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Shanling - UA2 Portable USB Balanced DAC/Amp

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Product SKU: UA2 Black

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Big Sound from Tiny Package

ESS ES9038Q2M DAC | Dedicated Headphone Amplifier | Hi-Res Audio
32bit/768kHz, DSD512 | 3.5 mm SE and 2.5 mm BAL | Exchangeable Cables 20

  • ESS ES9038Q2M DAC Chip
  • Ricore RE6863 Headphone Amplifier
  • 32bit 768kHz
  • DSD512
  • 195 mW Powerful output
  • Exchangeable Cable
  • Extra Low Noise
  • 3.5mm Single ended output
  • 2.5mm Balanced output
  • Switch Mode
  • App Control
  • LED Indicator

Proper Hi-Fi DAC

ESS Sabre E59038Q2M DAC chip can be found in UA2 multiple Hi-Fi portable players and desktop DACS, providing UA2 with a sound quality significantly higher than any modern smartphone or standard USB headphone adapter.

768kHz / 32bit DSD512

Adding Headphone Amplifier

Great DAC needs a matching amplifier, so we added a dedicated headphone amplifier into the UA2, producing more power and cleaner output. Our choice was the Ricore RT6863, which was designed especially for use with ESS DACS.


Extra Low Noise

By using Low-dropout regulator, we managed to control overall levels of a background noise, keeping the sound clear and without any unwanted noise or hiss. Ideal for even the most sensitive earphones.

Switch Mode Hi-Fi for Gamers

UA2 was developed with a special mode, that allows it to work with portable gaming consoles. Enjoy your games with better sound quality and more power for your headphones.

* Press down on the Mode switch while connecting UAZ to the gaming console.
* UAZ compatible only with the second version of Nintendo Switch

Zero delay

Thanks to the USB connection, UA2 can work with any smartphone and all its apps without any additional delay. Simply enjoy movies without any audio sync issues and keep your game at the top level with immediate reactions.

Pick your output

UA2 can be used with any standard headphones with the 3.5mm jack. And all Audiophiles will appreciate its industry standard Balanced 2.5mm jack.

Exchange cables

With a simple USB-C connector, you can easily switch shift between different USB cables and connected devices. Short USB-C cable for phones, standard USB cable for a desktop use with computers and even cable for iOS.

*UA2 comes with USB-C to USB-C cable and USB A adapter, iOS cable must be purchased separately, available from third-party vendors.
*Please download matching drivers for use with Windows computers and tablets.

Companion app

Download our new Eddict Player app to get even more control over your UA2. Fine-tune volume levels, adjust gain and pick your favourite digital filter.

LED Indicator

Displaying currently used sampling rate, confirming you are playing true DSD and making sure that you are connected to the gaming console (Red light, UAC1.0 mode).

Blue: 44.1/48 kHz
Green: 88.2/96 kHz
Yellow: 176.4/192 kHz
Cyan: 352/384/705/768 kHz
White: DSD 64/128/256/512
Red: 44.1/48 kHz (UAC1.0)


  • Size: 54 x 18 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 12.6g (without cable)
  • 3.5mm Single-Ended Output:
    • Output power: 2V@32Ω (125mW@32Ω)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-50kHz(-0.5dB)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 121dB@32Ω(A-weighting)
    • Channel separation: 76dB@32Ω
    • Dynamic range: 122dB@32Ω(A-weighting)
    • THD+N: 0.0008%@32Ω(A-weighting @0.5V)
    • Output impedance: 0.8Ω
  • 2.5mm Balanced Output:
    • Output power: 2.5V@32Ω (195mW@32Ω)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-50kHz(-0.5dB)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: 116dB@32Ω(A-weighting)
    • Channel separation: 109dB@32Ω
    • Dynamic range: 120dB@32Ω(A-weighting)
    • THD+N: 0.0008%@32Ω(A-weighting @0.5V)
    • Output impedance: 1.6Ω

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