Introducing Shanling EM7 – High-End Desktop Streamer DAC/AMP
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With our EM line, we aim to offer an ideal all-in-one desktop solution for all headphone listeners. We started last year with the EM5 model, which packed a lot of features into a reasonably sized and very well priced package. Now we are pushing it further with the EM7, improving upon the EM5 in every single aspect, going for a High-End performance that will match any of the best Audiophile headphones.

EM7 - Stock HQ (1).jpg

Analog section of EM7 is designed around the flagship ESS DAC ES9038Pro, with its eight channels feeding a fully balanced amplifier, build on our proven OP+BUF architecture. This amplifier circuit was newly designed especially for EM7, matching the highly accurate and clean sound of the DAC, while providing strong power output for the most demanding headphones. Resulting in our best measuring and most powerful desktop DAC/AMP, offering up to 7W @ 32 Ohm // 1W @ 300 Ohm.

On the Streamer side, EM7 is running our closed and customized system, now build upon Android 10. Giving you access to a range of streaming services, local playback from MicroSD card or USB drives, DLNA, Airplay, NAS and even simple Bluetooth streaming. All run through our Android Global Lossless Output (AGLO) system, assuring the ideal audio performance from Android system. EM7 also switches to a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU, making for a significantly swifter system.

The most obvious part of the EM7 is its new tiltable display. Bigger 5.8-inch touch screen with 1080p resolution can be angled up to 60 degrees, allowing for an easy control no matter if it’s placed on a desk or on top of a Hi-Fi rack. And of course, there is always our Eddict player app, serving as a remote control for the local playback or as a complete screen mirroring, giving you access to all sections of EM7 directly from your phone.

EM7 - Live photos (5).jpg

Mixing both a streamer and a Hi-Fi DAC/AMP into one device can be tricky, but we took steps to limit any unwanted interference. DAC and amplifier are isolated from the Android section and we are utilizing an independent power supply for each, with a low-noise Noratel toroidal transformer for the Analog section and a high-quality switching power supply for the Android section.

EM7 is a truly versatile device, smoothly switching between its role as a high-end source for headphones, to a pure DAC with an optional pre-amplifier, to a digital source for your DACs with Coaxial, Optical or USB inputs. If you wish, you can even use it as a source for your Bluetooth headphones or speakers.


EM7 will be available on international markets in August, at MSRP of 2 099 USD/Euro.

EM7 - Live photos (7).jpg


Specification

Dimensions: 252 x 188 x 67.5 mm

Weight: 3.2kg

Display: 5.8-inch 1920*1080 IPS Touch screen

System: Based on Android 10, Closed and Customized

Hi-Res Support: Up to PCM 32bit / 768 kHz & DSD512

Bluetooth: Version 5.0, serving as both Receiver and transmitter

BT codec support: Receiver LDAC & SBC // Transmitter LDAC, aptX-HD, aptX, SBC

Wi-Fi: Dual band 2.4G & 5G

DAC: ESS ES9038Pro

Analog Section: OPA1611 based I/V conversion, OPA2211 based LPF, OPA2211+BD139+BD140 based Amplifier

Analog outputs: 4.4mm & XLR balanced, 3.5mm & 6.35mm Single-ended, with pair of RCA and XLR

Digital outputs: SPDIF Coaxial & Optical, USB Audio Output

Digital inputs: USB-B, Coaxial SPDIF & Optical, 2x USB port for USB drives, MicroSD card slot

Output power Single Ended: Up to 8.5V / 2.3W @ 32 Ohm // 9V / 270mW @ 300 Ohm

Output power Balanced: Up to 15V / 7W @ 32 Ohm // 18V / 1W @ 300 Ohm

Output Impedance: 1.2 Ohm SE // 2.4 Ohm BAL

Balanced THD+N: 0.0003%

Balanced Dynamic Range: 125 dB

Balanced SNR: 125 dB

Balanced Channel separation: 104dB
 
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Jul 15, 2022 at 4:09 AM Post #2 of 61

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Looks great!!! The EM5 was already sounding very nice and a very silent device. Will it have the same software or are they different?
Will it be possible to select outputs (e.g. only headphone or only XLR out?) Will it have a automatic stand-by feature?
 
