Dune HD Ultra 4K

US$1,299.00 US$1,499.00

Flagship High-End full-sized 4Kp60 HDR Media Player and Android Smart TV box on Realtek 1295. Advanced connectivity, High-End ES9038PRO audio DAC, XLR audio outputs, two High-End transformers for power supply, only High-End components.

NOTE: Power supply for this model comes with EU and US plugs ONLY. Please make sure you have a plug adapter if your home power outlet is not EU or US type.

Overview

Dune HD Ultra 4K is the flagship next-generation premium full-sized 4Kp60 HDR media player and Android Smart TV box with Hi-End video quality, BD3D support, HD audio support, HDMI input, 3.5" HDD rack, 2nd audio-only HDMI output, Hi-End audio DAC (ESS ES9038PRO), Hi-Fi analog audio outputs, built-in headphones amplifier, dual Hi-End R-type power transformers, Hi-End components, very advanced connectivity.

For audiophiles, this model includes Hi-Fi analog audio outputs based on ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End audio DAC (ES9038PRO), which gives extraordinary sound quality with industry’s highest dynamic range of 140dB and extremely low distortion. Built-in XMOS audio processor provides bit-perfect audio processing with original sample rate, reclocking, and ultra-low jitter. Music in the most advanced DSD (Super Audio CD) format can be played with the best possible quality due to Direct DSD support. The DAC can output analog audio to high-quality RCA connectors, professional balanced XLR connectors, and built-in headphones amplifier. S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital audio inputs allow the use of this model as a standalone DAC.

To ensure outstanding video and audio quality, Dune HD Ultra 4K uses two Hi-End R-type power transformers which provide totally separated power for digital and analog circuits. Power rectifiers use high-speed Schottky diodes, digital and analog audio circuits use low-noise voltage stabilizers. Top-quality components from famous vendors are used, such as audio connectors from NEUTRIK (Germany) and capacitors from Vishay Roederstein (Germany), WIMA (Germany) and Nichicon (Japan).

This model, as all other next-generation Dune HD media players, has full support for the latest video standards (4Kp60, HDR, BT.2020, HDMI 2.0a) and provides a unique combination of Dune HD and Android ecosystems.

The famous Hi-End Dune HD GUI, developed and polished during many years, is running simultaneously with Android OS, that combines all the benefits of classic Linux-based Dune HD media centers and Android Smart TV set-top-boxes in one device. The well-known Dune HD media center, various Dune HD plugins, millions of Android applications -- are available simultaneously.

Besides, Dune HD GUI has been upgraded with additional functions, such as automatic movie recognition in file browser, improved support for TV series in My Collection and Movies catalog, and more.

The new unique Dune HD Android Playback Accelerator technology intellectually manages the resources of Android OS to minimize the influence of Android OS on the media playback engine and ensure smooth and high-quality video and audio playback.

Additionally, the new powerful multi-core CPU and GPU and the new specially optimized GUI rendering engine ensure super-smooth GUI, 2x more smooth than before.

Dune HD Ultra 4K supports a variety of digital audio and video formats, including the most modern HEVC video codec with 10-bit color encoding, top quality 4K and HD content with very high bit rates, all modern 3D video standards such as MVC, Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom, and Hi-End audio formats, including the most modern DTS:X and Dolby Atmos audio formats.

Dune HD Ultra 4K is equipped with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, 3.5" SATA HDD rack, external SATA port, 1 GBit Ethernet, 802.11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0a output, second audio-only HDMI output, HDMI 2.0 input, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs, A/V output, Hi-Fi RCA analog audio output, Hi-Fi XLR analog audio output, headphones amplifier with 6.35mm audio output, optical and coaxial S/PDIF inputs, AES/EBU digital audio input, IR in/out ports, RS232 port, 12V trigger in/out ports, front panel display.

It is shipped with two remote controls: a premium large IR remote control with learning function and an additional Bluetooth remote control with AirMouse function.

