Coming Soon...

Discussion in 'Eversolo DMP-A8' started by Markswift2003, Oct 29, 2023.

  1. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Just to whet your appetite, and as predicted by some users (@Nice Monkey ;) )

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  2. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

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  3. phozy

    phozy New Member

    damn oh why oh why..... I should have waited before buying the A6, this has everything I want :(
     
  4. Nutul

    Nutul Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but if it won't be working on the A8 _before_ it does on the A6...
     
  5. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

  6. phozy

    phozy New Member

    wow nice what would the RRP be for these ?
     
  7. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    The sale price of your A6 on eBay plus a little bit more :D
     
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  8. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    OK there it is as indeed predicted from the start. Does it match my specifications? For a big part it does:
    - It is wider but not full 19" what I would have preferred and done.
    - It supports WOL so turning ON using the APP should work too with that.
    - It got a Hybrid PSU (LPS only for the DAC section) which worked well with various Zidoo models.
    - It got a truly high end DAC with now the AKM AK4499EQ + AK4149EQ DAC chips which is often rated just a bit higher than SABRE. It in fact is as good as it can get using standard available market components. Unfortunately AKM is not really well-known for stable deliveries/production.
    - It got an unspecified DSP (up to 192 kHz) integrated so a configurable equalizer is expected to come for sure. May we hope for optional Dirac Live here?
    - It got an Integrated pre-amplifier (but no headphone connections). It probably can be used at least with some headsets?
    - It comes with a remote control bundled as it should.

    Not foreseen: Eversolo comes with a Stereo only model this time meant for those preferring/having an expensive dedicated stereo setup. That is a different market section.
    Maybe a dedicated MCH DMP-A12 comes later? There is market for that one too.

    Still have some questions:
    - Can Digital + Analog Outputs now be used concurrently?
    - Can external digital inputs be directed to the DAC (Only HDMI ARC input is specifically mentioned here).

    Moved this to a new Topic which will be updated over time by me. This is frozen now.
     
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  9. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    I lost a bet with @mirror - I said you'd answer first :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    I always check some things before writing my stuff. :p
     
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  11. fofocho

    fofocho Active Member

    Still not Atmos over HDMI?
     
  12. Peter Wallop

    Peter Wallop Active Member

    I think I’ll wait for the A10 that will come out for Christmas. ;)
     
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  13. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Haha "Nothing over HDMI". This is a Stereo Player with Analog 2CH Output. ;)
     
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  14. fofocho

    fofocho Active Member

    It is interesting for me because I like AKM DACs better. But if it is going to cost 1.500-2.000 USD, I think it would be better for me to add an external dac like SMSL DO300x to my A6
     
  15. fofocho

    fofocho Active Member

  16. SausageDog

    SausageDog Member

    I was just typing that it would be a killer product if competitively priced as the A6, possibly under the 2.000$ threshold.

    Of course the A6 will remain the real bargain for the price and some design decisions for the A8 might look a bit overkill (double digital inputs, R2R volume control, etc.) but the main core upgrades are very appealing: power stage, AKM DACs and XMOS processor are expected to provide a tangible improvement sound wise.
     
  17. Burki

    Burki Member

    So the A6 stays an unique streamer with DSD multichannel out over HDMI...
     
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  18. fofocho

    fofocho Active Member

    It is overkill for me, I would not use most of the extra features. Adding a SMSL DO300x (AKM 4499EX) it is only $450 difference (plus a I get color sounds)
     
  19. Fergus

    Fergus Active Member

    I hope they release a Master Edition!
     
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  20. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Active Member

    Is there a proposed release date?
    Keith
     

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