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Cayin - N8

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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 92,105 ₹ 6,324
6 14% ₹ 46,854 ₹ 11,131
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
18 14% ₹ 16,716 ₹ 30,907
24 14% ₹ 12,963 ₹ 41,122
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 13% ₹ 31,647 ₹ 14,835
12 13% ₹ 24,115 ₹ 19,387
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 15% ₹ 31,905 ₹ 17,154
12 15% ₹ 24,369 ₹ 22,436
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 15% ₹ 92,256 ₹ 6,778
6 15% ₹ 46,987 ₹ 11,934
9 15% ₹ 31,905 ₹ 17,154
12 15% ₹ 24,369 ₹ 22,436
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12.50% ₹ 91,878 ₹ 5,644
6 12.50% ₹ 46,653 ₹ 9,928
9 13.50% ₹ 31,711 ₹ 15,413
12 13.50% ₹ 24,178 ₹ 20,148
18 13.50% ₹ 16,653 ₹ 29,769
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12.99% ₹ 91,952 ₹ 5,866
6 13.99% ₹ 46,852 ₹ 11,123
9 13.99% ₹ 31,775 ₹ 15,981
12 13.99% ₹ 24,240 ₹ 20,894
18 14.99% ₹ 16,842 ₹ 33,166
24 14.99% ₹ 13,090 ₹ 44,161
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 13% ₹ 31,647 ₹ 14,835
12 12% ₹ 23,988 ₹ 17,869
18 12% ₹ 16,465 ₹ 26,372
24 12% ₹ 12,709 ₹ 35,035
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 12% ₹ 91,803 ₹ 5,418
6 12% ₹ 46,586 ₹ 9,528
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 14% ₹ 46,854 ₹ 11,131
9 15% ₹ 31,905 ₹ 17,154
12 15% ₹ 24,369 ₹ 22,436
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 92,105 ₹ 6,324
6 14% ₹ 46,854 ₹ 11,131
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 13% ₹ 91,954 ₹ 5,871
6 13% ₹ 46,720 ₹ 10,329
9 14% ₹ 31,776 ₹ 15,993
12 14% ₹ 24,242 ₹ 20,909
18 15% ₹ 16,843 ₹ 33,189
24 15% ₹ 13,091 ₹ 44,192
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1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty Info

Warranty & Service

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Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Metal
Build

Bluetooth with
aptX & SBC

8.5 Hours of
Battery Life

Battery Capacity of
7000 mAh

4.4mm
Balanced Output

AKM AK4497EQ x 2
Dual DAC Chip

Volume
Controls

DESCRIPTION

Tube-Tech at its Finest


The Cayin N8 offers three kinds of amplification (4.4mm Bal, 3.5mm SE-SS, 3.5mm SE-Tube), letting you choose from a vacuum tube or solid-state output. This vacuum tube amplification circuit has been designed based on the KORG Nutube 6P1, a dual-channel Triode vacuum tube from Japan. A PGA2311UA chip has been used to suppress background noise and facilitate gain compensation with the Solid State circuit while a Spring-loaded Suspension System eliminates microphonic effect for better portability.

Decodes the Toughest Files


Experience only the best in sound. The N8 has a 32-bit AK4497EQ Dual DAC and PCB Board that can decode up to 32Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256 and handle SACD-ISO seamlessly.

Amp it Up


Connect just about any headphone with your N8 thanks to the multiple choices of outputs. You can use between a 4.4mm balanced, 3.5mm single-ended, S/PDIF, USB Audio and I2S digital output.

Connect One, Connect All


Connect just about any headphone with your N8 thanks to the multiple choices of outputs. You can use between a 4.4mm balanced, 3.5mm single-ended, S/PDIF, USB Audio and I2S digital output.

 

Go Wireless Easily


The N8 uses the latest Bluetooth v4.2. This lets you stream music wirelessly via aptX or SBC. You can even turn this device into a wireless DAC by streaming audio from another player via SBC. The best part? You can control the N8 from your phone with the HiBy Music Player app.

Listen for Long


The N8 has a battery life that ranges from 7.5 hours to 9.5 hours depending on the power supply mode used as well as the output. The QC2.0 cable from Qualcomm and Pump Express from Media Tek quickly charges the 7000mAh battery. Smart LEDs inform you of the sampling rate, charging, etc.

