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SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

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Would also like to hear something about the differences between v1.1 and 1.2. What is the maximum volume I can choose without getting any high distortions? Might be that I keep the unit, my only concern is that the value for reselling might be really low.
 
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Would also like to hear something about the differences between v1.1 and 1.2. What is the maximum volume I can choose without getting any high distortions? Might be that I keep the unit, my only concern is that the value for reselling might be really low.
Me too. Received last tuesday a v1.1 and wondering what to do. I think I will buy another one -via Amazon- asking for a 2.0 (1.2 PCB) and send back the v1.1 once the new received. BTW it sounds pretty good! It is replacing now the internal DAC of a ChromeCast Audio -not really bad this latter- and I believe am hearing some improvements. Unfortunately I can't do an ABX test. I'd need a second CCA to do that, but anyway the sound seems to be more "clean" and clear (more resolution) Maybe it is my only subjective perception. Who knows...
 
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I have V1.1 and I'm gonna keep it regardless of the V1.2 fixes, even if i could potentially replace it.
The reason is that I'm only interested in using it's balanced outs for active speakers, and I usually don't drive them past volume 10 as it's already plenty loud for my speakers, just thinking about volume 38 make my ears bleed!
The only people which should replace the unit are those who find themselves driving the unit balanced outs at max volume or really near max volume for whatever reason.
 
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@SMSL-Mandy, do you have any plans to introduce a black finish SU-8? This seems like the defacto DAC under $500 now so it'd be lovely to get a version that matches aesthetically with, say, the amazing THX 789 or JDS Atom amps. I think the former pairing should be the default high end value combo at the moment. Best thing before a RME ADI-2 imo
 

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@SMSL-Mandy, do you have any plans to introduce a black finish SU-8? This seems like the defacto DAC under $500 now so it'd be lovely to get a version that matches aesthetically with, say, the amazing THX 789 or JDS Atom amps. I think the former pairing should be the default high end value combo at the moment. Best thing before a RME ADI-2 imo
I will advise to the design department. Thank you for your advice.
 

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I have V1.1 and I'm gonna keep it regardless of the V1.2 fixes, even if i could potentially replace it.
The reason is that I'm only interested in using it's balanced outs for active speakers, and I usually don't drive them past volume 10 as it's already plenty loud for my speakers, just thinking about volume 38 make my ears bleed!
The only people which should replace the unit are those who find themselves driving the unit balanced outs at max volume or really near max volume for whatever reason.
Thanks for your keep.
 

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Yes, but I am afraid of customs......thats why I try to buy from european union..I know the price.....how much is tax if u buy 200€ item from aliexpress to european union?
 

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Yes, but I am afraid of customs......thats why I try to buy from european union..I know the price.....how much is tax if u buy 200€ item from aliexpress to european union?
Depends from country to country.
For instance, i ordered the Senn HD 58X from massdrop (first drop) on a total of 159€ i payed 213 €. Thats 54 €, tax + processing fee.
 

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Depends from country to country.
For instance, i ordered the Senn HD 58X from massdrop (first drop) on a total of 159€ i payed 213 €. Thats 54 €, tax + processing fee.
wow 30%, but I bet it’s between Europen and US. If you bought from Ali the tax rate should be lower?
 

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Can someone record youtube video with su 8 playing? I have Rme adi-2 from the 2005..not the new one.....is this clearly better sounding? Amirms questimation? Thanks.
 

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To change the old version to V1.2, you only need to solder one wire as the picture below:

Thanks for yue's and amir's reminding.

To clarify It is important that you unsolder the anode of the diode as well. The anode should be detached from the board, and then connected to the +9v line on the other side of the board.

If you didn't have any electronic knowledge , don't do that!

把原先的二极管的阳级从电路板上焊下来,再用导线接到板子另一端的+9v引脚上,
否则短路9伏到5伏上会损坏机器,切记!切记!切记!
无动手能力与不懂电子知识人员请不要自行改装!


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