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New SMSL M300

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Hi @amirm I understood you couldn't have the possibility to have a review unit of the M300, but using only your "knowledge" and experience would you guess it will measure like a su-8 or worse (if powered with a USB splitter, 1usb to the PC and 1 to a smartphone charger)? I must choose between them and I really like the form factor of the M300 but I want something that pairs (and measures) really well with my thx AAA 789.

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Hi @amirm I understood you couldn't have the possibility to have a review unit of the M300, but using only your "knowledge" and experience would you guess it will measure like a su-8 or worse (if powered with a USB splitter, 1usb to the PC and 1 to a smartphone charger)? I must choose between them and I really like the form factor of the M300 but I want something that pairs (and measures) really well with my thx AAA 789.

Thanks
https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/new-smsl-m300.7046/post-188286
It is around 0.000.5% THD check out the video in past post
 
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Can somene confirm if this unit has built in digital volume control? And does it remember the volume after power off/on? I am thinking of getting one to plug directly into my power amp.
 

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NOW AUG 24, where's the M300 & M500 measurements?
It was posted that M500 will be available on September 2nd and one will be shipped to me then. Shipments from China take 2 to 3 weeks so I don't expect it to happen very quickly.

I never got an M300.
 

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Those look like very good measured/
performance numbers !
Seems to be third harmonic dominated. M500 about 5x less distortion than SMSL M300 :) and almost as good as Sabaj D5 (when warmed up),

but less powerful head-amp than D5... at full price respectively M300 is better value than Sabaj D5, but with sales going on, D5 is a no-brainer stil.
 

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Yes agreed, from whats been shown so far, the D5 seems a better buy.

But therein lies the weird part, as far as I know, Sabaj is connected with SMSL but their products don't seem to be sold within China, unlike SMSL. You can't find Sabaj products on Taobao or JD.com.

That said, I fully expect the M500 prices to taper towards US$350/- in 2~3 months. Possibly lower when the 11 November sales come around.
 
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Not sure what the point of the "true 32 bit" part is, if SINAD is 117 dB - equivalent to 20 bits.
 
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