Many audiophiles already discovered practicality and freedom of the wireless connectivity through the world of portable audio. Yet implementing it into their home set-ups can be often too expensive, or lacking in connection and sound quality.

Shanling Audio decided to take their experience in designing and manufacturing both high-end Hifi and portable Bluetooth products, combining it all into one machine for home audio, the Shanling BA1

Shanling Audio BA1 Desktop HiFi Bluetooth Receiver

Sabre DAC Chip

The BA1uses the ESS Sabre ES9218P DAC and amplifier, and combines Bluetooth 5.0 with the support of high quality Bluetooth codecs, with he support of LDAC and LHDC codecs, BA1 is capable of a HiRes playback over Bluetooth, supporting resolution up to 24 bit / 96 kHz.

Shanling Audio BA1 Desktop HiFi Bluetooth Receiver rear view

Speakers Or Headphones

The Shanling BA1 easily fits into any stereo speaker set-up, simply connect BA1 to your amplifiers or active monitors with a pair of RCA cables. It also has a dedicated headphone output, designed for use both with full-size headphones and sensitive earphones.

With the digital optical output, BA1 can be used as a pure digital source for your current Hifi DAC or receiver. BA1 can be connected to any computer to serve as a high-quality external sound card.

Companion app available for Android and iOS

For speaker or headphone systems

Specification

Bluetooth Chip: Qualcomm CSR8675, Bluetooth 5.0

Supports: LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, AAC, SBC

Hi-Res: Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz with LDAC & LHDC

DAC/AMP: ESS Sabre ES9218P

Outputs: 3.5mm Headphone jack, RCA Line-out, Digital Optical Out

Output power: Headphone jack – 1.41V / RCA Line-Out – 2.0V

SNR: – 115 dB

Channel separation: 73dB

USB DAC: Plug-n-play setup, up to 16/48

Power supply: USB powered, 5V/1A. Power supply not included in packaging.

Dimensions: 120 x 100 x 26 mm

Weight: 205g

Shanling Audio BA1 Desktop HiFi Bluetooth Receiver costs $169/169€

Price

MSRP: 169 USD / Euro

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