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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Connect With RCA
Optical & Coaxial

Upto 1500mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M
DAC Chip

Volume
Controls

DESCRIPTION

FIIO PRESENTS THE ALL-NEW DESKTOP DAC AND AMPLIFIER - THE K5 PRO ESS

FiiO introduces the latest K5 Pro ESS desktop DAC and amplifier. Building on the K5, a pure desktop amplifier, the team added DAC functionality coupled with the high performance of K5 to create the new K5 Pro ESS Desktop DAC and Amplifier. The K5 Pro ESS connects to an audio player via a digital audio interface and works with a computer as a professional desktop decoding amplifier. Adopting Sabre's high-performance audio DAC chip, ES9038Q2M with 32-bit processing, to achieve a new height of decoding audio. The audio architecture is further elevated with an XMOS USB decoding chip with an all-new clock matching management system, with unprecedented capabilities that support decoding up to a sample rate of 768kHz PCM and native DSD decoding.
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EMBEDDED WITH ESS SABRE + XMOS CHIPS FOR PRISTINE PLAYBACK AND DECODING

The new FiiO K5 Pro ESS has been upgraded to keep up with the times to offer high-fidelity audio. The K5 Pro ESS employs the flagship portable ESS DAC chip, the ES9038Q2M, with outstanding performance and richer audio details. Compared to the last generation K5, the distortion has reduced by 50%, the crosstalk has increased by 6dB with greater channel separation, and the dynamic range has increased by 3dB. The K5 Pro ESS also features a high-performance XMOS XUF208 USB decoding chip equipped with a clock matching management system, allowing decoding up to a sample rate of 768kHz/32bit and DSD512 natively. This capability enables the K5 Pro ESS to decode and play your music at the highest quality.

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POWERFUL HEADPHONE AMPLIFICATION WITH 3 GAIN LEVELS FOR VOLUME CONTROL

The upgraded FiiO K5 Pro ESS now offers amplification functionality. The K5 Pro ESS features a carefully-tuned feedforward amplifier circuit design that increases the power output of the TPA6120 op-amp by more than 60%. This offers a total power output of up to 1.5W under a 32ohm load, and up to 20Vpp at 300Ohms. To add to this, you also get 3 gain level settings - Low, medium, and high gain, allowing you to use the K5 Pro ESS with almost any headphone at comfortable volume levels. Through the reconstruction of the ADC curve, the K5 Pro ESS's volume control allows you to smoothly adjust the volume at extremely fine increments without any undesirable noise or with any channel imbalances. With the K5 Pro ESS, you can comfortably use various headphones with all kinds of sensitivities.

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EXPERTLY DESIGNED AUDIO ARCHITECTURE FOR HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO PLAYBACK

FiiO K5 Pro ESS does not fall behind when it comes to amplification power. The K5 Pro ESS has generous space to embed and package the necessary components for exceptional analogue amplification. It packs a four-level audio circuit capable of providing extraordinary audio fidelity in its class with Second-order LPF + Analogue Volume Adjustment + Voltage Amplification + Current Drive. Each part of the amplification circuit works perfectly together in harmony for excellent dynamic range and high resolution of sound. This entire audio architecture has been specifically designed to extract the optimum performance of the K5 Pro ESS.

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OFFERS A VARIETY OF INPUT AND OUTPUT CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS FOR EASY USE

No matter what audio equipment you use, digital audio has advantages in the integrity and fidelity of audio signals transmitted. The team of acoustic engineers at FiiO understood this and granted the K5 Pro ESS capabilities to allow you to take advantage of digital audio with optical and coaxial inputs supporting up to 96kHz inputs. This connectivity is convenient for connecting various music players and digital interfaces. Besides the wide variety of digital inputs options, the K5 Pro ESS also features a traditional analogue RCA line-in. RCA line-in is not only more robust and less prone to breakage than 3.5mm line-in, but it also has better resolution. The RCA line-out line signal is adjustable up to a maximum of 2Vrms, allowing the K5 Pro ESS to be used with a variety of active speakers and external amplifiers.

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SHOWCASING A MINIMALISTIC DESIGN WITH A SECURE AND ROBUST POWER SUPPLY

