Shanling UP5 - Our new flagship portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP
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Introducing Shanling UP5

New flagship model of our portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP line. Building upon our popular UP4, but with a few key improvements, making it not only a better Bluetooth device, but also a better USB DAC/AMP.
  • New Bluetooth chip Qualcomm QCC5120
  • Upgraded to ESS Sabre ES9219C DAC/AMPs
  • Three outputs – 2.5mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm
  • Small OLED screens for easy access to settings and playback information
  • XMOS USB input, allowing UP5 to function as a proper USB DAC/AMP
  • MQA Support
  • Car mode
MSRP 179 USD/Euro

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DAC/AMP: 2X ESS Sabre ES9219C
Outputs: 3.5mm Single ended, 2.5mm & 4.4mm Balanced
Bluetooth Chip: Qualcomm QCC5120
Bluetooth version: 5.0
Bluetooth codec: LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, AAC, SBC
Output power:

  • Single ended, single DAC – 90 mW@32ohm
  • Single ended, dual DAC – 112 mW@32ohm
  • Balanced – 240 mW@32ohm
Battery life: Up to 15 hours (Single ended, Single DAC) / Up to 11 hours (Balanced)
Battery: 680 mAh
Size: 68 x 39 x 14.5mm
Weight: 50g
 
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Jun 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM Post #3 of 968
Not a huge increase in power output for single ended dual-dac over the UP4 - 112mW against 91mW.
Battery capacity slightly better at 680mAh against 550mAh.
I, for one, will wait for user reviews and then the inevitable firmware update/s before trying.
 
Jun 9, 2021 at 8:28 PM Post #4 of 968
Not a huge increase in power output for single ended dual-dac over the UP4 - 112mW against 91mW.
Battery capacity slightly better at 680mAh against 550mAh.
I, for one, will wait for user reviews and then the inevitable firmware update/s before trying.
It's using pretty much the same amplifier, so there is not much what we can do with the power output.
 
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Jun 13, 2021 at 12:51 PM Post #6 of 968
It's using pretty much the same amplifier, so there is not much what we can do with the power output.
Yes but it's using the ESS 9219C DACs which are the same as used in the M3X which has blown me away by how good it is for an "Entry Level" DAP. Shanling has done such a good job getting the tuning and Amp circuit right that honestly my Lotoo PAW 6000 isn't that much of an upgrade over it despite its almost 4 X price hike. That's enough for me to put the UP in my car and the UP5 in my travel bag!
@Shanling I'll repeat the previous question: when shall we expect this to be released and available? Looks like I'll be picking up the M6 21 Pro too.
 
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Jun 13, 2021 at 2:53 PM Post #7 of 968
Finally a small, portable bluetooth receiver with 4.4mm! Please add a graphic EQ!
 
Jun 14, 2021 at 9:05 PM Post #8 of 968
Yes but it's using the ESS 9219C DACs which are the same as used in the M3X which has blown me away by how good it is for an "Entry Level" DAP. Shanling has done such a good job getting the tuning and Amp circuit right that honestly my Lotoo PAW 6000 isn't that much of an upgrade over it despite its almost 4 X price hike. That's enough for me to put the UP in my car and the UP5 in my travel bag!
@Shanling I'll repeat the previous question: when shall we expect this to be released and available? Looks like I'll be picking up the M6 21 Pro too.

Not exactly sure on the release date, will post once it's settled.
 
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Jun 15, 2021 at 3:43 AM Post #9 of 968
@Shanling: 2 questions: (1) will MQA be available on release or will it be one of those things where we have to wait for MQA to be implemented, as was the case with the M8 and M30? (2) will this be usable as a USB DAC/amp from our mobile devices or Apple iDevices?

Thanks!
 
Jun 15, 2021 at 3:55 AM Post #10 of 968
@Shanling: 2 questions: (1) will MQA be available on release or will it be one of those things where we have to wait for MQA to be implemented, as was the case with the M8 and M30? (2) will this be usable as a USB DAC/amp from our mobile devices or Apple iDevices?

Thanks!
1. Will see how will be exact timing, but most likely will be added with firmware update.

2. Can be used with Androids. iOS is not something we test for UP5.
 
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Jun 15, 2021 at 8:20 AM Post #11 of 968
1. Will see how will be exact timing, but most likely will be added with firmware update.

2. Can be used with Androids. iOS is not something we test for UP5.

Haha! You guys really should! Please ask the team to do so?
 
Jun 16, 2021 at 2:15 AM Post #12 of 968
I buy genuine shanling products from this store (see attached) and they're selling UP5 with lightning connector?
 

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Jun 16, 2021 at 2:32 AM Post #13 of 968
I buy genuine shanling products from this store (see attached) and they're selling UP5 with lightning connector?
That's not our official dealer.
 
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Jun 16, 2021 at 4:50 AM Post #15 of 968
@Shanling

Question : When using it as a USB DAC/AMP, does it use power from the Internal Battery, or does it switch to drawing power from the connected USB Device ?
It runs on battery. But it can be set to either charge or not charge when used as USB DAC.
 
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