SMSL M8A (ES9038Q2M) DAC w/ Optional SAP-12 Ampsearch

SMSL M8A (ES9038Q2M) DAC w/ Optional SAP-12 Amp

SMSL M8A (ES9038Q2M) DAC w/ Optional SAP-12 Amp

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Next-Gen DAC With Upgraded Hardware

This new generation of the SMSL M8A features the ES9038Q2M, an upgrade to the highly regarded series of ESS SABRE DAC chips. Like the last generation, this version includes the XMOS XCore 200 XU208 USB receiving chipset, widely regarded as one of the best USB interface chips on the market. Featuring a high-precision CNC aluminum housing and an ultra-low-jitter asynchronous design, the unit is ideal for sending out a signal to a high-quality headphone amplifier. It makes an especially convenient pairing with SMSL’s SAP-12 amp, which stacks flush on top of the M8A.

Note: At checkout, choose the SMSL M8A DAC (base price), the M8A DAC with the SAP-12 amp combo (+ $90), or the SAP-12 amp on its own (- $85).

About the SAP-12 Headphone Amp

In the world of portable amplifiers, the SMSL SAP-12 delivers a whole lot of bang for the buck. Featuring a newly designed class A/B output stage circuit, a custom power supply, an ultra-low-distortion op-amp, and top audio capacitors for coupling, it promises a very low distortion of just 0.0003 percent. With a rated output of 210 mW at 32 ohms, this amp can comfortably drive low- to mid-range impedance headphones, like the Massdrop x AKG K7XX. 

Specs

SMSL M8A DAC

  • Dynamic range: 125 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0003%
  • USB: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OS X 10.6
  • Support OTG: Support
  • USB bit depth: 16 / 24 / 32 / 1 bit
  • USB: DSD: 2.8224 / 5.6448 / 11.2896 / 22.5792 MHz
  • USB: PCM: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 / 705.6 / 768 kHz
  • Coaxial/optical/sampling rate: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
  • Power voltage: 5V
  • Power consumption: 0.35W
  • Input jacks: USB/optical/coaxial
  • Output jacks: RCA stereo
  • SNR: 117 dB
  • USB transmission: Asynchronization
  • RCA input level: 2 Vrms
  • Standby power: 0.03W
  • Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.9 x 0.9 in (120 x 98 x 22 mm)
  • Weight: 14 oz (398 g)

SMSL SAP-12 Headphone Amp (Optional)

  • Input jack: RCA
  • Output jack: RCA / ¼ in (6.35 mm)
  • SNR: 110 dB
  • THD+N: Headphone 0.0009%, RCA 0.0003%
  • Input voltage: DC5V
  • Power consumption: 1.5W

Included

  • USB cable
  • 5W power supply
  • AC cable
  • Manual

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 24, 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.

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