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SMSL SU-8 DAC & SH-8 Headphone Amp

SMSL SU-8 DAC & SH-8 Headphone Amp

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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


Note: At checkout, choose the SU-8 DAC (base price), the SH-8 amp (- $40), or both (+ $160).

Powerful Balanced Amp

A high-powered balanced amplifier, SMSL SH-8 is an ideal pairing for the SU-8 DAC. It’s able to output up to 835 mW at 64 ohms from the balanced output. When stacked, the two devices create a sleek, compact, and fully balanced setup for powering your headphones. Conveniently, the remote that comes with the DAC can also be used to control the amp.

Specs

SMSL SU-8 DAC

  • 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)

SMSL SH-8 Amp

  • Inputs: Unbalanced (RCA), balanced (XLR)
  • Outputs: 6.35mm headphone jack, balanced headphone jack
  • Unbalanced output: 32 ohms / 420 mW, 64 ohms / 377 mW, 150 ohms / 190 mW, 300 ohms / 100 mW, 600 ohms / 51 mW
  • Unbalanced THD + N: 0.0009%
  • Unbalanced SNR: 107 dB
  • Balanced output: 32 ohms / 655 mW, 64 ohms / 835 mW, 150 ohms / 717 mW, 300 ohms / 400 mW, 600 ohms / 205 mW
  • Balanced THD + N: 0.001%
  • Balanced SNR: 109 dB
  • Power consumption: 3.5 W
  • Standby power: < 0.1 W
  • 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)

Included w/ DAC

  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Remote (works for both DAC and amp)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 6, 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.