The recently announced portable digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier Shanling UA4 is built on the latest chip from ESS Saber – ES9069Q . This is the first device on the market to use this chip.
The amplifier section uses two Ricore RT6863 op-amps , providing up to 211 mW of power at 32 ohms at a balanced 4.4 mm output . The model also has an unbalanced 3.5 mm minijack output . On the front panel there is a 0.87-inch display that displays the volume level, the filter used and the type of signal being played back. Physical keys for playback control and menu navigation are located on the side panel. The model is available in gray and silver housings and supports the UAC1.0 profile for compatibility with Nintendo Swtich .
The Shanling UA4 DAC and Headphone Amplifier will be available soon with a retail price starting at US$99