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SMSL V2 DAC/Amp

SMSL V2 DAC/Amp

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One kind person provided a brief but helpful response, Thanks for that, but I had expected someone from Massdrop to step in with more information on how to use their product. Does Massdrop typically let buyers struggle on their own?
The manual that was provided provides only the purpose of buttons etc and little else. No mention of how to connect and use the DAC/Amp, and no memtion of the Disc provided. Where do I find this information?
Do the usb drivers actually work on this? I bought the M6 mini dac and the usb drivers dont work and windows wont recognize it and it only works through optical.
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Tried that it cant see device. Windows detects in then fails it. Maybe the usb port is burned out i dont know. I went back to my micca origen + it can do 32 bit sound anyway. It just doesnt power the fostex T50rp as loud but its perfect for my AKG k7xx i bought from here so ill use the optical on the fostex i guess but the website and their customer support is useless.
awi5951
Have you tried to disable the audio device, disconnect, and restart? Then install the drivers from the disc before plugging in the SMSL V2?
Hey everybody.. im considering this DAC/AMP combo for my home setup, but I need to now if it cuts the rear outputs (going to my studio monitors) if you plug in headphones? does anybody know? thx
Does anyone know the size of the DC plug? So I can pick up a AU power adaptor
lbrwnie
it's a switching supply you can just get a travel adaptor or whatever
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 8/16 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMSL V2 DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 8/23.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/9.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I bought mine on the last drop, I'm really satisfied with it. I dont have the o2 to compare it too but for 130$ you cant go wrong imo.
this vs the Shiit stack?
MooseGoose
IMO, Shiit stack or Micca Origen+.
if i order it will i get the eu power plug? or is it just with the us power plug? also i'm assuming the optical is a input and not output
MO350
The picture seems to shows an optical out...
theonetuby
That's correct. It's an optical out.
Is this going to power the Fostex mk3s?
I also reviewed this.. I liked it. Not a powerhouse but clean and neat and sexy.
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You are correct. Now I need this one to assess.
ZeosPantera
I don't think this one's got the juice for mad dogs...
How does this DAC/AMP compare with the other ever-so-popular, lower-end SMSL DAC/AMP? - https://www.amazon.com/SMSL-SD793-II-PCM1793-DIR9001-Amplifier/dp/B00A2QLPJM
Is this better than the O2 dac amp combo.
Thujan
No, is not, but the msrp of o2odac with 1/4 headphone jack and rca outputs is $325 and the msrp of this is $180. Powerwise the o2 is more powerfull. Output impedance on this is not specified. The Dac on the smsl has higher thd but can do 32 bit/384 kHz. For $125 is hard to beat.
Would this pair well with AKG Q701s or would I be better off with schiit audio? I currently use a Fiio E17 which is a portable amp, as my permanent amp on my desk.
Will this work in Australia with an adapter for the plug? Or does it need 110v?
lbrwnie
On the picture of the power adapter, it says "100V-240V." So it should work with just an adapter, yes.
The Amp came with a mini-disc. Does anyone know where I can download the software?
gylfi
Smsl-audio. Com
I wish more people would jump on this, it's very hard to find something in this range with optical out. I need the usb to toslink path to push to some nice digital reference speakers.
Is this better than a Schiit stack (Modi/Magni)? I am using Fostex TH-X00.
Ian15
Better? No.
Compact, slimmer, convenient, DSD playback and all for this price, it's excellent.
I don't see anyone on this drop? For someone who only flirts with the idea of being audiophile... has this DAC/AMP dropped in popularity? If so what are people going for in this entry level, but still quality range? Are the O2/ODAC and Schiit Stack that dominant? They are the only two I tend to see mentioned heavily.
VooDooAddict
It's too new almost impossible to find a review if it.
Jackpine
Thanks. I'll keep an eye on it then.
Can it drive headphones of impedance higher than 300 ohm ?
I just joined the drop for the SMSL M6 at pretty much the same price but it hasn't shipped yet. This looks to be a simpler design with a knob and a button vs the d-stick selector for volume/power/output. I would think that sonically they would be similar, although the M6 description doesn't say which specific chips are used. I only listen through AKG 612s or powered monitors so I'm not worried about power. Thoughts?
pianodude2005
The chips in the M6 are the CM6631A and the AK4390EF
Is this enough to power the Fostex T50rp Mk3, if not what dac/amp can and for an affordable that is no more than $150. Much appreciated!
Does anyone that has received their V2 have any opinions about it? I am considering joining the drop this go around.
Seti
I came from an Astro Mix Amp Pro to the V2, take that how you will, and I can say it was definitely an upgrade. Much clearer and better channel separation. Enough power to drive any headphones that I know of. I have Audiotechnica AD-900x's which I know are not hard to drive but I only use 5-15% volume depending on the song. Feels like good quality build, although I would prefer if the 1/4 plug was metal not plastic. The drivers were hard to install at first. Windows couldn't auto install the drivers and I didn't know which one was needed so I put in the included driver CD which is of the Mini variety. Beware if you have a vertical optical drive as when you eject the CD it will probably fall out of the tray and get stuck inside the drive as mine did. After some careful work with a dental tool like hook I got the CD out. Another thing that made installing the driver tricky was that once the CD was in you have to open it and view the files and select the device you are going to use and it has several SMSL devices to choose from. It was slightly confusing to find the right application to run as there is a lot of Chinese or something but I found an application called setup.exe. I tried running it but windows would not let me because it did not recognize all of the Chinese characters so I had to extract the WIN7 file, then rerun setup.exe, and finally install the driver. After that I went to the devices properties and updated the driver to the latest version, disabled enhancements, and switched to 24 bit/192kHz . So far it seems to be working correctly but I am by no means an expert on these things so if I did something incorrectly someone feel free to correct me. If you have any more questions I'm here.
Codycc2007
That sounds like way too much work required for something that should have been mostly plug and play. Congrats on at least the finished product being a great sounding system.
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 5/24 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 5/17 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMSL V2 DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/23.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/10.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
ArthurM
Well, I didn't join the drop because you didn't answer the very simple question I posed a month ago. Rubbish like that is literally costing you sales, simply because you can't be bothered answering fairly obvious questions (that should be answered in the description anyway).