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SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp

SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp

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Portable DAC/Amp With Balanced & Unbalanced Outs

A flat, portable DAC/amp, the SMSL IQ is best paired with laptops or smartphones and high-end IEMs. To deliver an accurate, reference-quality sound, it uses the well-regarded Sabre 9012Q2C DAC and the second-generation XMOS xCORE-200 XU208 chip. The precision-machined aluminum shell comes in several metallic colors and features a small OLED display on the left side. For users with balanced IEMs, the IQ has a 2.5-millimeter balanced output in addition to the 3.5-millimeter unbalanced output—and the unit can output significantly more power through the balanced out. Finally, it comes with short microUSB and USB Type C cables, ideal for those with Android-based devices.

Note: At checkout, choose black, gold, or silver.

SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp
SMSL IQ Portable DAC/Amp

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  • SMSL
  • Dynamic range: 125 dB
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz–100 kHz
  • THD + N: 0.0003%
  • SNR: 118 dB
  • Bit depth: 16, 24, 32, 1 bit
  • Sampling rate: PCM (44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384, 705.6, 768 kHz); DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
  • Output power, balanced output: 91 mW (32 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 53 mW (150 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 78 mW (64 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 32 mW (300 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%)
  • Output power: unbalanced: 55 mW (32 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 21 mW (150 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 33 mW (64 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%); 12 mW (300 ohms, THD+N = 0.1%)
  • Charge: DC 5V
  • USB: Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Mac OS X 10.6
  • Input jack: MicroUSB
  • Output jack: 2.5mm balanced, 3.5mm unbalanced
  • Dimensions, L x W x H: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.4 in (95 x 56 x 9 mm)
  • Weight: 7.1 oz (200 g)


  • User manual
  • MicroUSB to USB Type C cable


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 8, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.