Cowon Plenue 2 MKII Jupiter Gold Digital Audio Player

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PLENUE 2: The World’s First 2.

The PLENUE 2 offers an unprecedented level of audio that delivers an unforgettable listening experience. The latest premium DAC AK4497EQ for optimized audio quality, SoundPlus amplifier integrated with newly improved technologies, Dual Control Wheels re-designed for the ultimate user experience, ultra-precise Dual TCXO for accurate and detailed sound reproduction, balanced output for clear, high-quality sound, and upgraded design to match its powerful performance.

Sweeping changes using innovative technologies. Experiencing the performance of PLENUE 2 leaves audiophiles and casual listeners alike in awe.


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Dignis Premium Leather Case
Dignis, the epitome of premium leather cases, is standard equipment on the PLENUE 2 Mark ll. Genuine Italian Minerva leather from BADALASSI CARLO, a tannery with more than 40 years of experience. Minerva leather is carefully crafted to produce a natural luster and unique style that age only deepens. A certificate “Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana” of authenticity is included verifying that the leather was produced by a member tannery of the Italian Vera Pelle Association.

The Latest Ultra-High-Quality Premium DAC – AK4497EQ DAC
AKM’s latest AK4497EQ DAC equipped with high-end audio equipment is a premium, high-performance, state-of-the-art successor to the AK4490 DAC. It minimizes noise and distortion and faithfully reproduces high-resolution audio via AKM Premium Sound technology, pushing audio DAC performance to its very limits. The PLENUE 2, featuring the AK4497EQ DAC with specifications and characteristics on par with and even exceeding the highest standards of audio equipment, vividly reproduces sound that most closely mirrors the original and handles audiophile-quality 24bit, 192kHz lossless/uncompressed as well as DXD and DSD sources.

Core Technology and Philosophy – AKM Premium Sound Digital Filter
The PLENUE 2 is equipped with the AK4497EQ DAC featuring the AKM Premium Sound architecture that utilizes a large circuit area to improve current flow, allowing you to fine-tune the sounds using a wide range of digital filters. Six 32bit, 8x digital filters (Short Delay Sharp, Short Delay Slow, Sharp, Slow, Low-Dispersion Short Delay, and Super-Slow) are provided to enable fine micro-tuning and allow implementation of transient signal responses in the time domain. This empowers listeners to tune sounds previously beyond the limits of hearing even with identical sound sources.

High-Performance SoundPlus Amplifier for Sound Perfection
One requirement for achieving perfect sound is a high-performance amplifier that is optimally compatible with high-end receivers. Texas Instruments’ high-performance SoundPlus amplifier delivers high voltage while maintaining the highest level of linearity—a significant step up in audio technologies from existing versions of amplifiers. With a maximum output of 2Vrms, the amplifier generates powerful performance capable of driving high-end headphones with high impedance without the need for a separate headphone amplifier. Now, sophisticated and precise sound tuning makes it possible to clearly express any frequency range in combination with a variety of receivers.

Closer to the Original Sound, Native TX DSD
The PLENUE 2 transmits native DSD data to the DAC in serial, perfectly converting audio signals and reproducing DSD sources using a Native TX DSD method. The crystal clear, delicate qualities of high-resolution DSD sound sources are better realized than ever before.

Dual Control Wheels, The New Standard for Analog Wheels
We approached analog wheels from a totally different perspective. We designed Dual Control Wheels that offer users a variety of experiences–the Volume Wheel for incremental adjustments to sound and the Multi Wheel that controls other analog functions. The wheels are located on the top of the device to prevent accidental adjustments during handling while allowing positive control of volume and other functions. The Multi Wheel on the left conveniently controls functions related to music listening and device operation, while the Volume Wheel on the right allows the volume to be fine-tuned (140 steps in 0.5dB increments).

The PLENUE 2’s Dual Control Wheels are the future of analog wheels.

Multi Wheel for Diverse Listening Environments
The Multi Wheel controls analog functions for the utmost listening experience in every environment. With the Multi Wheel, it’s easy to change the DAC filter or JetEffect presets, as well as previous/next song, rewind/fast-forward, and screen brightness in a whole new way.

Artisanal, Alluring Wheel Lights
Circular LEDs are located underneath the Dual Control Wheels, emitting a gentle light during wheel operation. The result of high-tech mechanical design, the circular wheel lights on the PLENUE 2 convey an unrivaled commitment to craftsmanship.

The World’s Best Audio Quality – SNR 123dB, THD+N 0.0005%
The amazing specifications of the PLENUE 2 include SNR 123dB, THD+N 0.0005%, and Stereo Crosstalk -139dB, which are the result of our decades of audio experience and passion for perfection. The PLENUE 2 was created through our relentless effort to deliver perfect sound quality to listeners anytime and anywhere.

