S.M.S.L - D-6

Desktop DAC

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1 Year of
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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Ideal for
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX HD

Metal
Build

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.
Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


Connect With
USB, Optical & Coaxial

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


SMSL PRESENTS A MINI HI-RESOLUTION DAC WITH JAPAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION HI-RES AUDIO CERTIFICATION

SMSL is a Hi-Fi audio brand specialising in high-quality premium desktop audio gears. Foshan ShuangMuSanLin Technology Co., Ltd, founded in 2009, located in Shenzhen, China, is a company that specialises in audio DAC, stereo headphone amplifiers, and power amplifiers. Utilising their years of expertise, SMSL presents the all-new D-6 mini desktop DAC that is Hi-Res certified by the Japanese Electronics Association. It is a Hi-Res DAC for discerning audiophiles, which will help you get the best possible audio experience. It is an excellent digital-to-analogue converter that makes for a better listening experience. To get the desired sound output from your system stack, SMSL D-6 does justice and delivers exceptional sonic performance.
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FEATURING DUAL AKM DAC CHIPS AND SECOND GENERATION XMOS CHIP DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL AUDIO PERFORMANCE

The engineers at SMSL have designed the D-6 DAC with dual AK4493S DAC chips achieving low distortion characteristics and a wide dynamic range. The AK4493S supports playback up to 768kHz/32Bit PCM and DSD512 audio formats for a Hi-Resolution audio source playback. The SMSL D-6 also has a second-generation XMOS interface that allows for playback via USB input (supports Type-C to Type-C). You get unmatched performance with D-6 in your chain with its high-quality components. The D-6 achieves super THD+N ratings of 0.00011%. If you are looking for a Desktop DAC with impressive performance, SMSL D-6 is made right for you.

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HIGH-END QCC BLUETOOTH CHIPSET FOR STREAMING AUDIO WIRELESSLY

SMSL has equipped the D-6 with the latest generation QCC5125 chipset from Qualcomm Technologies. It provides Hi-Resolution Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity to the D-6 for wireless signal input with an effective range of 10 m. The Qualcomm processor, QCC5125, is embedded in the SMSL D-6 to elevate its wireless functionality tenfolds. This chip enables you to stream music remotely without any signal loss or quality degradation. The D-6 supports industry-leading transmission codecs like LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC, and SBC. You won't have annoying disconnects thanks to Bluetooth 5.1 technology, which also ensures that the connection is stable and that the audio signal quality is maintained.
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POWER FILTERING SYSTEM FUSED WITH CK-03 CLOCK MODULE AND JAPANESE ULTRA-LOW PHASE NOISE CLOCKS DELIVERING DISTORTION-FREE SIGNAL

The SMSL D-6 features a high-performance power filtering system that delivers a clean audio signal. To reduce the jitter, SMSL has included a CK-03 Clock Module that makes the clock jitter of optical coaxial as low as USB. SMSL has featured top-quality components on the audio circuitry, a Japanese low-noise phase noise clock with a low-noise power filter that delivers distortion-free signals and reduces system jitter. Not only does the D-6 support Hi-Res decoding, but it also provides impressive performance with clean and precise sound output.

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EXPERTLY DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH CNC INTEGRATED MILLING PROCESS AND THOUGHTFUL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS WITH REMOTE CONTROL

The SMSL D-6 has been expertly designed and built with a CNC integrated milling process that makes it simple and looks elegant with added robustness. The mini-size design is suitable for desktop use. The front baffle of the D-6 includes a knob and display, and the rear baffle consists of numerous inputs like USB, Optical, and Coaxial. The D-6 offers RCA output, balanced 6.35mm TRS output, and a Bluetooth antenna. This setup enables you to create a balanced desktop audio stack. The SMSL D-6 has a fully functional remote that allows you to change settings, toggle the menu, and increase or decrease volume. The remote uses two R03/AAA batteries.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this S.M.S.L - D-6 comes with a 1 Year warranty from S.M.S.L that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Great product, with caveats.

I wanted a accurate DAC that does not break the bank, has balanced output, has bluetooth, and volume control.

Full marks on all of those. I get goosebumps on every goosebump worthy music.

Now the caveats: 1. Your amplifier should be warm sounding/ have a tone control. Left alone the sound is very clinical. I use it with a pair of studio monitor that has tonal control and it is set halfway between neutral and warm.
2. The instruction manual is incomplete and inadequate. After playing around a bit I have figured out most of it, but two functions are still a mystery. Full instructions are not available on the website either, till now.

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!