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AK100 II is tempting but would really love to see the Onkyo DP-X1a offered. 64Gb internal and two SD slots; dual Sabre DACs. Seems like it could be offered for approx the same drop price as the 100. Just wishing and fishing...
Onkyo DP-X1A is awesome. If I were you, I wouldn't bother. :)
Isn't the AK4490 in FiiO x5 3rd gen superior to these sabre chips?
Why is AK380 using them instead of the Sabre chips in lower end models?
Because AK380 is more of a music-lovers luxury product. AK4490 chips are great if you like to enjoy some full body music. Some oomphs and shine. Sabre chips are more clinical and immediately pull out bad recorded or poor source file. That's why AK doesn't want to use Sabre chips because rarely someone would want to buy a $1k hi-res player only to discover poorly recorded songs.