Shanling EH3 Desktop DAC/AMP

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  • Flagship ESS ES9039SPRO 8-channel DAC
  • 4 x OPA1612 Balanced Amplifier
  • High-Power Amplifier up to 5300 mW @ 32 Ohm / 700mW @ 300 Ohm (Balanced)
  • KDS crystal oscillators and XMOS XU316 USB Chip
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi
  • Playback from USB Drive
  • Supports Hi-Res files up to PCM 32/768 and DSD512
  • Output Type: USB, OPTICAL, LINE OUT (AUDIO OUT), Balanced Out
  • Input Type: USB, COAXIAL, OPTICAL, LINE IN (AUDIO IN), Bluetooth
  • Built to complement the ET3 CD Transport unit
  • Dimensions: 23.8 X 18.8 X 5.9 cm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg


In the Box

  • Shanling EH3 Desktop DAC/AMP
  • Remote Control
  • Power cable
  • USB cable (Type-A to B)
  • User Manual


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Utilizing flagship ESS ES9039SPRO 8-channel DAC with fully balanced amplifier based around four OPA1612. With in-house developed FPGA, KDS crystal oscillators and XMOS XU316 USB Chip, matching its High-End performance.

Offering up to 1 900 mW @ 32 Ohm / 205mW @ 300 Ohm in Single-Ended and 5 300 mW @ 32 Ohm / 700mW @ 300 Ohm in Balanced. EH3 is Shanling’s second most powerful amplifier, right behind EM7, providing plenty of driving power even for the demanding Audiophile headphones.

System and controls

Based on Ingenic X2000 platform, EH3 is using the same system and control setup as ET3 CD Transport. Main multifunctional wheel serves for volume control and menu navigation, with playback and input buttons on the top of the device. Users can navigate the simplified system on the circular screen at the front of the device, with Eddict Player app serving as a remote controller from their smartphones and tablets. Simple remote controller is also included alongside the EH3.

System includes the ability of independent local playback from USB Drive. Fully lossless playback directly on the DAC, without any need for a separate digital source or computer. Supporting all the major audio formats and Hi-Res files up to PCM 32/768 and DSD512.


Ready for Wireless playback, EH3 offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It can be used as a simple Bluetooth receiver, with support of LDAC, aptX HD, aptX and AAC. And for local networks, EH3 will play smoothly with Airplay 1 or with your favourite DLNA app and local server.

The rear panel offers a range of inputs and outputs, allowing EH3 to serve many roles in a variety of Hi-Fi rigs. For use as DAC, EH3 can be connected over USB, Optical, Coaxial or I2S HDMI. It can be also used as a pure amplifier thanks to a pair of RCA Analog inputs. And when you want to connect EH3 to a power amplifier or active monitors, the combination of RCA and XLR Analog outputs can be run in both line-our or pre-amp modes.

Headphone Outputs

EH3 packs 4 different headphone outputs, which should assure compatibility with the vast majority of headphones on the market. Single-ended output through 3.5mm and 6.35mm jack, Balanced output through 4.4mm jack and 4-pin XLR.

Combination with ET3

EH3 was designed as a companion to Shanling’s ET3 CD transport (sold separately). Connected over the high-quality I2S connection, using the new L8 cable (also sold separately), with All-to-DSD processing, making for the ultimate CD and MQA CD Playback.

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