70W x 2 @ 4Ω
INTRODUCING DA-6 HI-RES CLASS-D POWER AMPLIFIER ENGINEERED TO DELIVER OUTSTANDING SONIC PERFORMANCE
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. SMSL presents the all-new DA-6 Class-D power amplifier that is compact yet powerful. It is an excellent power amplifier that makes for a better listening experience and delivers outstanding sonic performance. The SMSL DA-6 accomplishes its job and provides a powerful and distortion-free sonic performance to acquire the desired sound output from your system stack. It is a feature-loaded power amplifier with three analogue surround modes, tone control, and a high current adapter that delivers exceptional dynamic response. SMSL DA-6 can be your companion for powering bookshelf speakers and creating a desktop chain. With an SMSL DA-6 Hi-Res power amplifier, you are sure to get the best possible audio experience.
FEATURING GERMAN INFINEON POWER AMP CHIPSET DELIVERING EFFICIENT AND SMOOTH POWER OUTPUT
The engineers at SMSL have designed the DA-6 power amplifier with a high-power digital power amplifier chip from German Infineon, achieving low distortion characteristics and a wide dynamic range. It is a newly designed silicone carbide class D power amplifier chip that enables the DA-6 to produce a precise signal amplification while achieving lower distortion (0.004%) and high SNR ratings (102dB). German Infineon's new technology class D power amplifier chip achieves efficiency up to 92%, further reducing power consumption. The SMSL DA-6 power amplifier outputs 70W x2 of power with a 4Ω load. If you are looking for a Desktop power amplifier with impactful, efficient, and smooth performance SMSL DA-6 is made right for you.
PRECISE ELECTRONIC VOLUME CONTROL AND SURROUND MODES WITH MULTIPLE BUILT-IN EQ PRESETS
SMSL has featured electronic volume control on the DA-6 to eliminate the noise caused by a conventional potentiometer. The amplifier provides precise volume adjustment with a noise-free operation. It eliminates noise produced by the potentiometer while adjusting the volume. SMSL DA6 features multiple EQ presets built into its system. You can cycle through these easily using the fully-functioning remote control. E "0" means direct (no EQ), E "t" means tone (EQ with adjustable Treble and Bass frequencies(-14dB to 14dB)), E "1" is for bass, E "2" is for Super bass, E "3" is for Rock, E "4" is for a soft effect, and E "5" is for clear. Apart from these EQ presets, the DA-6 also features three analogue surround modes. The SMSL DA-6 has three analogue surround modes Su0, Su1, Su2, and Su3. With Su0, the surround mode is OFF. Tone control allows for adjusting the Bass and Treble. The SMSL DA-6 offers two gain controls "Low" for low impedance and high sensitivity speakers and "High" for high impedance and low sensitivity speakers. With the low gain, the maximum input voltage is 2Vrms and with high gain maximum input voltage 1.2Vrms.
MASTERFULLY DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH ALUMINUM ALLOY CNC SHELL AND THOUGHTFUL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS WITH REMOTE CONTROL
The SMSL DA-6 is a highly-compact digital power amplifier with a compact form factor. It has an exquisite finish with a CNC machined aluminium alloy body. The DA6 is designed in such a way to look elegant with better heat dissipation. The mini-size design is very suitable for desktop use. The front baffle of the DA-6 includes a knob and display, and the rear baffle consists of RCA input and left and right channel output. This setup enables you to create a desktop audio stack. The SMSL DA-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.
|MAXIMUM INPUT VOLTAGE||Low Gain - 2Vrms High Gain - 1.2Vrms|
|INPUT SENSITIVITY / INPUT IMPEDANCE||400mVms|
|OUTPUT POWER||70W x 2(4Ω)|
|BASS/TREBLE GAIN||-14dB ~ +14dB|
|DIMENSIONS||140 X 28 X 110mm (WxHxD)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. S.M.S.L DA-6|
|2. Remote control|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
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Let's start with the design, which is straightforward and practical. For your passive speakers: it includes left and right channel output, and RCA input for your CD Player, smartphone, and PC. The package also includes a fully functional remote as an add-on. I was a little skeptical, that DA-6 being a Class-D Amp; might heat up and distort if used for longer listening sessions. However, that wasn't the case. It did not heat up or cause any distortion even after 4-5 hours of usage, which is quite commendable.
Well, this is where the DA-6 shines. It is powerful, yet it has clean power delivery. It was able to power my 4Ω passive speakers easily. I paired an 8Ω speaker as well but had to crank up the volume, but it did not add any distortion, which is quite impressive.
The surround modes, the bass and the treble adjustments are spectacular; you can immediately notice the difference.
All things considered, I am pretty satisfied with my purchase, and I hope my review is helpful to someone searching for a solid power amplifier for their passive speakers.
P.S. After evaluating DA-6's performance for a week, this review was put together.
As always, thank you, HPZ, for your timely delivery!
Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.
This amp performs very well and is compact enough to fit anywhere. Only issue is limited power - the 70w power is likely 20-30w in real world 8 ohm loads. As such not suitable for larger rooms. For that A300 more suitable
We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!
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