Cowon Plenue 1 128GB DAC Hi-Definition player Gold

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Cowon Plenue 1 128GB DAC Hi-Definition Player Gold


​Incredible HD Sound from Original Source

The Plenue 1 is the perfectly playing high resolution HD Sound of original source, which was created through 2 years of intensive research and development by COWON, who has accumulated unique sound technology for 20 years. This High- Fidelity audio device implemented luxurious DAC (digital to analog converter), Burr-Brown's PCM1792A, will play the perfect sound of the 24bit/192kHz high resolution master sound source recorded in studio and to provide the optimum listening enviroment by supporting the DSD 128 and DXD format.

The Best Choice For HD Sound

The Plenue 1 is proud to introduce the best performance figures for listening to HD Sound. It has the highest performance figures even amoung the first-tier devices in the category. Specifications such as SNR (120dB), THD+N (0.0006%), Crosstalk (-134dB) are the most important criteria in accoustic devices. Also, the device has outstanding output power (2Vrms) to support high impedance Hi-Fi headphones without seperate head-phones amplifiers. By adapting a high percision TCXO and execptional Phase Jitter of 1.0ps, Plenue 1 can perform flawlessly under any circumstances.

Key Criteria for HD Sound, SNR

When we listen to music the accoustic signal picks up avoidable noises as the signal processes to the output, the process leads to distortion in the original signal. This phenomenon can be expressed as a numerical calue of SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio). SNR compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. It is one key criteria that can be measured to compare accoustic performances between one to another.

If there is a difference of 6dB between two devices, there is a difference of 1 quantization bit in digital signal. For example, a device with 113dB has a loss of more that 1 quantization bit in digital signal, which leads to twice the amplitude resolution difference comparing to the PLENUE 1 with 120dB.

Therefore, to fully enjoy the HD Sound, a device must have excellent SNR figures. having poor SNR or THD means device creates an imperfect reproduction of the 24bit source, so there is no difference between playing from a 24bit source and a 16bit source. COWON processed through intensive research and development period to achieve the best SNR, THD ect, PLENUE 1 covers from basic specifications to advanced ones offering an enhanced enjoyment of HD listening to its users.

True Original Sound

24bit/192kHz High Resolution Sound

24bit/192kHz source recorded in the studio provides the best sound, it has no signal loss and has outstanding resolution. Enjoy a true HD Sound using the "PLENUE 1" that plays the artists and engineer's intended sound without missing a single detail.

Implemented Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC

Implemeting Burr-Brown's luxurious DAC, PCM1792A, which is used in high end premium products, the devices expresses the best possible sound. PCM1792A is the world's finest hig performance Audio DAC that fully supports DSD, as well as 24bti/192kHz PCM. PLENUE 1 uses PCM1792A to play the natural sound of the actual music.

Sound beyond the Limits of Time and Space with JetEffect 7

Even with an original sound, speakers and headphones tend to physically delay the high frequency range as compared to the low frequency range. JetEffect 7 & BBE+ corrects and compensates the distortion to present the original. JetEffect 7 upgraded from JetEffect 5 gives a more powerful performance. It provides a 10 band equaliser and EQ filter, which allows users to adjust detailed acoustic frequency bands depending on their tastes. Enjoy optimum sound under circumstances with newly added "Chorus" and 54 various other presets.

Harmonised Design of Digital and Analogue

Strengthened Anodized Full Metal Unibody

PLENUE 1 pursues a minimalist design. Its design was inspired by a concept of "High-End Audio Product with Robustness and Elegance". High-strength aluminium block was processed through CNC Machining and a Diamond Cutting procedure to complete the Full Metal Unibody, and the case surface was finished with a Hard Anodized method to prevent scratches. The power button reminds you of an analogue button of old audio devices and the blue LED at the bottom shows a blend of the old and the new. This 'DigiLog' button completes the PLENUE 1 design to give luxurious and exclusive sense to the device itself.

Supports up to 256GB memory

Since high-quality sound files recorded in the studio are not compressed to preserve all the information, the High-Fidelity audio device requires a large amount of storage space. The PLENUE 1 comes with the 128GB high-speed internal memory, which is large enough to facilitate high-quality audio files. In addition, the storage capacity of the device can be extended up to 256GB by adding a 128GB microSD card into the card slot.


High Definition Sound at its Best

  • 24bit/192kHz High Definition Sound
  • Highest Performance Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC
  • SNR 120dB, THD+N 0.0006%, Crosstalk -134dB, Output 2Vrms
  • High Precision TCXO
  • JetEffect 7
  • Arm Cortex Dual-Core
  • AMOLED 3.7 inch 16M Colour Display
  • Premium High Strength Metal Unibody
  • High Speed 128GB Internal Memory
  • microSD Card Slot
  • Optical Out
  • Finest Quality Leather Case
  • Matrix Browser
  • Stereo Level Meter
Model Name PLENUE 1
Product Capacity Built-in Memory 1) : 128GB / External Memory: MicroSD SDXC
Display 3.7”AMOLED Touch Display (480x800)
Dimensions & Weight 64.5mm(W) x 116.4mm(H) x 13.4mm(D) / 173g
Case High Strength Full Metal Unibody
CPU ARM Cortex A9 1.2GHz Dual-Core
Audio Codecs DXD: 352.8/384kHz ~ (1/2 Sampling)
DSD: ~ 5.64MHz (DSD64, DSD128)
FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC: ~ 24bit/192kHz
(352.8/384kHz FLAC, WAV 1/2 Sampling)
MP3: MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, ~320kbps
WMA: ~320kbps, ~48kHz
APE: Fast, normal and high (16bit) compression rates
OGG: ~Q10, ~44.1kHz
Lyrics LRC, LDB, Lyrics3, ID3 Tag Lyrics (Time Information Yes/No)
Jeteffect 7 54 Presets (50 Presets + 4 User Presets), 10 Band Equalizer (EQ Filter), BBE, Mach3Bass, 3D Surround, MP Enhance, Chorus (8 modes), Reverb (9 modes)
Audio Characteristics
DAC Precision Clock TCXO (Phase Jitter 1.0ps)
SNR 0.000006
Thd+N -134dB
Stereo Crosstalk 2Vrms
Output 3 Ω
Output Impedance 140 levels
Volume Burr-Brown PCM1792A
Clock 120dB
Battery & Power
Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery 3,000mAh / 3.7V
Playback Time Approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes 2)
Charging Time Approximately 4 hours (with 5V/2A or higher Micro USB DC adapter)
Output Port Earphone Jack (3.5mm) / Optical Output (3.5mm)
Player Various skins for the playback screen, analog level meter, matrix browser, multi favorite
System Requirement
CPU Pentium lll 500MHz or higher
USB Port 2.0 High Speed (recommended)
OS All Windows Including: 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME : All functions supported
MAC OS 10.x / Linux v2.4 or higher: File transfer supported

1) Actual capacity may vary due to system memory used by the product.
2) The playback time is based on the company’s own test standards, thus it may differ from the actual playback time.

Barcode # 8809290182821
Brand Cowon
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.170m
Shipping Height 0.060m
Shipping Length 0.170m

12 Months Warranty

  • PLENUE 1 (P1) 128GB DAC HI-DEF Player Gold
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Guide
  • Warranty
  • Leather Case

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