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Review and Measurements of SMSL M8 DAC

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#61
You can get a serial adapter cheap if that is all you need to flash the firmware!
I think mine has the firmware (my M8), I plan to set the M8 up again for my second workstation now.
You mean a USB--serial port adapter? ...I'm assuming there's some connector inside the M8,...that the chip doesn't have to be taken out.
 
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#62
Any news if the new 9038 SMSL M8A is as good as this one?
 

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#64
For anyone interested, I intend to report back with a proper howto when it is all done :D
I did update my two SMSL M8 and it worked like a charm.
Screensaver replaced the standby feature, turning the screen off after 15 sec.
I gathered images along the way, and will post everything in a new thread when time permits.

Thank you @SMSL-Mandy!
 

confucius_zero

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#65
I'm curious to know why the SMSL M8 isn't on the "Master SINAD (distortion) Comparison Graph for DACs"
 

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#66
I'm curious to know why the SMSL M8 isn't on the "Master SINAD (distortion) Comparison Graph for DACs"
It was tested on my old analyzer which didn't generate it.
 
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#68
! That was quick! :)

Ok...I was thinking I'd better get someone to do the soldering for me, but...I think my solder iron is small enough and the way you did it, I think I can handle that.
 
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#73
USPS, not UPS. USPS is US Postal Service. ...It really went down over the last 5-6 years or so.

PS: I hope all you north Americans are ok in that extreme winter weather. ...It is so bad, I would visit our friend in Kiev winter, but USA no way. :>
 
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#75
This is the circuit board of SMSL M8A v3 compared to v2, it seems that the output protection relay has been omitted. Does anyone have any idea about this?

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