Leave No Song Behind


Carry your favourite tracks everywhere. The Cayin N8 has a massive internal memory of 128GB which can be further expanded via a 512GB TF card. And, even if that’s not enough, plug-in your OTG as well!

Stylish Yet, Durable


The N8 does not only look great but also sounds great as well. A PVD coated, stainless steel chassis and 24K gold-plated solid brass control dials make this DAP super-durable to carry around. A Corning Gorilla 3 (AF and DLC coated) curved glass back panel fits perfectly while the 3.2-inch multi-touch IPS screen and physical buttons make usage easy.

 

 

SPECS

MUSIC FORMAT
DSD DSF : 1bit : 2.8MHz - 11.2MHz
DIFF : 1bit : 2.8MHz - 11.2MHz
SACD-ISO : 1bit : 2.8MHz - 11.2MHz
Native, DOR and D2P (convert to PCM 88.2kHz)
MQA 16bit - 24bit : 44.1 kHz — 384kHz
PCM WAV : 16bit - 32bit : 8kHz - 384kHz
AIF/AIFF : 16bit - 32bit : 8kHz - 384kHz
FLAC : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 192kHz
ALAC : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 192kHz
APE (Fast) : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 192kHz
APE (Normal) : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 192kHz
APE (High) : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 192kHz
APE (Extra High) : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 96kHz
WMA Lossless : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 96kHz
WMA : 16bit - 24bit : 8kHz - 96kHz
MP3 : 16bit : 8kHz - 48kHz
AAC : 16bit : 8kHz - 48kHz
OGG : 16bit : 8kHz - 48kHz
PRODUCT INFORMATION
DAC AK4497EQ X 2
VACCUM TUBE KORG Nutube 6P1
LPF MUSES02 X 2
SINGLE ENDED VOLUME CONTROL PGA2311UA
BLUETOOTH VERSION 4.2
AMPLIFICATION OPX1622X4 (Parallel for 2 channels)
BATTERY 3.7V 7000mAh
FIRMWARE UPGRADE OTA and Manual (via TF Card)
DISPLAY IPS 3.2" (480*360)
TOUCH SENSING Capacitive touch screen
CHASSIS Stainless Stell with PVD
BACK PANEL Caring Gorilla 3 (AF, DLC) Curved glass
DIMENSIONS 128*70*21mm
NET WEIGHT 380g
BATTERY AND DURATION PARAMETER
BATTERY DURATION
TESTING CONDITION Screen Off, All wireless diabled, mid gain, volume 40, playback multi-format music files
3.5MM SINGLE ENDED Vaccum Tube
STD (32Oohm) : 8.5H
HIGH2 (32Oohm) : 7.5H
Solid Tube
STD (32Oohm) : 9.5H
HIGH2 (32Oohm) : 8.5H
4.4MM BALANCED STD (32Oohm) : 9.5H
HIGH2 (32Oohm) : 8.5H
CHARGING TIME
CHARGING CONDITION Standard charger (5V-2A) : ~6H
Quick charge QC 2.0 : ~4.5H
HEADPHONE OUTPUT SPECIFICATION
PHONES OUT (SINGLE ENDED)
POWER RATING STD
32 Ω : 230mW
150 Ω : 70mW
300 Ω : 35mW
HIGh2
32 Ω : 400mW
150 Ω : 100mW
300 Ω : 50mW
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz(±0.2dB,Fs=192kHz)
THD+N 0.0008% (1kHz, FS=44.1kHz; 20Hz~20kHz, A-weighted)
DYNAMIC RANGE 118dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
SNR 118dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
CHANNEL SEPERATION 75dB (1kHz,A-Weighted)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE +/- 0.6Ω
CONNECTOR 3.5mm TRS (dedicated)
PHONES OUT (BALANCED)
POWER RATING STD
32 Ω : 480mW
150 Ω : 150mW
300 Ω : 80mW
HIGh2
32 Ω : 750mW
150 Ω : 400mW
300 Ω : 200mW
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz(±0.2dB,Fs=192kHz)
THD+N 0.0006% (1kHz, FS=44.1kHz; 20Hz~20kHz, A-weighted)
DYNAMIC RANGE 120dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
SNR 122dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
CHANNEL SEPERATION 110dB (1kHz,A-Weighted)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE +/- 1.2Ω
CONNECTOR 4.4mm TRS (Shared with line out)
LINE OUT SPECIFICATION
3.5LO
OUTPUT LEVEL 2.1V (@10kΩ)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz(±0.2dB,Fs=192kHz)
THD+N 0.0006% (1kHz, FS=44.1kHz; 20Hz~20kHz, A-weighted)
DYNAMIC RANGE 120dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
SNR 122dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
CHANNEL SEPERATION 101dB (1kHz,A-Weighted)
4.4LO
OUTPUT LEVEL 4.3V (@10kΩ)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-20kHz(±0.2dB,Fs=192kHz)
THD+N 0.0006% (1kHz, FS=44.1kHz; 20Hz~20kHz, A-weighted)
DYNAMIC RANGE 120dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
SNR 122dB(20Hz-20kHz,A-Weighted)
CHANNEL SEPERATION 101dB (1kHz,A-Weighted)
DIGITAL INTERFACE SPECIFICATION
I²S Connector : HDMI C Type
PCM Output : 32bit/384kHz
DSD Output : DSD256 (11.2MHz)
S/PDIF COAXIAL Connector : USB C (75Ω)
PCM Output : 24bit/384kHz
DSD Output : DoP128 (DSD over PCM 5.6MHz)
USB AUDIO OUTPUT Connector : USB C
PCM Output : 32bit/384kHz
DSD Output : DSD 256
USB AUDIO IN Connector : USB C, Asynchronous USB Audio Class 2.0
Support Windows (driver required), Mac OS, Android (Partial
PCM input : 24bit/192kHz
DSD Output : DSD128, Support native, DoP and D2P
BLUETOOTH BTV4.2Half Duplex, support HiByLink remote control/File Sharing
Tranmit Codec : aptX, SBC, Support up to 16bit/96kHz
Receive Codec : SBC, support up to 16bit/96kHz
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. Cayin - N8 Digital Audio Player
2. 4.4mm to 2.5mm Balanced Adapter
3. 4.4mm to XLR (Male) Balanced Adapter
4. Type C to RAC Coaxial Adapter
5. Type C to 3.5mm Coaxial Cable
6. Type C Charging and Data Cable
7. Leather Protective Case

