SMSL SANSKRIT 10Th DAC 32bit / 384kHz DSD256 USB XMOS AK4490 Red

SMSL SANSKRIT 10Th DAC 32bit/384kHz DSD256 XMOS AK4490 Red
On the occasion of the brand's tenth anniversary, SMSL is offering a modernised version of the Sanskrit: an original and aesthetic device with extremely complete functionalities at a very affordable price.

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SMSL Sanskrit 10th Anniversary Edition

DAC XMOS, AK4490 DSD256 PCM384kHz


Compact and versatile DAC DSD256 / PCM 384kHz. Detector integrated tilt.


To mark the tenth anniversary of the brand, SMSL offers a new version of the Sanskrit: an original and aesthetic device with extremely comprehensive features for a very affordable price. It works with a conversion chip AKM AK4490, a USB interface XMOS and its construction follows proven circuits in high fidelity audio.

It has a rotating screen (like a smartphone) that allows it to be installed on both sides (Length / Width) without losing legibility. A second novelty lays in its power supply since the device has two USB inputs, so as to separate the power supply from data and gain in sound clarity.

DAC tilt


Definitely designed for the high-quality sound, Sanskrit is able to decode DSD formats (11.2896mHz max) and PCM (384kHz).

It has all the necessary inputs to meet a complex installation and can simultaneously connect a digital audio source (computer, smartphone OTG, media center), a TV and a gaming station thanks to USB / Coaxial and Optics ports.

To facilitate installation in any type of environment, Sanskrit can be placed either on its edge or along its length. Best of all, the device has an integrated sensor allowing it to automatically orient the screen in your reading direction.

High quality audio components

DAC USB coaxial optical


The digital / analog decoding is made possible by a chip AK4490 AKM. This advanced audio component preserves transparency, finesse and details in the sound reproduction.

The AK4490 operates together with a XMOS asynchronous USB interface thant is famous for its native support of DSD streams. These chips are integrated in Sanskrit with a procession of proven electronic components from the power-supply units to NDK ultra low phase noise clocks.

With this choice of ambitious components (especially in this price range), DAC Sanskrit delivers crystal clear sound with extremely low distortion (THD + N 0.0005%), wide dynamic range of 117dB and comfortable SNR of 118dB.

Volume hardware and remote control

DAC remote volume


Finally, Sanskrit has two features that are found usually in larger, more complex and more expensive devices:

- A hardware volume control (does not damage the resolution in digital audio stream). This feature allows to connect Sanskrit directly to a power amplifier without necessarily having to go through a volume controller preamplifier.

- A remote control support. Every function can be driven remotely such as : raise / lower the volume, alternate sources ...

Double USB input

Rear Facade Sanskrit SMSL


Sanskrit is USB-powered via a Micro-USB input on its back cover.

To isolate the audio signal from the noise coming along the power supply, two USB entries are present: one dedicated to data only and the other dedicated exclusively to the power supply. Thanks to this configuration, the audio source is not in charge of powering the DAC - which is generally poor in this function - and it is quite possible to connect this USB input to a real regulated linear power supply that meets the audiophile standards to maximize your listening experience.



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"S.M.S.L offers a visually beautiful digital to analog converter with superb sound performance, among the moste beautiful sounds we heard."
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1 - I/R Receiver
2 - Display (auto pitch)
3 - Power / selection button
4 - Analog Out RCA Stereo
5 - Coaxial Input
6 - Optical Input
7 - USB input (DATA)
8 - USB input (Power)

Specifications
TypeDAC
Volume ControlYes
Output Level2.1Vrms
THD + N0.0005%
Dynamic range117dB
Signal / N ratio118dB
USB compatibilityWindows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10
Mac OS X10.6 and higher
Linux
BIT DepthUSB: 1-32bit
Coaxial / Optical: 1-24bit
Sample rateUSB PCM: 44.1 - 384kHz
USB DSD: 2.28224 - 11.2896mHz
Optical / Coaxial: 32-192kHz
Power supplyMicro-USB 5VDC (Not Included)
Power consumption1.5W
Quiescent currentLess than 0.1W
Dimensions75 x 45 x 144mm (width / height / depth)
Weight300g
Package Contents
1xDAC Sanskrit 10th anniversary
1xRemote control
1xUSB-A to Micro-USB cable
8xsilicone feet
 
Data sheet
InputMicro USB
InputOptical
InputUSB
InputSPDIF
OutputRCA
DAC ChipAK4490
Max sampling rate384kHz
ColorOther
 
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super rendu sonore (modifié)

associer à une alim "ifi" ce DAC qui est mon tout premier DAC est simplement super en restitution.La prise mini USB dédié sert à l'audio l'autre à l'alimentation. j'avais hésité avec le Khadas tone mais plus compliqué à mettre en œuvre et surtout pas de prise USB dédié donc beaucoup plus cher pour un résultat que je devine pas meilleur.(Raspberry +DAC+Alim ) environ 200€ et on peux faire évoluer le RASPBERRY
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super rendu sonore
associer à une alim "ifi" ce DAC qui est mon tout premier DAC est simplement super en restitution.La prise mini USB dédié sert à l'audio l'autre à l'alimentation. j'avais hésité avec le Katana mais plus compliqué à mettre en œuvre et surtout pas de prise USB dédié donc beaucoup plus cher pour un résultat que je devine pas meilleur.(Raspberry +DAC+Alim ) environ 200€ et on peux faire évoluer le RASPBERRY
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Difficile de faire mieux pour le prix
Et oui, ce petit Dac est vraiment réussi. Joli, peu encombrant, très bien conçu au niveau de l'ergonomie et avec une bonne finition. les performances sont bien là: la puce AK4490 c'est quand même quelque chose ! Le son est doux, dynamique, avec de la matière, des graves présents et bien maitrisés. Tout est à sa place sans excès et le rendu est vraiment de très très bon niveau. J'ai tout de suite soigné l'alimentation avec une IFIPOWER 5v et le RQP de l'ensemble Dac/alimentation est vraiment top.
Une réussite.
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excellent
fonctionne sous windows 10 avec le pilote disponible sur le site smsl (attention c'est un format rar qui nécessite le vrai logiciel unrar). ainsi on peut sélectionner dans les propriétés du pérophérique SMSL USB DAC dans le menu øtatistiques avancées le taux d'échantillonage et le nombre de bits (16bits 44100hz par défaut). Ce taux sera affiché sur le display du SMSL.
Testé aussi sous ubuntu 16.04. le SMSL est reconnu de suite. par contre il affiche 48 khz. Pour obtenir plus, il faut modifier le fichier /etc/pulse/daemon.conf et ajouter :
default-sample-format = s32le
alternate-sample-rate = 19200 ( ou 9600 ou autre selon le format hd utilisé)
resample-method = speex-float-5
Ainsi le display affichera soit 44 soit 192 selon le format du fichier de musique.
L'écoute est très bonne, la télécommande permet de baisser le son.
a ce prix je ne vois pas ce qu'on peut reprocher à cet appareil.
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