Shanling M6 PRO - New version coming Summer 2021
Mar 17, 2020 at 11:03 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 959
Mar 26, 2015
Shenzhen, China
Announcing M6 Pro 21

As you might have expected, M6 Pro will now undergo the same process as M6 with M6 (21).

- Dual ESS Sabre ES9068AS DAC
- Amplifier circuit now using OPA2211, up to 760 mW@32ohm ( Original OPA1662 and 600mw)
- Improved battery, up to 16 hours (Original 13 hours)
- 64 GB Rom (Original 32GB)
- MQA Support

Release in July

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Mar 18, 2020 at 10:09 AM Post #3 of 959
At least the M11 Pro has a THX module, which kinda is an Quality Assurance System in a way, as the name has long history in movie production, (yes I know Razer owns them now, but thats beside the point) what "Pro" is in this?
Mar 18, 2020 at 10:10 AM Post #4 of 959
Ha! I was looking into getting ( yet ) another DAP for gym/mobile use and passed on the M6 and was leaning towards the Cowon Plenue R2 which had more power. This changes everything for my decision---
Any idea of the price in USD? M6 is roughly $ 499---will the Pro be $ 599 or thereabouts?
Mar 18, 2020 at 7:35 PM Post #12 of 959
Shanling M6 Pro

Features and Configuration:-
> High-Performance Dual DAC Setup by AKM, AK4497EQ x 2.

>PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD256 Natively.

>Lightning Fast Snapdragon 430 Processor.


>An upgraded circuit including 4 Low pass filters OPA1622+ADA4610-2 + BUF634 x 2, providing a fully balanced output.

>Open Android Operating System.

>Three Output Ports: 2.5mm Balanced, 4.4mm balanced, and 3.5mm single-ended.

>Three Mode Hardware Gain Switch: Low Gain/ High Gain/ Ultra High Gain Mode.

>Crisp 720P Display

>Two-Way Bluetooth V4.2 support with Hi-res codes support(Two-way supports LDAC, SBC, only Transmission mode supports: AptX, AptX HD, HWA).

>Battery Life: Up to 13 hours(Single Ended Single DAC Mode).

Up to 9 hours(Single Ended Dual DAC Mode).

Up to 8 hours(Balanced Mode Dual DAC).

>Dual Band Wi-Fi support:- 2.4GHz/5GHz.

>Weight: 244 grams.

>TF Memory Card supported up to 512gb capacity.

>4000mAh Battery which supports QC3.9 quick charging.

Output Power:-
3.5mm Single-Ended Mode:-
>Output: 19mW @ 32Ω (low gain), 47mW @ 32Ω (high gain), 200mW @ 32Ω (ultra high gain).

>Signal-to-noise ratio: 121 dB.

>Dynamic range: 121dB.

>Channel separation : 75 dB (32 Ω).

>THD + N: <0.0009%.

>Output impedance: <1Ω.

2.5mm and 4.4mm Balanced Mode:-
>Output: 56mW @ 32Ω (low gain) 141mW @ 32Ω (high gain) 600mW @ 32Ω (ultra high gain).

>Signal to noise ratio: 123 dB.

>Channel separation: 110 dB (32 Ω).

>Dynamic range : 123 dB.

>THD + N: <0.0011%.

>Output impedance: <2Ω.

Dual AKM AK4497EQ DAC:-
The Shanling M6 PRO is equipped with a high-performance Dual DAC setup consisting of Dual AK4497EQ premium DAC chip's, the DAC provides a clean and crisp sound decoding with support for PCM decoding of up to 32-Bit/768kHz, or DSD up to DSD256 natively.

Premium Component Circuitry:-
The analog circuit in the M6 Pro consists of premium and upgraded components like OPA 1622 Low pass filters, ADA4610-2(OPA), BUF634 x 2, this OPA and BUF amplification circuit provides a fully balanced and powerful sound output.

Three Output Ports with Monstrous Output Power:-
The Shanling M6 PRO is equipped with three output ports including, 3.5mm single-ended, 4.4mm balanced, and 2.5mm balanced ports with a monstrous output power of up to 600mW at 32 ohms of load.

The specs of Shanling M6 Pro surely looks promising, paired with a Matte glass back panel the player surely looks rich and premium, Shanling has announced that the international release for the product along with the price will be done next week.

Some Key Differences between Shanling M6 and M6 Pro:-
>The Shanling M6 features a Dual AK4495EQ DAC while the M6 Pro has Dual AK4497EQ DAC, the upgraded DAC supports a better cleaner decoding with more detail retrieval as compared to the previous-gen.

>The Shanling M6 is equipped with OPA 1612 Low pass filters while the M6 Pro version comes equipped with OPA 1622 Low pass filters along, the whole circuit includes premium-grade four low pass filters providing the users with a much more cleaner and powerful sound output.

>With better decoding and amplification the M6 pro reproduces a much more detailed and lively sound output.

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