Three years ago, audio company Questyle set out to make a digital audio player that brought the hi-fi listening experience of a home-based system into a portable package. The result is the QP1, a player that stands out for its fantastic build quality, Class-A amplifier, and high storage capacity via dual card slots. Complete with CirrusLogic CS4398 DAC chips and Questyle’s patented Current Mode Amplification, it supports DSD128 and 24bit/192kHz PCM files, and is capable of powering both full-size high-impedance headphones and low-impedance in-ear monitors with ease.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of colors for the player between Gold and Space Gray. Add a Leather Case (+ $50) in Black, Gold, or Gray, or a Belt Holster (+ $15) in Black. This drop is limited to 30 units. This drop is limited to members in the United States and Canada.
Made from machined aluminum with beveled edges, a matte finish, and tough, damage-resistant Gorilla Glass on the front and back panels, the Questyle QP1 looks as smart as it sounds. The top panel is home to two 3.5-millimeter outputs (one headphone and one line out), along with a half-inch-tall volume knob and a protective crown that minimizes inadvertent volume changes when you’re carrying your player in a pocket. The steering wheel-style menu control should be familiar to users of the iPod Classic, and provides quick scrolling and track selection with a satisfying click.
The QP1 has 16 gigabytes of internal storage, and should you want to bring your whole music collection along, also has two micro-SD slots that support up to 200 gigabytes apiece—for a maximum onboard storage capacity of 416 gigabytes. Between the slots, you’ll find a universal micro-USB jack for charging your device (which you can do even as you continue listening). A 3300mAh battery provides 10 hours of play time between charges.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is July 5, 2016 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.