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EarMen Angel Reference Portable DAC/Amp/Pre-Amp

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Updated: 18 October 2022

EarMen Angel is a portable Fully Balanced Hi-Res DAC/ Headphone Amplifier / Pre-Amp with single-ended and balanced output! Thanks to an efficient dual-cell high-output battery cell, enjoy plenty of power for even the most difficult-to-drive headphones without worrying about battery life. Powered by a Sabre ES9038Q2M DAC and custom balanced topology designed from the ground up!

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We work tirelessly on new devices to try to share the happiness and excitement we feel when we first listen to them. One of those devices is Blue Angel, which I worked on for more than a year, looking for the perfect combination of components and a result that would not leave anyone indifferent.

– Filip Tot, Earmen Audio Engineer

Fully Balanced DAC

EarMen Angle is a fully balanced device whose balanced signal goes intact from the DAC all the way to the headphone output. There are no changes in the audio signal itself except for amplification, so the sound from the DAC is original. The device is designed so that in the path of audio signal sound, there are no additional capacitors and other components that would introduce distortion. Angel uses an ESS DAC ES9038Q2M which has excellent SNR and THD + N characteristics compared to its competitors, along with the newest XMOS USB receiver, capable of decoding up to 768kHz/32 bit PCM, DSD256 via DoP and MQA Studio. Exceptional sound quality with support for everything you'd ever need!

The Twin Pulse has character and demands the most from the other links in the audio chain. To date we haven’t been able to exploit the full potential of this project because every time we raise the bar, experimenting with a new solution, the Twin Pulse amazes us with an improvement well beyond our expectations.

Incredibly Dynamic Gain +

With a dynamic range of 120dB, the music you listen to becomes realistic as if you are listening live. The device has a linear power supply with ultra-low noise, which helps to deliver a precise, transparent sound. Once you hear the sound, you will desire nothing but this device. By switching to Gain + mode, you will get more power, volume, and dynamics. This option allows you to adjust the volume to a more precise level, allowing Angel to be used with all types of sensitive and insensitive headphones.

Headphone & Line Out Options

Angel gives you a choice of headphone outputs to drive the headphones and earphones you love most. You have the option of a 3.5mm single-end output as well as balanced 4.4mm output with up to 8.5Vrms! Whatever you choose, Angel will automatically recognize your selected output. The line-out option gives you the ability to use Angel as a Pre-Amp for your home system either Single End or Fully Balanced. The choice is yours.

Powerful Battery

Angel has a two-cell battery 2x3000mAh, giving you the opportunity for many hours of listening to music. You do not have to worry about battery consumption, as the full charge time is less than 3 hours. Separate DATA and USB charging ports allow the device to run continuously on charge so that you can use it all day in your system.

What's in the Box

• Earmen Angel

• USB-C Cable

Digital Inputs

• USB C Female Data Input

• USB C Female Charging Input

• S/PDIF In: 3.5mm Coax/TOS

Analog Outputs

• 3.5mm Single Ended Line-Level & Headphone Out

• 4.4mm Pentaconn Balanced Line-Level & Headphone Out

Technical Specs

DAC: ES9038Q2M

Audio Formats: DSD 128/256 DoP, DXD & PCM up to 768kHz, OFS, MQA, MQA Studio and MQA Auth

Headphone output Level (SE/Balanced): 7.2Vrms / 8.5Vrms

Headphone THD+N (SE/Balanced):0.004% / 0.002%

Line output Level (SE/Balanced): 1.5Vrms / 3Vrms

Line Out THD+N (SE/Balanced):0.005% / 0.003%

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 20kHz

DNR & SNR (SE/Balanced): >120dB / >119dB

Dimension L x H x W: 6" x 1.05" x 2.6"

Weight: 0.75 lbs

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About EarMen

Powerful audio components elegantly designed for simple plug & play use.  EarMen products are designed and engineered by Miki Trosic, renowned thoughout the audio industry as the founder of Auris Audio. Manufactured in Europe to ensure the highest standards in production quality.Introducing EarMen - Portable Audio Freedom For All!