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.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 8, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.