HiFi Leaks: Lotoo PAW S1 Premium USB Type-C DAC/AMP!!
Back in 2019 during the Tokyo Headphone Festival, Lotoo unveiled one of their juiciest projects they were working on known as the PAW S1. From what many had gathered, it is a high-end USB dongle DAC that can be used across several devices while remaining highly portable. It features a USB-C port along with a standard 3.5mm single-ended out, and to everyone’s surprise a 4.4mm balanced Pentaconn port. One can only wonder how much power this little device is capable of driving to offer Pentaconn support. Not only this but it also features an onboard DSP. The Paw S1 is available to The device is available to pre-order at a price of CNY899 with Type-C connection and CNY 999 for both lightning and type-C in China local market. If you want us help you to buy this excellent baby, pls pay 165$ ( type-c) or 200$ ( lightning +type-c) at our store and we will pre-order for you and ship since 20-may, 2020. you can check more details here.
Features of Lotoo Paw S1:-
>High-Performance DAC Chipset.
>PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD128 Natively.
>Dual Output Ports, 3.5mm Single-Ended, 4.4mm Balanced.
>Output Power(3.5mm): 70mW/ch @ 32 Ohms.
>Output Power(4.4mm): 120mW/ch @ 32 Ohms.
>Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-20kHz.
>Signal to Noise Ratio(3.5mm): 123dB.
>Signal to Noise Ratio(4.4mm): 122dB.
>Noise Level(3.5mm): -118dBu.
>Noise Level(4.4mm): -114dBu
>OLED Display with 128x32 display resolution.
>Dual Gain Mode: Low and High Gain.
>THD+N(Low Gain): -106dB(0.0005%).
>THD+N(High Gain): -108dB(0.0004%).
>Firmware Update: Supported.
The Lotoo Paw S1 is a flagship for the USB DAC’s. It features a high-performance DAC chipset that provides an unmatched sound clarity output. The chipset is inspired by the top of the line DAP range from the brand and boosts similar sound quality output. It features a low distortion value of 0.0004% and a background noise level of -118dBu, the DAC/AMP provides a crystal clear sound output with minutest of the details popping out. It is able to decode PCM up to 32-Bit/384khz, and DSD up to DSD128 natively. Along with a premium high-performance DAC chipset, the PAW S1 uses a standalone AMP chip, OPA1622 that boosts out powerful output with no background noise.
Versatility with Dual Output Ports:-
Usually, most of the DAP’s currently available in the market have single output ports, Lotoo has managed to give dual output ports on the Paw S1. It features a 3.5mm single-ended port and a 4.4mm balanced output ports. The single-ended port gives an output power of up to 70mW/ch @ 32 Ohms while the 4.4mm balanced port is capable of churning out a power of 120mW/ch @ 32 Ohms. It provides more than enough power to use your headphones and IEM’s easily with your smartphone. The Paw S1 also has two gain modes, high and low gain that users can switch easily.
Lotoo Paw series of DAP’s have their own customized EQ and ATE settings that users can choose from, the Paw S1 also houses those EQ/ATE settings, so users can expect a high-class DAP level performance from their smartphones with the use of Paw S1.
Lotoo Paw S1 houses an OLED LCD display that shows the basic info like active PCM/DSD format type, active EQ, High/Low gain modes, and volume levels. This is surely an innovative and new edition to the USB Type-C DAC/AMP’s.
Exquisitely Well Built:-
Lotoo is very famous for its brilliantly made DAP’s. They all have premium and exquisite built and the Paw S1 is also not an exception. It is a very well built product with CNC Aluminium material, it houses an OLED display on the front and media control buttons on the right side.
Plug and Play:-
Lotoo Paw S1 features plug and play support, one doesn’t need to install any drivers on PC/Smartphones, just plug the S1 into Type-C port and it is ready to use. The Paw S1 supports Android, iOS, MAC, Windows OS without any issues.
Lotoo Paw S1 surely looks like a promising and powerful device. The brand is highly acclaimed for its outstanding DAP’s, and we are really having good thoughts about the Paw S1. Enjoy it .