Cayin N6ii Replaceable Audio Motherboard A02
- Dual AK4497EQ working in mono mode for one channel;
- Line Out and Pre Out for both 3.5mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced connectors;
- Provides 2 distinctive sets of LPFs - DSD LPF & PCM LPF. Users can switch through the pull-down menu;
- Transforms N6ii to a high-quality analog audio source for portable headphone amplifiers, active studio monitors, integrated amplifier or power amplifier of home audio system.
This module will definitely appeal to some, while for others it may not be as useful. If you have a home hifi setup or a dedicated desktop headphone amp, this is worth considering.
My two cents: the E02 is great and was my primary line out from the N6ii prior to the A02 due to its SQ.
However, I think A02 is simply a better LO/DAC, and is worth the price, at least for me. Holds its own against desktop/home stand-alone DACs at or above the same price. Great way to turn your hifi system into a network streamer; also great as a dedicated source with a desktop headphone amp. Much larger presentation of soundstage with more details and a smoother yet more detailed sound when compared to E02.