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Finally - a cheap FLAC player with digital out

Posted 8th February 2017 at 12:30 PM by abraxalito
Updated 24th May 2017 at 01:05 AM by abraxalito

I've been looking for something like this on Taobao for a few years now. A cheap player which includes a digital output so I can pair it up with one of my DACs. There have been cheap players, and there have been FLAC players but never cheap FLAC players - the cheapest prior to this one being a media player around 500rmb. This one goes into the pocket change category as its just 88rmb. What's more it includes Bluetooth. Order placed - will update after I've played with it.

Just received this - the heart of the beast is the Actions Semi ATS2825, some information about its features is available here :
Whereas a connector for headphones (top right) is shown on the photo, this doesn't support any analog out (my board has no connector fitted there). Its purely digital output - a header for I2S and Toslink for S/PDIF.

Update - there's now a slightly more expensive one with analog out too :
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  1. Old Comment
    is not available on aliexpress for anyone living in outside china will hard to buying something stuff in taobao
    Posted 16th February 2017 at 01:15 PM by oxoxbyx oxoxbyx is offline
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    abraxalito's Avatar
    There are plenty of taobao agents to help buyers outside China.
    Posted 16th February 2017 at 01:50 PM by abraxalito abraxalito is online now
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    This is a more expensive and higher quality one and the only one that I have seem with separate left and right data out
    Posted 23rd May 2017 at 02:29 PM by ChuckT ChuckT is offline
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    abraxalito's Avatar
    At that price there are quite a few to choose from. For example -
    Posted 24th May 2017 at 01:02 AM by abraxalito abraxalito is online now
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