EXTREME HI-FI SOUND
Plunge into Brilliant Sound
PLENUE R2
Highly Advanced Dual-DAC Design and Tuning
SNR 136dB, THD+N 0.0004%, Balanced Out 4.0Vrms
Music Playback 20 hours
Equipped with a Proprietary CPLD 32bit/384kHz
Native DSD256
aptX JetEffect Bluetooth
AI AudioIUSB-C
Plunge into Brilliant Sound
PLENUE R2
The PLENUE R2 delivers 32bit, 384kHz high-definition sound through two premium, ultra-high-quality DACs.
Its advanced dual-DAC design and tuning eliminate even the slightest unwanted noise to draw you
into audio that is as pure and clear as crystal.
32bit, 384kHz Ultra-High Resolution
The Next-generation Premium DAC
The PLENUE R2 features a high-end DAC that supports 32bit, 384kHz for smooth playback of most existing high-quality audio files. As the premier DAC in the MasterHIFI™ line of Cirrus Logic hi-fi audio products, the CS43131 DAC offers an unparalleled level of performance. CS43131 is a high-performance DAC with a built-in high-resolution headphone amplifier. The next-generation premium DAC merely sips battery power while delivering the best audio output. Dual Ultra-High-Quality DACs
Highly Advanced Dual-DAC Design and Tuning
The PLENUE R2 is equipped with two top-of-the-line CS43131 DACs and features an advanced dual-DAC design and tuning to bring you one step closer to analog sound. The digital input signal is converted by each discrete DAC, providing listeners with perfect sound as close to the original recording with zero noise.

The World's Best Audio Quality
SNR 136dB, THD+N 0.0004%, Balanced Out 4.0Vrms

The amazing specifications of the PLENUE R2 include SNR 136dB, THD+N 0.0004%, Stereo Crosstalk -148dB, and Balanced Output 4.0Vrms which are the result of our decades of audio experience and passion for perfection. The PLENUE R2 was created through our relentless effort to deliver perfect sound quality to listeners anytime and anywhere.

