Loaner: Shanling M6 Ultra (M6 + newest AKM + updated Android)

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  1. rhythmdevils

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    Loaner: Shanling M6 Ultra

    Loaner courtesy of Shanling :bow:


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    This is Shanking's latest DAP and is their update to the M6 21, which had to use Saber chips due to the AKM factory burning down. It was a forced departure from Shanking's preferred voicing. This returns the M6 to their preferred (warmer, more neutral) voicing using AKM's latest chips and also uses updated Android so it won't be outdated for years and years.

    I'm creating loaner threads for the last of the loaners I got as gearmaster. But if you have any questions please contact Dan @ChaChaRealSmooth who will be organizing the list for this.

    Standard rules.
    • Open to ALL friends and contributors on case by case basis but do not be shy to ask
    • 1 week per person
    • Insure for 460$
    • FedEx UPS only
    • Impressions required in thread @crenca creates
    • Post with your location if interested
    **If you are the last person on the list send a pm to @ChaChaRealSmooth when your time is up for shipping instructions. Do not just tag me or hold onto the gear.**

    LIST
    @crenca NM
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2022
  2. crenca

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    Sign me up please. Since I regularly use the pre AKM fire version of this product (M6 Pro AKM) I volunteer to write up the 1st "intro" post if the gearmaster would like.
     
  3. rhythmdevils

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    Yeah I already got you down for this and will be shipping it to you this week hopefully :). Thanks!
     
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    I’d be keen to check this out, please. NJ.
     
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    Me too! I can compare to my M7 with the ESS Pro chip. Maryland.
     
  6. Bina

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    I hope you guys will enjoy it, M6 Ultra is definitely return back into our house sound.

    I will recommend to check this bit more detailed setup guide on our website: https://en.shanling.com/article-Android665Setup.html

    And I'm here on forum if you would have any questions.
     
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    I will be happy to be part of it but only post 02nd Dec due to work commitment.
    I can compare it with Shanling M3X, Ifi Gold Bar. For IEM I only have JVC FDX01
    Location - NY
     
  8. yotacowboy

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    Aside: I picked one of these up after getting tired of the old Android OS on the M6 Pro21 and selling it. Haven't unboxed it yet, but will probably get it set up this weekend.

    Edit: Just so everyone on the loaner is aware, Roon (both the remote app and ARC) is currently not working on the M6 Ultra. Maybe @Bina can chime in with any guesses as to when the firmware will be updated to support Roon/RAAT. It's not a deal killer for me just yet, since I mostly use Qobuz on the go, and have a goo portion of my library on a 500gb SD card. But, I've not spent much time playing with ARC, so hard to say whether I'll see it as a necessity.
     
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    Has this started making the rounds? I've spent enough time with my personal M6 Ultra that I feel confident sharing some impressions, but don't want to step on the toes of this thread by creating my own impressions thread.
     
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    Give me tonight, maybe tomorrow to start an "intro" thread - should have done it this past weekend but life...
     
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    Hoping my M6U might arrive this week. Looking forward to sharing my thoughts :)
     

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