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Audiophile Desktop DAC

When it comes to a desktop DAC, you don’t have to go big or go home. For a compact DAC with booming sound, go for the SMSL M8, a compact device designed to upgrade your portable system to audiophile status.


Design and Features

Featuring the latest Sabre Reference 32-bit ES9018K2M DAC chip, the M8 offers maximum support of up to 384KHZ / 32Bit, DSD, so all of your hi-res recordings will sound perfect and you'll never run into compatibility issues. Built with multiple plug options and the ability to support 110 - 240 V power supplies, the M8 is incredibly versatile and can take on all global voltages.


Additional Details

The SMSL M8 offers a very linear sound that doesn’t add too much emphasis on either end of the spectrum. Sporting sleek and solid white aluminum housing, the SMSL M8 is easy to carry and boasts amazing features such as seven kinds of filter modes, an automatic jitter remove control switch, and an ultra-low noise power processing system.



  • SMSL
  • Sabre Reference 32-bit ES9018 DAC chip
  • XMOS 32bit USB receiver chip
  • Maximum support 384KHZ / 32Bit, DSD.
  • Professional circuit layout
  • Aluminum Housing
  • Digital Toslink Optical/Coaxial/USB
  • Analog Output: single ended output via RCA port
  • THD + N is less than 0.0004%, dynamic> 125dB, SNR> 126dB
  • USB support 32bit, 384KHZ PCM signal
  • DSD direct decoding
  • 7 kinds of filter modes
  • Automatic jitter remove control switch
  • High precision DPLL locked bandwidth set automatically
  • OLED display
  • Automatic memory
  • Automatic shutdown environmental design
  • High precision and low phase noise clock system
  • Ultra low noise power processing system
  • High precision ultra-low noise resistor
  • Solid aluminum CNC aluminum alloy chassis pure aluminum buttons
  • 110-240V supported
  • THD + N: < 0.0004%
  • Output level: 2.15 Vrms
  • Dynamic range: > 125dB
  • SNR: > 126dB
  • Channel separation : > 120Db
  • USB Input: PCM = 16bit-24 bit/32kHz-384 kHz, DSD = DSD64, DSD128 (1bit 2.8224MHz - 5.6448MHz)
  • USB support: Windows, Mac OS, iOS (need purchase connector), Android4.0 or more (most models)
  • Optical fiber coaxial: 16bit-24 bit/ 32kHz-192 kHz
  • Digital Input Format Support:
  • Coaxial: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Optical: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • USB: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz
  • DSDx64 (2.8224MHz), DSDx128 (5.6448MHz)


  • Power adapter with North American plug
  • USB cable


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 24, 2017 PT.

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