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.