SMSL M500 MKIII MQA ES9038PRO DSD512 LDAC Headphone Amplifier


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>Flagship ES9038Pro DAC Chip with full 8-channel configuration.

>Excellent Sound Performance With Ultra-Low Distortion Ratings.

>Latest-Gen XMOS XU316 USB Processor.

>New SDAA Architecture.

>Brand-new PLFC Headphone AMP Circuit.

>New OPAMP architecture with nine OPA1612A chips.

>Upgraded Clock Circuit.

>Latest Qualcomm Bluetooth chipset.

>Multiple-Inputs(USB, Optical, Coaxial, Bluetooth).

>Two-level gain switch.

>Seven PCM Digital Filters.

>1.9” IPS colorful display.

>Full MQA Certified.

>MQA-CD Certified.

>JAS Hi-Res Certified.

>Upgraded AC Socket.

>Full-Functional Remote Control.

>CNC machined Aluminum Alloy housing.

>Tempered glass panel.

Technical Parameters:-

>PCM Decoding: 32-Bit/768kHz.

>DSD Decoding: DSD512 natively.

>Distortion: 0.00006%(-123dB)(Un-Wtd).

>Headphone AMP Distortion: 0.0001%(-120dB)(Un-Wtd).

>Headphone Output Power: 2Wx2(16Ω), 1Wx2(32Ω).

>Gain Mode: 0dB(Low), +9dB(High).

>Headphone Output: 6.35mm.

>Line-out: RCA, XLR.

>Dynamic Range: 133dB(XLR), 126dB(RCA).

>SNR: 133dB(XLR), 126dB(RCA).

S.M.S.L celebrates its ten years of ingenuity with professional technology and attitude with the latest third-gen of M500 desktop all-in-one Bluetooth DAC and AMP, the M500 MK III. The MK3 of M500 gets many new upgrades to the series such as a brand new SDAA audio architecture, XMOS’s latest 3rd generation USB processor, etc. It comes equipped with a flagship ES9038Pro DAC chip that uses all its 8-channels to deliver unmatched performance. If you are looking for a premium all-in-one desktop device, the latest S.M.S.L M500 MK III is a fantastic offering with top-of-the-line audio circuitry!!

S.M.S.L M500 MK III Vs M500 MK II:-

The third generation of M500 Desktop DAC and AMP brings many new upgrades to the series. Primarily, the M500 MK III Desktop DAC/AMP is based on the brand new SDAA Architecture. It uses the 8-channel arrangement of ES9038 Pro flagship Sabre DAC the MK2 used only 2 channels of ES9038 Pro. M500 MK III houses XMOS’s latest 3rd-generation XU316 USB processor while the M500 MK II featured a 2nd-gen XU216 chipset. OPAMP architecture has been completely redesigned. It now uses nine OPA1612A chips, the M500 MK II used three of the same chips. S.M.S.L has featured its latest in-house developed CK-03 clock module on the M500 MK III. With the help of all these new chipsets and audio architecture, the M500 MK III achieves better distortion, dynamic range, and SNR ratings in comparison to the previous gen models.

Flagship-Grade 8-Channel Sabre DAC Chipset:-

S.M.S.L M500 MK III uses the flagship ES9038 Pro 32-Bit DAC chipset from ESS Sabre Technologies. The DAC is implemented here with all its 8-channels working together to deliver unmatched performance. S.M.S.L has paired the flagship Sabre DAC with an ES9311 high-performance dedicated power chip ensuring ultra-fine performance.

Powerful Output With Newly-Designed OPAMP Architecture:-

S.M.S.L M500 MK III features a newly-developed OPAMP architecture. The device comes with nine OPA1612A OPAMP chips. This precisely crafted OPAMP architecture delivers a powerful output producing up to 2W of clean output per channel(16Ω).

Latest-Gen XMOS USB Processor:-

S.M.S.L M500 MK III comes equipped with an XU316 USB processor chipset. It is a 3rd generation XMOS processor chip that ensures crisp high-resolution audio signal decoding over USB input. It enables support for high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 signals.

Full MQA Certification:-

S.M.S.L M500 MK III has full MQA decoding support. It supports full MQA rendering and decoding via USB, Coaxial, and Optical inputs. Explore your favorite Hi-Res music in master quality with the M500 MK III. Digital inputs help you connect the M500 MK III with MQA authorized MD Players and other devices.

Qualcomm’s Latest Bluetooth Chip:-

S.M.S.L has featured the latest Bluetooth processor chip from Qualcomm in the M500 MK III. The device has reliable Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with Hi-Res LDAC, APTX HD, AptX, SBC, and AAC codec support. The LDAC transmission protocol allows for transmission of high-res 24-Bit/96kHz bitrate.


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