[NEWS] MOONDROP Releases Moonriver 2 Portable DAC/AMP




Moondrop Releases Moonriver 2 Portable DAC/AMP


Moondrop is coming with its first DAC/AMP product the Moonriver 2, which is an ultra portable device for the use with Mobile Phones, Tablets and PC’s. The Moondrop Moonriver 2 will be the direct rival to similar product like the Lotoo PAW S1/S2, Shanling UA5, Cayin RU6.

The Moonriver 2 is designed with a fully balanced audio circuit featuring dual CS43198 premium DAC chips. This premium set of Dual DAC chipset should offer ultra-low distortion and a very clear noise-free background performance.

Moonriver 2 features dual headphone output ports, which are the 3.5mm Single Ended (SE) and 4.4mm Balanced TRRRS) output. Moreover, the Moonriver 2 adopts also a dual OPAMP architecture on its four-channel balanced architecture to produce more output power for full sized headphone with an impedance of up to 300Ω.



Technical Specifications: 

  • DAC                             : Dual CS43198.
  • Headphone Ports        : 3.5mm Single-ended and 4.4mm Balanced.
  • Frequency Response  : 6Hz-85kHz (±1dB).
  • Background Noise       : 1.5uV(AES17 20K Hz) 4.4mm / 1.2uV(AES17 20K Hz 3.5mm
  • THD+N (3.5mm)         : 2Vrms(0.0008%@32Ω).
  • THD+N (4.4mm)         : 4Vrms(0.00013%@300Ω).
  • SNR (3.5mm)             : 123dB(A-weighted).
  • SNR (4.4mm)             : 131dB(A-weighted).
  • Line-Out (3.5mm)       : 2Vrms(High-gain), 1.4Vrms(Low-gain).
  • Line-Out (4.4mm)       : 4Vrms(High), 2.8Vrms(Low).



  • Dual DAC Chipset, Cirrus Logic 2x CS43198
  • 4 Channel fully balanced architecture
  • Line Out function for both 3.5mm & 4.4mm Balanced outputs
  • Output Power (4Vrms @300Ω )
  • 5mm SE + 4.4mm Balanced Outputs
  • Replaceable Type-C Cable Interface.
  • CNC machined Aluminum alloy chassis
  • Silver-plated USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable (included in the package)



Miniaturized USB DAC/AMP Design with Hi-RES Capabilities:

Moondrop Moonriver 2 is a portable High-resolution lossless audio decoder and headphone amplifier in a compact form factor. It adopts a flagship-grade Dual DAC chipset featuring two CS43198 DAC chips arranged in a four-channel balanced architecture. The Moonriver 2 supports high-resolution 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256 decoding. The flagship CS43198 DAC chips help the Moonriver 2 to achieve class-leading performance with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings.


Dual Headphone Outputs:

The Moondrop Moonriver 2 features both single-ended as well as balanced headphone output ports. It houses a 3.5mm single-ended port and another 4.4mm balanced output port. Moondrop adopts dual OPAMPs for producing a powerful output thrust. The 4.4mm balanced connection will provide enough power for 300Ω headphones.



Replaceable Type-C Interface:

The Moonriver 2 has a USB Type-C interface with a replaceable cable. It comes bundled with a high-quality silver-plated Type-C to Type-C connector cable. With a compatible Lightning cable, you can also connect it with Apple iOS devices.



Design & Build Quality:

Moondrop Moonriver 2 features a premium build chassis made from lightweight aluminum alloy material. The chassis here is crafted using a high-precision CNC machining process to archive an unique looking industrial design.


Price & Availability:

The price for the Moondrop Moonriver 2 will be 189.99 US$. More information’s can be found under the links below;




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