  PLENUE R2 Competitor A Competitor B
Audio Output 32bit/384kHz 24bit/192kHz 24bit/192kHz
Native DSD Native DSD 256 Unsupported Native DSD 256
SNR 130dB (Unbalance)
136dB (Balance)
116dB (Unbalance)
116dB (Balance)
101dB (Unbalance)
107dB (Balance)
THD+N 0.0004% (Unbalance)
0.0005% (Balance)
0.0008% (Unbalance)
0.0007% (Balance)
0.0112% (Unbalance)
0.0211% (Balance)
Output 2.0Vrms (Unbalance)
4.0Vrms (Balance)
1.98Vrms (Unbalance)
1.98Vrms (Balance)
2.0Vrms (Unbalance)
4.0Vrms (Balance)
  • 136dB
    SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio)
    SNR, or signal-to-noise ratio, is a measurement for indicating how much noise is mixed into an audio signal. A high SNR value means a clearer, noise-free original studio sound.
  • -148dB
    Stereo Crosstalk
    Stereo crosstalk indicates the degree of interference between left and right channels caused by electromagnetic induction. A low stereo crosstalk value means less inter-channel interference for a clear separation of left and right channels.
  • 0.0004%
    THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion+Noise)
    THD+N is an indicator of signal distortion caused by various factors, including harmonics. A small THD+N value means a reduced occurrence of harmonic distortion on an audio device.
  • 1.0ps
    Jitter
    Jitter is a measure of clock signal fluctuation due to temperature or other electrical effects. Lower the Jitter values, less the influence to the clock signal via internal or external environments.
  • 136dB
    SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio)
    SNR, or signal-to-noise ratio, is a measurement for indicating how much noise is mixed into an audio signal. A high SNR value means a clearer, noise-free original studio sound.
  • -148dB
    Stereo Crosstalk
    Stereo crosstalk indicates the degree of interference between left and right channels caused by electromagnetic induction. A low stereo crosstalk value means less inter-channel interference for a clear separation of left and right channels.
  • 0.0004%
    THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion+Noise)
    THD+N is an indicator of signal distortion caused by various factors, including harmonics. A small THD+N value means a reduced occurrence of harmonic distortion on an audio device.
  • 1.0ps
    Jitter
    Jitter is a measure of clock signal fluctuation due to temperature or other electrical effects. Lower the Jitter values, less the influence to the clock signal via internal or external environments.
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Faithful to Original Sound
Support Native DSD up to DSD256
DSD(Direct Stream Digital) is a high quality Super Audio CD format that processes signals at 2.8224MHz per bit. The technology carries the maximum sound information possible to reproduce the delicate and crisp sound of analog. To realize the best possible sound quality, the PLENUE R2 reproduces DSD in Native method supports DSD256(Quad rate DSD), the highest frequency among all DSD formats. High Quality Balanced Out
Maximum Output of 4.0Vrms
Balanced output effectively blocks noise generated when signals are transmitted by adding 'out of phase' signals to unbalanced output signals.Since it transmits two types of signals simultaneously, the PLENUE R2 strengthens the output signal for clearer and crisper reproduction of original sound. The PLENUE R2 uses 2.5mm balanced output to reproduce crisp original sounds.
High Quality Bluetooth Audio Codec
Qualcomm® aptX™ audio
The PLENUE R2 supports aptX, a high-quality audio codec that provides higher compression efficiency and superior sound quality compared to conventional SBC codec Bluetooth transmission. You can now enjoy PLENUE R2 through any earphones, headphones, or speakers that support Bluetooth,and the application of JetEffect 7's powerful acoustic field via Bluetooth output means you can savor rich sound quality with greater variety. Professional Sound Control,
Now via Bluetooth
JetEffect Bluetooth
Unlike typical Bluetooth products, the PLENUE R2 features JetEffect Bluetooth, which enables DSP effects via Bluetooth. Open up a new world of possibilities with a Bluetooth receiver with COWON's exclusive JetEffect technology. Phone Call Alerts
for Greater Convenience
Connect the PLENUE R2 to your smartphone via Bluetooth to receive alerts for incoming phone calls. Never miss another call while listening to your favorite music.
AI Functionality for a Smarter PLENUE R2 To make your listening experience more comfortable and convenient, PLENUE R2 had to be smarter. High-Performance MasterHIFI Amplifier for
Sound Perfection
One requirement for achieving perfect sound is a high-performance amplifier that is optimally compatible with high-end receivers. High-performance MasterHIFI amplifier delivers high voltage while maintaining the highest level of linearity—a significant step up in audio technologies from existing versions of amplifiers. The amplifier generates powerful performance capable of driving high-end headphones with high impedance without the need for a separate headphone amplifier. Now, sophisticated and precise sound tuning makes it possible to clearly express any frequency range in combination with a variety of receivers.
Beyond the Limits of Hearing
Premium Sound DAC Filter
Five digital filters are provided to enable fine micro-tuning.
This empowers listeners to tune sounds previously beyond the limits of hearing even with identical sound sources.
Extensive Codec Support
from 32bit/384kHz HD Sound to DXD and DSD256
The PLENUE R2 supports a variety of audio formats, from 32bit/384kHz lossless/uncompressed AIFF to lossless/compressed formats such as FLAC, ALAC, and APE, as well as other popular formats including WAV, MP3, WMA, and OGG. Also, the device supports DXD(352.8/384kHz) and Native DSD256(11.2MHz) format to offer wide range of high quality sound formats.
20 Hours of Music Nonstop Playback Thanks to a low-power circuit design and high-efficiency battery, the PLENUE R2 delivers 20 hours of continuous MP3 playback and up to 18.5 hours of HD FLAC playback.
Sound Source LED Indicator
Changing its Color According
to Sound Source
Three LED colors shows up depending on sound sources during playback, whether normal, HD, or DSD/DXD. The colorful source-based LEDs enhance your listening pleasure.
Adapted High Precision TCXO
for Reliable HD Sound
Sampling rate can be fluctuated depending on the temperature and environments of device. To minimize the difference in sampling, TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) is adapted. Having exceptional Phase Jitter of 1.0ps, PLENUE R2 can perform flawlessly in any circumstances. Optimal Digital Path for
32bit, 384kHz via Independent CPLD
We developed an optimized digital path circuit that supports 32bit, 384kHz sound sources and equipped the PLENUE R2 with an independent CPLD(Complex Programmable Logic Device), which supports fast operations and minimizes noise by optimizing bus and group unit digital signal processing.
Tuning the Physical Limits of Space-Time
JetEffect 7 & BBE+
Speakers, headphones, and earphones tend to delay the high-frequency band more than the low-frequency band,
even in original sound sources. When facing these phenomena, JetEffect 7 and BBE+ compensate the physical phase to
reproduce vivid original sounds like a live performance and provide optimal HD sound via sophisticated methods and controls.

