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  1. printerlights

    Is the SMSL AO200 a true "Digital Amplifier"? (or do the analog inputs bypass its built in dac?)

    I'm wondering if the analog inputs on the AO200 bypass its built in dac? All of the marketing material for the AO200 calls the unit a "Digital Amplifier," but that would imply that every signal going through the amp is converted to digital before amplification, is there a way to test if the...
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    2 new Dacs SMSL D400ES vs D400EX

    Hi everyone, There are 2 new interesting model of SMSL DACs : (sharing a same chasis, a copy from Sabaj A20d/30 design but slim ver) - SMSL D400ES Audio DAC MQA MQA-CD Hires ES9039MSPRO 11OPA1612A XU316 DSD512 Bluetooth AES I2S 32bit/768kHz With Remote Control - SMSL D400EX AUDIO DAC 1*AK4191...
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    Best way to connect SMSL A300 to TV

    Hi all - new here! Ive just ordered a SMSL A300 and im just wondering what the best method is to connect it to my TV. The amp doesn't have optical so would it be best to buy a separate DAC? If so what would you recommend around AUD $100 - $150 range? Looking at this: SMSL Audio Sanskrit 10th...
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    Can SMSL Su-9n pair well with Topping A30Pro

    Hello everyone, I have seen that a lot of times both SMSL and Topping bring out stacks of their DAC and Amp that apparently work well with each other. Can interchanging DACs and Amps from different stacks work? Will the SMSL SU-9n be a decent fit for the Topping A30 pro. I recently bought the...
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 DAC

    SU-8 V2 for sale. Received it new in May 2020 and had it hooked up in my system for a few months. No difference vs. the DAC in my Node 2 so I removed it. It's been on a shelf since. Comes with USB cable and remote, let me know if you'd like a power cable as well. Or a normal USB cable w/o...
  6. SMSL-Mandy

    New SMSL M500MKIII Hi Res Audio DAC & Headphone Amplifier ES9038PRO

    SMSL M500 MKIII Hi Res Audio DAC & Headphone Amplifier ES9038PRO OPA1612A MQA-CD DSD512 XU316 Bluetooth With Remote Control Click for more: https://hifi-express.com/products/smsl-m500-mkiii SMSL M500 MKIII using top performance D/A chip ES9038PRO from ESS Technology; The high-performance power...
  7. Loomynarty

    Is the input impedance of SMSL SP400 actually 47k?

    I'm looking at replacing my Topping A50s with the SP400 as a headphone amp/preamp to my speaker amp. I'm curious to know if the input impedance stated by SMSL is real because my DAC (Denafrips Ares II) has oddly high output impedance which doesn't play well with the A50s' strangely low input...
  8. archerious

    S.M.S.L SU-9n issue

    Recently my SMSL SU9N has started making this awful static noise. It doesn't matter if I use my NC252 or a headphone amp, as long as it's on XLR it makes that awful noise. -Tried different power cord -Tried with and without UPS/surge protector -Tried different interconnects -Tried using both...
  9. yllanos

    Thoughts on SMSL D-6 DAC?

    So I found this DAC available on Shenzhen Audio website. But I couldn't find any comments on its performance or use: https://shenzhenaudio.com/products/smsl-d-6-dac-dual-ak4493s-bluetooth-5-1-pcm-768khz-32-bit-dsd512-decoder-with-remote-control It seem to offer an interesting mix of features...
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    Best DAC

    Hello, I am building an inexpensive system for listening to music from a PC. The question is what is better to take as a DAC. Right now I'm using the ifi Zen DAC, but it's too weak as an amplifier, and also produces a small but still noticeable noise at high volume when connected to an...
  11. RandomEar

    SMSL AO200 THD+N compared to other "lower power" class D amplifiers

    I just happended to stumble upon THD+N data @ 4 Ω for the AO200, published by Aoshida. SMSL isn't even displaying this data themselves on their AO200 page. They only show results for 8 Ω. Obviously, I can't check whether the data is correct and actually belongs to the AO200. But I thought I'd...
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    Considering changing my Emm Labs DAC2 to SMSL SU-9(n).

    Hi, I'm pretty new to the forum but I'm following Amir on Youtube from quite a few months and I really appreciate the work he's doing bringing facts to us people. Looking at the reviews of some DACs on this forum, I was wondering if buying the SMSL SU-9 (or the 9n version) would be an upgrade...
  13. Astoneroad

    SOLD!!!: SMSL M400 for sale

    You've read Amir's review of this DAC, measures in the top 4 of all that he's tested to date, so I won't wax poetic. It's in excellent, barely used condition, with factory packaging and everything as originally sold, including mic, manual, set up guides, etc. I bought this to stick my toe into...
  14. Wack Audio

    Best amp under 500$?

    Despite weeks of research I can’t seem to find an amplifier that majority of people agree is a worthy unit. I am looking for sound quality mainly, and will use Elac B5.2 along with a Dayton sub1200. I currently have a (2011) Denon AVR 591 home theater receiver. This was their base model amp back...
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    My SMSL Rant

    I assume many people will say "we know!" but I wanted to add my story as a warning of poor support from SMSL. I have been using the SA300 and SP200 for around a year and a half now, both products have always been great for me. Recently I re-organized my desk and in the process of it the SA300...
  16. Bling Guy McSqueezy

    Asgard 3 paired with Modius / Modi / Chinese DAC?

    Hi friends, a few days ago I received my first quality headphones - 6xx. I am considering purchasing Asgard 3 + Modius but want to ask if Modi 3 will do the job too? The headphones are currently connected to the Asus TUF X570 GAMING motherboard with the Realtek A1200, and it sounds pretty...
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    Looking for Recommendations for a Gaming/Music Stationary Laptop DAC/AMP Stack 500-800 Range

    I'm really new to the audiophile scene and have been trying to research different setups/products to purchase for my new laptop upgrade. I am looking at purchasing the Hifiman Ananda wired headphones and looking for a DAC/AMP stack to pair with the headsets for my 70% gaming 30% music. I was...
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    SMSL AO200, Lack of bass punch/definition with Elac debut 6.2's

    My subjective Impressions of SMSL AO200, I bought this after reading generally positive impressions on this and the DA-9 amplifier; (youtube and in the forum here). Lots of reviews comparing it to A/B amps up to £1000-£1500 from a few years ago. This was to be a replacement for a Rotel RA 1060...
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    dac/amp comb for hd660s and r200

    Hey guys I have purchased hd660s recently and I’m going to buy Polk r200 or focal 806 in a month. Actually I have no Dac/amp at all and I just have few questions. 1. Is balanced dac and 4.4mm out make any sense regardless of power. 2. Is pro-I mini3 great enough or any other cheaper options...
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    SMSL Stack

    Hello Gurus and Seniors, It has been a bit overwhelming for me staking to get one best solution of SMSL boxes for my existing floor-standers. Could you please help and advise what i should pick up for the stack? TIA Here is my objectives; 1. I need a streamer/player to play back my DSD library...
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