The N8 has consolidated Cayin's 25 years of extensive experience in the high-end audio industry and offers impeccable digital and analog audio capabilities. It features two AKM AK4497EQ DAC chipsets and can native decode up to DSD256 and 32 Bit/ 384kHz with stellar dynamic range and channel separation.
On top of being a brilliant standalone player, the Cayin N8 offers six input and output options so that you can easily integrate the DAP into your home audio system. The I2S Digital output (via micro HDMI) is by far the most sophisticated digital interface from N8, as it can connect to the I2S input of Cayin's CS-100DAC where the N8 becomes a high performance digital transport.
Cayin has also embedded the S/PDIF Coaxial signal into the Type-C secondary bus pins. This is their proprietary design and N8 users will be provided the necessary adapters to connect the player to portable and desktop DAC.
The N8 also supports USB Audio so it can function as USB DAC (input) or USB Transport (output) through its Type-C USB interface. Last but not least, the N8 comes with dual line out design. On top of the commonly used single-ended line out through the dedicated 3.5mm port, Cayin has added a ground connection to the "Pentaconn" connector so that N8 can facilitate full balanced line out through the shared 4.4mm TRRRS port.
Choice of Vacuum Tube and Solid State amplification in 3.5mm headphone output
Dual Output Mode: High Impedance High Output Mode (HIGH2) delivers 200mWpc@300Ω (balanced)
Outstanding digital audio capability with dual AK4497EQ, PCM decoded up to 32Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256
Support 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended headphone output
Desktop grade line output: single-ended at 2.1V and balanced at 4.3V
Comprehensive digital interface: I2S, USB Audio and S/PDIF coaxial output and can function as USB DAC
Massive 128GB internal storage and one external TF card up to 512GB, can further extend through USB OTG storage,
USB 3.0 high speed data transmission.
Massive 7000mAH battery with QC2.0 quick charging
Stainless steel chassis with PVD coating, 24K gold plated solid brass control dials
Custom fit Corning Gorilla 3 (AF and DLC coating) curved glass back panel