FiiO K9 Pro ESS Version Flagship Desktop DAC & Headphone Amplifier

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The FiiO K9 Pro Flagship Desktop DAC & Headphone Amplifier is something you will want to keep nearby.

The K9 Pro, conceived as a flagship from the very beginning, is designed to be uncompromising as both an amp and a DAC. Its outstanding performance will ensure you will want to leave a spot for the K9 Pro in your collection of audio gear.

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09/16/2022

Game changer!

I can’t recommend this DAC enough. It was like i had purchased an entirely new system. Everything sounds so much better movies, gaming and music. treat yourself to some xlr to rca cables to go with it if your using it with a receiver. The K9 is one of those DACs that really benefits from them.

MJ
Mac J.
New Zealand New Zealand

Description

FiiO K9 Pro ESS Version Flagship Desktop DAC & Headphone Amplifier

The FiiO K9 Pro Flagship Desktop DAC & Headphone Amplifier is equipped with the legendary ES9038PRO*2, renowned in the audio industry for its exceptional performance and unparalleled decoding capabilities, supporting up to 384 kHz and native DSD256 audio. And given its current scarcity, it is definitely a chip many are eager to experience.

 

 

 

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Features

  • High performance DAC ES9038PRO*2
  • THX AAA 788+ Tech
  • App Control
  • Dual femtosecond clocks
  • QCC5124 Bluetooth Chip
  • Truly Balanced Design
  • Linear Power Supply
  • Supports LDAC/aptX Adaptive/apT

 

Listen to true beauty THX AAA amplifier technology
The THX AAA 788+ chips used in the K9 Pro provide exemplary details and dynamics no matter if you are using low or high-impedance headphones. The K9 Pro can output up to 46Vpp transients when driving high-impedance loads, and up to an undistorted 2W* when pushing low-impedance loads. Compared to the original, the output power of the K9 Pro has increased by more than 50% with higher heat dissipation efficiency.

 

Clearly partitioned for smooth signal transmission
The PCB of the K9 Pro uses a partitioned layout, wherein not only the power supply and signals are separated, but the analogue signal loop is also put in an independent section, guaranteeing the integrity of the audio signal being processed.

 

Isolated digital and analogue power delivery
The digital portions of the K9 Pro receive power separately from the analogue portions, for effective shielding against audio interference between the two circuits. Such a design leads to a highly pure, clean sound.

 

LDOs for each audio circuit stage
While the special high-performance transformer is important to the K9 Pro’s phenomenal sound, special attention was also paid to the power stabilization and filtering within the audio circuit. In each stage of the audio circuit, ultra-low noise LDOs are employed for voltage regulation. No expense was spared in ensuring clean power supply, with the K9 Pro in total having substantial amount of 20 LDOs!

 

Linear power supply
The K9 Pro’s linear power supply, with its low-frequency transformer and high-capacity Nichicon capacitors, provides abundant clean power for the whole system.

 

Dual femtosecond clocks of excellence
The newest generation of XMOS chips supports dual-mode clock management technology. Under USB and Bluetooth decoding dual asynchronous femtosecond clocks are used, while under optical and coaxial decoding automatic PLL clocks are employed. A more precise clock management system makes it easier to handle any kind of source and maintain the maximum quality possible.

 

Lossless MQA decoding
The K9 Pro supports the unfolding of MAQ tracks, allowing you to listen to high-resolution audio files that are not only reasonably sized, but also retain master-level sound quality that brings you directly into the recording studio.

 

Fast and reliable hi-res Bluetooth
The K9 Pro employs the Qualcomm QCC5124 to handle Bluetooth duties, with support for formats such as LDAC, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive. This chip ensures that Bluetooth connections are both reliable and quick, satisfying both the low latency needs for games/videos and the high bitrate necessary for high resolution audio.

 

Essentiality of volume adjustment
Adjusting the volume may look like a simple concept, but a good execution of it is crucial to an excellent audio experience. The ADC curve reconstruction method of volume adjustment used in the K9 Pro effectively minimizes any left-right channel volume imbalance and noise. It also results in a smooth change of volume across all levels. This attention paid to the simple process of volume adjustment is just another layer to making sure you truly savor your music with the K9 Pro.

Headphones come alive with a good source
Switch between high, medium, and low gain to fit exactly your needs when listening to your particular pair of headphones. Thanks to the pure hardware gain circuit, even when listening at low gain with high-sensitivity headphones both dynamic range and musical fidelity remain uncompromised.

