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Is this free volt? Or 110v only?
FaiID
yes,it is free volt.110V to 240V
I have had mine since 10/12 and its been my 2.1 entertainment setup since. I use the subwoofer output no problem and mine runs 24 hours a day. I'm retired and use it for TV, music, and gaming. Bluetooth works fine if I want to send music from a phone or ipad this little baby just works great for me. Priced right and sounds great!
eclein
Do you have a powered sub? If so how are u feeding it?
Philly
From pictures elsewhere, it seems there are two 3.5mm sockets on the back - one is strictly analog input. The second is '3-in-1' optical mini input, coaxial input, and subwoofer output. I believe the coaxial input and sub out are the L/R connectors (not sure which is which) on a 3.5mm <-> RCA adapter.
Oh, look..... It's another recycled SMSL drop. No need to log in each day anymore to see what's dropping because it's either going to be the same SMSL or Nuforce products that have been dropping for the past six months.

MD, it's seriously time for some new stuff.
Hey ! Does anyone know how it would behave with powered speakers like lets say .. the JBL LSR30X ?
My current setup is a FiiO K5 docking amplifier using my FiiO X3 II as a USB DAC and with the balanced output going straight to the monitors, I would like to be able to use those monitors with my projector as well as with my computer and the only way with my current setup is to have the sound from my projector going to my PC sound card and redirect it to my DAC, which forces me to have my PC on at all times I want to use my monitors, I'm counting on that DAC/AMP to get rid of this issue at the cost of not having balanced outputs anymore, if you have any other ideas your feedback is welcome !
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Nico0807
With powered speakers, you've have to run them through the headphone-out jack on the front of the AD18. The actual amplifier section of this amp would be useless to you. If you're not looking for bluetooth, I think the Schiit Fulla 2 would be pretty ideal for your needs. A much higher quality product, both mechanically and aesthetically.
GeckoDeLimon
I was thinking about doing that, the bluetooth was a nice addition as I wouldn't have to have a wire going around my room but it still seems like there is no simple way of having 2 inputs and two outputs, maybe a Magni/Modi/SYS stack ?
Can anyone with NFC help me out? What is the supposed behaviour when you touch the NFC tag? Does yours automatically switch to BT from another input mode and connect your phone? I think I got a borked tag.
Has anyone tried using the sub out / coaxial in to have a coaxial in and sub out at the same time? I'm trying to figure out if it is supposed to be a TRRS connection.
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No, both coax and subwoofer requires trs converters according to smsl
pinktank
Given the way SMSL takes liberties with the English language, I took that to mean that you needed a converter to go from RCA->3.5mm.
FWIW, I have this unit on my desk now. It's plugged into my laptop via USB, and I'm using it to power a pair of Micca MB42x and HD650s. It works great. It seems to have no problem with the HDs. Is my Schiit better? Not sure. Maybe if I did extensive A-Bing I'd notice a difference. But there's nothing obvious. In the meantime I get what I wanted, which was something small for my desk that could switch back and forth between speakers and cans. Now I'm wondering if or how the TEAC AD-101 is better, as it costs roughly 2x.
dcofficehack
I have both. Got the SMSL because the TEAC's volume knob died and I had to send it in for repair. Had to pay for shipping, and communication was nonexistent. It just showed back up one day like two months later. That aside, the TEAC is great when the volume knob works. Better remote than the SMSL, seems like it can push headphones a little better. SMSL has EQ, TEAC doesn't. TEAC has sub out, SMSL has to be routed through a sub.
Is this the 1st or 2nd version? (The 2nd version adds subwoofer output and display brightness adjustment)
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giorgosp
I received mine a few days ago. Has both brightness display and subwoofer output. I’m using both those features. Subwoofer requires a standard 3.5mm TRS male to RCA male Y-cable splitter (not provided). I had a spare. Also used an 3.5mm extension to reach subwoofer until I have time to build some custom length cables.
giorgosp
It's version 3.0 according to boot screen. Black small plastic remote and subwoofer out. It comes with US plug. Plug connecting to the power brick is common so you should not have problem replacing cable or you can just buy US plug converter to your local plug. I've connected it to power meter and when playing music at volume level 30 it takes 7W.

Plug connecting to power brick looks like this and not like on Massdrop's product pictures.
How long does this unit usually take to ship? I need a reply ASAP as I want to pull the trigger as soon as possible. Thanks
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lenut
I was in recent drop. Purchased Nov15th, delivered Dec 15th (in USA).
lenut
Just received mine in Europe. Shipped December 9th received December 20th.

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