With M9, we will be taking a big step forward in the Android platform. Moving to a newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU and upgrading to Android 10, which will assure better performance and app compatibility for the foreseeable future.
The overall design of the player will also undergo quite significant changes, making it stand out more from our previous players. Alongside this goes a new higher-quality display, a 6-inch AMOLED screen at 2K resolution.
Next big question is, which DAC should we use in M9? It was developed around the AKM AK4499 DAC, sounding amazing and it would be a shame if it would go to waste. As such, we decided to take our leftover stock of AK4499 DACs and use them for a limited run of M9. We are not yet sure how many units will be in this run. After this limited run, we will switch to a different DAC for M9.
Specification: Dimensions – 152 x 82 x 22 mm Weight – 409g Main Screen – 6-Inch 2160 * 1080 LCD with notch Secondary screen – Two color low power screen in the notch Operating System – Android 10 CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Memory – Ram 8GB, ROM 256GB + Micro SD card slot Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0, two-way, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC Support Wi-Fi – 2.4G/5G, supporting DLNA, Airplay DAC – 2x AKM AK4499EQ Amplifier – AD4610 & BUF364A & OPA1612 Output Power – Single-ended 460 mW@32Ohm // 920mW@32Ohm Balanced Output – Interchangeable system, supporting 3.5mm, 2.5mm, 4.4mm and 3.5Pro Battery – 8350 mAh, supporting 18W quick charging Battery life – Up to 18 hours in single ended and 10 hours in balanced