The SMSL SU-8S is an MQA and Bluetooth-capable desktop ES9068AS DAC featuring up to DSD512 and PCM 32BIT 768kHz decoding.
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Two control options
- Equipped with a linear power supply
- USB processing on the SU-8s is done by an XMOS XU216 USB controller
- MQA rendering capabilities
- Equipped with the ESS ES9068AS, a 2 channel DAC chip
SMSL SU-8S Balanced DAC ES9068AS USB XMOS 32Bit 768kHz DSD512 MQA
S.M.S.L SU-8S is a balanced audio DAC featuring the latest ES9068AS decoding chip for high-quality audio signal decoding. It is a certified Hi-Res Desktop DAC supporting full MQA and high-resolution PCM and DSD decoding with crisp clarity and ultra-low distortion. S.M.S.L SU-8s also features high-res Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with Qualcomm AptX HD codec support.
Flagship-Grade Sabre DAC:
S.M.S.L SU-8S is equipped with a high-performance ES9068AS 32-Bit Stereo DAC chip that supports hardware MQA rendering. It helps the SU-8S achieve industry-leading low-distortion and high SNR ratings maximizing the performance of the device. SU-8S achieves an ultra-low THD+N distortion rating of just 0.00009% providing an ultra-clean output signal to your amplifier.
2nd-Generation 16-Core XMOS USB Processor:
S.M.S.L SU-8S features the 2nd generation 16-core XMOS XU216 USB signal receiver chip that enables the device to decode high-resolution PCM and DSD signals over USB connections. With the USB connection, SU-8S is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively.
Full MQA Decoding:
The advanced ES9068AS DAC chip featured in the S.M.S.L SU-8S is one of the only few DACs in the market that support hardware MQA decoding. MQA, Master Quality Authenticated is an advanced technology in which high-resolution data is encapsulated in the empty spaces of the file, creating smaller files easier to stream and store. MQA certified devices fully unfold the data and produce an immersive listening experience as the recording artist intended.
Single-Ended & Balanced Output Options:
S.M.S.L SU-8S features both single-ended and balanced output options. Users can take output signals through SE RCA or Bal XLR input ports both located at the back of the device. Pair the SU-8S in a balanced amplifier in your chain for a completely balanced audio setup.
Multiple Input Methods Including High-Res Bluetooth:
S.M.S.L SU-8S features multiple signal input ports including USB, Coaxial, Optical, and Hi-Res Bluetooth. It supports Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity for seamless wireless connection supporting high-res wireless codecs such as AptX HD, AptX, SBC, AAC, and more.
Specifications: High-Performance ESS Sabre DAC Chip • 2nd-Gen XMOS 16-Core USB Receiver • PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz • DSD decoding up to DSD512 natively • Full MQA Support • Wireless Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity • Qualcomm AptX HD/AptX wireless codec support • Full functional remote control • CNC machined Aluminum Alloy chassis • Tempered glass display panel • Input Options: USB/Optical/Coaxial/Bluetooth • Output Options: RCA/XLR • THD+N: 0.00009%(-121dB) • Dynamic range(XLR): 126dB • Dynamic range(RCA): 125dB • SNR: 126dB • Output Impedance: <10ohms • USB Transmission: Asynchronization • USB Compatibility: Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Mac OSX, Linux • Power Consumption: 5W • Standby Power: <0.5W • Size: 184.4x139.5x41mm • Weight: 0.79Kg.
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x Remote control
- 1 x External antenna
- 1 x Set of 4 feet
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Power cable