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Shanling UA3 Now Availabile: Latest Portable USB DAC/AMP with AK4493SEQ DAC Chipset

Shanling UA3 Now Availabile: Latest Portable USB DAC/AMP with AK4493SEQ DAC Chipset

Portable USB DAC/AMPs have become a core part of an audiophile’s journey. With their excellent performance and compact form factor, they are pretty easy to use and carry around. This has brought an increase in the sale of Portable USB DAC/AMPs. The market of Portable USB DAC/AMPs is also growing rapidly. Just in the last few months, we have got the Questyle M15, the Moondrop Moonriver 2, and plenty more options released in the market. Today, we have launched a brand new Portable USB DAC/AMP, the Shanling UA3.

Shanling UA3-1

Based on the core architecture of the famous Shanling UA2 USB DAC/AMP, the latest UA3 bridges the gap between the UA2 and the UA5. Not only that, UA3 is also the first-ever product from the “UA” lineup of Portable USB DAC/AMPs to feature an AKM DAC chipset. Shanling has experience with AKM DACs as they have previously implemented AKM in multiple devices for years. The latest UA3 features the latest launched AK4493SEQ DAC chip. This high-performance DAC chip is supported by a powerful amplification chip(RT6863) for clean and accurate sound signal amplification. UA3 from Shanling is launched officially for 109$, you can check out more details here.


>Premium Dual DAC Chipset with two latest launched AK493SEQ DAC chips.

>Dual Ricore RT6863 headphone amplification chip.

>Dual headphone outputs(3.5mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced).

>Super clean performance with lower noise floor.

>Compact and highly versatile.

>Powerful headphone output(Up to 211mW@32Ω).

>Compatible with Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS devices(Lightning cable not included).

>Dual USB modes(UAC 2.0 and UAC 1.0).

>Hardware volume controls.

Technical Specs:-

>Connectivity: USB Type-C.

>Decoding Support: PCM 32-Bit/768kHz and Native DSD512.

>Output Power: Up to 211mW@32Ω.

>Headphone ports: 4.4mm balanced+3.5mm single-ended.

Shanling UA3-2

First “UA” series Product To Feature An AKM DAC:-

There has been a shortage of AKM DAC chips in the industry ever since that fire accident happened at their factory in 2020. AKM is back with its first launch after that incident, the AKM4493SEQ. Shanling has previously used AKM DAC chips in their products mainly including digital audio players, but the latest UA3 is the first-ever UA series product to benefit from an AKM DAC chipset. It houses a dual DAC chipset with two AK4493SEQ DAC chips to provide high-resolution audio decoding with ultimate clarity and precision.

True Hi-Res Decoder:-

Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a Portable USB DAC/AMP with its compact form factor. Shanling UA3 supports full high-resolution audio signal decoding. It supports high-res 32-Bit/768khz PCM and native DSD512 decoding. Simply connect the UA3 to your smartphone, PC/Laptop, or even gaming consoles and enjoy high-resolution audio on them.

Shanling UA3-3

Both Single-Ended & Balanced Headphone Output:-

UA3 supports both single-ended and balanced headphone connections. It houses a 3.5mm single-ended as well as a 4.4mm balanced headphone output port. Users can easily connect their IEMs and Headphones with the Shanling UA3. It enables access to balanced terminated IEMs and HPs to use with smartphones.

Powerful RT6863 Headphone Amplifier:-

Shanling UA3 houses RT6863 powerful amplification chip. It provides powerful amplification to the decoded HiFi audio signal and presents the user with a clean and powerful headphone output of this compact USB DAC/AMP. With the help of this powerful amplification chip, the UA3 achieves an output power rating of up to 211mW @ 32Ω of load.

Shanling UA3-4

Dual USB Modes:-

Shanling UA3 supports both UAC1.0 and UAC2.0 USB connection modes. This enables the users to connect a wide variety of devices to the UA3 including Smartphones, Tablets, PCs, Laptops, Nintendo Switch gaming consoles, etc.

Hardware Volume Controls:-

Shanling UA3 has got hardware volume control. The device has got a set of three keys at the front for volume controls and other playback settings.

Shanling UA3-5


Shanling UA3 is officially launched for 109$, it’s a successor to the famous UA2 and bridges the gap between the entry-level UA2 and the flagship UA5 Portable USB DAC/AMPs. Check out more details here.

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