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    Acoustic Research AR-M2 Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player with Headphone Amplifier & DAC

    • Portable music player fully dedicated for high-resolution audio
    • Comprehensive high-resolution music format support
    • Audiophile-oriented flagship class Burr-Brown DAC chip
    • Class-A headphone amplifier able to drive high-end headphones
    • Up to 9 hours of continuous audiophile-grade music playback
    • Acoustic Research AR-M2

      Take music listening to higher levels with the revolutionary Acoustic Research M2 digital audio player. Fully dedicated for high-resolution audio the M2 is able to play FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, Monkey's Audio, DSD and DXD contents. Armed with built-in headphone amp, high-performance DAC and a multitude of advanced the M2 is the all-in-one product you need for a genuine portable high-resolution music experience.

      This is the best high-res player we’ve heard so far

      What HiFi? Sound & Vision

      Through the flagship grade Burr-Brown PCM1794A DAC and best-in-class high slew rate headphone amplifier, it is capable to unleash the full potential of your high-resolution music clips through high-end headphones. Equipped with further reference grade elements the AR M2 powers even the most demanding headphones with clarity, power and stamina.

      Equipped with 64GB built-in memory and flexible storage supporting micro SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. AR M2 also offers USB OTG media playback support, USB OTG Thumb Drive and USB Hard-disk capability enabling virtually unlimited expansion.

      Up to 9 hours of continuous audiophile-grade high-resolution music playback on a single charge. Also able to play while charging via USB or mains power source making listening with the Acoustic Research M2 DAP a never ending pleasure.

      Discover sonic perfection.


      Acoustic Research M2 DAP

       

      Audiophile Experience
      Unleashing the full potential of high-performance headphones with built-in Class-A headphone amplifier and audiophile-oriented DAC chip the M2 DAP brings music listening to a whole new level. Designed to be more powerful than many portable headphone amplifiers AR M2 is the choice for listening with high-end headphones on the go.

      Comprehensive Support
      Able to cater for any high-resolution music format available, AR M2 offers media support for WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, DSD, DXD and more.

      Android Bypass
      Android offers a good control OS but the audio framework causes serious damage to sound quality. To get around this AR developed a dedicated Hi-Res Lossless path for the M2 DAP, totally bypassing the Android OS.

      Virtually Limitless Expansion
      Equipped with 64GB built-in memory and flexible storage supporting micro SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. AR M2 also offers USB OTG media playback support, USB OTG Thumb Drive and USB Hard-disk capability enabling virtually unlimited expansion.

      Everlasting Design
      With a high-performance quad core processor capable of being upgraded to handle new formats, strong metal construction and virtually unlimited memory expansion, the M2 is built for a long-life.

      Extended Playback
      Up to 9 hours of continuous audiophile-grade high-resolution music playback on a single charge. Also able to play while charging via USB or mains power source making listening with the M2 DAP a never ending pleasure.

       

      Acoustic Research M2 DAP

       

      REVIEWS

       

      What HiFi? Sound & Vision Evaluates AR M2 Digital Music Player - Excellent

      What HiFi? Sound & Vision

      “If you're looking for a premium portable high-res player, then the M2 deserves a listen.”


      TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

      Power

      • Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery 3.7V
      • USB power (from a computer via supplied USB connector cable)
      • AC/DC power (5V/2A)

      Hardware

      • Dimensions: 136.5 x 71.1 x 15 mm (H/W/D)
      • Weight: 245g
      • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
      • 3.5mm stereo line-out
      • Micro USB connection
      • Wireless connectivity: Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)

      USB Drive

      • Capacity: About 55GB usable (some memory space has been reserved for operating system, applications and system recovery)
      • Connection: USB 2.0, High-speed capable
      • Memory expansion: /microSD card slot (supports micro SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB)
       

      Acoustic Research M2 DAP

       

      FEATURES

      • Comprehensive high-resolution media support (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, DSD, and DXD)
      • Audiophile-oriented flagship class Burr-Brown PCM1794A DAC
      • Class-A headphone amplifier able to drive high-end headphones
      • Future-proof high-performance quad core processor
      • 64GB built-in memory plus flexible storage expansion through Micro SDXC
      • Up to 9 hours of continuous audiophile-grade high-resolution music playback

       

      PACKAGE INCLUDES

      • Acoustic Research M2 DAP
      • USB connector cable
      • AC/DC power adaptor with interchangeable plugs
      • Quick start guide
      1. BrandAcoustic Research
      2. ColourBlack
      3. Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
      4. GTIN4897050510834
      5. Part NumberAR-M2
      6. Product TypePortable Audio Player
      7. Recommended useHi-Fi;Portable audio system
      8. DownloadsThe following files are available for download: Acoustic Research AR-M2 Firmware Update 2.5.1 Acoustic Research AR-M2 Firmware Update Instructions
      9. Included AccessoriesUSB connector cable AC/DC power adaptor with interchangeable plugs Quick start guide
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