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SMSL SU-8s DAC

SMSL SU-8s DAC

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The SMSL SU-8s is an excellent audiophile DAC—providing incredible audio performance without all the extras that muddy the experience. In essence, the goal is to provide listeners with SMSL’s industry-leading audio performance without the spec sheet diving and research time usually required Read More

A Turnkey, No-Nonsense DAC

The SMSL SU-8s is an excellent audiophile DAC—providing incredible audio performance without all the extras that muddy the experience. In essence, the goal is to provide listeners with SMSL’s industry-leading audio performance without the spec sheet diving and research time usually required. The onboard ESS ES9068AS chip pairs with a 16-core XMOS processor to provide high-resolution decoding of all of your lossless audio files—sampling up to 32 bits at 768 kilohertz. There’s MQA support baked in to provide studio-grade response on your files, plus really clean, high headroom through the outputs (via RCA or XLR). You also have your choice of inputs, from USB, optical, and coaxial to high-performance Bluetooth with aptX and aptX HD codecs supported. It all comes in a classic CNC aluminum alloy shell for durability with a streamlined aesthetic, and there’s a full-featured remote for easier control.

SMSL SU-8s DAC
SMSL SU-8s DAC
SMSL SU-8s DAC

Specs

  • SMSL
  • DAC: ESS ES9068AS
  • Processor: XMOS 16-core
  • Sampling rate: Up to 32-bit, 768 kHz
  • Output impedance: <10 ohm
  • THD+N: 0.00009%
  • SNR: 126 dB
  • Dynamic range: Up to 126 dB
  • Power consumption: 5 W
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Bluetooth codecs supported: aptX, aptX HD, AAC, SBC
  • Inputs: Optical, coaxial, USB
  • Outputs: RCA, XLR
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 6 x 1.5 in (18.8 x 15.4 x 4 cm)
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs (0.79 kg)

Includes

  • Bluetooth antenna
  • Rubbery feet
  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Remote control

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Sep 1, 2022 PT.

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Please excuse my ignorance, but what's the difference between this and the SU-8(non S) and SU-9
Oct 27, 2021
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Shahoff
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Looks like close to everything if we are talking internals. But I am not quite sure about sound quality, however as ex-SU8 owner and now M400 owner I will assume that sound quality will be great...Read More
Oct 27, 2021
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I don't know about audio, is this the MQA default renderer? Is it full decoding?
Jun 19, 2022
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freddonahue
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I also wanted to know the answer so I went to https://shenzhenaudio.com/ and found that for USB, it is full decoding and for optical/coax it is rendering.Read More
Jun 20, 2022
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Should I get a better DAC or headphone Amp? Would this be a noticeable upgrade over what I have? Current setup: Drop x grace standard DAC Schiit Magni 3+ headphone amp Drop x Sennheiser hd6xx
Aug 15, 2022
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dm94aq7
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Digital audio is a fully solved problem, there are no audible differences between modern dacs and amps, unless you buy something so bad it intentionally distorts the sound (like a tube amp). There...Read More
Aug 15, 2022
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