SMSL AD18 Bluetooth & USB Power Amplifier
SMSL AD18 Bluetooth & USB Power Amplifier
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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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Basshead_J
2
Jul 13, 2019
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my unit just got to me and the headphone jack is silver instead of gold, Is this a refreshed model? I could not find any other picture of the smsl ad18 with a silver colored jack. Also, the nfc area of the unit is pretty scratched. No protective plastic to peel off, is this normal?
Jul 13, 2019
coolerking
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Jul 7, 2019
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I echo the comments below about the lack of a picture of its backside, although one individual did provide a link to some pictures. Its not rocket science, for some folks, seeing the I/O's is the most important thing. I would not mind having a picture of the backside of the Power Supply. Am I smoking rope in hopes that is a Linear PS as opposed to Switching? I like SMSL products, but their quality and robustness is not great. They have a history of being very sensitive to input Power cleanliness (for lack of a better term), and providing noisy Switching Power Supplies. Which is fine because I have just bought Linear PS's and have made their DACs sound very impressive. But if you breathe on them wrong, they will stop working, so be careful with them. Remember, if it is too good to be true, it typically is not true. So for their performance, they are cutting corners somewhere.
Jul 7, 2019
Calaverasgrande
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Jul 7, 2019
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16 bit? 90db snr? This is a product from 2019?
Jul 7, 2019
Faden
135
Jul 7, 2019
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Is this v2 or v3?
Jul 7, 2019
Orozkoinsider
1
Jun 27, 2019
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I am using it with a pair of Q acoustics 3020 and a 3070S sub. Hooked by optical to the tv. It drives the speakers really well and the bluetooth from an iPhone sounds great to me. The headphone out is enough for casual listening of tv with the hd 6xx. I am wondering if it is worth the upgrade to a similar device with AirPlay or with hdmi inputs like a Marantz NR1508, NAD D3020 or a Denon RCD-N10. Thanks!
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Jun 27, 2019
Orozkoinsider
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Jun 27, 2019
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Hmm it may introduce some hiss or noise? But I could try it.
Jun 27, 2019
kidd
194
Jul 17, 2019
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How did you set this up to drive both speakers and the woofer?
Jul 17, 2019
Quotient
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May 30, 2019
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I didn't realize these don't ship for over a month....
May 30, 2019
patsfan
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May 27, 2019
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Has anyone found the cable shown as G on the "parts names and descriptions" for the back? It's labeled *3.5 coaxial/3.5 optical Subwoofer output. I've never seen a cable that provides both an input and an output at the same time- Is that what this is supposed to do? Thanks
May 27, 2019
Orozkoinsider
1
Jun 27, 2019
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You can hook the amp to an active subwoofer with a 3.5 to RCA cable with a cable like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFQNFSS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awdb_zckfDbG84SWDM or you can use it as a digital input with an adapter like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074Z416CG/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awdb_KekfDbTNMM1EF
Jun 27, 2019
diyaudio
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May 25, 2019
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You know, the SMSL amp I am really impressed with (purely from specs) is the SMSL A8. That sounds like something with just the right mix of features and spec one can live with for a long time. https://www.amazon.com/A8-Amplifier-Headphone-Solution-ICEpower/dp/B076BG9XRC
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May 25, 2019
WilburDeSouza
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May 24, 2019
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Does anyone know if this thing supports AptX-HD?
May 24, 2019
jayskerdoo
6
May 25, 2019
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No it does not
May 25, 2019
Left-Coast-DJ
10
May 23, 2019
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Dude... show us a photo of the backside!
May 23, 2019
diyaudio
32
May 25, 2019
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My thoughts too. No clear photo of the speaker terminals...
May 25, 2019
jayskerdoo
6
May 25, 2019
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