Key Features

Premium full-sized casing: Brushed-aluminum case with display (standard 43 cm design to fit perfectly into yout audio/video rack)
Hi-End PSU: Dual R-Type power transformers with totally separated power for digital and analog circuits to minimize interference and ensure outstanding video and audio quality
Hi-End hardware design: High-speed Schottky diodes in power rectifiers, low-noise voltage stabilizers in digital and analog audio circuits, dual Bipolar/JFET operational amplifiers
Hi-End components from famous vendors: NEUTRIK (Germany), Vishay Roederstein (Germany), WIMA (Germany), Nichicon (Japan)
Hi-End audiophile DAC: ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End DAC (ES9038PRO) with industry’s highest dynamic range of 140dB and extremely low distortion
Hi-Fi analog audio outputs: High-quality RCA connectors + professional balanced XLR connectors
Headphone amplifier: Built-in high-quality headphone amplifier connected directly to ESS SABRE PRO DAC
4Kp60 and HDR support: Next-generation 4K Dune HD media player with 4Kp60, HDR, BT.2020, HDMI 2.0a
Unique combination of Dune HD and Android ecosystems: Famous Hi-End Dune HD GUI running simultaneously with Android OS
Super-smooth GUI: 2x more smooth than in previous-generation Dune HD media player models
Huge extensibility: Millions of Android applications + various Dune HD plugins in one box
Advanced GUI features: My Collection, Movies catalog, advanced file browser with movie recognition, TV browser with Extended EPG, and more
Hi-End media player: Play Hi-End file formats (including BD ISO, BD3D ISO, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos) from any source (including NFS and SMB)
Dune HD Android Playback Accelerator: Intellectual management of Android OS resources to ensure high-quality media playback
Widevine Level 1 DRM: Enjoy premium online video services with High Definition video quality
HDD rack with hot-swap function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5" SATA HDDs
Optical disc drive support: Connect an external optical disc drive to play media files and BD/DVD images from optical discs (not encrypted only)
Excellent connectivity: USB Type-C, USB 3.0, external SATA, HDMI input, 1 GBit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2.4+5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 4.x, IR input and output ports, RS232 port, 12V trigger input and output ports
2nd HDMI audio output: Output audio separately via the second HDMI output when needed (e.g. when using legacy HDMI 1.4 Hi-End audio equipment)
Extended memory: 16 GB flash memory and 2 GB RAM to support heavy applications and ensure good performance
Smart Home: A lot of options for integration into Smart Home and Home Automation systems
Premium remote control: Premium large IR remote control with learning function
Additional Bluetooth remote control: Includes an additional Bluetooth remote control with AirMouse function

Audiophile Features

Hi-End audiophile DAC: ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End DAC (ES9038PRO) gives outstanding sound quality with industry’s highest dynamic range of 140dB and extremely low distortion
XMOS audio processor: Bit-perfect audio processing with original sample rate, reclocking, and ultra-low jitter
Hi-End PSU: Dual R-Type power transformers with totally separated power for digital and analog circuits to minimize interference and ensure outstanding video and audio quality
Hi-End components from famous vendors: NEUTRIK (Germany), Vishay Roederstein (Germany), WIMA (Germany), Nichicon (Japan)
Advanced power circuits: Power rectifiers use high-speed Schottky diodes; ESS SABRE PRO DAC and XMOS and analog circuits use low-noise voltage stabilizers
Advanced operational amplifiers: The DAC output path uses dual Bipolar/JFET operational amplifiers with Butler front-end, which combine the accuracy and low noise performance of bipolar transistors and the speed and quality of JFETs
Multiple Hi-Fi audio outputs: Audio from ESS SABRE PRO DAC can be output to stereo RCA connectors, balanced XLR connectors, and headphone jack
XLR balanced stereo output: XLR connectors can be used for professional ultra-low-noise audio connection
Headphone amplifier: Built-in high-quality headphone amplifier is connected directly to ESS SABRE PRO DAC
Audio inputs: The media player can be used as a Hi-End audio DAC by connecting external digital audio sources via S/PDIF or AES/EBU
Direct DSD: Music in the most advanced DSD (Super Audio CD) format can be played with the best possible quality (w/o any quality loss) due to DSD support in ESS SABRE PRO DAC and XMOS

