Onyx Portable DAC THX AAA-78 AMP MQA

THX has just launched its self-designed HiFi Portable USB DAC/AMP, the THX Onyx, bringing the very best sound quality experience for the users. It is the world’s first portable DAC/amplifier with a built-in THX AAA-78 amplifier. Yes, the same amplification module equipped in the highly appreciated FiiO M11 Pro Digital Audio Player. Upgrade your music experience with your HiFi IEMs and Headphones with a whooping output power of 180mW per channel. The THX Onyx has a price tag of 199.99$.

THX Onyx is the world’s first USB DAC/AMP to utilize the power of the THX AAA-78 amplification module. It uses a patented feed-forward topology to reduce all forms of noise and distortion in the output resulting in a clean, noise, and distortion-free sound output. The Ultra-low noise of the THX Onyx™ is ideal for sensitive IEMs, and its high output power is optimal for headphones.

THX Onyx features a high-performance ES9281Pro audio signal decoding chip with HyperStream® II modulation that provides a dynamic range of 124 dB DNR and -112 Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N). It supports Hi-Res signal decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz PCM, DSD, and MQA rendering.

THX Onyx features a premium finish with small size aesthetics allowing the device to be completely portable, flexible, and durable. The USB-C connector has a magnetic folding mechanism to latch onto itself and help organize your cables. On one end, a 3.5mm connection for your headphones and a USB connector on the other. Take it with you anywhere and quickly connect the USB-C end to your smartphone. For PC or laptop, A Male USB-A Adapter gives you a USB connector that will provide a mechanically reliable connection.

There are Three front LED lights that let you know precisely the quality of the audio you are listening to — CD quality, Hi-Res PCM, Direct Stream Digital (DSD), and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings.

THX Onyx™ is a hardware MQA renderer. Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is an award-winning audio technology that enables music fans to stream the original master recording into their home, car, or mobile. THX Onyx fully decodes MQA files and provides an unmatchable experience for its users.

If your HiFi earphones come with in-line mic controls, the THX Onyx lets you utilize the full potential of the Mic for voice calls, gaming chat, and other services.

Specs:

* Input Type: USB-C or USB (via included adapter)

* Output Type: 3.5 mm analog jack

* Headphone Impedance Range: 22-1000 Ohms

* Output Impedance: 0.25 Ohms

* Dynamic Range: 118 dB

* Quality (THD+N, 1kHz): -110 dB

* Output Power (Per ch, 22 Ω, <1% THD+N): 180 mW

* MQA Playback: Yes

* Headset Mic Support: Yes (Use with iOS products is for media consumption only, no call or mic functionality.)

* DAC Chip: ESS ES9281PRO

* Amplifier: THX AAA-78

* Compatible Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows 10, and Mac (USB-C to Lightning adapter not included)

* Accessories: USB-A Male to USB-C Female Adapter