Combining a Music Streamer, Digital Audio Player, DAC & Pre-Amplifier with analogue inputs, the DMP-A8 takes the concept that started with the DMP-A6 and expands on it in almost every way.
Introducing an all-new product from EverSolo, the DMP-A8. Combining a Music Streamer, Digital Audio Player, DAC & Pre-Amplifier with analogue inputs, the DMP-A8 takes the concept that started with the DMP-A6 and expands on it in almost every way. The new DMP-A8 features a fully balanced analogue audio circuit with RCA and XLR analogue inputs and +10dB analogue gain helped by the R2R Advanced Analogue Volume Control Circuit composed of precision resistors and relays.
The DMP-A8 features the AKM AK4499EX and AK4191EQ Digital-Analog Separation DAC solution. A concept under the name Velvet Sound | Verita, rooted in the idea of "perfect re-creation of the original sound", it is dedicated to providing the most authentic sound and offering the listener an immersive acoustic experience. The DMP-A8 also features dual ACCUSILICON Femto clocks as found in the DMP-A6 Master Edition, and dual power supplies - a dedicated linear power supply for the analogue circuit and a high-performance low noise digital power supply for the digital board.
Elsewhere, the DMP-A8 gets additional digital inputs in the form of two Toslink optical ins, two coaxial RCA ins, and a dedicated HDMI ARC port. In addition to the digital outputs is a dedicated HDMI IIS port. The DMP-A8 also sports a 3rd generation XMOS 316 audio processor for faster and higher USB bandwidth ensuring lossless transmission of high-definition audio data.
• Music Streamer, Digital Audio Player, DAC & Pre-Amplifier
• Dual Accusilicon Femtosecond oscillators with noise reduction
• Dual AKM DACs (Ak4499EX + AK4191EQ)
• Fully balanced analogue preamp circuit
• Fully balanced R-2R analogue volume control
• HDMI ARC + HDMI IIS
• XMOS XU316 3rd generation 16-core processor
• Linear + Digital dual power supplies
• OPA1612 with ultra-low noise and low distortion 1kHz 0.00009%
• Low-jitter dual clock synchronous processing with higher accuracy
• Large 6" LCD colour touchscreen, with easy control
• Supports DSD512 Native, PCM 768KHz @ 32Bit & MQA full decoding
• Supported master audio formats DSD (.dsf/.dff/.ios/.dst), APE, FLAC, WAV, MQA, etc
• 2-channel and Multi-channel Gapless playback (FLAC, WAV)
• Supports M.2 NVME 3.0 2280 protocol SSD drives (not included), up to 4TB
• 4GB DDR4 + 64GB eMMC memory for loads of applications
• Solid aluminium alloy chassis with brushed front panel.
• Dual-band 2.4GHz + 5GHz WiFi & Ethernet connection
• Qualcomm QCC5125 Bluetooth 5.0 module with APTX HD
• EOS audio engine developed by Eversolo, globally bypassing SRC restrictions
• Supports external USB optical drive for CD disc playback and CD ripping
• Support for Tidal, Qobuz, HiRes audio, Amazon, AirPlay 2, DLNA, etc
• Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect
• Supports NFS, SMB, Web DAV, and UPnP protocols to access LAN storage devices
• Supports built-in SMB network media sharing service for easy local media sharing
• Exclusive mobile app for Android/iOS smartphones and tablets
• Based on a highly customised version of Android 11
• Includes remote control unit
"To these ears at least, the new Eversolo DMP-A8 is destined for the halls of greatness. Attractive and well-built, it delivers a highly musical presentation at an affordable price. The packed feature list offers great setup flexibility and customisation of the sound to suit your taste. The remarkable performance of the preamp section is simply the cherry on top of the cake."
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"This do-it-all gizmo is incredibly versatile. I don’t believe there is a feature that DMP-A8 doesn’t already have or won’t have shortly, like the Roon Ready certification. It possesses the most complete set of skills and features I’ve seen in a long time, especially when considering the price point. This is a slam dunk from EverSolo and I’m very excited to see what is coming next. I’ll remind you that this is a very well-made wired & wireless streamer, DAC, dedicated preamp, music server, and Roon endpoint, all performing above my expectations . . . getting my stamp of approval and the highest honors."
EOS (Eversolo original sampling-rate) audio engine is developed by Eversolo engineers, with the support of outputting original sampling rate, that is, audio playback completely bypasses the Android SRC restriction, supporting the direct audio output of third-party apps (Apple Music hi-res Direct output).
