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Balanced DAC With Remote

Ideal for placing at the center of your hi-fi system, the SMSL SU-8 boasts high-end DAC features at a surprisingly low price. It’s built with many of the current specs you might expect to see in a more expensive model, including dual ES9038Q2M DAC chips, an xCORE-200 XMOS USB audio solution, and dual XLR outs for a fully balanced output. It also has optical, coaxial, and USB inputs, as well as an RCA out. The nine types of sound color settings use the DSP of the ES9038 to adjust the levels of distortion and make your music sound different. If you’re running a more complex setup, you can use the included remote to switch between sources. To learn more, check out this thread on Reddit


  • SMSL
  • Input: USB, optical, coaxial 
  • Output: RCA, XLR 
  • Output level: 2 Vrms (RCA), 4 Vrms (XLR) 
  • THD + N: 0.0003% 
  • Dynamic range: 120 dB 
  • SNR: 116 dB 
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Linux
  • USB bit depth: 1 bit–32 bit 
  • Optical/coaxial bit depth: 1 bit–24 bit 
  • USB sampling rate: PCM: 44.1–768 kHz; DSD: 2.28224–22.5792 MHz 
  • Optical/coaxial sampling rate: 32–192 kHz, DSD64 (DoP) 
  • Consumption power: 3W 
  • Standby power: < 0.1W 
  • Dimensions, W x H x D: 7.3 x 1.6 x 4.9 in (185 x 40 x 125 mm)
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (1 kg)


  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Remote


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 5, 2018 PT.

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