SMSL is a famous Hifi audio brand specializing in high-quality premium desktop audio gears. They are known mainly for their audio decoders and headphone/power amplifiers. The best thing about SMSL is that its products are available across different price segments. You can get high-resolution certified audio decoders, and powerful headphone amplifiers in different price categories starting as low as 100-150$ and their premium series of VMV products goes as high as 1000$. Today, we are here for announcing the launch of two brand new products from SMSL, the DA6 mini power amplifier, and the D-6 a compact high-resolution audio decoder. So without any further ado, let’s find out more about both of these!!
SMSL D-6: Compact DAC with Latest AKM DAC & Bluetooth V5.1 Connectivity
- Price: 169.99$.
SMSL D-6 is a highly versatile desktop audio decoder equipped with a high-performance Dual DAC chipset, 2nd Gen XMOS USB processor, and several more high-quality components. SMSL D-6 adopts the latest launched AK4493S DAC chips that provide a mesmerizing performance in decoding Hi-Res audio signals. The D-6 powered by a 2nd Gen XMOS processor supports high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 signal decoding. The premium dual DAC architecture is implemented in such a manner that the D-6 brings top-class performance by achieving impressive ratings for dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, THD+N, etc.
SMSL has equipped the D-6 with Qualcomm’s latest QCC5125 Bluetooth chip that brings Bluetooth V5.1 connectivity for signal input with high-resolution LDAC, and AptX HD wireless codecs support. Along with the regular single-ended RCA line-out port, the D-6 also supports a balanced line-out with TRS balanced connectors. D-6 looks like an interesting DAC with the latest launched AKM DACs and premium audio circuitry. Feel free to check out more details about the D-6 here.
- Dual AK4493S DAC Chips.
- Ultra-low jitter performance.
- 2nd Gen XMOS USB receiver.
- Supports High-resolution audio signal decoding.
- PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz.
- DSD decoding up to DSD512 natively.
- Built-in low noise power supply.
- CNC machined aluminum alloy shell.
- Fully-featured remote control.
- Balanced TRS line-out.
- Compact and versatile.
- Hi-Res Bluetooth V5.1 connectivity.
- Supports Type-C USB interface.
SMSL DA-6: Digital Mini Power Amplifier
- Price: 99$.
Along with the amazing D-6 audio decoder, SMSL has also announced the latest DA-6 digital power amplifier. This might look compact and mini, but this little beast packs a powerful punch that can drive your bookshelves with ease. SMSL has featured a German imported Infineon’s newly-designed silicone carbide class D power amplifier chip. It also features electronic volume control ensuring a clean volume adjustment with great precision. DA-6 has multiple equalizers presets that allow the users to adjust the output tuning a bit. This also includes a custom equalizer preset that enables Treble and Bass tuning between -14dB to +14dB range.
SMSL DA-6 has got an exquisite build with CNC machined aluminum alloy chassis. Different functions and settings on the DA-6 can be controlled easily using a fully-functioning remote control. It’s a cute little device that packs a lot of punch, for more details check out the product page here.
- German Infineon’s New Silicon Carbide power amplifier chip.
- Electronic Volume Control.
- Multiple EQ Presets.
- Three kinds of Analog stereo effects.
- Large power adapter.
- Compact and exquisite form factor.
- Brand-new remote control.
- High-quality gold-plated audio connectors.
- Whole aluminum alloy CNC shell.
- Hi-Res audio certified.