S.M.S.L

S.M.S.L - SU-9

Fully Balanced Desktop DAC

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

For Studio &
Professionals

Bluetooth with
UAT, LDAC & aptX HD

3-Pin XLR Balanced
Output

Pair with Laptop
via USB

ESS ES9038PRO
DAC Chip

Connect With
USB, Optical & Coaxial

Volume
Controls

DESCRIPTION

EQUIPPED WITH FLAGSHIP ES9038 DAC & ES9311 POWER CHIP FOR PREMIUM HIGH-QUALITY SOUND

Powered with the flagship ES9038 DAC chip, the SMSL SU-9 also comes with an ES9311 power chip that encourages the ES9038 to realise its full potential covering a frequency range of 20 to 40kHz. Every digital audio input on the SU-9 supports DSD decoding while the DoP64 is supported using coaxial and optical only.
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EXPERIENCE A REMARKABLY DETAILED SOUND WITH FULL MQA SUPPORT

Analogue to digital audio conversion causes blurring transient response that reduces audio clarity. MQA eliminates this distortion to create a true 3D sound field that makes all the difference. MQA uses 24/192 recording to remove those distortions at the beginning and the end of the transient response.
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MQA DECODER & MQA RENDERER ROLLED IN ONE FOR FULL-FLEDGED MQA DELIGHT

Post distortion removal, MQA adapts large-sized music files to adapt according to the playback device using a process called 'musical origami'. The MQA decoder upgrades sound way beyond the CD quality and supports Bluesound, Pioneer, Onkyo's player along with the ROON streaming service. The MQA renderer completes the setup turning SMSL SU-9 into a full-blown MQA enabled device allowing you to enjoy sound in its purest studio quality just like the artist intended.

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WITH STUNNING ANODISED ALUMINIUM ALLOY BODY AND UAT COMPATIBILITY

Made out of precise CNC milled Aluminium Alloy, the body of the SMSL SU-9 sports an anodized and chamfered finish that not only adds to the charm but also makes the SU-9 durable. This incredible DAC supports SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC and an incredibly detailed Ultra Audio Transmission (UAT) format developed by HiBy. UAT is compatible with up to 192kHz sampling frequency or 1.2 Mbps bit rate. It offers three settings—1.2Mbps, medium 900 kbps and low 600kbps.
Note: Kindly note that both transmitter and receiver are needed to support UAT which can be accessed using the HiByMusic app on Android devices.
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SUPER LOW JITTER AND THD+N FOR INTERFERENCE-FREE AUDIO

The jitter levels of the coaxial are ultra-low at 27ps while the Thd+N and intermodulation distortion are very low. The power source of the SU-9 has a low noise conditioner that enhances sound quality and power efficiency.

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EASE IN WITH A VOLUME KNOB, REMOTE & FULL-FLEDGED CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Paired with a volume knob, display and a remote the SMSL SU-9 makes it easy for you to manage your music. It also takes care of connection needs with a range of audio inputs including Bluetooth, USB, AC IN, Coaxial and Optical inputs. It also has an RCA output and a 3-Pin XLR balanced output.

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SPECS

AUDIO PART
INPUTS USB/Optical/Coaxial/Bluetooth
OUTPUTS RCA/XLR
THD+N 0.00009%(-121dB)
DYNAMIC RANGE XLR 130dB
RCA 123dB
SNR 130dB
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE XLR 207Ω
RCA 142Ω
USB TRANSMISSION Asynchronization
USB COMPATIBILITY Windows 7+, Mac OSX, Linux
BIT DEPTH USB 1bit,16-32bit
Optical/Coaxial 1bit,16-24bit
SAMPLING RATE USB PCM 44.1-768kHz
DSD 2.8224-22.5792MHZ
Optical/Coaxial PCM 44.1-192kHZ
DSD dsd64(DoP)
BLUETOOTH SPECS
UAT 24bit/192kHz (1200kbps/900kbps/600kbps)
LDAC 24bit/96kHz (990kbps/660kbps/330kbps)
APTX-HD 24bit/48 kHz-576kbps
APTX 16bit/44.1 kHz-352kbps
SBC 16bit/44.1 kHz-328kbps
AAC 16bit/44.1 kHz-320kbps
POWER CONSUMPTION 5W
STANDBY POWER <0.5W
SIZE 187.5X154X40mm (WxHxD)
WEIGHT 0.79kg
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. S.M.S.L SU-9 Balanced MQA DAC
2. 1 X Remote Control
3. 1 X USB Cable
2. 1 X Power Cable
2. User Manual
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FAQS

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  • User Manual
  • Driver
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

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