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Foshan ShuangMuSanLin electronics, Also known as S.M.S.L., was founded in 2009 in Shenzhen, China. The company is specialized in audio DAC, stereo headphone amplifiers, and power amplifiers. If you need a ton of power in a small space, consider the SMSL SA-98E to drive your speakers. The SMSL SA-98E is engineered around the STMicroelectronics TDA7498E amp chip and is built with quality electronic components from Panasonic, ALPS, WIMA, and Siemens. This amplifier, though small in size, will produce a whopping 160 watts per channel. The SMSL SA-36A Pro is the perfect amplifier to power small to medium-sized speakers in a near-field listening environment. Centred on the STMicroelectronics TDA7492, this Class-D amplifier is highly efficient while delivering deep bass and an expanded sound stage to the listener. The SMSL A8 and the SMSL A6 are multifunctional amplifiers built around the ICEpower 125ASX2 and 50ASX2, respectively, with a built-in DAC, phono preamplifier, and headphone amplifier. The SMSL Q5 Pro has all the great sound and features from the original Q5 but adds a subwoofer output and micro USB input. A sampling rate of 192 kHz/24-bit, a multitude of input methods, and insulated speaker binding posts make the Q5 Pro a high-quality amplifier and DAC combo.
The SMSL AD18 uses a DAC which features zero phase shift, a strong anti-inference ability using the CS8422 digital receiving chip. The signal then goes into the TAS5508C chip for digital sound processing and pre-amplification, sending it to the highly efficient (90%) TAS5342A chip, boosting the output up to 80 watts per channel. It features NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity and supports your favourite wired inputs: AUX, 3.5mm coaxial, optical, and USB. The SMSL M8A is the upgraded version of the M8. Higher quality components were used to improve sound quality drastically. One part of the upgrade was adding a dedicated OPAMP to replace the standard NE5532 chip, giving it a more tube-like sound with warmer mids, thus reducing listening fatigue. As a flat, portable DAC/amp, the SMSL IQ is best paired with laptops or smartphones and high-end IEMs. To deliver an accurate, reference-quality sound, it uses the well-regarded components. The IQ features a small OLED display on the left side. For users with balanced IEMs, the IQ has a 2.5-millimetre balanced output in addition to the 3.5-millimetre unbalanced output. The ultra-convenient SMSL AD13 stereo amplifier has various features like Bluetooth connectivity, a USB DAC, and included wireless remote control. Use this compact amp to power small to medium-sized speakers at 30 watts per channel.
Measuring only 3.75 by 3 inches and weighing just 7.5 ounces, the SMSL M3 USB DAC / Headphone amplifier helps you achieve better sound without taking up too much space in your bag or on your desk. Equipped with the CS4398 DAC chip, it has a 24 bit/192 kHz sample rate via optical and coaxial and a 24 bit/96 kHz sample rate via USB.
A great centrepiece for any modern streaming audio system, the SMSL DP3 is a highly versatile Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LAN player with a massive amount of outputs. A high fidelity multimedia streamer offering wired and wireless streaming capabilities and a low distortion transmission.