SMSL M500 Balanced DAC ES9038Pro Headphone Amplifier XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Headphone Amplifier XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512
The SMSL M500 is a DAC combo with balanced and unbalanced outputs that also has an amplified headphone output. Behind its small dimensions are hidden high-end audio components that allow it to deliver excellent performance while enjoying many features.

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SMSL M500

Balanced DAC ES9038Pro Headphone Amplifier XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

The SMSL M500 is a DAC combo with balanced and unbalanced outputs that also has an amplified headphone output. Behind its small dimensions are hidden high-end audio components that allow it to deliver excellent performance while enjoying many features.

ES9038Pro DAC

The M500 uses a high-performance DAC ESS ES9038Pro ESS chip. This is the most efficient conversion chip currently available at ESS, with an SNR of 140DB and a THD+N of -122dB. It allows the M500 to achieve an extremely low distortion level of 0.00015%.

With this converter, the M500 supports high sampling rates to allow you to enjoy the most accurate playback possible. It will therefore be possible to read PCM files up to 32bit 768kHz and Native DSD files up to DSD512.

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512
SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

MQA Support

MQA for Master Quality Authenticated is an award-winning British technology for restoring the sound of the original recording. The MQA Master file is authenticated by the artists, producers or rights holders. These files are small enough to be streamed or downloaded.

The M500 includes an MQA decoder to play these files in order to provide the best possible audio quality.

MQA decoding is only available via the USB input.

Complete connectivity

On the connector side, the SMSL M500 is well provided since it offers a complete panel in order to be able to adapt to different systems. At the input of the USB-B with XMOS XU216 interface, there are two Toslink Optics and a Coaxial SPDIF. On the output side, the M500 offers 6.35mm jack for the amplified headphone output and unbalanced RCA as well as balanced XLR for the preamplifier outputs.

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

USB XMOS XU216 Interface

The USB input of the M500 is associated with an XMOS XU216 32bit XMOS interface, with custom driver. This ensures rich and transparent playback while supporting high sampling rates.

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

Headphone amplifier

The M500's amplifier stage contains many discrete components that provide it with high power and current as well as a very good damping factor. This allows it to be associated with many helmet models, up to 300Ω. There is also an LDO ES9311 controller with a noise level of only 1µVrms.


Review by Audio Science Review

SMSL packs just about every desired feature into a DAC and headphone amplifier including MQA decoding with great measured and subjective performance. The only weakness is that its amplifier doesn't blow your ear drums.

test by the measurement forum Audio Science Review

Digital filters

The SMSL M500 also includes 7 digital filters for PCM signals, allowing you to adapt the playback to your listening needs.

  1. Fast linear
  2. Slow linear
  3. Apodizing
  4. Fast minimum
  5. Slow minimum
  6. Fast hybrid
  7. Brickwall

Independent preamplifier and headphone volume

The volume of the preamplifier and headphone amplifier circuits are totally independent and do not interfere with each other. It is therefore possible to choose a different volume level for the headphone output and preamplifier outputs.

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512

Screen & Housing>

The SMSL M500 is equipped with a beautiful bright display on the front panel, allowing it to display all the information about the current playback. This includes the volume level, active input, flow and file type, as well as the sampling rate of the read file. This screen is protected by a tempered glass pane.

The components are hidden under a beautiful and robust CNC machined anodized Aluminium housing.

The unit also comes with an IR remote control for easy remote control.

Diagram

SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512
1IR Receiver
2Jack 6.35mm Headphone output
3Screen
4Multifunction button
5Balanced XLR Output
6USB Input
7Power supply input
8Optical 1 input
9Optical 2 input
10Power button
11Coaxial input
12Single-ended RCA output

Technical characteristics

Specifications
Product typeDAC and headphone amplifier
Inputs1x USB-B
2x Optical Toslink
1x Coaxial
Outputs1x Jack 6.35mm
1x Single-ended RCA
1x Balanced XLR
THD+N0.00015%
Dynamic rangeXLR : 125dB
RCA : 120dB
SNR120dB
USB TransmissionAsynchronous
USB CompatibilityWindows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
Mac OSX 10.6 or later
Linux
Bit depthUSB : 1bit, 16~32bit
Optical / Coaxial : 1bit, 16~32bit
Sampling rateUSB : PCM 44.1 ~ 768kHz / DSD 2.8224 ~ 22.5792MHz
Optical, Coaxial : PCM 44.1 ~ 192kHz / DSD64 (DoP)
Headphone output power570mW @ 32Ω
290mW @ 64Ω
125mW @ 150Ω
65mW @ 300Ω
General
Consumption5W
Standby consumption0.6W
Dimensions (LxHxP)85 x 88 x 197mm
Weight0.91kg
ColorBlack
SMSL M500 DAC ES9038Pro Amplificateur Casque XMOS XU216 MQA 32bit 768kHz DSD512
 
Data sheet
InputUSB XMOS
InputOptical
InputUSB 2.0
InputSPDIF
InputUSB-B
OutputRCA
OutputJack 6.35mm
OutputXLR
DAC ChipES0938PRO
Max sampling rate768kHz
Max sampling rateDSD512
ColorBlack
Channel2 channels (Stereo)
 
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Acheter pour système secondaire, je possède déjà un dac ampli casque beaucoup plus cher avec juste des sorties analogiques en plus.
Franchement pour le prix je ne m'attendais pas a être aussi agréablement surpris.Tout y est, transparence, dynamique, scène large ,extinction des notes .Aussi bien que mon dac ,casque principal 3,5fois plus cher.
Ecoutes majoritairement au casque,qobuz etc.....
Demande une petite semaine de rodage.
Une entrée analogique aurait été le bienvenu.
Pour ma part très bon dac casque surtout a ce prix.






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