETOOTH®, AND TWO LINE OUTPUTS
Built-in 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi lets you stream uninterrupted, with fewer dropouts and less glitches. On the output side, Bluetooth is an easy way to beam your collection to a car stereo or hi-fi system. Both headphone jacks serve as line outputs, one for unbalanced connections, one balanced for compatible gear.