Cowon PLENUE 2: Perfect Two - The World's First 2 for Best Audio Quality
The PLENUE 2 offers an unprecedented level of audio that delivers an unforgettable listening experience. The latest premium DAC AK4497EQ for optimized audio quality, SoundPlus amplifier integrated with newly improved technologies, Dual Control Wheels re-designed for the ultimate user experience, ultra-precise Dual TCXO for accurate and detailed sound reproduction, balanced output for clear, high-quality sound, and upgraded design to match its powerful performance.
Sweeping changes using innovative technologies. Experiencing the performance of PLENUE 2 leaves audiophiles and casual listeners alike in awe.
The Latest Ultra-High-Quality Premium DAC - AK4497EQ DAC
AKM's latest AK4497EQ DAC equipped with high-end audio equipment is a premium, high-performance, state-of-the-art successor to the AK4490 DAC. It minimizes noise and distortion and faithfully reproduces high-resolution audio via AKM Premium Sound technology, pushing audio DAC performance to its very limits. The PLENUE 2, featuring the AK4497EQ DAC with specifications and characteristics on par with and even exceeding the highest standards of audio equipment, vividly reproduces sound that most closely mirrors the original and handles audiophile-quality 24bit, 192kHz lossless/uncompressed as well as DXD and DSD sources.
Core Technology and Philosophy - AKM Premium Sound Digital Filter
The PLENUE 2 is equipped with the AK4497EQ DAC featuring the AKM Premium Sound architecture that utilizes a large circuit area to improve current flow, allowing you to fine-tune the sounds using a wide range of digital filters. Six 32bit, 8x digital filters (Short Delay Sharp, Short Delay Slow, Sharp, Slow, Low-Dispersion Short Delay, and Super-Slow) are provided to enable fine micro-tuning and allow implementation of transient signal responses in the time domain. This empowers listeners to tune sounds previously beyond the limits of hearing even with identical sound sources.
High-Performance SoundPlus Amplifier for Sound Perfection
One requirement for achieving perfect sound is a high-performance amplifier that is optimally compatible with high-end receivers. Texas Instruments' high-performance SoundPlus amplifier delivers high voltage while maintaining the highest level of linearity—a significant step up in audio technologies from existing versions of amplifiers. With a maximum output of 2Vrms, the amplifier generates powerful performance capable of driving high-end headphones with high impedance without the need for a separate headphone amplifier. Now, sophisticated and precise sound tuning makes it possible to clearly express any frequency range in combination with a variety of receivers.
Closer to the Original Sound, Native TX DSD
The PLENUE 2 transmits native DSD data to the DAC in serial, perfectly converting audio signals and reproducing DSD sources using a Native TX DSD method. The crystal clear, delicate qualities of high-resolution DSD sound sources are better realized than ever before.
Digital & Analog Interface
The newly designed GUI of the PLENUE 2 is not only stylish, but also complements the exquisite beauty of this industrial design standout. Album Art and Matrix Browser has high resolution graphics, also 2Ch Level Meter shows the constantly changing stereo output to express the feel of both digital and analogue. The device includes 6 different types of themes and 3 types of Level Meter skins to provide visual satisfaction. In addition, GUI design was started with the purpose that it can give users the most intuitive and easiest look. As a result, users can operate and understand it easily.
Dual Control Wheels, The New Standard for Analog Wheels
We approached analog wheels from a totally different perspective. We designed Dual Control Wheels that offer users a variety of experiences--the Volume Wheel for incremental adjustments to sound and the Multi Wheel that controls other analog functions. The wheels are located on the top of the device to prevent accidental adjustments during handling while allowing positive control of volume and other functions. The Multi Wheel on the left conveniently controls functions related to music listening and device operation, while the Volume Wheel on the right allows the volume to be fine-tuned (140 steps in 0.5dB increments).
The PLENUE 2's Dual Control Wheels are the future of analog wheels.
Multi Wheel for Diverse Listening Environments
The Multi Wheel controls analog functions for the utmost listening experience in every environment. With the Multi Wheel, it's easy to change the DAC filter or JetEffect presets, as well as previous/next song, rewind/fast-forward, and screen brightness in a whole new way.
Artisanal, Alluring Wheel Lights
Circular LEDs are located underneath the Dual Control Wheels, emitting a gentle light during wheel operation. The result of high-tech mechanical design, the circular wheel lights on the PLENUE 2 convey an unrivaled commitment to craftsmanship.
The World's Best Audio Quality - SNR 123dB, THD+N 0.0005%
The amazing specifications of the PLENUE 2 include SNR 123dB, THD+N 0.0005%, and Stereo Crosstalk -139dB, which are the result of our decades of audio experience and passion for perfection. The PLENUE 2 was created through our relentless effort to deliver perfect sound quality to listeners anytime and anywhere.
24bit/192kHz High Definition Sound ㅣ New Highest Performance AK4497EQ DAC ㅣ SoundPlus High Performance Amplifier
SNR 123dB, THD+N 0.0005%, Output 2Vrms ㅣ High Precision Dual TCXO ㅣ High Quality Balanced Out ㅣ Native TX DSD
Dual Control Wheels (Multi Wheel, Volume Wheel) ㅣ JetEffect 7 & BBE+, 66 Presets ㅣ AKM Premium Sound Digital Filter
DXD / DSD(DFF, DSF, ISO) / FLAC / WAV / AIFF / ALAC / APE / MP3 / WMA / OGG / WV / TTA / DCF ㅣ ARM Cortex Dual-Core
AMOLED 3.7 inch Display ㅣ Premium High Strength Metal Body & Carved Glass ㅣ Solid & Void Design
High Speed 128GB Internal Memory ㅣ microSD Card Slot ㅣ Optical Out ㅣ Finest Quality Leather Case