Luxury & Precision has announced the new W2-131 portable USB DAC-AMP. They have mainly switched the DAC chipset from dual CS43198 chips of the previous model W2 to newer dual CS43131 DAC chips. The new W2-131 has higher driving power, lower power consumption, and brand-new Prussian Blue chassis. So, with this new W2-131, we get the performance of the W2 with improvements in terms of output power and power consumption.
The L&P W2-131 with its multi-chip architecture provides clean output with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings achieving best in class 131 dB SNR ratings and 131.5dB THD+N ratings.
With the help of selective low-power chips, the L&P W2-131 has lower requirements. It has 10% lower power requirements than its former model. The W2-131 has got better driving force with increased output power ratings. The OG W2 had an output power rating of up to 230mW @ 32Ω of load, but the new W2-131 provides up to 260mW of output at the same loads.
Similar to the former model, the new W2-131 houses two headphone output ports. One is a 4.4mm balanced output port and the other is a 3.5mm single-ended headphone output port. W2-131 supports easy connectivity for all the latest headphones and IEMs.
The L&P W2-131 is the second USB DAC/AMP in the market with SPDIF Output support, the first being the original W2. L&P’s professional SPDIF output enables a new playback solution with improved clarity and signal transmission.
Luxury & Precision has pre-loaded the W2-131 with multiple different EQ presets designed for different IEMs. It has loaded presets for Shure SE846, Sony Z1r, and many more IEMs. With an easy firmware upgrade, L&P will add more presets in the future.
High-performance Dual DAC chipset (2xCS43131).
Improved output power.
Lower power consumption.
High-Gate-Count FPGA Chipset.
Clean and Powerful audio performance.
Special tuning profiles: Tune 01 (Gentle), Tune 02 (Refined).
Both Balanced and Single-Ended connection support (3.5mm+4.4mm).