 

Perfection exemplified
The simple, yet elegant all-aluminum black exterior is anodized and finely sandblasted with painstaking craftsmanship for a textured, luxurious feel. Controls are clearly and intuitively laid out to make operating the device as smooth as possible. Rest assured, the K9 Pro is the very definition of a reliable and loyal music partner in your home.

 

Lighting up the mood
The stainless-steel volume knob blends seamlessly with the aluminium alloy front panel to give a luxurious experience while controlling your music. The RGB indicator lights surrounding the volume knob can light up differently depending on the currently playing sampling rate.

 

Switch quickly to your music
Easy-to-use metal switches are used for controlling input selection and gain level to help easily and quickly switch to your desired method of listening.

 

App-controllable desktop amp
Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology allows you to use the FiiO Control App to control functions like channel balance, sleeper timer, etc. at any time, even when not in Bluetooth mode.

 

Specifications

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Gain L/M/H
Bluetooth format indication Supported
Firmware upgrade System firmware and Bluetooth version can be upgraded via USB
Bluetooth format indicator SBC: blue, AAC: cyan, aptX HD: yellow, aptX: purple, aptX LL: purple, LDAC: white, atpX Adaptive: green
Maximum supported sampling rate 384kHz-32bit/DSD256(USB DAC)
192kHz-24bit (coaxial)
96KHz-24bit (optical)
Hardware solution DAC: ES9038PRO*2
Volume scroll Potentiometer+ADC Sampling
Channel balance L12~R12 (0.5dB per level)
FiiO control Supported
Sampling rate indication Supported
Deep standby Lond press the multi-function button for about 3s
Bluetooth receiver (5.0) AAC/SBC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC/atpX Adaptive
Recommended headphone impedance 16~600 Ω
Weight 2750g
BUTTONS AND INTERFACES
Button Physical key + toggle switch
Single-ended line input interface RCA socket
Spdif in Optical fiber socket
Balanced output interface 4.4mm socket
XLR4 balanced socket
Balanced line output interface XLR3 balanced socket
USB Type-C, USB B (data transmission)
Balanced line input interface 4.4mm balanced socket
Digital coaxial input interface RCA socket
Headphone output interface Standard 6.35 mm socket
Single-ended line output interface RCA socket
POWER PARAMETERS
Power supply AC 110-115V~/AC 220-230V~ (Recommended)
SINGLE-ENDED LINE OUTPUT PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS
THD+N <0.0007%(1kHz/10kΩ/dbA)
Crosstalk ≥110dB (1kHz/10kΩ)
Frequency response 20Hz~20kHz (-3dB)
SNR ≥123dB (dbA)
Noise Floor <1.9μV(dbA)
Line Level 2.5Vrms (1kHz/10kΩ)
BALANCED LINE OUTPUT PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS
THD+N <0.0004%(1kHz/10kΩ/dbA)
Crosstalk ≥123dB (1kHz/10kΩ)
Frequency response 20Hz~20kHz (-3dB)
SNR ≥128dB (dbA)
Noise floor <1.9μV(dbA)
Line Level 5Vrms (1kHz/10kΩ)
SINGLE-ENDED HEADPHONE OUTPUT PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS(6.35MM)
Continuous undistorted output power 1 ≥1.1W(16Ω / THD+N<1%, AUX IN)
Continuous undistorted output power 2 ≥2W(32Ω /THD+N<1%,AUX IN)
Continuous undistorted output power 3 ≥278mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%,AUX IN)
Noise floor <2μV(dbA)
Frequency response 20 Hz~20kHz (-3dB)
Output impedance <1Ω(32Ω)
Crosstalk ≥75dB (1 kHz/32Ω,AUX IN)
THD+N <0.0005% (1 kHz/32Ω/dbA)
SNR ≥123dB (dbA)
MAX Output Voltage >26Vp-p
BALANCED HEADPHONE OUTPUT PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS(4.4MM/XLR4)
Continuous undistorted output power 1 ≥1.1W(16Ω / THD+N<1%,AUX IN)
Continuous undistorted output power 2 ≥2W(32Ω /THD+N<1%,AUX IN)
Continuous undistorted output power 3 ≥1.1W(300Ω / THD+N<1%,AUX IN)
Noise floor <3μV(dbA)
Frequency response 5Hz~50kHz (-3dB)
Output impedance <1Ω(32Ω)
Crosstalk ≥114dB (1 kHz,AUX IN)
THD+N <0.0004% (1 kHz/32Ω/dbA)
SNR ≥123dB (dbA)
MAX Output Voltage >51Vp-p

Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 25 × 10 × 10 cm
Brand

FiiO

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