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SMSL SH-8s Amplifier

SMSL SH-8s Amplifier

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The SH-8 Goes Slim

SMSL’s SH-8 brings high-resolution audio to a high-end form factor, and the SH-8s takes much of what makes its bigger brother exceptions and slims it down. With two channels delivering 6 watts of power, this palm-sized amplifier delivers a solid amount of headroom for your headphone or desktop operation. Plus, the 136-decibel signal-to-noise ratio and harmonic distortion as low as 0.00006-percent mean that your audio will come through crystal clear with tremendous accuracy. Thanks to SMSL’s precise linear feedback circuit and one-touch gain switch with 17.5 decibels of power adjustment, you can also be sure that the SH-8s is delivering the energy you want, when you want it. It all comes in a supremely slim package measuring just 1.6 inches tall, so the little “s” really does stand for more than just sound quality.

SMSL SH-8s Amplifier
SMSL SH-8s Amplifier
SMSL SH-8s Amplifier


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  • Output power: Up to 6W x 2
  • Input impedance: Up to 47 ohms
  • THD: + N: As low as 0.00006%
  • SNR: 136 dB
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 500 kHz
  • Power consumption:< 30 W
  • Standby power: <0.1 W
  • Input: 1 balanced, 1 unbalanced
  • Output: 1 balanced, 1 6.35 mm unbalanced
  • Weight: 1.69 lbs (0.77 kg)
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 3.3 in (14 x 4.1 x 8.4 cm)


Estimated ship date is Oct 4, 2023 PT.

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beginner here. Will this work with the output from my pc?
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Hey there, beginner! Welcome to the hobby. Short answer is yes. What follows is a list, defining each part of a digital audio chain, in the order that your music travels, plus optimal playback...Read More
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newbie here - i have the SMSL SU-8S as well - am I supposed to connect amp to the DAC via XLR cable? If so, does that mean I'll need to unplug/replug every time I'd like to use my studio monitors connected to the DAC? The SU-8S has an XLR and RCA output - wondering I should just use the RCA instead for this amp.
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If I remember correctly you get output from both xlr and rca. So if you are already using xlr for something then just use the rca for the other. Not advisable to use a (cheap) switcher as that...Read More
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is 1t also good for UK 220-240 volts
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