Shanling has released an update to the classic UA2 Portable USB DAC/AMP with their latest release, meet the all-new Shanling UA2 Plus. They have worked on the premium ES9038Q2M based circuit and included a new amp circuit consisting of dual RT6863 amplification chips. UA2 also includes Shanling’s in-house developed Ultra-Frequency Conversion technology that brings better power management to the series. Shanling UA2 Plus primarily brings Four new upgrades over the OG UA2 that greatly enhance its performance and promise a quality sound experience to the users!!
Shanling UA2 has got a pocket-friendly price tag of 89$. It is available in two color variants, Black & Silver. Know more details here.
New Amplification Chipset
In order to bring a cleaner output with low noise in the background, Shanling has upgraded the amplification chipset with dual RT6863 amp chips. Earlier on the UA2, there was only a single RT6863. Two chips here bring better amplification with ultra-low noise floor in the background. It also affects the output impedance of the UA2 Plus. It now has lower Output Impedance Ratings than the predecessor model making it a better companion for highly-sensitive IEMs and Headphones.
New Ultra-Frequency Black Conversion Technology
Shanling has developed a new Ultra-Frequency Black Conversion Technology for the UA2 Plus. This allows the UA2 Plus to adjust its power requirements according to the working conditions such as active playback sampling rate, connected transducer impedance, etc. According to the Lab tests conducted by Shanling, the UA2 Plus brings drastic improvements in power consumption over the predecessor model making it up to 60% more efficient than the UA2.
New Balanced Headphone Output Port
Shanling has also replaced the 2.5mm balanced headphone output on the UA2 with the new 4.4mm headphone jack on the UA2 Plus. Most of the current IEMs and headphones use 4.4mm connections with their balanced cables making the UA2 Plus compatible with all the latest IEMs and Headphones. Don’t worry you can always use a 2.5mm to 4.4mm adapter as well if you are still stuck with 2.5mm terminated cables.
Low-Jitter High-Precision Jitter Clock
Shanling UA2 Plus features a low-jitter high-precision clock for the audio circuitry. It promises a smoother experience with almost zero delays. So enjoy the high-quality audio performance for movies, music, and games.
Apart from these exciting updates, the Shanling UA2 Plus houses the trusted ES9038Q2M DAC chip that provides ultra-clean audio signal decoding. It supports high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 audio signals. Apart from regular smartphones, tablets, Laptops, etc., the UA2 Plus is also fully compatible with the Nintendo Switch gaming console. It houses dual headphone output ports, a 3.5mm single-ended and a 4.4mm balanced headphone port supporting most latest IEMs and Headphones without the need for any adapter. Shanling UA2 Plus seems to be a very promising Portable DAC/AMP that brings quality sound performance to your palms. It is launched for just 89$, check out more information here.