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Cowon Plenue D2 Digital Audio Player

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History has shown us how nice Korean DAPs can look and feel.

The Cowon Plenue D2 makes no exception : from top to bottom, it’s absolutely faultless. The two-tone palette is subtle and yet remarkable, as if the upper level was floating in the dark. If you look closer, you’ll spot how far Cowon has gone to complexify this silver panel. Depending on how the player stands under light, this needlessly complicated angle can be invisible, or visible. We really like that.

Enjoy high-resolution sound while on the go with the Plenue D2 Hi-Fi Audio Player from COWON. This portable music player offers audiophiles high fidelity sound reproduction with dual CIRRUS LOGIC CS43131 DACs, which feature built-in high-resolution headphone amplifiers. With a high-quality 2.5mm balanced output, 3.5mm unbalanced output, 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and native DSD playback, the Plenue D2 is engineered to reproduce music as close to the original recordings as possible with zero noise.

Key Features
  • Dual CIRRUS LOGIC CS43131 DACs
  • Balanced 2.5mm Output
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz Resolution Playback
  • Native DSD Support


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The Cowon Plenue D2 is a strange player, one that sits between two eras. It boasts no wifi, no streaming, no USB, no USB-DAC or USB-out and even suffers from a low-res screen… Yet, it grew on me.

It’s fast, easy to use, blazing fast to boot up and battery life is nothing short of amazing. It’s the perfect player for long travel or commute, if you don’t mind relating on hard copied music. Something very strange for me.

Soundwise, it’s faultless as long as you stick to portable gear (no Sennheiser HD800). BBE Effects are still, and by far, the best DSP you can get for any DAP at this point. I’ve used the BBE Mach3Bass from the first day and I think this player can compete with high-end sedentary gear on this point. The Plenue D2 could be used as your main source on the go, if you’re a sound engineer.

I’m still a nerdy guy, leaning toward quirky players and DACs, but sometimes simplicity is best. And that’s the Cowon Plenue D2 : simplicity at its best. A sure choice for today and tomorrow.”


Playing back your audio is done via the Plenue D2’s 2.8″ wide-angle LCD touchscreen. You can use it to access music on the built-in 64GB of storage, which can be upgraded via an (optional) microSD cart up to 128GB.

During playback, you can fine tune the volume and speed to your personal tastes. The Plenue D2 supports 140 levels of volume control and 11 levels of playback speed control. Packed with power-saving technology in the DACs, and a high-capacity battery, you can enjoy your audio for up to 45 hours per charge.

JetEffect 5 & BBE+
Both JetEffect 5 and BBE+ are technologies that COWON have incorporated into the Plenue D2 to correct sound distortion and phase. BBE+ in particular is designed to be especially effective for enjoying live music recordings. By delaying low and midrange frequencies, higher frequencies hit the ear sooner, mimicking the experience of a live performance.

Custom Playback Options
You can adjust audio playback on the Plenue D2 to your specific tastes with a host of filters and options.

  • 5-Band EQ Filter: Settings to adjust the frequency and width of each band
  • Mach3Bass: Bass booster that enhances super low-end bass
  • 3D Surround: Enhances the sense of space while listening
  • MP Enhance: Compensates lost sound segments
  • Reverb: Reverb effect is applied to enhance realism. Modes include Chamber, Room, Club, Hall, Auditorium, Cathedral, Stadium, Canyon, and Long

Support for High-Impedance Headphones
The Plenue D2 features a high-output headphone mode that is capable of driving high-impedance headphones without the need of an external amplifier.

Additional Features

  • Five digital filters for fine micro-tuning of sound (fast/low latency, fast/phase-comp, slow/low-latency, slow/phase-comp, and non-oversampling)
  • Support for multiple high-resolution and lossless audio formats
  • Multi-favorite and search features
  • Gapless playback
  • Durable metal construction with an angular isometric edge design
  • Recessed power button to prevent accidental operation
  • LED status indicator
  • Built-in physical control buttons to operate playback
  • Support for high-resolution album art
  • Matrix browser and three built-in player skins
  • Ability to customize your own interface layouts
  • UPC: 826487522534


DAC 2 x CIRRUS LOGIC CS43131 24-Bit
Audio Resolution DSDNative: 5.64 MHz / 24-Bit
Impedance 1 Ohms (Unbalanced)
1.5 Ohms (Balanced)
Volume Control Digital (140 Steps)
THD + N 0.0004% at 48 kHz (Unbalanced)
0.0005% at 48 kHz (Balanced)
Maximum Output Voltage 4.0 Vrms
Signal to Noise Ratio 125 dB (Unbalanced)
130 dB (Balanced)
Custom Equalizer Yes
Internal Storage Capacity 64 GB
Maximum Storage Capacity 192 GB
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
Display 2.8″ LCD (240 x 320 Resolution)
Operation Method Physical Buttons, Touchscreen
Media Support
Formats Supported Audio: DSD (DFF, DSF, ISO), FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, APE, MP3, WMA, and OGG
Wireless None
Connections 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone
1 x 2.5 mm Balanced Headphone
Battery 1x Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery
Providing up to 45 Hours per Charge for Audio Playback
Charging Time Full Charge: 3.5 Hours
System Requirements Operating System
Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Mac OS X 10
Water Resistance None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 3.1 x 0.6″ / 53.1 x 79.2 x 14.9 mm
Weight 3.42 oz / 97 g
Package Weight 0.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 3.9 x 1.1″

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

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Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.



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