iBasso DX220MAX (Discontinued)

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Limited run of only 999 units worldwide.

iBasso astonished the world at Shanghai CanJam last year with its flagship iBasso DX220 Max digital audio player.

Features of iBasso DX220 Max:-

  • Dual ES9028 Pro DAC chips.
  • Five Batteries, one for DAC and CPU, four to form a high voltage battery pack for the analog stage.
  • Premium Components.
  • CNC Stainless Steel Body.
  • Multiple Headphone Output Ports.
  • 4.4mm Balanced Line-out Port.
  • SPDIF Output.
  • Analog Volume Control.
High-Grade Premium Chipset:-

The iBasso DX220 Max is equipped with a high grade ES9028Pro Dual DAC chipset. The ES9028 Pro is a 32-Bit, 8-Channel Pro series DAC from Sabre Technologies. The Dual DACs are paired with several other premium chips for the best output. It features optocouplers and expensive isolators that ensures no interference in power, signal, and ground loop. Class A amplification for utmost clarity with no noise. It has polymer tantalum capacitors from Kemet, Panasonic, ROHM, Audio electrolytic capacitors from Toshin, Panasonic, Nichicon, and metal film resistors. These components are tuned with utmost perfection to provide the users with an unmatched sound quality output. The DX220 Max is designed for audiophiles and enthusiasts who are looking for ultimate sound output with crisp clarity and rich detailing.

Five Batteries Setup:-

The iBasso DX220 Max features five batteries. While one is used to power up the CPU and DAC, the remaining four batteries form a high voltage battery pack for the analog stage. Usually in other systems single battery handles the DAC, CPU, and Amplification circuit, this introduces noise in the final output that is difficult for cleaning in the post. In DX220 Max the separate current for amplification portion rectifies this and provides the best sound output with ultimate clarity, completely free from any kind of background noise. These also feature separate charging via DC-in and USB Type-C ports.

Analog Volume Control:-

The iBasso DX220 Max features analog volume control. Usually, Desktop DAC/AMPs are equipped with analog volume controls, this enables precise volume management on the device.

Premium Build with Multiple Output Ports:-

The iBasso DX220 Max has a rich and heavy built with CNC Stainless steel body. It features multiple output ports including a 3.5mm unbalanced port, 4.4mm balanced port, 4.4mm line out port, SPDIF output port. The maximum output from the balanced port is up to 8.8Vrms, more than enough to power the most power demanding headphones with ease.

Main Features

The digital and analog sections of the DX220MAX are powered separately, with each having an independent charging system. The digital and analog hardware and signal communications, adopt optocouplers and I2C isolators to completely isolate the digital to analog sections from any interference.

The AMP section is powered by a true +/- 8.4V battery pack. No voltage boost is used, which ensures the highest purity and current output.

An optimized super class A discrete amp circuit, based on the AMP8 module, which eliminates the switching distortion of transistors, while providing the sound signature of a class A amplifier, that also significantly reduces heat generation, is used.

The MAX has versatile outputs that incorporate a 4.4mm balanced line out, 4.4mm balanced phone out, and a 3.5mm single ended phone out. The voltage output of the 3.5mm single ended is up to 4.4V RMS, and the balanced phone out is up to 8.8V RMS.

Kemet polymer tantalum, Toshin UTSJ, Panasonic, Nichicon Audio Electronic, Amtrans PET film capacitors are used in the MAX.

A custom 4-wiper potentiometer that has less than +/-2dB channel tolerance has been selected.

Dual SABRE ES9028PRO DAC Chips are incorporated.

Bit for Bit playback with support up to 32bit/384kHz.

Support of Native DSD up to 512x.

5.0" IPS full screen (1080*1920), with On Cell capacitive touch panel.

Corning glass on the front screen and rear panel.

Support of QC3.0, PD2.0, & MTK PE Plus quick charge for digital section.

XMOS USB receiver with Thesycon USB audio driver, making this an easy to use USB DAC.

A Total of 5 pcs of Femtosecond league oscillators, with 2 of them being Accusilicon ultra low phase noise Femtosecond oscillators.

8-core CPU.

Mini optical output and mini coaxial output.


128G internal memory.

5G WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Support SDXC and SDHC Micro SD cards.

Three settings of gain control.

Audio Formats Supported: MQA, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, DFF, DSF and DXD.

4400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer battery for the digital section, and 4 pcs 900mAh Li-polymer battery form the +/-8.4V battery pack for the analog section.