FiiO R9 Flagship Streamer Center Dual ES9038PRO DAC All-In-One

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Description

FiiO R9 Flagship all-in-one Digital Media Streamer

  • Ultimate Flagship Desktop Media Streamer.
  • Dual ES9038Pro DAC Chips.
  • High-Power THX788+ Amp Chipset.
  • Powerful Eight-Channel Design.
  • XMOS XU316 USB Processor.
  • Up to 7W Output Power.
  • HDMI ARC, USB, Coaxial, Optical Input Support
  • RCA, XLR Line-Out Options.
  • XLR, 4.4mm, 6.35mm Headphone Outputs.
  • Qualcomm’s Bluetooth Chipset.
  • LDAC, AptX HD, AptX, SBC, AAC transmission protocols.
  • Android 10 OS(Upgradable to Android 12).
  • 6” Bright 1080x2160px Display Screen.
  • Colorful LED Lights.
  • Dimensions: 160x115x127mm.
  • Weight: 2271grams.

FiiO R9 is an ultimate-level desktop streamer that comes with a high-end Dual ES9038Pro DAC chipset along with 8-channel THX788+ high-power amplification. It’s the ultimate powerful with up to 7300mW(around 7W) output level through the balanced headphone outputs. FiiO R9 comes loaded with Android 10 which is upgradable to Android 12 for easy access to the latest media applications.

The DAC section on the R9 adopts dual ES9038Pro flagship 32-bit DAC chips from ESS Sabre Technologies. The ES9038Pro is a trusted chipset that has garnered a lot of praise for its impressive sound signal decoding performance. FiiO has implemented the same chipset in its other flagship devices such as the M17 portable audio player.

FiiO has equipped the device with a THX788+ truly desktop amp chipset. It is implemented in an 8-channel design to provide a strong amplification to the signal. FiiO R9 has a rated output of up to 7300mW through the 4-pin XLR and 4.4mm balanced ports.

XMOS USB Processor

FiiO R9 comes with the latest-generation USB signal processor chipset. It comes equipped with XMOS XU316 16-core 3rd-gen processor. It enables smoother sound signal processing and supports 32-bit PCM and native DSD signal decoding on the device.

HDMI ARC Input

Along with the regular USB, Coaxial, and Optical input options, the new FiiO R9 also supports HDMI ARC for digital sound signal input on the device. It allows for a more convenient TV connection mode for the users.

Exquisite Structure

FiiO R9 is an exquisitely built digital desktop streamer. The device has a luxurious two-tone liquid metal body with colorful ring LED around the knobs and also a colorful LED strip on the front. The R9 looks spectacular from every angle and defeinitely elevates the look of your setup with its premium aura.

General Specifications

Name/Model

R9

Hardware solution

SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660; DAC: ES9038Pro*2; Amp: 8-channel THX AAA 788+; USB decoding: XU316; Bluetooth: WCN3980 (transmission), QCC5125 (reception)

Working mode

Android mode/Pure Music mode/USB DAC mode/Bluetooth Receiving mode/AirPlay mode/Coaxial decoding mode/Roon Ready/Optical decoding mode/HDMI IN mode/HDMI ARC mode

color

Black silver patchwork

Volume control

Volume knob

Weight

about 2271g

Dimensions

About 115x127x160mm

Display

6-inch (1080*2160) bezel-less display

ROM/Available storage

64GB/About 46GB

RAM

4GB

Gain mode

Ultra high gain/Super high gain/High gain/Medium gain/Low gain

microSD card

Single SD card, supports up to 2TB theoretically

Recommended headphone impedance

PO:8~150Ω

BAL:8~350Ω

Channel balance

L20~R20 (0.5dB per level)

 

 

Buttons and Ports

Buttons

Encoder knob (supports volume adjustment and power on)*1+Output selection knob*1

USB

Type-C USB3.0*1+USB A*1 (data transmission)

DC power input

Φ6.2mm DC port

Toggle switch

DC/AC power supply switch*1, Ground switch*1

BAL headphone output

Standard 4.4mm port*1+XLR4 BAL port*1

Headphone output

Standard 6.35mm port

BAL line output

XLR3 BAL port

Single-ended line output

RCA port*2

Digital optical input

Optical port

Digital coaxial input

RCA port

Digital optical output Interface

Optical port

Digital coaxial output

RCA port

Network port

100M Ethernet port

HDMI port

HDMI IN*1, HDMI OUT (ARC)*1

Special Functions

 

WiFi

2.4GHz/5GHz, supports DLNA, AirPlay, WiFi song transmission, Roon Ready, etc.

