Cowon Plenue 1 (Sold Out)
Cowon Plenue 1 (P1) High Resolution 'World's Finest DAC' 128GB Music Player
you want true original HD sound you are going to need a 24bit / 192KHz
sound source. The Cowon Plenue P1 is one of the best Hi Res Music
Players available, featuring the exceptional Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio
DAC for superb sound quality. The device also features a 3.7 inch AMOLED
touchscreen display, 128GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card
A Perfect Original HD Sound
To burn a 24bit sound
recording on to a compact disc (CD), 16bit/44.1kHz down sampling
compression is used, this results in distortion of the original sound.
To compensate for this distortion the size of the waveform is usually
increased. This has a side affect however in the form of clipping and a
reduced dynamic range. If this track is then converted into MP3 fromat
additional compression and distortion occurs. For this reason both CD
and MP3 format cannot reproduce the original sound recorded in the
The solution is 24bit HD sound which has no distortion or
loss of quality from the original studio recording. HD sound has a
really wide dynamic range, resulting in all of the instrument sound as
well as the full vocal range being recorded.
Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC
P1 is equipped with a Burr-Brown DAC, the PCM1792A. It's a DAC that has
achieved world class performance in digital to analogue conversion, and
it is being used in many leading premium High-Fidelity audio systems.
The P1 is able to play 24bit/192kHz PCM formats (WAV & AIFF) as well
as DXD (352.8/384kHz) and DSD128 (5.64MHz) thanks to the top of the
Signal to Noise Ratio & Stereo Crosstalk
player is housed in a full metal unibody with a clean cut and minimalist
finish. The high quality alumium has been cut from a single block using
CNC machining and diamond cutting, resulting in a solid and precise
finish. The surface has been anodized making it hard wearing and
The player also comes with a luxurious leather case.
Made using premium full grain Ottawapell leather from the Italian Rino
Cowon have packed an
impressive set of audio specifications into the P1, with a Signal to
Noise Ratio (SNR) of 120dB, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of 0.0006%
and Stereo Crosstalk of -134dB.
JetEffect 7 - Professional Sound Control
both JetEffect 7 and BBE+ software, the P1 gives you ultimate control
over the sound output from the player. With a 10 band EQ filter, BBE+
which compensates for phase and amplitude distortion, restoring the
brilliance and clarity of the original content material, reverb controls
to maximise the live presence of the sound and 3D surround to create a
surround sound effect through headphones. Whatever your preferred set up
the P1 can deliver with its settings.
Outstanding Output Power
the P1 was designed Cowon did not stint on components. The P1 features a
top of the line OP AMP, high performance capacitor and high precision
resistors in order to be able to support high-end headphones and
earphones perfectly. The 2Vrms output power covers high impedence
headphones without the need for a seperate headphone amplifier. The
player also supports optical out for a lossless output option, allowing
you to connect it to a wide variety of devices and receivers.
Fast Dual Core CPU
operating system on the P1 is extremely fast and reliable thanks to a
dual core CPU and software that has been optimised specifically for the
device. There's no mucking around with add on features like video and
apps. This is a strictly music focused device.
Up to 256GB of storage
to the large file size of PCM, DXD and DSD files the P1 has been set up
to facilitate storage of up to 256GB of files. This is achieved by
using 128GB of on-board eMMC fast memory and a microSD card slot that
allows you to expand the memory with up to an additional 128GB. The card
slot also means that you can swap between different cards allowing you
to carry an unlimited library.
Cowon have built
in a great variety of file support. All of the high res audio options
are covered ie DXD & DSD and the player also supports FLAC, AIFF,
APE, WAV, MP3, WMA and OGG.
Adapted TCXO for Reliable HD Sound
sampling rate of a player can fluctuate due to environmental factors
such as temperature and humidity. To reduce this effect the P1 is fitted
with an addapted TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscilator) which
has an exceptional phase jitter of just 1.0ps allowing the P1 to
perform flawlessly in any situation.
140 Levels of Detailed Volume Control
and delicate control over volume is achieved with a 140 step volume
control. The fine adjustment changes at 0.5dB per step allowing you set
it to the optimum level for your music.