• SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier
  • SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier
  • SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier
  • SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier
  • SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier
  • SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier

SMSL M500 MQA dac Headphone Amplifier

5 stars, based on 4reviews
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$399.99 / piece
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☆Support MQA decoding;
☆Using the high-end ES9038PRO D/A chip of ESS ;
☆USB uses XMOS XU-208, true 32bit USB solution, supports DoP and native DSD PCM up to 768kHz, support to DSD512;
☆All input ports support DSD transmission, coaxial, fiber support DoP64;
☆ discrete components high power and large current drive amp circuit to provide greater headphone thrust;
☆Use tempered glass display panel for higher light transmittance and longer service life;
☆ Built-in shielded, low noise power supply processing while improving power efficiency and lower power consumption;

 

The SMSL M500 DAC/Amp is the latest product of the M-Series line that has been built to be the best DAC/Amp under $1000. By using top of the line ES9038PRO D/A Chip and supporting MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, among other high-quality components, SMSL has stacked the M500 with specifications that rival DAC/Amps three times its price.
 
 
 
The M500 body is made of CNC aluminum alloy and comes with a tempered glass display panel. It is constructed to be compact and sleek so that it fits perfectly on your desk. The front consists of a 2.19 inch LG TFT LCD display, a multifunctional volume knob, and a 6.35mm output. On the rear, it has RCA and XLR outputs, along with Coaxial, USB, and optical inputs. Inputs and outputs are gold plated, with all inputs including coaxial and optical supporting DSD streaming.
 
 
 

 

The ES9038PRO D/A chip by ESS is included in the M500 along with the high-performance ES9311 power supply chip that pushes the D/A chip to the limit with its low noise levels (as low as 1uVrms). It is capable of XMOS-XU208, MQA decoding to deliver the sound of the original master recording, true 32bit audio processing, DoP and Native DSD, and reaching 32bit/768kHz and DSD512. Three high-end dual op-amps OPA1612 are also included in the M500. Finally, included is also a remote control so you can change inputs/outputs and control volume with ease.

Specs:
Certification: Japan Audio Society Hi-Res
Inputs: USB / Optical x 2 / Coaxial
Outputs: RCA Headphone Amplifier/ RCA /XLR
THD+N: 0.00015%
Dynamic range:
XLR 125dB
RCA: 120dB
SNR: 120dB
USB transmission: Asynchronization
USB compatibility: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Mac OSX10.6 or Later, Linux
Bit depth:
USB: 1bit, 16 ~ 32bit
Optical/Coaxial: 1bit, 16 ~ 32bit
Sampling Rate:
USB PCM: 44.1 ~ 768kHz
USB DSD: 2.8224 ~ 22.5792MHz
Optical / Coaxial PCM: 44.1 ~ 192kHz
Optical / Coaxial DSD: DSD64(DoP)
Headphone Amplifier Output Power: 570mW(32Ω), 290mW(64Ω), 125mW(150Ω), 65mW(300Ω)
Manual, Drivers, and Additional Downloads :
SMSL M500 User's Manual
Recent Reviews ( 4 )
ByPark jun wonFriday, 13 March 2020
First impressions: clean detailed sound, lean towards analysis instead of heating up. Good sense of space, sound stop, image. Well designed and packaged. It really stands out with high resolution fonts and MQA. Good with headphones. You would have to spend a lot more money to significantly improve the sonics. Exceptional value.
ByLavrin Igor OlegovichFriday, 13 March 2020
Excellent product. Easy not expensive way to unfold MQA files for headphones as well for full audio system.Cons: limitation to decode MQA files ONLY through USB input.Pros: XLR balanced output for full audio system.
ByKatsunori NishioFriday, 13 March 2020
It works great with Tidal MQA master. I have had some questions for SMSL and I have been received very soon with answers. We recommend this article
ByTkachev Oleg IgorevichFriday, 13 March 2020
365/5000First impressions: clean detailed sound, lean towards analysis instead of heating up. Good sense of space, sound stop, image. Well designed and packaged. It really stands out with high resolution fonts and MQA. Good with headphones. You would have to spend a lot more money to significantly improve the sonics. Exceptional value.
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