Bluetooth transmission (5.0)

AAC/SBC/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/LHDC

Bluetooth reception (5.1)

SBC/AAC/aptx/aptx-LL/aptx-HD/aptx-Adaptive/LDAC

FiiO Link

Android: WiFi and Bluetooth controls; iOS: Bluetooth control

HDMI Decoding

Supports DVD/set-top box/computer, etc.

HDMI ARC

Supports devices with ARC function

MQA

Supported MQA full decoding

All to DSD

Supported

Maximum supported sampling rate

USB DAC: Supports up to 768kHz/32bit; DSD512 (Native)

Bluetooth format indication (bar light, knob indicator)

Blue: SBC

Local decoding: Supports up to 384kHz/32bit; DSD256 (Native)

Cyan: AAC

USB Audio: 768kHz/32bit; DSD512 (DoP/D2P/Native)

Purple:  aptX/ aptX LL

Coaxial IN: Supports up to 192kHz/24bit

Yellow:  aptX HD

Optical IN: Supports up to 96kHz/24bit

White: LDAC

Coaxial out: Supports up to 384kHz/24bit; DSD128 (D2P/DOP)

Green:  aptX Adaptive

Optical out: Supports up to 192kHz/24bit

Orange: LHDC

HDMI IN: Supports up to 192kHz/24bit

Sampling rate indication

 (light strip, volume knob indicator light) 

Blue: Lossy audio

HDMI OUT: Supports up to 192kHz/24bit

Cyan: SQ

EQ adjustment

10-band dynamic EQ adjustment (±12dB), 8 kinds of preset EQ built in, self-defined EQ support

Yellow: HR

Operation mode

Supports gesture navigation, 2-button navigation, 3-button navigation

Green: DSD

Screensaver

Supported

Magenta: MQA

Firmware upgrade

Supports upgrade through local storage+microSD card+OTA

RGB light design

L-shaped RGB light strip (added a variety of light rhythm options)

Double tap to wake up

Supported

Appearance design

Patchwork contrast color scheme, unibody glossy main body

Power Supply Parameter

Power supply

Supported DC 15V/≥3A; AC 100-240V~50/60Hz (either-or)

 

 

Audio Parameters

Parts of performance and parameters of headphone out (6.35mm headphone out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding, Ultra high gain mode)

Output power

L+R≥3500mW+3500mW (16Ω, THD+N<1%)

Output impedance

<0.4Ω

L+R≥2100mW+2100mW (32Ω,THD+N<1%)

Crosstalk

≥ 77dB

L+R≥245mW+245mW (300Ω,THD+N<1%)

Peak output voltage

24.4Vp-p

SNR

≥ 126dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.00025%(1kHz/-1.1dB@32Ω)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: attenuation <0.9dB

Noise floor

<4uV (A-weighted)

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.2dB

 

 

Parts of performance and parameters of headphone out (6.35mm headphone out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding, Super high gain mode)

Output power

L+R≥2250mW +2250mW(16Ω,THD+N<1%)

Output impedance

<0.3Ω

L+R≥1400mW +1400mW(32Ω,THD+N<1%)

Crosstalk

≥ 73dB

L+R≥125mW+125mW (300Ω,THD+N<1%)

Peak output voltage

17.3Vp-p

SNR

≥ 125dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.0003%(1kHz/-1.2dB@32Ω)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: attenuation <0.9dB

Noise floor

<4uV (A-weighted)

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.2dB

 

 

Parts of performance and parameters of line output (RCA out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding)

THD+N

<0.0003%(1kHz/-0dB @ 10KΩ)

SNR

≥124.7dB (A-weighted)

Crosstalk

≥ 118dB

Noise floor

<1.4uV (A-weighted)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: Attenuation <1dB

Line output level

2.4Vrms

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.03dB

 

 

Parts of performance and parameters of BAL headphone out (XLR4/4.4mm headphone out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding, Ultra high gain mode)

Output power

L+R≥3500mW+3500mW (16Ω,THD+N<1%)

Output impedance

<0.6Ω

L+R≥7300mW+7300mW (32Ω,THD+N<1%)

Crosstalk

≥ 117dB

L+R≥1000mW+1000mW (300Ω,THD+N<1%)

Peak output voltage

50Vp-p

SNR

≥ 126dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.0002%(1kHz/-1.8dB@32Ω)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: attenuation <0.9dB

Noise floor

<7uV(A-weighted)

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.2dB

 

 

Parts of performance and parameters of BAL headphone out (XLR4/4.4mm headphone out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding, Super high gain mode)

Output power

L+R≥3500mW+3500mW (16Ω,THD+N<1%)

Output impedance

<0.5Ω

L+R≥4500mW +4500mW(32Ω,THD+N<1%)