Specification

Media processor: Realtek RTD1295 SoC
4K support: 4Kp60 video decoding, 4Kp60 video output, 4K HEVC 10-bit, HDR, HDMI 2.0a
RAM: 2 GB
Flash memory: 16 GB
Connectors: 3.5" SATA HDD rack, external SATA port (data+power), 1x USB Type-C host, 1x USB 3.0 host, 2x USB 2.0 host, HDMI 2.0a, 2nd audio-only HDMI output, RCA composite video, RCA analog stereo audio, optical S/PDIF, coaxial S/PDIF, Hi-Fi RCA analog stereo audio, Hi-Fi XLR balanced analog stereo audio, 6.35mm headphone audio output, coaxial S/PDIF input, optical S/PDIF input, AES/EBU audio input, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, HDMI 2.0 input, 1x IR input, 4x IR output, RS232 port, 12V trigger input, 12V trigger output, 220-240/110-120V AC input
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n/ac, Dual Band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.x
Front panel display: Multi-segment VFD
Media sources: Internal HDDs (SATA), external HDDs (USB), USB devices (USB flash drive, USB card reader, etc), external optical disc drives (USB), PC and NAS in local network (SMB, NFS, UPnP/DLNA, HTTP), other Internet and local network media sources
Video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID, WMV9, VC1, H.264, H.265, H.265 10-bit, VP9; support for very high bitrate video (up to 100 Mbit/s and higher)
Video file formats: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, BD ISO, BDMV, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS
3D video formats: MVC, Side-by-side, Top/Bottom
4K video formats: H.265 up to 4Kp60 HDR, H.265 10-bit up to 4Kp60 HDR, H.264 up to 4Kp24
Video output modes: Wide range of supported output resolutions and framerates (up to 4Kp60)
Video output framerate: Automatic (according to the played content) and manual; 23.976 Hz support
Audio codecs: MPEG-1/2 layer I/II/III, AAC, LPCM, WMA, WMAPro, FLAC, multichannel FLAC, Vorbis, WavPack, APE (Monkey's Audio), ALAC (Apple lossless), SACD (Super Audio CD), AC3 (Dolby Digital), DTS
Audio file formats: MP3, MPA, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis, WavPack, APE (Monkey's Audio), ALAC (Apple lossless), SACD (Super Audio CD), AC3, DTS, DTS-WAV
Subtitle formats: SRT (external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VobSub (MP4, MKV, external SUB/IDX), PGS (Blu-ray, TS, MKV)
Picture file formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS, CUE
Photo viewer functions: Slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist, repeat, shuffle
Network file browsing: SMB client and browser, NFS client, UPnP/DLNA client and browser
Applications: Dune HD applications (install from file or app store), Android applications (install from file or app store)
Plugins and extensions: Full support for Dune HD PHP plugins API, Dune HD skins, dune_folder.txt mechanism
Filesystems: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 (read-write), NTFS (read-write), exFAT (read-write), HFS/HFS+ (Mac OS Standard/Extended) (read-only), BTRFS (read-write)
Widevine DRM: Widevine DRM L1
Android OS: Android 7.1
RCU: Premium IR RCU with learning function
Casing: Brushed-aluminum casing (silent, fanless)
Power: AC ~220-240/110-120V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D): 430mm x 72mm x 310mm

Hardware

Premium full-sized casing: Brushed-aluminum case with display (standard 43 cm design to fit perfectly into yout audio/video rack)
Hi-End PSU: Dual R-Type power transformers with totally separated power for digital and analog circuits to minimize interference and ensure outstanding video and audio quality
Hi-End components from famous vendors: NEUTRIK (Germany), Vishay Roederstein (Germany), WIMA (Germany), Nichicon (Japan)
Hi-End hardware design: High-speed Schottky diodes in power rectifiers, low-noise voltage stabilizers in digital and analog audio circuits, dual Bipolar/JFET operational amplifiers
Hi-End audiophile DAC: ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End DAC (ES9038PRO) with industry’s highest dynamic range of 140dB and extremely low distortion
Hi-Fi analog audio outputs: High-quality RCA connectors + professional balanced XLR connectors
Headphone amplifier: Built-in high-quality headphone amplifier connected directly to ESS SABRE PRO DAC
HDD rack with hot-swap function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5" SATA HDDs
External SATA port: Connect an external SATA HDD or SATA DVD/BD drive
USB Type-C host port: Connect the most modern USB Type-C storage devices
USB 3.0 host port: Enjoy the great performance of USB 3.0
USB 2.0 host ports: Conveniently connect USB HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers, USB DVD/BD drives, USB hubs and other USB devices
1Gbit Ethernet port: Ensure the best performance when connecting to your local network via cable
802.11ac Wi-Fi with both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz support: Ensure the best performance when connecting to your local network via air
Bluetooth 4.x: Connect Bluetooth remote controls, keyboards, gamepads, audio speakers, headphones
HDMI input: Connect an external HDMI source and display it fullscreen or picture-in-picture or record to a file
HDMI 2.0a output: Output any video signal up to the most modern 4Kp60 HDR
2nd HDMI audio output: Output audio separately via the second HDMI output when needed (e.g. when using legacy HDMI 1.4 Hi-End audio equipment)
Rich set of other A/V output connectors: S/PDIF optical audio output, S/PDIF coaxial audio output, analog stereo audio output, composite video output
Front panel display: Easily see current time or playback position
IR input port: Easily organize hidden installation of the media player when needed by connecting an external IR eye
IR learn port: Use IR input port to learn IR signals from other remote controls (*)
IR output port: Deliver IR signal to other equipment (*)
RS232 port: Integrate with Home Automation systems via RS232 interface (*)
12V trigger input port: Switch the media player on based on the signal from other equipment
12V trigger output port: Deliver power on/off signal to other equipment

