SMSL M8
SMSL M8
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When it comes to a desktop DAC, you don’t have to go big or go home. For a compact DAC with booming sound, go for the SMSL M8, a compact device designed to upgrade your portable system to audiophile status Read More

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Phuncure
2
Oct 10, 2018
Hi, just started in using amps and dacs. I have been using a combo Amp/ Dac for sometime, convenient :) Want to explore tube amps, especially Little Dot MKiii. Just wondering can SMSL M8 work with the MKiii? M8 usb connected to my macbook and RCA cables to the MKiii? Thanks for any info given.
mvneufeld
0
Jan 5, 2018
Anyone looking for a linear power supply to use with the M8 (or Sanskrit) should check this out: http://ebay.to/2m4KhS0
pantsoo
2
Aug 20, 2017
Ive had mine for 1 and a half years now, with absolutely no issues. The sound is good and the build quality is excellent. I suppose im lucky... but i could recommend this.
ck.tan
9
Mar 1, 2017
thanks for the info Risewide. v3.34 below managed to get M8 recognizable in windows 10 usb Go here. https://www.xmos.com/download/private/USB-Audio-Class-2.0-Evaluation-Driver-for-Windows%283.34.0%29.zip
K.T.N
1250
Feb 28, 2017
How are these things breaking? Is it a mechanical issue (ie, jacks breaking from plugging and unplugging cables), or is it some software or internal problem.
I'm curious as to how these are failing, as folks report.
radub
0
May 10, 2017
In one case I saw, one of the low noise voltage regulators was busted. Fortunately it was interrupted, not bypassed so it did not break anything downstream.
Lexina
2
Feb 8, 2017
My M8 is busted eventhough i only used it intermittently - no audio output at all from the left channel. Only about 1 yr old but prob will write off because not worth sending back under warranty
Lexina
2
Apr 24, 2017
Plse check yr email. Thks
radub
0
Apr 25, 2017
I did, please check yours. Thanks
Weezle
1
Feb 4, 2017
does anyone know if this has better or worse sound quality than the Idsd?
Prob need to fine tune that question since there are about a dozen varities of the iFi's right? I will tell you that on paper the thd looks great for this but we're talking decoding and not amplification. Coincidentally I own the Deckard - bottom line is the TI DAC is its strong point. Just picked up the sister-site deal for LCD-2 w/ iFi micro-iDSD BL for $950. Factor in the super low thd and 4k mv - the iFi is a beast. Further as I read D_9's post (just below) about x256 issues - I think you've got your answer as you read about bitperfect and cruising up to DSD 5, DXD and PCM 7's. I'm blown away with the iFi w/ Amarra SQ+ and some of my cans like LCD-X or TH900mk2's. Now I'm thinking about saving or selling off some of my collection to grip up that damn Pro iCan - I don't care what they say, unless you want to mortage a chord dave - the iFi BL portable and Pro iCan are end games under 2k. hope it helps.
Weezle
1
Feb 5, 2017
Sorry.. specifically the idsd nano.. as they are at the same pricepoint.... but i am sensing that you are leaning towards the idsd... the reliability of the m8 is one big concern right now.
Doge91
35
Feb 3, 2017
Just got my package from last drop. DSDx64 and DSDx128 works. But DSDx256 doesn't work ("sample rate not supported by this device"). What a joke. Should have bought from ebay instead. Don't buy it from massdrop. If you're unlucky like me, you'll get an outdated version.
st939
0
Mar 6, 2017
Same here no DSD 256, although bought from massdrop on February 2017, shame....
ck.tan
9
Feb 3, 2017
product description mentions DSDx64 and DSDx128 only, is that info not updated or will it really not support DSDx256? hope massdrop can confirm .. thanks
Risewide
16
Feb 1, 2017
Is there anyone who suffer buzzing lag with this?
radub
0
May 10, 2017
Not sure what you mean by "buzzing lag". If you use long RCA cables that go around power cables or power adapters, you may hear a slight hum, depending also on the volume on your amp. Re-arranging the cables, and/or using shorter ones helps a lot.
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