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Cayin N5ii Digital Audio Player

Cayin N5ii Digital Audio Player

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Touchscreen Player Packed With Features

Cayin has gained a great reputation for making high-end DACs, headphone amps, and digital audio players. With the N5ii, the company continues its streak. Featuring an Android 5.1 touchscreen interface, this music player can support popular streaming devices like Spotify and Tidal over Wi-Fi. It’s built around the high-quality ESS9018K2M DAC chip and aims for accurate, high-resolution sound. The portable amplifier can output 150 mW per channel out of the 3.5-millimeter jack and 250 mW per channel out of the balanced 2.5-millimeter jack. Designed for long-term daily use, the N5ii has a CNC-machined aerospace aluminum chassis complete with a stainless steel volume knob.

The Reviews Are In

Head-Fi user twister6 says, "When it comes to the N5ii, Cayin clearly did their homework … I usually don't focus too much on the price of the DAP, but here it represents an impressive price/performance ratio. Touchscreen: check! Internal storage and two SD cards: check! Balanced output: check! Mechanical wheel and external hw controls: check! Compact size and decent battery life: check! Bluetooth: check! Wi-Fi with Google Play and app support: double check! The sound quality is pretty good for a mid-fi DAP—a little more on the leaner, brighter side—but it pairs up well with many IEMs and full-size headphones." 

Specs

  • Cayin
  • MCU: Rockchip RK3188
  • Display: 3.65” 854x480 TFT touchscreen
  • DAC: ESS9018K2M
  • Op-amp: OPA1622 x 3
  • Recommended headphone impedance: 16~200 ohms
  • Storage: 32GB + TF (up to 400GB x 2)
  • Headphone: 3.5mm + 2.5mm (balanced)
  • Line: 3.5mm (shared)
  • Digital: Coaxial, USB audio (in/out)
  • USB: Type C (2.0), charging, OTG
  • System: Custom Android 5.1
  • RAM: 1G DDR3
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Bluetooth: BT4.0
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Duration: ~12 hrs
  • Charging: ~3.5 hrs (2.1A)
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.2 x 0.6 in (115 x 57 x 15.3 mm)
  • Weight: ~5.3 oz (~150 g)

Phone Out (Single-Ended)

  • Power rating: 150mW + 150mW (at 32 ohms)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, Fs = 192 kHz); 5 Hz–50 kHz (+/- 1 dB, Fs = 192 kHz)
  • THD + N: 0.002% (1 kHz, Fs = 44.1 kHz; 20 Hz–20 kHz, A weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 116 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • SNR: 116 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Channel separation: 76 dB
  • Output impedance: ≤ 0.4 ohms
  • Connector: 3.5mm TRS (shared with line out)

Phones Out (Balanced)

  • Power rating: 250mW + 250mW (at 32 ohms)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, Fs = 192 kHz); 5 Hz–50 kHz (+/- 1 dB, Fs = 192 kHz)
  • THD + N: 0.002% (1 kHz, Fs = 44.1 kHz; 20 Hz–20 kHz, A weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 117 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • SNR: 117 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Channel separation: 92 dB
  • Output impedance: ≤ 0.6 ohms
  • Connector: 2.5mm TRRS

Line Out

  • Output level: 2.0V (at 10 kohms)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, Fs = 192 kHz); 5 Hz–50 kHz (+/- 1 dB, Fs = 192 kHz)
  • THD + N: 0.003% (1 kHz, Fs = 44.1 kHz; 20 Hz–20 kHz, A weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 116 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • SNR:  116 dB (20 Hz–20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Channel separation: 92 dB
  • Imp. matching: ≥ 10 kohms (suggested)
  • Connector: 3.5mm TRS (shared with phone out)

USB Audio Input

  • DSD mode: DSD64 / DSD128, DoP
  • PCM mode: Up to 24 bit / 192 kHz

USB Audio Output

  • DSD mode: DSD64 / DSD128, DoP or D2P*
  • PCM mode: Up to 24 bit / 384 kHz

S/PDIF Output

  • DSD mode: DSD64, DoP or D2P*
  • PCM mode: Up to 24 bit / 384 kHz, converter higher resolution to 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz

Music Formats

  • DSF: Up to 1 bit / 11.2 MHz
  • DSDIFF: Up to 1 bit / 11.2 MHz
  • SACD-ISO: Up to 1 bit / 11.2 MHz
  • WAV: Up to 64 bit / 384 kHz
  • AIF/AIFF: Up to 32 bit / 384 kHz
  • FLAC: Up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • ALAC: Up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • APE (fast, normal, high): Up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • APE (extra-high): Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • WMA lossless: Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • WMA: Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • MP3: Up to 16 bit / 48 kHz
  • AAC: Up to 16 bit / 48 kHz
  • OGG: Up to 16 bit / 48 kHz

Additional Notes

  • *D2P: DSD to PCM, always output at 24 bit/88.2 kHz
  • Support DST-encoded DSD and DTS-encoded WAV format
  • Support CUE and LRC on all formats
  • 64 kHz sampling not supported

Included

  • Screen protector (pre-installed)
  • Protective silicone case
  • Charging cable

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Nov 29, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.