Shanling M9 new flagship player with Bluetooth, MQA and Android

Shanling has announced the start of pre-orders for its new flagship Portable Player — Shanling M9. The M9 with a DAC based on AKM AK449 chips is very easy to control, since it runs on the Android operating system. The developers reported a limited edition of 500 copies. The reason for this is the shortage of microcircuits that are no longer produced. Each player will cost $2,799. Deliveries will begin in January 2022.

Shanling M9 has replaceable modules

Shanling M9

The player received replaceable modules with different connectors: balanced 2.5mm and 4.4mm, 3.5mm PRO and 3.5mm. It is possible to receive a signal via wireless Bluetooth with support for LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, LHDC codecs. The manufacturer also informs about MQA decoding.

The Snapdargon 665 processor became the basis of the Shanling M9. It is complemented by the AD4610, BUF364A, OPA1612 operational amplifiers. The player is equipped with two displays. One of them is capable of displaying a picture in 2K resolution.

Completely new design

The manufacturer also focuses on the fact that the new Shanlin M9 comes out with a completely new design that distinguishes it from other models of the manufacturer as well as competitors.

The player is capable of delivering 460mW on a regular output and 920mW on a balanced one. The battery capacity lasts up to 18 hours of operation.

The price of the new Shanling M9 is 2799 USD/Euro.

Shanling M9 Specification

Dimensions – 152 x 82 x 22 mm
Weight – 409g
Main Screen – 6-Inch 2160 * 1080 LCD with notch
Secondary screen – Two color low power screen in the notch
Operating System – Android 10
CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Memory – Ram 8GB, ROM 256GB + single Micro SD card slot
Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X
Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0, two-way, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC Support
Wi-Fi – 2.4G/5G, supporting DLNA, Airplay
DAC – 2x AKM AK4499EQ
Amplifier – AD4610 & BUF364A & OPA1612
Output Power – Single-ended 460 mW@32Ohm  // 920mW@32Ohm Balanced
Output – Interchangeable system, supporting 3.5mm, 2.5mm, 4.4mm and 3.5Pro
Output impedance – Less than 1 Ohm
Battery – 8350 mAh, supporting 18W quick charging
Battery life – Up to 18 hours in single ended and 10 hours in balanced

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