Crosstalk

≥ 117dB

L+R≥490mW+490mW (300Ω,THD+N<1%)

Peak output voltage

34.5Vp-p

SNR

≥ 126dB (A-weighted)

THD+N

<0.0003%(1kHz/-1.8dB@32Ω)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: attenuation <0.9dB

Noise floor

<7uV(A-weighted)

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.2dB

 

 

Parts of performance and parameters of BAL line output (XLR3 out, USB DAC/Optical decoding/Coaxial decoding)

THD+N

<0.00024%(1kHz/0dB @ 10KΩ)

SNR

≥ 128dB (A-weighted)

Crosstalk

≥ 123.8dB

Noise floor

<1.9uV(A weight)

Frequency response

20Hz ~ 80kHz: Attenuation <1dB

Line output level

4.8Vrms

20Hz ~ 20KHz: attenuation <0.04dB

 
Designer

FiiO logo

About FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

01 Brand Introduction - HiFi+Fashion

FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2007.  It is a high-tech enterprise that combines research, development, production and sales, and its sales are mainly based on its own FiiO brand as opposed to OEM/ODM.  It focuses on digital audio, with current mainstay products being portable headphone amplifiers, DAC / amps and portable digital audio players.

FiiO: It is composed of Fi (Fidelity) from HiFi and iO (represents number 1 and 0) which indicates the sincerer feeling and more convenient life the digital tech has brought to us.

飞傲: The Chinese transliteration of FiiO, as well as representing youthful vigor and the active & innovative spirit of the company.

Audio products are meant to fulfill the spiritual pleasure of users.

  1. FiiO provides products and service related to music.
  2. We also hope to bring happiness to our users with the provided products and service, which is also the key value of FiiO.

Customer Service

  1. Good after-sales service, more reliable
  2. Great user experience, more pleasure
  3. Variety of activities, more involved

About products

  1. Affordable: FiiO products are well-known for its feature of high cost-performance. Lowering the entry level to make more customers can afford.
  2. Easy to use: FiiO pays great attention to the user experience. We are not only provide products with high quality, but also easy to use and with long lasting durability.
  3. More accessories bring more fun: Enable to play in a variety way and use under more possible environments.
  4. Updates available: Equipped with a variety of ports, it makes the music players can still connect to external amp/DAC for upgraded enjoyment.
  5. Endless transformability available: With replaceable amp module and expandable storage, the X7 can bring more playability.

02 Company Profile

Research & Development Team

  • Twenty years of R&D experience in audio products
  • Former core R&D team for audio products from OPPO
  • A team of 20 professional R&D engineers in software, hardware, industrial design, structure and electro-acoustic.

Research & Development Investment

FiiO keeps bringing in advanced equipments and high-tech talents so as to ensure the stable growth and long term competitive edge. Up till now, the team size has expanded three times than that of 2007 when we established.

Team Composition

The R&D team is made up of development dep, engineering dep and QC dep, with 60+engineers in total.

Authorized certifications

FC, CE, KC, CCC and ISO9001:2008 ensure the safety and quality of the products.

Production management

FiiO has strict requirements to production with almost “zero tolerance” even to small problems, which is strictly in compliance with the International Quality Management System ISO9001. 

QC Equipment 

  • a. AP audio analyzer (valued at 200,000RMB).
  • b. Life-span test platform against high & low temperature, swing and plug & unplug trial.
  • Aging test carriage towards mass production.
  • Aging test machine under high & low temperature.

Customer oriented

Driven by customers’ needs, we innovate constantly and response promptly to the market changes. We develop new products based on customers’ needs and compete for more market shares.

Company culture - Our Vision

Present the world a better “Made in China”.

Brand Spirit

  • Innovation

the earliest company that designed the minimum volume headphone amplifier. First dockable amp & DAC product. First amp specially designed for iPod/iPhone. First amp with adjustable power supply and power supplied by mobile phone battery. First multifunctional headphone amp & DAC for Android smarphone. First Hi-Res music player at a price lower than 1000RMB supporting 192K music. First Android-based Hi-res music player. 

  • Quality

Repair Rate < 1%. Sound Quality Control system. Original components imported from TI, Wolfson, Maxim. Company-wide quality control. +20 quality engineers and inspectors. Complete testing facilities. 

  • Service

CEO at the frontline of customer service. 100% response to enquiries. The most popular headphone amplifier brand on Head-Fi. First class website and contents in the audio industry. Interaction with and support to customers on Facebook and Microblog (twitter-like social website).

Brand Mission

FiiO designs, produces and sells high-quality products at favorable prices to those who love music and style.

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