April 19, 2021

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Shanling Launches UA2 Latest Portable DAC/AMP

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Shanling Audio has just launched its successor to the highly acclaimed UA1 USB DAC/AMP, the Shanling UA2. It is an advanced product from the “UA” line up from Shanling and brings all the necessary upgrades over the former model. It features an upgraded DAC, dedicated headphone amplifier, dual-headphone output(3.5mm+2.5mm), low-noise floor, Hi-Res signal decoding, and many more features. With all these features, the UA2 is available for a price of just 85$.

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Key Features:-

>Premium ES9038Q2M DAC chip:-

The Shanling UA2 is equipped with a premium ES9038Q2M DAC chip. This chip is usually found in HiFi audio devices such as Topping NX4, and more. It provides excellent high-resolution audio signal decoding with your connected source device.

>Ricore RT6863 Headphone Amplifier:-

The Shanling UA2 features a dedicated headphone amplifier chip. It utilizes the power of Ricore RT6863 chip for providing a clean, powerful output with ultra-low distortion and clean, noise-free background.

>Hi-resolution signal decoding:-

The Shanling UA2 supports high-resolution audio signal decoding. It decodes PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively. It is actually one of the only few portable DAC/AMPs in its segment that decodes DSD512.

>Dual headphone output ports(3.5mm SE+2.5mm Bal):-

For output, the Shanling UA2 features two separate headphones out ports one single-ended 3.5mm and another 2.5mm balanced output. The dedicated headphone amplifier lets the UA2 achieve a tremendous output power of up to 195mW.

>Extremely Low Noise Floor:-

The UA2 uses a Low-dropout regulator that enables the device to achieve great control over the background noise. It helps the UA2 provide a clean output without any unwanted background noise or hiss.

>App Control:-

Users can download the companion app developed by Shanling to finely control the UA2 functions. It allows changing functions such as volume-levels, gain adjustment, and switching between the available digital filters.

>RGB LED Indicator:-

The UA2 features an RGB LED indicator that glows in different colors as per the active file bitrate. It glows Blue for 44.1/48kHz, Green for 88.2/96kHz, Yellow for 176.4/192kHz, White for DSD, Red for UAC1.0(gaming consoles), and so on.

>Swappable Connector cables:-

The Shanling UA2 features a USB Type-C connector cable option. Users can easily swap it for a lightning cable to connect with iOS devices or with a longer Type-C cable to connect it to PC/Laptops.

>Nintendo Switch support:-

Shanling UA2 is not only limited to support smartphones, PCs, and Laptops. Users can also connect it with a Nintendo Switch gaming console and enjoy high-resolution crisp audio even while gaming. So enjoy some Zelda or Super Smash Bros. with high-resolution support now.

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Price & Availability:-

The Shanling UA2 is available to purchase from multiple online stores such as Hifigo, Aliexpress, and more at just 85$.