Shanling UA5, Latest USB DAC/AMP with Hybrid Battery Power Mode

Shanling needs no introduction among the audiophiles. They have spent years in developing high-fidelity audio gears including IEMs, DAC/AMPs, and Music Players. Recently, they released their latest USB DAC/AMP, the all-new Shanling UA5.

UA5 has received a completely new design with a monochromatic 1.44” OLED display, a volume wheel, and a hybrid Battery-powered design. As for the audio motherboard, the UA5 is equipped with a Dual DAC chipset featuring two top-quality ES9038Q2M DAC chips. They are arranged together in a fully balanced design with two dedicated Ricore RE6863 amplifier chips. It houses two headphone output ports, one 3.5mm single-ended and another 4.4mm balanced headphone output. Shanling UA5 is the world’s first compact USB DAC/AMP to feature an in-built battery. The device can work in both full USB Power and Hybrid Battery Power mode. The UA5 is available in two different color options Black and Red in a rich anodized finish.

– Dual ES9038Q2M high-performance DAC chipset.
– Dual dedicated Ricore RE6863 amplifier chips.
– Fully balanced circuit.
– Physical volume wheel for independent volume control.
– In-built 220mAh battery.
– Switchable operating modes, full USB power+Hybrid Battery power mode.
– Digital SPDIF coaxial output(through 3.5mm port).
– 3.5mm+4.4mm Headphone output ports.
– Supports both UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 modes.
– Works perfectly with Android, Windows, Mac, and IOS Devices.
– Powerful output.
– Monochromatic 1.44” OLED display.

Technical Parameters
– PCM decoding: upto 32-Bit/768kHz.
– DSD decoding: Native DSD512.
– Output Power: 137mW@32Ω(single-ended), 211mW@32Ω(balanced).
– Connector type: USB Type-C.

Designed By The Experts With A Hybrid Battery Power Mode
Shanling has expertise in designing HiFi audio gears. For years, they have done extensive R&D in developing top-performing audio gears. With that experience, they have designed the UA5 to be the world’s first USB Type-C DAC/AMP to house an in-built battery. This device can work in two different modes, full USB power or Hybrid Battery mode. In hybrid mode, the Dual DAC and the Dual Amplifiers get clean power from the in-built battery.

High-Performance Sabre Dual DAC Chipset
At the core of UA5, Shanling has equipped two high-performance ES9038Q2M DAC chips. ES9038Q2M is a 32-bit stereo DAC that provides unprecedented performance while decoding Hi-Res audio signals. There are two DAC chips in the UA5, one for each channel creating a fully balanced architecture.

Powerful Amplification with Dual-Amplifiers
Shanling UA5 features two Ricore RE6863 amplifier chips. They are arranged in a balanced design with the DAC chips. The Ricore amplifiers produce a powerful output thrust that enables the UA5 to output a clean and powerful driving force. It powers your IEMs and low-demanding headphones well without any trouble. The output power rating with the UA5 is up to 211mW@32Ω(balanced port).

Supports Both Balanced & Single-ended Connections
Shanling UA5 has both single-ended as well as balanced headphone output ports. Users can connect their favorite headphones and in-ear monitors with the UA5 with either a 3.5mm single-ended or a 4.4mm balanced terminated cable. The 3.5mm port also provides SPDIF digital output.

Rich Anodized Chassis With Physical Volume Wheel
Shanling UA5 is made with a rich anodized finish. The DAC/AMP is available in two different color options, Red & Black. Both of the color options look absolutely adorable and elegant. The UA5 has a physical volume wheel that can be used to independently change the volume settings or just navigate through the menu. There’s also a 1.44” monochromatic OLED display. This display shows different information such as active decoding bitrate, volume, and gain level.

Compatible With Multiple Devices
With both UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 modes, the Shanling UA5 is compatible with multiple devices including Windows, MAC, iOS, and Android devices. Users can also connect it with Nintendo Switch gaming consoles.

Price & Availability
Shanling UA5 is launched officially for 235$.

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