Ultra-Precise Dual TCXO Clock for Perfect Accuracy
44.1kHz and 48kHz sound sources, staples in the music industry, are adjusted most accurately via dual ultra-precise temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) clocks with 1.0ps of phase jitter to reproduce the most accurate sounds. High-resolution sound is perfectly and finely reproduced in every circumstance thanks to stable, error-free operation even when exposed to thermal extremes caused by prolonged device operation or temperature and voltage fluctuations in the surrounding environment.

High Quality Balanced Output
Balanced output effectively blocks noise generated when signals are transmitted by adding ‘out of phase’ signals to unbalanced output signals. Since it transmits two types of signals simultaneously, the PLENUE 2 strengthens the output signal for clearer and crisper reproduction of original sound. The PLENUE 2 uses balanced output to reproduce crisp original sounds.

The Pure Original HD Sound
24bit/192kHz sound source, recorded in superlative specification condition, is the natural audio source that contains the every purpose of the artist and engineer. It expresses active live vocal sounds in detail and plays each instrument very precisely, therefore natural source describes every detail of the HD Sound to reproduce that originality.

Contrast between Structure and Space – Solid & Void Design
The PLENUE 2 won a world-renowned iF Design Award for its solid, structurally robust body and high-strength aluminum components, as well as carefully arranged openings that create striking contrasts in structure and space. The multi-faceted surfaces of the carved glass which is made with latest manufacturing process on the rear panel reflect eye-catching hues and glistening shimmers of light from different angles.


Products Capacity : Built-in Memory 1) : 256GB / External Memory : microSD SDXC (Max 256GB) 2)
Display : 3.7″ AMOLED touch display (480 x 800)
Dimension & Weight : 67.9mm(W) x 116.7mm(H) x 16.5mm(D) / 192g
Case : High Strength metal body & craved glass
Buttons : Power, Play/Pause, FF, REW, Multi Button, Multi Wheel, Volume Wheel
CPU : ARM Cortes A9 1.2Hz Dual-Core
File Formats : DXD / DSD(DFF,DSF) / FLAC / WAV / AIFF /ALAC / APE / MP3 / WMA / OGG / WV / TTA / DCF

Audio :

  • Audio Codecs : DXD : ~352.8/384kHz (1/2 Sampling)
  • DSD : ~5.64MHz (DSD64, DSD128)
  • FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, WV(WavPack), TTA : ~24bit/192kHz
  • – 352.8/384kHz FLAC, WAV 1/2 Sampling
  • – 32bit float WAV, WAV Tag Supporting
  • – 5.1Ch Downmixing Supporting
  • MP3 : MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, ~320kbps
  • WMA : ~320kbps, ~48kHz
  • APE : Fast, Normal, and High Compression Rates
  • (~24bit/192kHz)
  • OGG : ~Q10, ~44.1kHz

Tack Information : CUE sheet, SACD ISO (2Ch)
Lyrics : LRC, LDB, Lrrics3, ID3 Tag Lyrics ( Time Information Yes/No)
JetEffect 7 : 

  • 66 Presets (50 Presets + 16 User Presets)
  •  EQ
  •  BEE+
  •  Special Effect
  •  10 Band equalizer (Eq Filter)
  •  BBE
  • Mach3Bass
  • 3D Surrond
  • MP Enhance
  • Chours (8 modes)
  •  Reverb (9 modes)

Audio Characteeristics :

  • DAC – AK4497EQ
  •  SNR – 123dB Unbalance / 123dB Balance
  •  THD+N – 0.0005% Unbalance / 0.0005% Balance
  •  Stereo Crosstalk: -139dB Unbalance/ -139dB Balance
  •  Output – 2Vrms Unbalance / 2Vrms Balance
  •  Output impedance – 1.3Ω Unbalance / 2.6Ω Balance
  •  Volume – 140 Level
  •  Clock – Precision Clock Dual TCXO (Phase jitter 1.0ps)

Battery & Power :

  • Battery- Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Batter3,050mAh/3.7V
  • Playtime- Approximately 10.5 hours (MP3) / 10 hours (24bit, 96Hz, FLAC) 3)
  •  Charging time – Approximately 3 hours (with 5V/2A or higher Micro USB DC adapter)

Output Port : Earphone Jack (3.5mm) / Optical Output (3.5mm) / Balanced Audio Port (2.5mm)
Player : Various Skins for the Playback Screen, Analog Level Meter, Matrix  Browser, Multi-Favorite

System Requirement :

  • CPU – Pentium III 500MHz or Higher
  •  OS – Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 200 / ME : All Functions Supported
  •  MAC OS 10.x / Linux v2.4 or higher : File Transfer Supported
  • USB Port – USB 2.0 High Speed (Recommended)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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