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“I didn’t get the chance to test the S1 on my iPhone because of compatibility issues with the Lightning to USB-C cable I had on hand (along with simply running into deadlines). Nor did I get the chance to plug a set of balanced ‘phones into it. But I did spend a lot of hours listening to the S1 with a variety of in-ear monitors and headphones, playing a range of music including lots of CD-quality and high-resolution files. I liked what I heard all through the process.
The Lotoo is well connected. The overall character of the S1 leans towards neutral with some warmth – just a touch, but not enough to become problematic. It offers excellent dynamics and superb levels of detail and insight into the recording – the kind that would please even the most fervent audiophile. It does this without adding too much of its own character and remains smooth at all times, never descending into brightness or harshness.
To round things off, it’s well-built, feature-packed, incredibly portable, and comes without the eye-watering price tag expected for this level of performance. In short, you’ll hear more of your music, and you’ll enjoy it more when you use this device, especially if you add in some high-end, well-matched headphones or IEMs. It’s a great little product! I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t considering getting one for myself.” Witch Doctor Review – Read more>>
Known for its top-of-the-line DAPs, Lotoo decided to add a DAC-Amp to its PAW Line-up to satisfy the needs of ultra-portable audio lovers. It goes way beyond the conventional boundaries of the performance a DAC is expected to have. At a fraction of a cost of its prestigious DAP siblings, what Lotoo introduces to the market is a pocket powerhouse built upon the same DNA as the rest of the PAW family line. The PAW S1 uses the same architecture Lotoo employs in its DAPs (namely PAW Gold Touch and PAW6000), so you can consider it to be an ultra-small DAP without storage.
The Lotoo Paw S1 is a flagship for the USB DAC’s. It features a high-performance DAC chipset that provides an unmatched sound clarity output. The chipset is inspired by the top of the line DAP range from the brand and boosts similar sound quality output. It features a low distortion value of 0.0004% and a background noise level of -118dBu, the DAC/AMP provides a crystal clear sound output with minutest of the details popping out. It is able to decode PCM up to 32-Bit/384khz, and DSD up to DSD128 natively. Along with a premium high-performance DAC chipset, the PAW S1 uses a standalone AMP chip, OPA1622 that boosts out powerful output with no background noise.
Lotoo Paw series of DAP’s have their own customized EQ and ATE settings that users can choose from, the Paw S1 also houses those EQ/ATE settings, so users can expect a high-class DAP level performance from their smartphones with the use of Paw S1.
Lotoo Paw S1 houses an OLED LCD display that shows the basic info like active PCM/DSD format type, active EQ, High/Low gain modes, and volume levels. This is surely an innovative and new edition to the USB Type-C DAC/AMP’s.
Exquisitely Well Built:-
Lotoo is very famous for its brilliantly made DAP’s. They all have premium and exquisite built and the Paw S1 is also not an exception. It is a very well built product with CNC Aluminium material, it houses an OLED display on the front and media control buttons on the right side.
Plug and Play:-
Lotoo Paw S1 features plug and play support, one doesn’t need to install any drivers on PC/Smartphones, just plug the S1 into Type-C port and it is ready to use. The Paw S1 supports Android, iOS, MAC, Windows OS without any issues.
- Supported Format: PCM 32K-384KHz DSD64/DSD128
- Weight: 27.10g
- Size: 66mm*22mm*13mm
- Max Output: 3.5mm:70mW/ch @32Ω / 4.4mm:120mW/ch @32Ω
- HP Port: 3.5mm Unbalanced / 4.4mm Balanced
- Freq. range: 3.5mm: 20-20KHz..+0/-0.017dB / 4.4mm: 20-20KHz..+0/-0.016dB
- USB Port: USB Type C
- Noise Level: 3.5mm: -118dBu / 4.4mm: -114dBu
- Screen: OLED 128×32
- THD+N.. Low gain: -106dB(0.0005%)
- High gain: -108dB(0.0004%)
- OS.. LTOS
- S/N: 3.5mm: 123dB / 4.4mm: 122dB
- Firmware Update: Supported
Delivery will be approx 7-10 workings days due to back-orders.