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SOLD - S.M.S.L. SU-8 DAC 10th anniversary edition

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Sep 13, 2009
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If you're looking for a very good, reasonably price DAC, perhaps the SMSL SU-8 is for you?

The DAC specifications are very good. 

  • ESS technology ES9038Q2M DAC, with the new 32-bit HyperStream II architecture, improving sound quality and DoP function.
  • 2nd generation of XMOS USB audio solution xCore200, PCM sampling rate supported up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512.
  • Ultra-low jitter asynchronous design and using ultra-low phase noise crystal as audio clock.
  • Every input port supported DSD streaming, coaxial and optical supported to DSD64 by DoP technology via 24bit/176.4kHz SPDIF frame.
  • There is 9 types of Sound color setting, not the digital filters, this feature using the DSP of ES9038Q2M to adjust the level of 2nd and 3rd distortion, make it sounds different.

SPDIF, USB and Coaxial inputs, RCA and balanced XLR outputs.

The unit is small, light and compact and I would say a couple of downsides are that the the display is difficult to read from a distance and heavy cables can overbalance it, so careful positioning can be important.

Note that this is the 10th anniversary edition of the DAC. I believe this is also known as the V2 version.

For those f you who are interested in fidelity accuracy and measurements, have a look at the audiosciencereview site.

The unit is in very clean, unmarked condition.

Original box, remote, power and (cheap) USB cable.

Asking £145 delivery included.

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