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SMSL SH-8s Amplifier

SMSL SH-8s Amplifier

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Product Description
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 Read More
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Austyzie
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Jan 27, 2023
beginner here. Will this work with the output from my pc?
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 tips: In that setup, your PC (Personal Computer) will serve as storage or streamer, the player, DSP (Digital Signal Processor, like EQ and effects), DAC (Digital to Analog Converter, a cheap one built into the motherboard), and PreAmp. Then, this SMSL will technically serve as an Integrated Amplifier (PreAmp and Power Amp) for your headphones. Why do both this SMSL and your Motherboard both have Preamp function? Because they can both control volume, and that will affect the quality of your sound. Keep in mind that there is a spectrum of quality for each component, from your headphones to the type of files in your storage/stream. Basically, what you will want to do is connect your SMSL amp into your PC’s 3.5mm headphone jack (or RCA if it’s there), set windows volume almost to max, and start the SMSL volume from low and adjust as needed from there. The lower your PC volume is set, the more music data is thrown away and the closer the music signal will be to the “noise floor” of fuzzy hiss in the background. The more you have to turn the SMSL volume up, the more it will amplify your computer’s hiss, and even a little hiss will collapse the sense of soundstage depth in your headphones.
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tvxnt
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Apr 18, 2023
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.
ridhuankim
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Apr 21, 2023
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 can introduce noise.
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bipolarman
4
Oct 17, 2022
is 1t also good for UK 220-240 volts
Raegonjin
5
Nov 17, 2022
Yep. It comes with it.
ecopeland75
3
Mar 8, 2023
Does this really have a balanced output? I'm getting conflicting info.
Cilvre
4
Mar 9, 2023
In the photo you can see the balanced XLR output.
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Pwlnism
1
Mar 13, 2023
Does it also come in 230v / standart european wallplug?
Pwlnism
1
Sep 19, 2023
It does not, i bought a adapter.