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USB Type-C Port
for Maximum Versatility and Convenience
The PLENUE R2 features a Type-C USB port for foolproof connecting and greater convenience while maintaining a small port size.
It uses a universal smartphone port to allow charging with modern smartphone charging cables.
PLENUE R2 Technology for Overwhelming Performance11

  • Optical Output (S/PDIF)
    AUDIO OUT
    01

  • USB DAC
    02

  • Dual Core CPU
    03
  • Memory
    &
    microSD Card Slot
    04
  • Implemented superior analogue components
    and outstanding output power & optical terminal
    PLENUE R2 adapted luxurious OP AMP, high performance capacitor, high precision resistance, etc., to be able to support high end headphones and earphones perfectly. Covers high impedance headphones without separate headphone amplifier. Also the player supports an optical OUT to provide lossless output data with wider variety of devices and receivers.

    * Maximize volume in earphone mode to use earphone audio output as LINE-OUT.
  • Enhancing Your PC Sound with USB DAC PLENUE R2 supports USB DAC Function to enable clean and sharp PC Sound. PLENUE R2 can be connected with PC via USB Cable and works an external DAC. Enjoy PLENUE R2's evolutionary HD Sound on PC.

    * 16bit, 44.1 to 192kHz and 24bit, 44.1 to 96kHz output is supported when using
    the USB DAC feature. Playback may be interrupted depending on your computer's data
    throughput capacity.
    * An OS of Windows 7 / 8 / 10 is recommended for a USB DAC, but it may not work
    properly in Windows XP or lower versions.
  • Fast Dual Core CPU PLENUE R2 offers more fast and reliable system by implementing dual core CPU and optimizing the software. Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual core CPU, used in various smart device, is equipped in the device to maximize the booting speed and performance, to operate high definition GUI and to play the large volume sound source without any load.
  • 128GB High-Speed Internal Storage
    and External microSD Card Slot
    Generally a 32bit PCM, DXD, or DSD sound source takes a memory of over 200MB per song. The PLENUE R2 includes 128GB of high-speed internal storage with support for up to 256GB of expanded storage via microSD card slot. (Total 384GB)

  • 140 Level
    Volume Control
    05

  • Embeded Linux
    06
  • 3.7" AMOLED Touch Display
    &
    GUI
    07
  • Control Button
    &
    Multi Button
    08
  • 140 Levels of Detailed Volume Control PLENUE R2 provides 140 levels of volume control. By holding the button, level of volume changes quickly. Fine volume adjustment is possible to change 0.5dB per one level, therefore you can enjoy the music at an optimum level.
  • Embedded Linux for Perfect Sound PLENUE R2 chose audio friendly Embedded Linux system to accomplish the perfect high quality HD Sound. COWON's Embedded Linux is proved in many audio devices over the decades. Therefore hardware is highly optimized by using the Linux system, this optimization allows the device to provide stable high quality sound system.
  • Intuitive GUI + 3.7" AMOLED Touch Display PLENUE R2 comes with a full touch screen, 3.7" AMOLED Display, and an intuitive control GUI to maximize the convenience. Touch & Drag Browsing and Equalizer setting is designed to operate with touching the display only. In addition, various playing functions are provided with physical buttons to offer the maximum comfort to users.
  • Effortless Button Control,
    Convenient Multi Button
    Designed to deliver the utmost convenience in a portable Hi-Fi player, the PLENUE R2 features physical buttons for power, volume, playback, and search so operation is easy and positive, even when in a pocket. The home multi button allows quick access to playback, playlist, and settings screens.

