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SMSL D-6 DAC Review

Rate this DAC:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 2 0.9%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 5 2.2%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther

    Votes: 72 31.9%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 147 65.0%

  • Total voters
    226

HDavidson

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That is, this function is located and activated in the menu of the Dac?
Haven't bought this duck yet, so questions.
 

HDavidson

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OK.
I'm more interested DSD direct of the Dac.
It is a pity that SMSL uses USB-C. Need to buy a cable UCB-A/UCB-C.
 

Music1969

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OK.
I'm more interested DSD direct of the Dac.
It is a pity that SMSL uses USB-C. Need to buy a cable UCB-A/UCB-C.

It already comes with the required A to C cable in the box :)

I also use PrD a lot.
 

WILL

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I'm using Windows 7 and I'm having this pop noise with this SMSL D6 dac.
Try to install the new firmware but it shows this.
Any recommendation? thanks
 

Veri

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I'm using Windows 7 and I'm having this pop noise with this SMSL D6 dac.
Try to install the new firmware but it shows this.
Any recommendation? thanks
Windows 7 support has ended for these drivers. You can look for an older SMSL one like 4.13 but the latest driver can't install on your system. Windows 7 is really old.... (edit: 5.00 is the last supported driver! read below).
 
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WILL

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Windows 7 support has ended for these drivers. You can look for an older SMSL one like 4.13 but the latest driver can't install on your system. Windows 7 is really old....
Ok, thanks for the info.
I will use Yamaha wxc50 optical out to this dac.
No problem in this way.
 

BeQuietZen

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I'm using Windows 7 and I'm having this pop noise with this SMSL D6 dac.
Try to install the new firmware but it shows this.
Any recommendation? thanks
Last official XMOS drivers for Windows 7, 32 & 64 bit are v5.0.0 (XMOS_USBAudio_v5.0.0_2020-12-18_setup). Must be downloaded from SMSL site. Versions 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 are Windows 10 (and probably 11) only.
 

WILL

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Last official XMOS drivers for Windows 7, 32 & 64 bit are v5.0.0 (XMOS_USBAudio_v5.0.0_2020-12-18_setup). Must be downloaded from SMSL site. Versions 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 are Windows 10 (and probably 11) only.
I‘m using the xmos 4.8ver firmware with windows 7 now.
Pop noise shows when sample rate change and few second after music stop.
Looks like I have to avoid using usb input on this dac.
 

carlcamper

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I‘m using the xmos 4.8ver firmware with windows 7 now.
Pop noise shows when sample rate change and few second after music stop.
Looks like I have to avoid using usb input on this dac.
 

WILL

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Brilliant! carlcamper, you solved my D-6 pop noise problem.
I use the setting from the page you provided.
No more pop noise!
It's perfect now.
Thanks so much.
 
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