FiiO K5 Pro ESS is designed with quality materials featuring a one-piece all-metal oversized volume knob that is seamlessly integrated within the aluminium front panel, allowing you to easily and comfortably control volume. The RGB light indicator lights up with different colours according to the sample rate of the played audio. The input selection and gain are controlled by tactile toggle switches, which are clearly labelled, allowing you to control your music. The K5 Pro ESS utilises a DC 15V power supply engineered to minimise noise. The incoming DC power is filtered with a secondary power supply, which then independently supplies power to the amplification part of the audio circuit and the rest of the components. This design effectively suppresses power supply ripple and minimises power supply crosstalk between the two major sections of the circuit. This allows for more stable and less noisy power.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL K5Pro
BODY COLOR Black
WEIGHT ≈480g
BLUETOOTH FORMAT INDICATION Unsupported
FIRMWARE UPGRADE System firmware and XMOS can be upgraded via USB
MAXIMUM SUPPORTED SAMPLING RATE 768kHz-32bit/DSD512(USB DAC)
192kHz-24bit(COAX
) 96KHz-24bit(OPT)
HARDWARE SOLUTION DAC: ES9038Q2M,USB: XMOS XU208
Volume Scroll Potentiometer+ADC Sampling
FIIO CONTROL Unsupported
SAMPLING RATE INDICATION Blue:44.1KHz/48KHz
Yellow:88.2/96/176/352.8/384/705.6/768KHz
Green:DSD64/128/256/512
RECOMMENDED HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE 16~300Ω
BUTTONS AND INTERFACES
BUTTONS Toggle switch*2(Gain switch+ Input switch)
COAXIAL IN RCA sockets
LINE OUT RCA sockets
USB B type USB
OPTICAL IN Optical fiber socket
PHONE OUT 6.35mm
POWER PARAMETERS
POWER SUPPLY DC15V 1.5A
BATTERY CAPACITY NA
HO PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS(6.35MM,UAC/SPDIF IN)
OUTPUT POWER 1250mW(32Ω,THD+N<1%)
140mW(300Ω,THD+N<1%)
THD+N <0.0009%(1kHz/-10dB@32Ω)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~50kHz: (-2dB)
20Hz-20KHz:(-0.2dB)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <1.2Ω
CROSSTALK ≥80dB
OUTPUT LEVEL 6.4Vrms
SNR ≥118dB (dbA)
NOISE FLOOR Gain=H,<8uV(dbA)
Gain=M,<6uV(dbA)
Gain=L,<4uV(dbA)
HO PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS(6.35MM,LINE IN)
OUTPUT POWER 1500mW(32Ω,THD+N<1%)
170mW(300Ω,THD+N<1%)
THD+N <0.003%(1kHz/32Ω)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20KHz:(-0.2dB)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <1.2Ω
CROSSTALK ≥64dB
OUTPUT LEVEL 6.9Vrms
SNR ≥118dB (dbA)
NOISE FLOOR Gain=H,<8uV(dbA)
Gain=M,<6uV(dbA)
Gain=L,<4uV(dbA
LO PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS(RCA,UAC/SPDIF/LINE IN)
THD+N <0.0012%(1kHz/-10dB@10kΩ,UAC/SPDIF)
<0.0008%(1kHz/10kΩ,Line IN)
CROSSTALK ≥95dB (1kHz/10kΩ)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~50kHz: (-2dB)
SNR ≥115dB (dbA)
NOISE FLOOR ≤3.5uV(dbA)
OUTPUT LEVEL 2Vrms (1kHz/10kΩ)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. FiiO K5 Pro ESS

COMPARISONS

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Warranty
Ideal For Desktop Smartphone Desktop Smartphone & Desktop
Weight 480g 148g 0.8 Kg
DAC Chip ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M Burr Brown ESS Sabre ES9281PRO
Sample Rate 768kHz/32bit 32-bit/768kHz 32-bit/384kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 28 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 6.35mm & RCA 3.5mm 4.4mm, 6.3mm, RCA 2.5mm & 3.5mm
Digital Inputs Optical, Coaxial & USB Mirco USB USB3.0 USB Type-C
Output level 1500mW@32 Ohm 4.4mm Pentaconn (BAL)
330mW@32 Ohm; 6.6V@600 Ohm
6.3mm S-BAL (SE)
230mW@32 Ohm; 3.3V@600 Ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio >115 DB (A-Weighted) 120dB 116dB 130dB
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "The K5 Pro ESS is a very practical DAC Amp solution with a powerful AKM DAC & amplifier circuit. By canceling the dock on K5 & changing the I/O onboard, the K5 Pro becomes an individual DAC amp."
Headfonics
"The NX4DSD uses good parts: an Alps switched potentiometer, a high grade USB decoder chip (XMOS XU208), the very detailed ESS9038Q2M dac chip, and quality opamps (OPA1652, OPA2140, OPA1688)."
Head-Fi
"If you want transparency with some light cleansing and arguably a few drops of color, the Zen DAC V2 is a great amp. The Zen DAC V2 competes with units well above its price point."
Major HiFi
"The Sparrow is an affordable and tiny device which you can carry around with you at all times. Just hook it up to your phone or laptop and be amazed how good it sounds."
Headfonia

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i hv dt990 pro 250 ohm...i was using with pc, was getting enough sound but something missing...after watching lot of youtube videos, finally brought this...OMG...this gives complete new experience and more volume...happy with the purchase...recommend if u hv good and high impedance headphone...

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