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Smsl su-8 v2 or smsl m300 mk2 for smsl sp200 ?

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Hello ,I have an amp smsl sp200 and headphone akg k712. I have a dac ifi zen dac that has poor performance .I can't choose between two dacs smsl su-8 v2 and smsl m300 mk2 ?
what is the best between these two dac that sounds good ?

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I would go m300 mk2 simply because it's newer. SU-8 will soon be upgraded to SU-9 if you can wait... :)

Both should be fine.
Where did you hear about SU-9? I have an SU-8 and it's great but I wish i could change the font.
 
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I received my dac smsl m300 mk2 and my first impressions are good but I will not give final judgment before giving it a 48 hour of burn-in. I connect it with sp200 using the rca output. what are the advantages of using cable xlr balance between the smsl m300 and sp200 knowing that I currently use the unbalanced output for my akg k712?
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I received my dac smsl m300 mk2 and my first impressions are good but I will not give final judgment before giving it a 48 hour of burn-in. I connect it with sp200 using the rca output. what are the advantages of using cable xlr balance between the smsl m300 and sp200 knowing that I currently use the unbalanced output for my akg k712?
thank you for your answers
Should have more power or a higher input gain and then theoretically a cleaner signal being balanced but generally I just like the extra gain for hard to drive headphones. I you ever feel like trading for an SU-8 or SDAC-B let me know as I have a thing for AKM's.
 
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Should have more power or a higher input gain and then theoretically a cleaner signal being balanced but generally I just like the extra gain for hard to drive headphones. I you ever feel like trading for an SU-8 or SDAC-B let me know as I have a thing for AKM's.
thank you for your answer, I think it is impossible to do trading, because I am very far from you, I am in Morocco (Africa).
 
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