SMSL M500 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Regular price $580.00

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VERSATILE PERFORMANCE, PLUS AN LCD SCREEN

The SMSL M500 is an all-in-one DAC/amp optimized for high-end audio and user-friendly operation. Engineered with a highly regarded ESS ES9038PRO DAC, an XMOS XU-208 USB chipset, and dual OPA1612 op amps, the M500 delivers precisely articulated sound into any pair of headphones or monitors. To make level adjustment a breeze, the M500 features a vivid 2.19-inch LG TFT LCD display—a rarity on today’s desktop DACs. Plus, it offers a wide range of inputs and outputs, including a true balanced XLR output, an RCA out, dual optical inputs, and a coaxial input. The SMSL can also be used as a preamp unit with independent headphone volume preamp volume controls. Listen your way with options and an onboard display that give you total control.

 

SPECS
  • SMSL
  • ESS ES9038PRO DAC
  • XMOS XU-208 USB chipset
  • (2) OPA1612 op amps
  • 2.19 in LG TFT LCD display
  • Inputs: (1) USB, (1) Coaxial, (2) Optical
  • Outputs: (1) RCA headphone amplifier, (1) RCA, (1) XLR
  • THD+N: 0.00015%
  • XLR dynamic range: 125dB
  • RCA dynamic range: 120dB
  • SNR dynamic range: 120dB
  • USB transmission: Asynchronization
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OSX10.6 or later, Linux
  • USB bit depth: 1-bit, 16 / 32-bit
  • Optical / Coaxial bit depth: 1-bit, 16 / 32-bit
  • USB sampling rate: PCM 44.1 / 768kHz
  • DSD sampling rate: 2.8224 / 22.5792MHz, DSD64 (DoP)
  • Optical / Coaxial sampling rate: PCM 44.1 / 192kHz
  • Headphone amplifier output power: 570mW at 32Ω ohms, 290mW at 64 ohms, 125mW at 150 ohms, 65mW at 300 ohms
  • Power Consumption: 5W
  • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.5 x 7.8 in (8.5 x 8.8 x 19.7 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
INCLUDED
  • Remote control
  • Power adapter