SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp
SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp

Small Footprint, Big Sound

Measuring 3.75 by 3 inches and weighing just 7.5 ounces, the SMSL M3 USB DAC/amp helps you achieve better sound without taking up too much space in your bag or on your desk. Equipped with the CS4398 DAC chip, it has a 24 bit/192 kHz sample rate via optical and coaxial, and a 24 bit/96 kHz sample rate via USB. Power the M3 with your computer, Android phone, or Android tablet using included Micro-USB to Micro-USB cable in the “IN 1” port, and plug into the second “IN DC” port when you’re looking for more power.

Note: This drop includes a short Micro-USB to Micro-USB cable, Micro-USB to Micro-B cable, and 3.5 mm to ¼ in gold-plated adapter. You’ll need to get additional cables if you plan to run the M3 via optical or SPDIF, or power it directly from AC power.

SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp
SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp
SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp
SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp

More Details

On the front panel, you’ll find a large volume knob, a quarter-inch headphone jack, LED indicators for input mode and sampling rate detection, and a function button for on/off and audio source selection. The rear panel houses RCA right- and left-channel analog outputs, along with a coaxial input, optical input, USB input, and power input.

SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp
SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp

Specs

  • SMSL
  • Aluminum alloy shell, solid aluminum buttons and knobs
  • DAC chip: CS4398
  • Channels: 2
  • Output power level: 1.9 Vrms
  • THD+N: < 0.006%
  • Dynamic range: > 112 dB
  • SNR: > 107 dB
  • Channel separation: > 105 dB
  • Sample rate, USB: 96 kHz (24 bit)
  • Sample rate, optical and coaxial: 192 kHz (24 bit)
  • Output power, 108 mw: 32 ohm at THD 0.1%
  • Output power, 85 mW: 64 ohm at THD 0.1%
  • Output power, 49 mW: 150 ohm at THD 0.001%
  • Output power, 24 mW: 300 ohm at THD 0.001%
  • Inputs: USB, optical, coaxial
  • Outputs: Line, headphone amp
  • Dimensions, excluding protrusions: 3.75 x 3 x 1.2 in (9.5 x 7.6 x 3 cm)
  • Weight: 7.5 oz (212 g)

Included

  • Micro-USB to Micro-USB cable
  • Micro-USB to Micro-B cable
  • 3.5 mm to ¼ in gold-plated adapter

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 27, 2017 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.