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Calyx to launch ‘M’ portable DXD/DSD player at CES 2014

  • Hold onto your hi-res, here comes a new product from South Korea’s Calyx set to rival the Astell&Kern duopoly.

    Details are a little sketchy with the ‘M’ announcement quietly dribbling from Calyx’s Facebook page a week or so ago.

    Like the AK100 and AK120, the ‘M’ is a portable media player that doubles as a USB DAC.  24/384 DXD and 128DSD are in the bag – we’re unsure at this stage if the M mulches DSD to PCM prior to decoding (as the Astell&Kerns do).  There’s 64Gb internal memory with (presumably microSD card slots) to add 192Gb more. That touch OLED display is almost a 5 incher and the chassis measures up like this: 141.5 mm x 70.8 mm x 14 mm.

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    The Calyx M will be formally launched at CES in January 2014, 30-221 The Venetian. Retail pricing has been set at US$999.

    Further information: Calyx Audio

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