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Warranty
Screen Size 5.0inch 4.2inch 4.1inch
Weight 380g 410.8g 290g 203g
DAC Chip AK4497EQ Dual DAC AKM AK4499EQ AK4497EQ AKM AK4497EQ
Sample Rate 32Bit/384kHz 32bit/768kHz 32Bit/384kHz 32bit/384kHz
Battery Life 9.5 Hours 8 Hours 14 Hours 11 Hours
Balanced Outputs 4.4 mm Balanced Out (2.5mm, only 4-pole supported) 4.4mm 2.5 mm
Digital Outputs Coaxial & USB-C USB-C & Optical 3.5mm Coaxial, L2S & USB-C USB-C
Balanced Outputs 128 GB 512 GB 65 GB 128 GB
External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
Output level Unbalanced: 3.0Vrms Balanced 6.0Vrms 32Ω: 245mW 150Ω: 64mW 300Ω: 32mW Unbalanced: 2.1Vrms Balanced: 4.2Vrms
Signal to Noise Ratio 118dB Balanced 125dB Unbalanced 124dB Balanced 121dB Unbalanced 119dB Balance: 123dB Unbalance: 120dB
Bluetooth Version v4.2 v4.1 v4.2 v4.1
Bluetooth Codecs aptX & SBC aptX HD LDAC, AAC, SBC & aptX
Tidal Streaming
Downloadable Apps
MQA Support
Expert Verdict "Tube output has always been a dream of mine in a DAP and for some time I thought this might happen in the amp cards from FiiO or iBasso but it never materialized."
Headfonics
"The Astell&Kern SP2000 is very precise and detailed, it also delivers music with a fast pace. The Bass is tight, fast and detailed with good layering."
Heafonia
"The A01 motherboard taps into Cayin’s house sound or preference for something slightly richer, sweeter and an all-round performance that will appeal to a very wide audience indeed."
Headfonics
"The Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M is pretty much faultless when it comes to sound quality. When it comes to the business of playing music, it’s impossible to find holes in the performance."
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