Dune HD Interface

Famous Dune HD GUI: Convenient and smooth GUI optimized for TV screens and remote controls, developed and polished during many years; now even more smooth than before and with additional features
Direct network access: Directly browse and play files stored on PC or NAS in local network (via SMB, NFS, UPnP/DLNA)
My Collection: Organize your movies and TV series into a nice-looking and convenient catalog
Movies catalog: Find any movies (even those which are not in your collection) via common unified catalog with detailed movie descriptions, trailers and cross references between movies and persons
Direct links to online video services: Quickly start watching a movie via connected video services directly from the movies catalog
Automatic movie recognition: Easily view movie descriptions and find related movies when browsing your movies in the file browser
Advanced file manager: Easily manage (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort) files directly in the file browser
Favorites menu: Easily access your favorite items (files, folders, movies, persons, applications, etc)
Auto start: Configure which favorite item to open automatically on player boot
Recent menu: See what you played recently and easily resume the playback or switch between latest items
TV browser: Watch TV channels (Internet TV, when configured) via a convenient Dune HD TV Browser
Extended EPG: When watching TV channels, see extended EPG information automatically downloaded from Internet (when available for a TV channel)
Links to Movies catalog from Extended EPG: Easily view movie descriptions and find related movies, watch trailers, watch movies via connected online video services
Playlists: Build playlists from selected items and folders or load playlists from files
Customizable user interface: Enjoy a variety of user interface skins, customization options and Jukebox applications
Jukebox applications: Use various 3-party Jukebox applications to organize your media collection into a convenient user interface
Dune HD applications: Easily install various applications and plugins with additional functionality from Dune Store or third parties
Android applications: Install any Android applications (via App Store or from APK file) and launch them directly from Dune HD GUI
Background playback: Play music, radio, TV channel or video in background while navigating through any menus of Dune HD GUI or even when using any Android applications

Media Playback

4K video playback: Decode 4K video content in various popular formats (including H.265 10-bit) (up to 4Kp60 HDR)
4K video output: Output 4K content (up to 4Kp60 HDR) with pixel-to-pixel precision to 4K TV
HDR support: Play video in the newest HDR (High Dynamic Range) format (superb picture contrast and details)
HEVC: Play video encoded using the latest H.265 codec (2x picture quality increase over H.264)
10-bit color encoding: Play video encoded using the newest 10-bit H.265 standard (1 billion of colors)
Auto framerate: Output video with original framerate to ensure absolute smooth playback for all kinds of content
True 24p output: Ensure perfectly smooth playback of Hollywood movies due to full support for 24p (23.976) framerate
Blu-ray menu: Enjoy full Blu-ray menu navigation (same Blu-ray playback engine as on Linux/SMP8758 based Dune HD models) or use simple BD Lite menu at your discretion
Advanced media player: Play video in MKV and other modern video file formats, including top quality 4K and HD with very high bit rates (100 Mbit/s+)
3D video: Play all popular 3D video formats, including MVC (BD3D ISO), Side-by-Side, Top-and-Bottom
HD audio: Output studio-quality high definition audio tracks (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS HD MA, DTS:X) to your A/V receiver
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D audio: Enjoy the newest 3D audio formats from Dolby and DTS using Dolby Atmos and DTS:X pass-through capability
Hi-End music: Play music files in various Hi-End audio formats (FLAC, Monkey's Audio APE, WAV/PCM, Super Audio CD, etc)
Super Audio CD:
Play top quality SACD music files in various formats

Smart Home and Home Automation

IR input port: Easily organize hidden installation of the media player when needed by connecting an external IR eye
IR learn port: Use IR input port to learn IR signals from other remote controls (*)
IR output port: Deliver IR signal to other equipment (*)
RS232 port: Integrate with Home Automation systems via RS232 interface (*)
12V trigger input port: Switch the media player on based on the signal from other equipment
12V trigger output port: Deliver power on/off signal to other equipment
IP control: Integrate the media player with various Home Automation systems via network
Control4: Integrate seamlessly into Smart Home installations based on Control4 technology via ready-to-use Control4 driver
Crestron: Integrate seamlessly into Smart Home installations based on Crestron technology via ready-to-use Crestron driver
iOS and Android mobile apps: Control the media player via applications for iOS/Android mobile devices

Other Features

Internet browser: View Internet web sites on your TV, including video playback directly on web sites (via Chrome web browser)
HLS: Ensure the best quality of Internet video using Apple HLS adaptive bitrate streaming protocol
DASH: Get access to the newest Internet video services using MPEG-DASH adaptive bitrate streaming protocol

Package Contents

DUNE HD ULTRA 4K x1
DUNE HD Premium IR Remote x1
DUNE HD BT AirMouse Remote x1
Batteries AAA x4
PC power cord EU plug x1
PC power cord US plug x1
HDMI cable x1
SATA cable x1
Quick installation guide x1