A fire at AKM Technologies’ plant in China last October resulted in an acute shortage of AKM DAC chips in the market. Manufacturers who initially used AKM chipsetsin their products such as digital audio players or external DACs, gradually modifying the technique to equip Saber ESS audio chips. Earlier this year, the Chinese company Shanling unveiled the M6 Android Music Player 2021 variantwith the ES9038Q2M chipsetfrom ESS Technology . Now Shanling has unveiled the top-of-the-line M6 Pro .
The Shanling M6 Pro has always been one step ahead of the M6 in terms of chipset and performance, and here Shanling is bundling the M6 Pro 2021 with two flagship ES9068AS DAC chips . It is a 32-bit DAC from ESS Saber Technologies , capable of delivering exceptional high-resolution audio decoding with ultra-low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio. In addition, the player is equipped with an eight-core Snapdragon 430 processor from Qualcomm , two-way Bluetooth support with the ability to broadcast high-definition content, an operating systemAndroid 7.1 with support for high-resolution lossless audio and many more features. The Shanling M6 Pro 2021 is already available for purchase for $ 799.99 .
The main features of the Shanling M6 Pro 2021 portable turntable:
– High performance 2 x ES9068AS chipset from ESS Saber Technologies .
– Supports high definition audio decoding (PCM up to 32bit / 768kHz and DSD up to DSD256).
– Android 7.1 OS with AGLO (Android Global Lossless Output).
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core Processor .
– 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM.
– Slot for microSD cards up to 2 TB.
– Latest version of Shanling Music App with HiFi Cloud Music Library .
– Single DAC and Dual DAC mode.
– Dual band 2.4 / 5GHz Wi-Fi with OTA update support .
– Bilateral high definition Bluetooth support .
– Bidirectional USB Type-C port .
– 4.7 ” HD IPS display with crisp image quality.
– Hi-Res audio certification (Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless).
Output parameters (unbalanced jack 3.5 mm jack):
– Output power (32 ohms): 20 mW low gain, 60 mW high gain, 240 mW ultra high gain.