From Indiegogo come two portable media very interesting: Let’s talk about Seiun Pro and Seiun Pro X, both made on the same basis, the Android operating system (something like, generally, than the latest version). The hardware is very similar: to manage all transactions is a64-bit processor octa-core with 32 GB RAM and 2 GB (Seiun Pro) or 64GB (Seiun Pro X) flash memory, expandable via SD Card.
The touch screen has a diagonal of 5.5 “, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels on the Pro model, while the Pro X uses a Full HD screen. The digital-to-analog conversion is controlled by a 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC to, able to support sample rates up to 384 kHz/32 bit (also upsample). Both models support playback of DSD256: Pro opera a conversion to PCM, while the Pro X can handle them natively.
The operating system, derived from Android, provides access to applications on Play Store: between supported applications will be Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and also many video services. The Seiun Player are capable of reproducing not only music but also videos: you can use the applications for YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Vudu, Hulu, HBO Go, etc.
Supported formats are as follows:
- Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, APE, ALAC, DSD, DSF, FDF
- Video: MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, h. 264/AVC/MVC, h. 265/HEVC, Google VP8, h. 263, VC-1, Motion JPEG
Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi, plus a USB Type-C. The latter is used both as a SPDIF output, both as video output, USB to HDMI adapter supplied. The Seiun Player are then able to act as real media player with HDMI Ultra HD 2.0, so capable of reproducing both the 2160 x 3840 pixel files, embedded memory, either streaming (the manufacturer is working to integrate full support to Netflix, Amazon, etc. in 4 k).
The crowdfunding campaign has already surpassed the initial goal set at $ 30,000 widely (I have collected nearly 150,000). You’re a Pro is offered at the price of $ 90 plus shipping, while Seiun Pro X cost $ 140 plus shipping. Seiun player is scheduled for availability at March 2016 at Phonejust.com.