Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp
Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp

Powerful, Great-Sounding & Affordably Priced

Featuring a dedicated OPA134 op-amp and a high-performance LME49600 audio buffer, the Cayin C5 headphone amp promises a lush, musical output with detailed instrumentation and a fully realized soundstage. And if the range isn't quite to your liking, both the bass and the gain can be adjusted to your taste. The aluminum shell protects the interior circuit and shields against any interference, while the 11.1V lithium battery allows you to charge up to full power in four hours and take your audio to go for up to 12 hours of uninterrupted play. If your phone starts dying before you're done, simply plug it into the amp via the included microUSB cable to charge your device.

Note: At checkout, choose the Cayin C5 amp in black or champagne gold (base price), or the Cayin C5 DAC/amp in champagne gold (+ $40). This drop is limited to 46 units.

Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp
Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp
Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp

Now With DAC Functionality!

The Cayin C5 portable amplifier has been a big hit with the audiophile community. So when the folks at Cayin decided to take it to the next level, they improved it in just about the only way they could: by adding DAC functionality. The result—the C5 DAC/amp—is a digital powerhouse, complete with the highly regarded PCM1795 decoding chip and support for files up to 24 bit/96 kHz. Its other components include an OP1652 opamp and a BUF632 buffer, all packaged inside an aluminum body with a champagne-gold finish. Along with a high/low gain switch that allows it to power everything from full-size headphones to sensitive IEMs, this DAC/amp has bands you can use to strap it to your smartphone. To learn more, check out this review on Head-Fi.

Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp
Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp
Cayin C5 Amp & DAC/Amp

Model Options

C5 Amp – black
C5 Amp – champagne gold
C5 DAC/Amp (+ $40)

Specs

Cayin C5 Amp

  • Finish: Black or champagne gold
  • Dedicated OPA134 op-amp
  • High performance LME49600 audio buffer
  • ALPS volume potentiometer
  • Aluminum shell
  • Can be used to power other mobile devices
  • Rated output power: 800 mW + 800 mW (32-ohm load)
  • SNR: ≥ 101dB (A-weighted)
  • Battery capacity: about 12 hours
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–100 kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • Sensitivity: ≤ 500 mV (gain H)
  • Total harmonic distortion: ≤ 0.02% (1 kHz)
  • Lithium battery capacity: 1000 mAh / 11.1 V
  • Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 0.5 in (13.6 x 6.3 x 1.5 cm)
  • Weight: 6 oz (185 g)

Cayin C5 DAC/Amp

  • Finish: Champagne gold
  • Sensitivity: ≤ 600 mV (high gain mode)
  • Total harmonic distortion: ≤ 0.02% (1 kHz)
  • Lithium battery capacity: 3700mAh 3.7V
  • Rated output power: 300 mW + 300 mW (32-ohm load)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 101 dB (A-weighted)
  • Charge limit voltage: 4.2V
  • Battery life: About 19 hrs (aux input, 32-ohm load), about 9 hrs (USB input, 32-ohm load)
  • Charging time: About 4.5 hrs (off-state, with DC 5V 2A charger)
  • Compatible with iOS, Android, and PC
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.5 x 0.6 in (13.6 x 6.3 x 1.5 cm)
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (185 g)

Included

Cayin C5 Amp

  • Micro USB charging cable
  • 3.5mm-to-3.5mm audio cable
  • 2 rubber bands
  • 4 rubber feet
  • Instructions

Cayin C5 DAC/Amp

  • USB charging cable
  • 3.5mm-to-3.5mm audio cable
  • 2 rubber bands
  • USB 2.0-to-microUSB cable
  • 3.5mm-to-coaxial cable

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Feb 1, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.

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