SMSL AD18 Bluetooth Stereo & Headphone DAC/Amp
SMSL AD18 Bluetooth Stereo & Headphone DAC/Amp
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A compact, versatile DAC/amp for powering your entire audio setup, the SMSL AD18 supports a wide range of inputs, including USB, optical, coaxial, auxiliary, and Bluetooth 4.2. Connect it to your computer and use it to drive your headphones with an amp or to power your passive speakers Read More

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Sachmo
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Jan 8, 2020
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I need to know 1) if i have it on an ac power strip. Will turning on the strip turn on the amp to its last setting or do ineed to intervene? 2) phono mm input?
Jan 8, 2020
cookiepuss
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Jan 7, 2020
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Still no picture of the back?
Jan 7, 2020
Artamov
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Jan 7, 2020
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Does anyone use the AD18 as a pre-amp?
  • Is the headphone output good enough to plug into an amp?
  • I'm having a hard time finding an inexpensive Bluetooth/USB/Coax/Optical DAC pre-amp, with remote and a Subwoofer output. I basically want an AD18 with pre-amp outputs. Any suggestions?
  • I've got a vintage NAD 3150 amp, and a powered sub with no high-level pass-through.
  • I want to add digital sources to the amp.
  • Don't want to pay $500 for an NAD or TEAC or Marantz pre-amp, or use a modern receiver just as a pre-amp.
Jan 7, 2020
DoriroD
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Jan 7, 2020
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Is the headphone output good enough to plug into an amp? The headphone out is one of the weakest points of this unit. Unless they've fixed it in this version, I wouldn't count on it.
Jan 7, 2020
Gvander
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Dec 24, 2019
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Which 300 ohm amp should I get for my 6xx headphones? Thanks, gv
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Dec 24, 2019
Artamov
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Jan 7, 2020
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Related: the description says "drive headphones with an amp", but there's no line/pre-amp output. Is SMSL suggesting we use a headphone jack-RCA cable from the AD18's headphone output into a headphone amp input?
Jan 7, 2020
Knut
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Dec 24, 2019
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Why would you not have a good photo of the back showing connections? Makes no kinda sense
Dec 24, 2019
Alias
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Nov 19, 2019
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Does it have a subwoofer port?
Nov 19, 2019
harrisonjr98
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Dec 8, 2019
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Yes... sort of. The 3.5 mm coax/optical input also acts as a 3.5 subwoofer out. Not exactly certain how it would work then, but I would assume you would then need a mono 3.5 TS cable to mono RCA like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Audio-Cable-3-5mm-Connectors/dp/B0081SDKHI EDIT: Another comment below says this may or may not be a previous model without the sub out, so clarification would definitely be needed by Drop before committing to this if that's important to you.
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Dec 8, 2019
Artamov
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Jan 7, 2020
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The newer version (not sure which one is on sale here) has a 3.5mm "OPTI1" input jack (C on first image). It supports either Optical IN (through a 3.5mm Optical cable), OR Coax IN/Sub OUT through a 3.5mm-RCA cable (second image). However, I would suggest using a 3.5mm to RCA female cable, and then run separate cables to the sub and the coax device.
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Jan 7, 2020
mithikx
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Nov 15, 2019
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I got one of these, not off of Drop though. I use them with a pair of Micca RB42 for my PC, works fine for me. The AD18 is connected via USB and I got it set to 96kHz, don't got a sub hooked up to it and the speakers are connected through some 12 AWG banana plug cables which may have been more than needed. Only real issue I have is that if I accidentally leave the AD18 on during a cold startup of my PC it makes this horrific beeping noise. I haven't observed any noise or hissing or anything for my particular unit.
Nov 15, 2019
JJANG
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Oct 21, 2019
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It is cheaper to purchase on this site. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000183537376.html
Oct 21, 2019
epony
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Oct 20, 2019
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Give me sth like this with Bluetooth 5.0 & Wi-Fi, and I'll be all over it!
Oct 20, 2019
FooBar99
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Oct 20, 2019
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Why would they not show the ports at the back ? I think it is because they are selling the older model which does not have a subwoofer out port?
Oct 20, 2019
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