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Acoustic Research - AR-M2 Hi-Res Music Player

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Item: AARM2

Premium Audio Engine, Flagship Burr-Brown DAC, and Analog Volume Control Fuel Acoustic Research AR-M2: Hi-Res Music Player with Headphone Amp Does DSD128 and PCM, Features Color Touchscreen

Take your favorite seat at the concert venue with you via the premium-grade Acoustic Research AR-M2 hi-res music player with integrated headphone amplifier. A Hi-Fi Choice Group Test winner that comes pre-loaded with streaming apps such as TIDAL, it features a state-of-the-art engine based on Acoustic Research's proprietary M1 player, flagship Burr-Brown differential-current PCM5242 DAC, dual op amps that serve as a preamplifier and low-pass filter, and dual crystal oscillators. Able to play up to 8.5 hours on a single charge and equipped with Wi-Fi, AR-M2 supports up to DSD128 and PCM while its petite dimensions (2.76 x 5.35 x 0.59 inches) allow you easily carry it with you anywhere you go. Operating on Android OS 4.3, AR-M2 also boasts a Qualcomm MSM8926 processor and step-less analog ALPS potentiometer volume control for stellar playback stability.

Indeed, the Class A configured AR-M2's illustrious sound is something to behold. It reveals the details, textures, and realism for which high-res digital is renowned. Extremely low distortion and noise mean you'll hear everything you're supposed to experience – and none of the distortion that wrecks havoc on clarity and realism. At any time, you can expand AR-M2's 64GB memory up to 256GB via its Micro-SD XC slot or via USB flash. A built-in equalizer, bass boost, and 3D effect let you custom-tailor sonics to your preference. A five-inch touchscreen display and 720x1280 HD image quality to project album-cover art in all its glory add to its arsenal. Factor in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and you cannot go wrong.

  • Five-Inch Touch Screen, 720x1280 HD Image Quality
  • 64GB Memory
  • Memory Expansion via Micro-SD XC Slot (Up to 256GB)
  • Up to 8.5 hours (PCM) and 6.5 hours (DSD) of Play Time on Single Charge
  • PCM (FLAC/ALAC/WAV/AIFF/APE) and DSD (DSD64/DSD128) Support
  • 2.76 x 5.35 x .59 Inch Body Frame
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Battery Type: 4200 mAh, Up to 8.5 hours (PCM)/6.5 hours (DSD)
Maximum Memory Expansion: Micro SDXC card (Up to 200GB), USB-OTG
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8926
Digital audio transceiver/clock master: Cirrus Logic CS8422
Pre-Amp (Voltage Amplification): 2 x OPA2134
Crystal clock sources for audio: Dual VCTCXO
Compatible Format Supported: FLAC/ALAC/DSD64/DSD128/WAV/DXD/APE/AIFF
USB Reader: Micro-USB (Data/Power/OTG)
DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1794a
Headphone Amplifier: TI TPA6120A2/Class A Configuration/Up to 3.7Vrms Output
Volume Control: ALPS potentiometer (step-less full analogue)
Internal Memory: 64GB
Wireless Network: 802.11B/G/N
Audio Output: Line Out (3.5mm) Headphone Out (3.5mm)
Dimensions (WHD): 2.76" x 5.35" x 0.59"
Weight: 8.5 oz.

User Manual (PDF, 503 KB)

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