From the very beginning, Hidizs AP200 was defined as a breakthrough product in all kinds of aspects. Stainless steel one-piece structure by CNC processing is one of them. Carefully chosen stainless steel blocks are clamped to machining brackets. CNC machine cuts the four sides according to the customized computer program. The main body chassis alone takes 120 mins to cut into shape, which creates a unique touch and visual experience for AP200. Stainless steel body paired with rosewood, glass or carbon fiber texture glass back cover, make AP200 even more distinguished. Apart from stainless steel body version, we also have another Aluminum alloy CNC unibody version with tempered glass back cover. This version will also have three different colors available, making it a pure aesthetic enjoyment.
AP200 is the first high-resolution music player which utilizes dual ESS flagship ES9118C DACs, one for each channel. The manufacturer claims this was done to achieve the perfect sound separation, make the sound feel rich and broad both vertically and horizontally. The AP200 can easily manage different music types. Human vocal and instruments can be finely reproduced. To improve the sound quality of AP200, Hidizs made a custom 24K gold-plated shield for the ES9118C chip. ES9118C chips will be running in a fully shielded environment and thus will not be interfered by any surrounding signal. The sound background will be cleaner and better. The AP200 supports most hi-res lossless format like FLAC, APE, WMA, WAV, ALAC, Apple Lossless or DSF. It also supports native DSD 64/128 and PCM up to 384 kHz/32 bit.
The AP200, as currently Hidizs' flagship DAP, offers two operation modes - Android and Pure Music. In Android mode, users are free to install and run any Android apps according to their needs. So they can stream music directly through Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora or any other music streaming app and enjoy an upgraded sound experience from headphones and audio device. In pure music mode, only the main music player is available with no other apps running, for smoother operation and pure sound. Hidizs AP200 has pre-installed the customized Hiby Music app. Hiby Music is a professional high-resolution music app which supports Dropbox, LAN, DLNA connection and allows users to share music through a local network or cloud server. With deeply customized and optimized for Hidizs, Hiby Music will provide users with a fresh listening experience.
The Hidzis AP200 utilizes two separate crystal oscillators - one for the DSD/44.1/88.2/176.4/352.8 kHz sampling rates and the other for 48/96/192/384 kHz. This results in significant reduction of jitter, improves clock accuracy and provides more stable operation. The main goal is, of course, to faithfully reproduce real sound. The AP200 utilizes Rockchip's 28nm RK3188 SoC, with 4 Cortex-A9 cores, operating 35% faster than the previous generation. Built in 1GB Internal RAM, carried 3.54 inch IPS full view HD touch screen, equipped with symmetrical buttons make AP200 an easy operating and smart music player.
The AP200 supports two-way Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X lossless transmission protocol. You can pair all Bluetooth headphones and audio devices with it. The player can also be used as a Bluetooth decoding amplifier with a separate DAC. The AP200 utilizes IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi module. Users are able to listen to their favorite online streaming services or install any 3rd-party music apps. The AP200 utilizes USB-C interface, faster in data transmission. The AP200 supports Two-way USB DAC function, up to 384 kHz/32 bit. Through USB output, AP200 is able to unleash the power of its double independent DAC modules. The 3.5mm headphone jack can act as a line out, work together with headphone amplifier or active speakers, forming an excellent portable music system. The AP200 utilizes a 3100mAh lithium battery, with Japanese precision protection circuit, giving up to 10 hours battery life. Info and photos by Hidizs.