The DMP-A8 is Hi-Res Audio certified by JAS, which equates to guaranteed superior sound quality. Almost all ultra-high sampling master recording formats are supported by DMP-A8, including CD-quality formats (FLAC, WAV, APE), DSD512 (.dsf/.dff/.iso/.dst) stereo/multichannel and MQA. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording.
VELVET SOUND is the brand that imparts "sonic philosophy" to the new generation of AKM audio products. The pinnacle flagship series, VELVET SOUND | VERITA, offers forward-thinking products with world-class performance. Rooted in the concept of "perfect re-creation of the original sound", it is dedicated to providing continuous enhancement of audio technology, presenting the most authentic sound, and offering listeners an immersive acoustic experience.
The DAC setting of the DMP-A8 provides six digital filters with different modes corresponding to different sound characteristics, to meet a huge range of personal preferences and physical spaces.
The DMP-A8 incorporates a robust DSP processor that supports DSP volume control, PEQ, FIR Filter, HPF/LPF, Loudness Enhancement, Compression, and Delay.
Low-jitter high-precision dual Accusilicon Femtosecond clocks are integrated into the DMP-A8. Two high-precision crystal oscillators effectively reduce jitter and achieve more precise audio decoding.
With a 3rd generation XMOS 316 audio processor, the DMP-A8 has faster speed and higher USB bandwidth, ensuring the lossless transmission of high-definition audio data. The USB port supports DSD512 Native, PCM768kHz/32bit and MQA full decoding. The Optical and Coaxial ports support DSD 64 (DOP), PCM192kHz/24Bit.
The DMP-A8 analog circuit adopts a fully balanced design from DAC chip to the XLR and RCA stereo output. It provides better noise immunity and improves channel separation by eliminating shared loops for stronger and more consistent signal quality. It also features a +10dB analog game and, when combined with the R2R analog volume control network, ensures ultra-low noise and distortion for the output.
A fully balanced analog volume adjustment network composed of precision resistors and relays achieves accurate volume control, effectively suppressing distortion and noise in the analog signal. It also features volume protection, automatically reducing excessive volume to the designated safe level during startup or input interface switching. The incorporation of R2R analog volume control ensures that the DAX can operate at its optimal state continuously.
Connect mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other compatible devices to the DMP-A8 via Bluetooth for seamless high-quality wireless music playback. The Qualcomm QCC5125 Bluetooth module used by the DMP-A8 supports SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC codecs and is compatible with Bluetooth 5.0.
The DMP-A8 is a professional streamer system equipped with a large 6" LCD high-definition touchscreen. The simple but responsive user interface runs as smoothly as a smartphone and provides intuitive touch controls for accessing system settings, your local music library, third-party apps, and more.
With its diverse talents and connections, the DMP-A8 easily integrates with just about any system. As a streaming source device, of course, it can be thought of as a digital turntable with access to a huge record collection via all its compatible streaming services and library of your own files.
The network streamer can connect with high-end decoding devices via the HDMI, USB, Optical and Coaxial digital output ports. Alternatively, as a decoder itself, the DMP-A8 connects with audio source equipment like PCs and mobile devices via the Coaxial, Optical, USB Type-B input ports, and wirelessly with APTX HD Bluetooth. As a high-performance preamplifier, it supports analog XLR/RCA inputs. Through the balanced XLR and single-ended RCA analog outputs, you can connect directly to active speakers or to a hi-fi stereo amplifier in your two-channel or multi-channel system.
DMP-A8 outfits IIS (aka I2S) output, which can connect to DACs with IIS input. The mute levels of different DACs' IIS signals vary. MUTE PIN can be switched by settings. Supporting PCM 768kHz. DSD512 with the highest sampling rate.
The DMP-A8, equipped with HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) input, can be connected to display devices such as TVs and projectors that have HDMI ARC capability. This allows the separation and transfer of audio signals from the HDMI signal to the DMP-A8, providing the TV with a higher quality sound.
Expandable with additional storage, the DMP-A8 features an M.2 NVME SSD slot built into the underside of the chassis, allowing you to integrate a solid-state drive up to 4TB without needing to open up the streamer case. Faster, stable and with no noise, SSDs are ideal for local high-quality music playback. Additionally, storage devices can be connected externally through the USB OTG port of the DMP-A8. SSD sold separately.
