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  • Twin ESS SABRE® ES9018C2M DACs & SABRE® ES9601K amplifiers
  • Fully balanced L/R circuit layout and separate audio and processing boards
  • Customized high-current, high-capacity conductive polymer chip capacitors
  • Supports native DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz playback, MQA, and 192 kHz/32-bit FLAC/WAV Hi-Res Audio formats
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$649.99 CAN MSRP

The PD-S10 has 528 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and a touch GUI. Robust audiophile design supports balanced output via twin SABRE® DACs and amps. It’s an incredibly compact and versatile player for hi-fi audio on the go. Store about 5,000 Hi-Res Audio tracks, enjoy lossless streaming playback, explore internet radio with TuneIn, or enjoy Hi-Res Audio direct from Onkyo Music*. Drive most headphones and connect any stereo via line or USB/OTG*, or use Bluetooth for a quality wireless connection. Crafted for exquisite Hi-Res Audio, even MP3s sound fresh. Don’t settle for smartphone sound: this all-in-one solution will change your life. *Enabled with a firmware update.

  • Twin ESS SABRE® ES9018C2M DACs & SABRE® ES9601K amplifiers
  • Fully balanced L/R circuit layout and separate audio and processing boards
  • Customized high-current, high-capacity conductive polymer chip capacitors
  • Supports native DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz playback, MQA, and 192 kHz/32-bit FLAC/WAV Hi-Res Audio formats
  • 16 GB Internal Memory Expandable to 528 GB with micro SD Cards (not included)
  • Customized high-current, high-capacity conductive polymer chip capacitors
  • 32-bit DSP and two dedicated clocks for 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz signals
  • 10-band Equalizer with 6 Factory Presets & 3 Customizable Presets
  • Built-in Deezer HiFi* and TIDAL* lossless album streaming services and TuneIn* internet radio (*requires subscriptions)

Twin SABRE® DACs and Amplifiers


A fully balanced circuit structure employs two proven SABRE ES9018C2M DACs for the D/A conversion stage and two SABRE ESS9601K amplifiers to smoothly transmit audio signals from the DAC. This audiophile-spec design achieves clear and spatially immersive reproduction with excellent S/N performance, getting best performance from any set of headphones.

Dedicated High-Precision Clocks

Clocking devices synchronize data timing. The PD-S10 has two: one for detection of 44.1 kHz signals, scaling to 176.4 kHz, and the second to handle 48 kHz signals upsampling to 192 kHz. The 44.1 kHz clock enables native playback of audio sourced from CD with highest possible fidelity.


Isolated Audio Boards


Audio circuits and digital processing system are on separate boards, while power supply and battery are heavily shielded. This premium design limits interference on the signal, with top-shelf parts helping to minimize intrusion of high-frequency interference from wireless transmission technologies.

One-Piece Aluminum Chassis

Separate audio boards and extra-thick battery case are secured in a solid one-piece aluminum chassis machined to tolerances on the micro scale. The robust and highly rigid structure wipes out vibrations that cause interference for pristine high-fidelity sound from player to headphones.


High-Current Capacitors, Rigid Structure, and Customized Parts


Hand-picked components of the finest quality are used to assure class-beating sound quality, including custom high-capacity conductive polymer chip capacitors that work to double current flow compared to the legacy model, resulting in excellent power stability and a noticeable improvement in low-end response and high-frequency articulation. A triple-thickness battery shield limits interference from vibration. Reinforcement around the headphone jack and volume-control shaft have reduced resonance and enhanced a precision feel.

Universal Hi-Res Audio Playback

Unlock the breathtaking scale and clarity of Hi-Res Audio. The PD-S10 supports MQA (a streaming-optimized container), native DSD 5.6/2.8 MHz playback, and FLAC/WAV files to 192 kHz/32-bit resolution. You can download Hi-Res Audio direct from Onkyo Music*. Audiophile build and technologies such as 192 kHz/32-bit upsampling work magic on compressed and uncompressed streaming or locally stored music.

* Requires a firmware update.


Supports Balanced Audio Playback


A 2.5 mm (3/32") 4-pole connection for balanced headphones joins a standard headphone output. Balanced audio enables the signals for L/R channels to be decoded and amplified separately by fully balanced circuitry. BTL (Bridge-Tied Load) mode delivers high 150 mW + 150 mW driving power, while an exclusive ACG (Active Control Ground) mode developed by Onkyo delivers a stunning increase in dimensionality and soundstaging.

Adjust Sound to Your Taste

You have freedom to tailor sound to suit your mood, music, and headphones. Three-stage gain, 10-band equalizer with seven presets and three user presets, selectable digital filters, jitter-reduction modes, and 192 kHz/32-bit upsampling ensure you get ultimate satisfaction from every album.


Massive Storage Capacity


Expanding 16 GB internal memory are two microSD Card slots to expand storage to a maximum 528 GB. Put your entire music library in your pocket and take it anywhere, with easy click-and-drag addition of albums to microSD Card when connected to a PC.

Note: microSD cards not included

Built-in 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi®

Wi-Fi connects you to streaming services and the Onkyo Music store for direct Hi-Res Audio album downloads without need of a PC. Use your home network or smartphone as a hotspot for streaming on the go.


Deezer HiFi, TIDAL, and TuneIn Services


Stream 36 million CD-quality tracks from a 43-million-song library with your Deezer HiFi subscription. Listen to lossless albums on a TIDAL HiFi plan with access to 46 million curated tracks. TuneIn, meanwhile, collects internet radio stations, podcasts, audiobooks, news, and more via subscription.

