Astell&Kern AK240 HD Portable Player
Highlights for the new AK240 include 384GB total memory for music storage (internal and additional microSD card slot), which would translate to around 800 albums (CD quality FLAC) and ability to connect directly to HD download sites via WiFi for music purchase (vendors TBD). On the front is a 800x480 resolution color touch screen set into a body made of "Duralumin", described as an aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The unit indeed feels quite solid in the hand.
There are both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs, optical digital, Bluetooth capability, and inside are 2 Cirrus Logic 4398 chipsets for a dual mono design. Supported formats include DSD64 and 128 as well as up to 24/192 PCM files. Apple lossless and other formats are also handled.