FiiO E17K Alpen 2 Headphone Amp/DAC

The new FiiO E17K Alpen 2 headphone amp is the new version of the already outstanding Fiio E17 Alpen.  The E17K contains a built-in DAC for your computer or netbook along with a very high-caliber amplifier stage designed to power almost any headphone on the market. Brushed aluminum casing is smaller than an iPhone, and the Digital to Analog Converter [DAC] handles hi-rez files up to 24/192k via coaxial S/PDIF input or 24/96k via micro-USB connection. This top-shelf 'do-everything' little portable unit is ready to take on all your top headphones and earns our highest HeadRoom recommendation.

The new Fiio E17K Alpen 2 has an internal DAC that offers exceptionally clear, warmly detailed D-to-A conversion direct from the digital USB or SPDIF Coaxial feed of your PC, Apple or Windows computer or a CD/DVD player. The E17K Alpen 2 also delivers a plainly audible acoustic improvement for a smartphone or tablet via an analog 3.5mm (1/8') line-input. The E17K unit contains a dedicated AUX 3.5mm line-input for your other analog audio sources. There is also a direct line-out jack for use as a 'stand-alone' DAC.  The slim-profile Fiio E17K Alpen 2 metal casing is sleek and solidly engineered with an intuitive design.  The multi-function scroll wheel on the side of the E17 allows for quick volume adjustment and access to the menu function by simply pushing in on the wheel.  There is also a lock feature so once you get the volume set, the unit can lock all controls so there is no accidental volume adjustment while carrying this in a pocket or bag.

  • Product Features:

    • Variable gain switch provides +0dB/ +6dB / +12dB boost for use with almost any headphones
    • 'Micro' USB 32/96k digital DAC input works with all computers
    • SPDIF Coaxial DAC input accepts 24-bit/192k 'hi-rez' files
    • Accepts DSD files (*with AISO driver and SACD plugin)
    • Line-out jack built in
    • Handy Left/Right balance control
    • Built-in bass and treble boost EQ controls
    • Quiet-operation digital volume wheel control
    • Approximately 15 hours of play time
    • 1 year warranty, 6 month battery warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Dimensions: 104.1mm x 62.2mm x 12.8mm
    • Weight: 110 g
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz @32Ω
    • THD at 1V output: < 0.003%@1KHz
    • Headphone impedance range: 16 Ohms ~ 300 Ohms
    • Output Impedance: <1.1 ohms
    • DAC: yes
    • Warranty: 1 year (6 mo. on battery)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >113 dB ( AUX IN)
    • Inputs: 1/8", Micro USB, Coaxial (1/8")
    • Outputs: 1/8"
    • Stereo Crosstalk: > 75dB @1KHz
    • Output Voltage: > 7.8 Vp-p
    • Output Power: > 200 mW@32Ω
    • Supported sampling rate (SPDIF): Max. 192 kHz/24bit
    • Supported sampling rate (USB): Max. 96 kHz/32bit
    • Charge time: +/- 220 minutes
    • Runtime: approx. 15 hours

    What's In The Box:

    • Carry / travel pouch
    • Digital Coaxial 3.5mm adapter
    • USB cable
    • Mini-to-mini audio interconnect cable
    • Screen protector
    • Silicone amp straps

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