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Acoustic Research - AR-M2 - Digital Audio Player

The Acoustic Research M2 (ARM2) Digital Audio Player is a true audiophile-level DAP that supports lossless file types including DSD and DXD. The AR M2 includes a Burr-Brown PCM1794a DAC,...

The Acoustic Research M2 (ARM2) Digital Audio Player is a true audiophile-level DAP that supports lossless file types including DSD and DXD. The AR M2 includes a Burr-Brown PCM1794a DAC, expansive storage via Micro SDXC, 6.5 hours of continuous DSD high-res playback and an inbuilt headphone amplifier. Take your listening experience to a new level with the revolutionary AR-M2 High-Resolution Music Player that is more than capable of realising your headphone or hi fi System's true potential. This fully-featured audiophile-grade DAP is the only device you'll need to enjoy your high-resolution audio files at home, at work or while travelling.

Alongside the audiophile sound quality, the AR M2's user-friendly user interface is a pleasure to use and has resemblances to Apple's iOS and Androids operating system. Easily fitting into your pants or jacket pocket, purse or in your car, this Digital Audio Player is truly portable. Supporting a huge range of formats including FLAC / ALAC / DSD 64 / DSD128 / WAV / DXD / APE / AIFF, you can rest assured that your high-res music library is supported natively by the device, without the need to re-encode or compress.

Featuring numerous connectivity options such as WiFi 802.11B/G/N, Line Out 3.5mm, Headphone Out 3.5mm and Micro USB, you are easily able to connect the M2 to a variety of devices.

No matter if it's a school night or not, you can enjoy your high-resolution music thanks to the inbuilt Headphone Amplifier. Perfect for the daily commute or for relaxing after work, this music player doesn't compromise on audio quality for portability.

Acoustic Research realises the importance of both the analogue and digital circuitry; thus they have spent equal attention in perfecting both, to ensure absolute audiophile quality. Capable of driving high-end headphones from brands like Audeze, HiFiMan, Astell & Kern + more, the headphone amplifier with high-power, high-current and an ultra-fast-slew-rate is optimised for performance.

M2 Features

  • Flagship Class Burr-Brown PCM1794A Current Output DAC
  • Future-proof High-Performance Quad-Core Processor
  • Unique high-current high-output Class A based amplifier
  • Isolated Digital and Analogue Circuits
  • Audiophile-grade analogue ALPS potentiometer
  • Phenomenal Signal to Noise Ratio & Dynamic Range
  • Line-out to feed a hi fi system
  • Comprehensive format support: 24/192 FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, DSD 64/DSD128 & DXD
  • Burr-Brown’s Flagship PCM1794a DAC with dual high precision clocks
  • 64GB internal storage AND expansion via Micro-SDXC cards or OTG Thumb Drive
  • Android OS base, tuned for pure music
  • Pure Lossless Audio Path bypassing Android OS
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in
  • Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, etc. Android App support for streaming
  • Large 5 inch 720 x 1280 HD-IPS colour touch screen
  • Dedicated Play, Pause, FFWD controls in addition to Touch Control
  • Audiophile-grade analogue ALPS manual volume control
  • Tough high-precision metal housing
  • High capacity 4000 MAh battery delivering 9hrs average battery life
  • Dimensions: 136.5 h x 71.1 w x 15 mm d - easily pocketable
  • Weight: 245 g
  • Power output (THD < 0.01%)
  • 32 ohms 252mW + 252 mW
  • 300 ohms 35mW + 35mW
  • Ultra-low-distortion at Max output <0.01%
  • Supports 16 ohms to 300 ohms headphones/earphones
Audio Output Line Out (3.5mm) Headphone Out (3.5mm)
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