The N3 is Cayin's new entry-level DAP. It's packed with an AKM4490 DAC, which is one of my favorite DACs right now. Compared to the N5 (which is one of my go-to DAPs), the N3 is 40% smaller and 50% lighter. It's rated for 12 hours continuous playback, so the N3 is set to make it through long days of listening to your favorite music. The N3 supports all common digital music formats up to 24Bits/192kHz, natively decodes DSD up to DSD256, and outputs PCM and DoP to external DACs through a unique dual digital output (Coaxial and USB-Audio via USB Type-C). With Bluetooth v4.0 and apt-X, the N3 can go wireless with latest Bluetooth speakers and headphones, making the most versatile Cayin N series DAP yet. In short, I think it's going to be quite the versatile piece of audio kit to have around!
I'll be getting one to try out after CanJam NY, so stay tuned for my thoughts on the new N3. If any of you get to try it out at CanJam NY, please join the thread and let us know what you think!
LINK to official announcement.
* Multi-color minimal design
* 2.4” TFT 400x300 IPS screen
* Capactive Touch Control
* Compact and lightweight
* 12 hours continuous playback
* Up to 256G TF card and OTG storage
Digital Audio Technologies
* AKM4490 Flagship DAC chipset
* Native DSD decoding up to DSD256
* Support Hi-Res PCM upto 24Bit/192kHz
* Supports all common audio file formats: DSD64/128/256, SACD-ISO, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, APE, AAC, MP3, WMA
* Bluetooth v4.0 + apt-X:
* Dual Digital Output
DAC Chipset: AK4490EN x1
Power Rating: 130mW + 130mW @ 32ohm
Storage: TF (up to 256GB), USB OTG
Output: Shared 3.5mm Headphone + Line Out, Shared USB + Coaxial Out (optiona USB C to Coaxial cable needed for Coax Out)
Bluetooth: BT v4 + apt-X
Battery Duration: ~12 hours
Dimensions: 100mm x 54mm x 13mm (LxWxH)
And check out Jude's overview of what's coming to CanJam NY.
What Cayin will be bringing starts at timecode 30:43.
Edited by nmatheis - 3/31/17 at 7:15am