With a powerful audio experience packed into a small form factor, the FiiO KA17 is a unique little powerhouse. This DAC is designed to gracefully handle the most demanding audio files thanks to its two flagship ESS ES9069Q DACs, THX AAA 78+ amplification, and XMOS XU316 USB SoC. Audiophiles and music lovers alike can enjoy a high-quality audio experience with the KA17 because it supports native Hi-Res DSD512, MQA, and 32-bit/768kHz.
FiiO KA17 is now exclusively available at GeekWills for $199. Black and blue color versions of the device are available.
FiiO incorporates balanced (4.4mm) and single-ended (3.5mm) headphone outputs into its thin body, all while maintaining its portable size. With its well-considered design, users can accommodate a wide range of headphone preferences, giving them maximum flexibility. More versatility is added by the 3.5mm output’s ability to function as an SPDIF output.
The KA17’s remarkable output power of up to 650 mW is one of its most notable characteristics. It’s the perfect option for audio enthusiasts who want to enjoy high-quality music on-the-go from their mobile sources because of its power and independent power supply. In addition, the DAC has a “tabletop mode” that lets users manually increase the output power for a more satisfying listening experience.
The KA17’s integrated display makes navigating through its settings a breeze. Furthermore available to users is the FiiO Control multimedia app for iOS and Android, which improves the user experience by offering remote control capabilities. Gain (high or low), filter (eight modes), SPDIF output, parametric equalizer, screen brightness adjustment, and volume control are just a few of the settings available.
Amplification from THX AAA 78+, the USB XMOS XU316 chip, and the sophisticated ESS ES9069Q DAC are the main components of the DAC. To ensure consistent and dependable performance across different systems, the USB-C input not only allows for additional power but also facilitates data transfer.
A compact and adaptable DAC option for audiophiles looking for the best possible sound quality, the FiiO KA17 is a monument to engineering brilliance.