At the 27th Shanghai International Hi-Fi Exhibition SIAV 2019, held on April 12-14, Zidoo presented its new media player Zidoo UHD2000. At the moment, there are no detailed technical characteristics of the new product, but it is expected that it will be similar to Zidoo Z1000 with SoC Reatek RTD1296.
The novelties in the ZIDOO UHD2000 are in its interior where it will incorporate different improvements to audio level with a chipset XMOS to inter communicate its DAC ES9038PRO SABRE, able to decode the DSD format, with the SoC. There are also new features in its linear power module that make it more stable and others that we still do not know. Surely the SoC of the ZIDOO UHD2000 continues to be the Quad Core Realtek RTD1296DD that includes support for H.265/VP9 codecs and capable of playing video up to 4K UHD 60fps resolutions with HDR support and 10bit color. The rest of its specifications are yet to be known, but they don’t seem to vary much from those of the Zidoo Z1000.
The Zidoo UHD2000 media player is expected to receive 4GB of DDR4 type RAM and 32GB of eMMC type flash memory. There is no information about price and availability in the market yet. As soon as it appears, we will publish it right away.
That certainly makes sense. The follow here Dune and Egreat because DSD with X20 Pro unfortunately does not work. This model uses equally massive XMOS for the SOC ==> USB ==> Saber DAC resolution which enables SACD / DSD. Whether they also use the same motherboard? I suspect that even switch to linear PSU. The draft is not quite the same because I see two flaps for HDD.
In SOC (USB) => XMOS => ES9038 => Analog RCA / XLR. In fact the XMOS chipset is used to interface the SOC via internal USB with the SABER ES9038 DAC: RTD1296. It also does not improve the quality and quality of the DAC to be used with native SACD / DSD output. USB thus overcomes the SPDIF upper bandwidth limitations for HD audio via PCM / DSD streams.
In contrast to the Dune HD Ultra 4K and Eweat R11 it seems to be made dual HDD slots (see “open” icon on flaps both left & right)? Wonder where the HW goes then including the transformer (s)? It seems to be slightly higher than the X20 Pro. So maybe some components have been stacked? It has the great looks of an Egreat A13 with individual flaps for the dual HDD bays.
The big question is what the price will be? For sure that the Zidoo UHD2000 is above Dune HD Ultra 4K but how much is that gap? My first guess is that it will be in the $800 – to $900, – price range making it a very competitive / attractive offer.