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Shanling Audio UA5 USB Portable DAC/Amp

Shanling Audio UA5
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Shanling Audio UA5 USB Portable DAC/Amp DAC amps. Available at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington, NZ.
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The new UA5 from Shanling pushes their line of portable USB DAC/AMPs to a whole new level. Now with a wheel for independent volume control, a monochromatic OLED display for access to all extra settings, a robust 4.4mm balanced connector for robust connections and even a special hybrid battery power mode. The UA5 is a true Hi-Fi performance DAM/AMP that fits in the palm of your hand.



  • 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.


Hybrid Battery Power System

The UA5 adds a small 220mAh battery, dedicated to powering its analog audio circuit of DACs and amplifiers. This offers up to 6 hours of clean power and consistent sound quality no matter what device is being used to power the UA5.


Dual ESS Sabre DACs

Adopted from Shanling's line up of portable Hi-Res players, the UA5 sports 2 ES9038Q2M DACs, providing a slightly warmer and natural sound while still packing to level resolution and detail.


Dedicated Headphone Amplifiers

Two Ricore RT6863 amplifiers serve as a natural pairing for the ESS DACs, completing the UA5's fully balanced circuit and assuring prover driving power for your headphones.


Versitile Connections

Connect to the 3.5mm single ended connector for normal headphones or use the 4.4mm connectors to unlock the full potential of the UA5. It can also be used as a USB to Coaxial SPDIF converter, serving as a high quality connection between smartphones and high end DACs.


Compatible with Gaming Systems

Hold down the volume wheel while connecting the UA5 to a device to switch the UA5 to the UAC1.0 mode. This mode assures compatibility with a wider range of devices, especially gaming systems. Making games sound better and more alive than you thought was possible.



  • Weight: 29 g
  • Dimensions: 68 x 27 x 13.5 mm
  • Hi-Res: Up to 32bit / 768KJz & DSD512
  • Battery: 220 mAh
  • Battery Life: 6 Hours (3.5mm), 3 Hours (4.4mm)
  • 4.4mm Balanced output

    • Output power: 211mW@32ohm

    • Frequency response: 20 – 50 000 Hz

    • THD+N: 0.0005%

    • Dynamic range: 120dB

    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 116dB

    • Channel separation: 110 dB

    • Output impedance: 1.6 Ohm

  • 3.5mm Single-ended output

    • Output power: 137mW@32ohm

    • Frequency response: 20 – 50 000 Hz

    • THD+N: 0.0005%

    • Dynamic range: 122dB

    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 121dB

    • Channel separation: 77 dB

    • Output impedance: 0.8 Ohm


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