SMSL M9 DAC/Ampsearch



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Color Display & Great Internals

A compact, fully featured DAC/amp from SMSL, the M9 features a CNC-machined aluminum chassis with a 1.44-inch TFT LCD screen, customizable with your choice of six text colors. And it doesn’t stop there. The internals are equally impressive: an XMOS xCORE-200 USB audio interface, two OPA TPA6120A2 opamps, and two high-quality AKM AK4490EQ DAC chips. If you plan to pair a more powerful amplifier with the M9’s RCA out, these DACs give you a great foundation. The unit provides PCM support up to 32 bit/768 kHz, plus DSD512. Along with the quarter-inch headphone out, the front panel features a 2.5-millimeter balanced out. 


  • SMSL
  • Chassis: CNC-machined aluminum
  • Display: 1.44” color TFT LCD screen
  • DAC chip: 2 x AKM AK4490 
  • Digital receiving chip: CS8422
  • Opamp: 2 x TI TPA6120A2
  • Volume control: 2 x PGA2311
  • USB audio interface: XMOS xCORE-200 with 3 low-noise oscillators
  • PCM support up to 32 bit/768 kHz
  • DSD support up to 22.5792 MHz (DSD512)
  • Native DSD
  • Fully balanced design
  • Built-in ASRC (Asynchronous Sample Rate Convert)
  • Outputs: 6.35mm headphone out, 2.5mm balanced out
  • THD+N, DAC: 0.0004%
  • THD+N, headphone amplifier: 0.001%
  • Dynamic range (24 bit): 115 dB
  • Compatibility: Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Mac OS X 10.6 and above


  • USB cable
  • Power supply


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 29, 2019 PT.

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