FiiO announces the launch of the brand new A5 Portable Amplifier in India. The A5 is priced at Rs. 8999 and is now available on company website.
The FiiO A5 uses the E12A’s highly effective MUSES02 + LME49600 opamp combo. In addition, all major components utilize high-precision metal film resistors. These factors, along with better design and component selection, allow the A5 to achieve a total harmonic distortion (THD) rating of almost 0 percent (lower than the E12A’s by 33 percent) and an improved signal-to-noise ratio of 115dB.
The FiiO A5 contains a highly efficient, low-resistance power management system as well as dual +/-11V supplied power. This is a significant increase over the E12A’s +/-7.4V supplied power and gives the A5 considerable power reserve that is unheard of among portable amplifiers.
All of these aspects mean that the A5 combines the best of both the E12 and the E12A. Beyond just getting output power near that of the E12 with 800mW at 32 Ω, you also get the E12A’s exquisite abilities in reproducing music. And with the low/high gain switch you can enjoy the A5 on all kinds of headphones, from the most sensitive IEMs to the most power-hungry headphones.
A5 is backed by 880mAh 3S (three cells in series) battery. It can automatically adjust the amount of current to the 3S battery when charging by detecting your particular charging equipment. With a 5V/2A charger, the A5’s battery can be fully topped up in 2.5 hours – faster and more convenient compared to other similar products. And despite the A5’s high power output, the amp still lasts for a lengthy 13 hours. The FiiO A5 has an LED to let you know device’s charging status immediately. Depending on the amount of current when charging, the LED will blink at an appropriate rate which allows you to quickly determine the present charging speed. There is also a working status indicator that lets you immediately know whether the unit is on or off.
For the first time, company used a CNC stainless steel headphone connector ring, replacing the previously used copper. A plastic ring is pressed into the gap between this connector ring and the rest of the body, ensuring it is seamlessly integrated with zero gaps. Connector is also sturdier due to the non-existent gaps and the use of harder stainless steel.