Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch

Here First: A Smaller, Lighter Entry-Level DAP

Cayin’s lightest digital audio player to date, the N3 has gotten a ton of hype since its unveiling at Canjam 2017—and now it’s making its US debut exclusively on Massdrop. It features the AKM4490 DAC chipset, an audiophile favorite, with support for all common music formats up to 32 bit/384 kHz and native DSD decoding up to 11.2 MHz (DSD256). It can output PCM and DoP to an external DAC via the dual digital output, and can function as a USB DAC when connected to a computer. Plus, its built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX allows for convenient connection to the latest wireless headphones and speakers. Modern and minimalist in style, this DAP has an aluminum chassis, an anti-slip leatherette backing, a 2.4-inch screen, and capacitive buttons that give feedback when touched. And with up to 12 hours of continuous playback (and 200 hours of standby), you can keep the music going all day long.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of color: black or blue. Shipping is limited to US addresses.

Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch
Cayin N3 DAP – Exclusive US Launch

Color Options

Black
Blue

Specs

  • Cayin
  • Construction: Aluminum chassis and anti-slip leatherette backing
  • DAC chipset: AK44900EN
  • Headphone opamp: OPA1622
  • Line amp: OPA1652
  • Audio file formats: DSF, DIFF, SACD-ISO, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, WMA, MP3, OGG
  • Display: 2.4 in (6 cm) TFT 400x360 IPS screen
  • Buttons: Capacitive touch
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0 + aptX 
  • Headphone impedance: 16–200 ohms recommended
  • Gain control: 3 gain stages: High, mid, low
  • Continuous playback: 12 hrs (screen off)
  • Standby: 200 hrs
  • Charging time: Approx. 2 hrs (with 1.5–2A charger, not included)
  • External storage: TF (up to 256 GB), USB OTG
  • Output connectors: 3.5mm headphone and USB type-C
  • S/PDIF output: DoP and D2P
  • DoP output: DSD up to DSD64, PCM up to 24 bit/192 kHz
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.5 in (10 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)

Phones Out

  • Power rating: 130 mW + 130 mW at 32 ohms
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.3 dB, Fs=192 kHz); 5 Hz–50 kHz (+/- 2 dB, Fs=192 kHz)
  • THD+N: 0.03% (1 kHz, FS=44.1 kHz; 20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 108 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • SNR: 108 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Output impedance: ≤ 1 ohm

Line Out

  • Output level: 1.0 V at 10 kohms
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, Fs=192 kHz); 5 Hz–50 kHz (+/- 2 dB, Fs=192 kHz)
  • THD+N: 0.03% (1 kHz, FS=44.1 kHz; 20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 108 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • SNR: 108 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)

Coaxial Out

  • Rated output level: 0.5Vp-p at 75 ohms
  • Rated output impedance: 75 ohms

USB DAC

  • DSD: Up to DSD128 (native or DoP), native DSD decode at DoP mode
  • PCM: Up to 192 kHz/24 bit
  • Windows: Supported (Cayin USB audio driver required)
  • Mac OS X: Supported (Driver not required)
  • Android: Not supported
  • iOS: Not supported
  • USB mode: Asynchronized USB audio 2.0 class

Included

  • USB cord
  • Silicone case (black with black model, blue with blue model)

Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Apr 3, 2017 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.