SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp
SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp

Tiny DAC/Amp for Better Sound

Ideal for driving your IEMs or headphones from a laptop or phone, the SMSL IDEA DAC/amp also works well as a tiny DAC solution. It measures 2.25 inches long and weighs just 9 grams, making it easy to bring everywhere you go. It’s equipped with the Sabre ES9018Q2C, a mobile version of Sabre’s highly regarded DAC, and a built-in high-quality headphone amplifier to help you get the most out of your music. Featuring an ultra-low noise and ultra-low power consumption design, it uses the second-generation XMOS XCore200 X208 USB bridge and supports up to PCM 32 bit/768 kHz and up to DSD 512. Plus, it comes with a number of cables for connecting to different devices.

SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp
SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp
SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp
SMSL IDEA DAC/Amp

Specs

  • SMSL
  • DAC chip: Sabre ES9018Q2C
  • USB bridge: 2nd-generation XMOS XCore200 X208
  • Dynamic range: 121 dB
  • Distortion: 0.0011%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 108 dB
  • Bit rate: 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit, 1 bit
  • PCM: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 705.6 kHz, 768 kHz
  • DSD: DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256, DSD 512
  • 32 ohms: 35.8 mW (THD = 0.1%)
  • 64 ohms: 31.6 mW (THD = 0.1%)
  • Impedance: 16–300 ohms
  • Power consumption: 0.5 W
  • Dimensions: 2.25 x 0.6 x 0.25 in (5.7 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm)
  • Weight: 0.3 oz (9 g)

Included

  • 3 cables for standard USB type B, USB type C, and micro USB connections

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 9, 2018 PT.

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