  • Lyric Format
    09
  • Gapless
    &
    Remove Silence
    10
  • Multi-Favorite
    &
    Search
    11
  • Supports 5 Different Lyrics Formats Listening to music will be even more fun with support of lyrics format that incorporates a variety of information. Various information of music can be checked by 5 different lyrics formats such as LRC, LDB, Lyrics3, ID3 Tag lyrics (time information available).
  • Gapless & Remove Silence PLENUE R2 supports Gapless and Remove Silence functions to minimize the waiting time between the tracks. Gapless removes the gap between the tracks and is applied in all situations without any special settings. In addition, Remove Silence removes up to 500ms of silence end track and the start of the track.

    * Some gap may exist if the music file or album images are large.
  • Multi-Favorite & Searching Multi-Favorite offers the convenience of saving your favorite music in multiple playlists, which allows creating more diverse music lists depending on users' tastes. Even with a large number of music files, users can easily find and listen to the music that they want, by using the keyboard in Searching function.
Contrast between Structure and Space
Solid & Void Design
The robustly-designed solid body, precision-machined from high-strength aluminum, and exquisitely-placed negative space surrounding the LED column capture the beauty in contrast between structure and space. 32bit/384kHz High Definition SoundI Dual DACI Native DSD256I High Quality Balanced Out
New Highest Performance CS43131 DACI SNR 136dB, THD+N 0.0004%, Balanced Out 4.0Vrms
aptX JetEffect BluetoothI AI AudioI MasterHIFI High Performance Amplifier
Premium Sound DAC FilterI High Precision TCXOI Equipped with a Proprietary CPLDI JetEffect 7 & BBE+
DXD / DSD(DFF, DSF, SACD-ISO) / FLAC / WAV / AIFF / ALAC / APE / MP3 / WMA / OGG / WV / TTA / DCF
Music Playback 20 hoursI Sound Source LED IndicatorI Premium High Strength Metal BodyI Rapid Operation
AMOLED 3.7 inch DisplayI Solid & Void DesignI microSD Card SlotI Optical OutputI USB-C
Solid & Void Motif Captured
in a High-Strength Metal Body
Designed in the 'Solid & Void Design' language to capture the contrasting beauty of structure and negative space, the Plenue R2 conveys a sense of balanced beauty through asymmetrical top and bottom edges and a perfect balance of left and right symmetry. What's more, the serrated look of the rear side was extended to the top for a more uniform design.
New Depth of Black
Platinum Black
The PLENUE R2 raises luxury to new heights,
featuring a full-metal design in platinum black and
rear side finished with an all-black soft-touch material.
Creating Beauty through Color
Sound Source LED Indicator
The PLENUE R2's beauty shines through light.
Different LED colors for each sound source allow listeners to visually identify normal, HD, or DSD/DXD playback.
Digital & Analog Interface Album Art and Matrix Browser has high resolution graphics, also 2Ch Level Meter shows the constantly changing stereo output to express the feel of both digital and analogue. The device includes 6 different types of themes, 2 types of Level Meter skins and 6 types of Backgroung images to provide visual satisfaction. In addition, GUI design was started with the purpose that it can give users the most intuitive and easiest look. As a result, users can operate and understand it easily.
Conveying Emotion through Album Art The stimulating images of the included album art amplify the emotions behind the music.
Twenty works of art are included as album covers to heighten your music-listening experience.
Delicately-Crafted Leather Case The PLENUE R2's leather case is brown and orange string is stitched as a design point, which gives a premium image to it. Each corner is finely finished to highlight the angles in the design and level of perfection.
* Leather case sold separately.