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[Pre-Order Opening Soon] Cayin N8 Flagship Digital Music Player with Full Balanced Solid State and Triode Vacuum Tube Output

While the N8 offers state-of-the-art digital decoding for portable player, it’s the analogue that makes it stand our as our statement to the head-fi market. For the first time ever, Cayin have created a DAP with choice of Direct Heated Triode vacuum tube and full balanced solid state in one portable package. N8 users can select the audio signature that fit their headphones or music genre conveniently. 

  • The N8 is the first price-no-objective portable digital audio player from Cayin. The N8 has consolidated their 25 years of extensive experience in high-end audio industry and offers impeccable digital and analogue audio capabilities. It features two AKM AK4497EN DAC chipsets and can native decode up to DSD512 and 64 Bit/ 768kHz with stellar dynamic range and channel separation

    On top of being a brilliant standalone player, Cayin N8 offers six input and output options so that you can integrate the DAP into your home audio system flexibly. The I 2S Digital output (via micro HDMI) is by far the most sophisticated digital interface from N8, it can connect to I 2S input of our CS-100DAC and N8 will become a high performance digital transport.  We have also embedded the S/PDIF Coaxial signal into the Type-C secondary bus pins. This is our proprietary design and N8 users will be provided the necessary adapters to connect the player to portable and desktop DAC. N8 also supports USB Audio, it can function as USB DAC (input) or USB Transport (output) through its Type-C USB interface.      Last but not least, 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.

    There is no reason to settle for less on the final appeal and finishing when N8 excels in almost every aspect. The main N8 chassis is CNC out of a single piece of stainless steel and the rea panel is a specially molded 3D toughened Gorilla glass with AF and DLC coating. This combination not only offers attractive visual impact, it  is also a functional design that feels good when you grasp it.


    DAC Chipset

    AK4497EQ (x2)


    Single-ended: Miniature Direct Heated Triode Tube

    Balanced: Quadruple Solid-State


    Stainless Steel CNC chassis, 3D toughened glass back


    128GB + TF (upto 512GB), USB-OTG


    4.4mm Headphone and Line (Shared) 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Line (Dedicated)

    USB-Audio (in and out), Coaxial (Type-C), I2S (microHDMI)


    128mm x 70mm x 20mm (LxWxH)




  • Please note:

    1. Specifications listed are not 100% finalized yet. There's a possibility that Cayin will improve/adjust the specifications before N8's official launch.
    2. The external look of N8 is not 100% finalized yet
    3. MSRP has not been finalized.

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