In order to eliminate interference and noise between the system circuit and the audio circuit, and to enhance sound purity, separate designs are employed for the power supply of the system and the audio circuit. The linear power supply is composed of a multi-winding toroidal transformer, specifically designed to match the characteristics of analog audio circuits. The high-quality switching power supply is tailored to the system circuit. It significantly reduces ripple and magnetic leakage interference, providing a strong foundation for high-quality audio processing. Furthermore, it incorporates a patented smart switching technology for the linear power supply voltage input, enabling compatibility with voltages worldwide without flipping switches.
The sound quality of the DMP-A8 analog output is monitor-level. The primary elements of the audio circuit are of very high quality, including WIMA capacitors from Germany, NICHCON dedicated audio capacitors, Murata chip capacitors and Omron relays from Japan, TI Audio Operational Amplifiers from the USA, etc. The goal is to provide a more authentic and pure sound performance with parts that have been proven reliable.
The DMP-A8 has been expertly tuned, and the circuit has been thoughtfully constructed, thanks to the wealth of knowledge from engineers at Eversolo who come from a background in development in the hi-fi industry. THD+N is -120 dB (0.00009%), SNR is 128 dB, and dynamic range is 128 dB. The leading indicators provide a strong base for high sound quality.
Eversolo Music Library not only provides excellent local music playback performance but also an improved music management experience for you. Add music files from a local hard drive or network storage and automatically retrieve music metadata from the cloud to build a custom music library by matching artists, albums, local CUE files and so on; songs are displayed in categories based on genres, albums, artists and sample rates; making it incredibly easy to organise your favourite songs and search by album, artist, or song initials.
The DMP-A8 incorporates popular music services like TIDAL, Qobuz, HIGHRESAUDIO, Amazon Music etc. You can take advantage of numerous high-quality online music services and revel in the allure of limitless streaming music. Support for numerous third-party apps (such as Apple Music), high-resolution audio Direct output using the original EOS engine.
Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, DLNA, and AirPlay are supported by the DMP-A8. High-quality music can be streamed online to mobile devices on the same local network, making it simpler to enjoy online music services and easier to play back music at home.
The DMP-A8 offers a robust media management system that enables editing operations for local hard drives and network storage like copying, copying, pasting, cutting, and deleting. The USB port can be configured as USB OTG, making it easy to connect the PC to DMP-A8 for local file management. Internal SMB sharing function allows sharing of media files from a connected mobile device or internal SSD (if installed) to other media playback devices, computers or mobile devices in the same network. This makes it possible for the DMP-A6 to be used as a network storage device to share audio sources at any time.
The DMP-A8 allows for CD playback by connecting an external USB optical disc. The CD Rip app adopts a data validation mechanism and error correction function to save audio data from CD losslessly. The application's algorithm intelligently matches CD album and song names (officially released CDs are required), losslessly rips tracks and automatically generates album and artist info.
DMP-A8 not only has two high-speed USB 3.0 ports, an SSD slot for local storage expansion, but also supports NFS, SMB v1/v2/v3, and UPnP sharing protocols, allowing users to browse and play multimedia content saved on NAS or network drives connected in the same LAN with gigabit network. Even high data rate DSD512 master files can be played without stuttering.
Android/iPhone/iPad control apps are developed for the DMP-A8. In addition to basic playback control and system settings, they also support asynchronous viewing of music library data and menus, which is convenient for music playback and data searching. Screen mirroring is also supported by installing third-party apps.
Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core. Being Roon Ready means that Eversolo network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player. Together, Roon and Eversolo deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.
The DMP-A8 is made from aviation aluminium and features a CNC-machined body for solid construction. The brushed panel and frosted anodized body are a great combination of classic and modern elements. This design philosophy results in a device that makes an impression when seen on a rack with your other hi-fi equipment.
For audiophiles and hi-fi enthusiasts, the DMP-A8 provides a wide range of personalized dynamic VU meters for the 6" LCD colour screen on the front panel. This wonderfully interactive experience is offered with real-time full-format music display, including DSD.
Playback and DAC Decoding
Bluetooth Audio Input
USB-B Audio Input
USB Audio Output
Optical/Coaxial Audio Input
Optical/Coaxial Audio Output
Analog preamp audio input
Preamp Audio Output
XLR Output Audio Characteristics
RCA Output Audio Characteristics