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Looks great!!! The EM5 was already sounding very nice and a very silent device. Will it have the same software or are they different?
Will it be possible to select outputs (e.g. only headphone or only XLR out?) Will it have a automatic stand-by feature?
It will be using the same system, all our streamers are developed alongside each other.
I don't think we have manual output switch there right now.
Please what exactly do you mean by auto-standby?
 
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What app will it have in this DAP?
 
Jul 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM Post #10 of 61

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With our EM line, we aim to offer an ideal all-in-one desktop solution for all headphone listeners. We started last year with the EM5 model, which packed a lot of features into a reasonably sized and very well priced package. Now we are pushing it further with the EM7, improving upon the EM5 in every single aspect, going for a High-End performance that will match any of the best Audiophile headphones.

EM7 - Stock HQ (1).jpg

Analog section of EM7 is designed around the flagship ESS DAC ES9038Pro, with its eight channels feeding a fully balanced amplifier, build on our proven OP+BUF architecture. This amplifier circuit was newly designed especially for EM7, matching the highly accurate and clean sound of the DAC, while providing strong power output for the most demanding headphones. Resulting in our best measuring and most powerful desktop DAC/AMP, offering up to 7W @ 32 Ohm // 1W @ 300 Ohm.

On the Streamer side, EM7 is running our closed and customized system, now build upon Android 10. Giving you access to a range of streaming services, local playback from MicroSD card or USB drives, DLNA, Airplay, NAS and even simple Bluetooth streaming. All run through our Android Global Lossless Output (AGLO) system, assuring the ideal audio performance from Android system. EM7 also switches to a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU, making for a significantly swifter system.

The most obvious part of the EM7 is its new tiltable display. Bigger 5.8-inch touch screen with 1080p resolution can be angled up to 60 degrees, allowing for an easy control no matter if it’s placed on a desk or on top of a Hi-Fi rack. And of course, there is always our Eddict player app, serving as a remote control for the local playback or as a complete screen mirroring, giving you access to all sections of EM7 directly from your phone.

EM7 - Live photos (5).jpg

Mixing both a streamer and a Hi-Fi DAC/AMP into one device can be tricky, but we took steps to limit any unwanted interference. DAC and amplifier are isolated from the Android section and we are utilizing an independent power supply for each, with a low-noise Noratel toroidal transformer for the Analog section and a high-quality switching power supply for the Android section.

EM7 is a truly versatile device, smoothly switching between its role as a high-end source for headphones, to a pure DAC with an optional pre-amplifier, to a digital source for your DACs with Coaxial, Optical or USB inputs. If you wish, you can even use it as a source for your Bluetooth headphones or speakers.


EM7 will be available on international markets in August, at MSRP of 2 099 USD/Euro.

EM7 - Live photos (7).jpg


Specification

Dimensions: 252 x 188 x 67.5 mm

Weight: 3.2kg

Display: 5.8-inch 1920*1080 IPS Touch screen

System: Based on Android 10, Closed and Customized

Hi-Res Support: Up to PCM 32bit / 768 kHz & DSD512

Bluetooth: Version 5.0, serving as both Receiver and transmitter

BT codec support: Receiver LDAC & SBC // Transmitter LDAC, aptX-HD, aptX, SBC

Wi-Fi: Dual band 2.4G & 5G

DAC: ESS ES9038Pro

Analog Section: OPA1611 based I/V conversion, OPA2211 based LPF, OPA2211+BD139+BD140 based Amplifier

Analog outputs: 4.4mm & XLR balanced, 3.5mm & 6.35mm Single-ended, with pair of RCA and XLR

Digital outputs: SPDIF Coaxial & Optical, USB Audio Output

Digital inputs: USB-B, Coaxial SPDIF & Optical, 2x USB port for USB drives, MicroSD card slot

Output power Single Ended: Up to 8.5V / 2.3W @ 32 Ohm // 9V / 270mW @ 300 Ohm

Output power Balanced: Up to 15V / 7W @ 32 Ohm // 18V / 1W @ 300 Ohm

Output Impedance: 1.2 Ohm SE // 2.4 Ohm BAL

Balanced THD+N: 0.0003%

Balanced Dynamic Range: 125 dB

Balanced SNR: 125 dB

Balanced Channel separation: 104dB
I need to get a separate desk at my home for this <3 The thing looks beautiful!!
 
Jul 15, 2022 at 8:38 PM Post #14 of 61

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Looks interesting. Two dac chips?
 
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