Shanling Announces UP5 Latest Portable Bluetooth+USB DAC/AMP
Shanling has announced its latest portable USB+Bluetooth DAC/AMP, the advanced Shanling UP5. Shanling UP series of portable DAC/AMPs include multiple successful products such as UP2, UP4. The new is built upon the introducing several new upgrades and features. Shanling has equipped the UP5 with an advanced dual DAC chipset featuring two ESS Sabre ES9219C DAC chips providing high-resolution audio signal decoding with MQA support. UP5 features the latest Qualcomm QCC5120 Bluetooth chip that enables high-resolution Bluetooth support with LDAC, LHDC, AptX HD, and more hi-res wireless codec support. The device houses three headphone output ports, 2.5mm+3.5mm+4/4mm for easy connectivity. Shanling UP5 has a price tag of 179$. It will be available shortly to a store near you(both online and offline).
>Advanced Qualcomm QCC5120 Bluetooth Chip.
>Premium ES9219C Dual DAC Chipset.
>XMOS USB Signal Receiver.
>Three Headphone Output Ports: 2.5mm+3.5mm+4.4mm.
Qualcomm Advanced Bluetooth Chip:-
Shanling has equipped the latest UP5 with an advanced QCC5120 Bluetooth chip that provides seamless Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with the device. The QCC51xx series of Bluetooth chips are developed keeping in mind consumer’s demand for high-quality audio as well as extended battery life. UP5 supports most of the advanced high-resolution wireless codecs including LDAC, LHDC, AptX HD, AptX LL, AptX, and more.
High-Performance ES9219C Dual DAC Chipset:-
Shanling UP5 features a premium dual DAC chipset housing two ES9219C Dual DAC chips. It is the same DAC chipset they featured in their latest M3X Android Music Player. It is the premium 3rd generation DAC chip from Sabre Technologies offering quality high-resolution signal decoding with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings. Users get to experience a transparent and clean sound performance with the Shanling UP5.
XMOS USB Signal Receiver:-
Shanling UP5 is not just a Bluetooth DAC/AMP it also features an advanced XMOS USB Signal Receiver chip allowing for proper USB DAC/AMP functionality. It allows for high-resolution PCM and DSD signal decoding along with full MQA decoding support for a high-fidelity audio experience.
2.5mm+3.5mm+4.4mm Headphone Output Ports:-
Doesn’t matter whether you need a balanced 2.5mm or 4.4mm connection or a single-ended 3.5mm headphone output port, Shanling has equipped the UP5 with all three of them. Pair your headphones or earphones with your choice of termination option. UP5 has a rated output power rating of up to 240mW @ 32Ω of load, more than enough to power your headphones with ease.
Shanling UP5 houses an OLED display on the front that provides easy access to settings and shows basic playback information. This is a welcome feature for portable USB DAC/AMPs available only in TOTL products.
Long Battery Life:-
Shanling UP5 features a 680mAh battery life. It can play music continuously for up to 15 hours on single DAC mode. Even on high-profile Dual DAC mode, it provides up to 11 hours of battery life with balanced connections.
>DAC Chips: 2x ESS Sabre ES9219C.
>Output Ports: 3.5mm Single-ended, 2.5mm & 4.4mm Balanced.
>Bluetooth Chip: Qualcomm QCC5120.
>Bluetooth Version: 5.0.
>Supported Bluetooth Codecs: LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, AAC, SBC.
>Output Power: Up to 90mW(32Ω, Single DAC, 3.5mm), Up to 112mW(32Ω, Dual DAC, 3.5mm), Up to 240mW(32Ω, Dual DAC, 2.5mm/4.4mm).
>Battery Size: 680mAh.
>Battery Life: Up to 15 hours(Single-ended, Single DAC), Up to 11 Hours(Balanced).
>Dimensions: 68mm x 39mm x 14.5mm.
>Weight: 50 grams.