Simple Touch Interface

Touch a tile on the customizable Home screen to explore your collection, select a streaming service, or access functions. Scroll bars and Index Display enable fast searching and easy navigation of huge volumes of music. You can pause, skip, and scan without looking: use the buttons on the side of the player.


Bluetooth® Wireless Technology


Bluetooth technology connects compatible wireless headphones, car stereos, and audio components in moments. Enjoy quick and secure transmission with minimal loss in audio quality.

Smartphone Control with Onkyo DapController*

Control the PD-S10 from your smartphone. The free Onkyo DapController app tethers phone to player so you can control playback functions without reaching into your pocket or bag.

* Mobile devices require Low Energy (LE) support. Please check App Store or Google Play for device and OS requirements.

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Free X-DAP Link Software


Download free software for PC, which provides a clean and simple interface for managing, updating, and transferring your music library to the PD-S10. Create playlists, drag-and-drop new albums, edit, and backup everything in moments.


                DOWNLOAD X-DAP

Copyright 2017 Onkyo USA Corporation. All rights reserved. Onkyo features and specifications subject to change without notice. Availability of Internet and third party services depends on region. Some services may require a paid subscription and firmware update.Availability of third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without notice.

Twin ESS SABRE® ES9018C2M DACs and SABRE® ES9601K amplifiers
Fully balanced L/R circuit layout and separate audio and processing boards
Customized high-current, high-capacity conductive polymer chip capacitors
Rigid one-piece machined aluminum chassis and triple-thickness battery case
Reinforced anti-resonant volume mechanism and headphone output assembly
Supports native DSD 5ǒ MHz/2ǔ MHz playback, MQA, and 192 kHz/32-bit FLAC/WAV Hi-Res Audio formats
BTL (Bridge-Tied Load) and ACG (Active Control Ground) balanced playback
32-bit DSP and two dedicated clocks for 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz signals
192 kHz/32-bit upsampling function for standard audio sources
3-stage gain (Low/Normal/High) to suit 16–600-ohm headphones
10-Band EQ with 6 Factory & 3 User Presets
Three selectable digital filters (Sharp/Short/Slow)
7-Step Lock Range Adjustment (Wide/Normal/Narrow)
528 GB storage: 16 GB (Internal) and 2 x 256 GB microSD Card slots
Built-in 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi®
Built-in Deezer HiFi and TIDAL lossless album streaming services and TuneIn internet radio ✓ (may require subscription, not all services available in all areas)
Direct Hi-Res Audio downloads via Onkyo Music without a PC ✓ (via future firmware update)
Bluetooth® technology connects supported stereos and headphones ✓ (Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, codec: SBC)
3.5 mm (1/8 in.) headphone/AUX/line-level output
2.5 mm (3/32 in.) balanced audio headphone output
USB/OTG terminal for recharging, audio transfer, and digital audio output to supported components ✓ (enabled with a firmware update)
Industrial Design & User Interface
Bright 2.4-inch 320 x 240-pixel touchscreen
Customizable home-screen tiles for fast and easy GUI navigation
Scroll bars and Index Display for fast navigation of large music libraries
External volume wheel and playback buttons (HOLD, Play/Pause, Skip/Scan)
Supports Onkyo DapController for iPad, iPhone, and Android™ ✓ (Devices require LE (Low Energy) support. Please confirm device compatibility with application at App Store or Google Play)
Luxury high-texture hairline back-panel finish
Up to 15 hours play-time via internal rechargeable battery ✓ (Playback at 32 ohms with 96 kHz/24-bit FLAC file)
Onkyo X-DAP Link software for Windows® ✓ (via download from Onkyo website)
Total Storage528 GB
Internal Storage16 GB Included
Extended Storage512 GB Via Two 256 GB Micro SD Card Slots
DAC & HP AmplifierTwin ESS SABRE ES9018C2M DACs & SABRE ES9601K amplifiers
Wi-Fi Specification802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11ac (Wi-Fi direct / WPS)
Bluetooth SupportProfile: A2DP/AVRCP, codec: SBC
Playable Audio FormatsDSD/ FLAC/ WAV /MQA
Maximum Resolution192 KHz / 32-bit
Unbalanced Output Power75 mW + 75 mW (Unbalanced, 32 ohms)
Balanced Output Power150 mW + 150 mW (Balanced, 32 ohms)
Total Harmonic DistortionLess than 0.006 %
S/N Ratio115 dB or above
Frequency Response 20 Hz ∼ 80,000 Hz
ImpedanceUnbalanced: 16 ∼ 300 Ω / Balanced: 32∼ 600 Ω
Headphone Ports2.5 mm 4-pole balance headphone output (from tip R-/R+ /L+ L-)
3.5 mm 3-pole headphone output (Line out mode)(no microphone support)
USB/OTG Terminal (for charging and data transfer)
USB PortUSB/OTG terminal for recharging, audio transfer, and digital audio output* to supported components (*via FW update)
GainLow / Normal / High to suit 16-300 ohm headphones
Battery Size1,630 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Battery Life15 hours (Playback at 32ohms with 96kHz/24bit, FLAC file. Individual results may vary)
Dimensions (HxWxD)3.7 x 2.5 x .6 Inches
Weight4.76 Ounces (135g)
AccessoriesMicro USB to USB Type-A Cable, Screen protector films (x2), Quick Start Guide, Instruction Booklet

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