S.M.S.L M500 MK II,: An Upgrade To The Classic All-in-One DAC/Headphone AMP
S.M.S.L has introduced an update to its highly-acclaimed M500 all-in-one Desktop DAC/AMP, meet the all-new S.M.S.L M500 MK II. It features the same trusted ES9038Pro DAC chip as the OG M500 DAC/AMP system paired with an upgraded XMOS XU216 USB processor chip. It supports full MQA decoding with Hi-Res PCM 32-Bit/768kHz and native DSD512 support. M500 Mk II also has the latest Bluetooth V5.0 wireless connectivity with hi-res LDAC, APTX HD transmission protocols.
With professional tuning and better audio components, the M500 MK II achieves better distortion ratings for both DAC and Headphone AMP circuits. S.M.S.L has equipped a brand new PLFC headphone amplifier circuit in the M500 MK II providing a powerful output with lower distortion ratings.
– Premium ES9038Pro DAC Chip.
– Excellent Sound Performance With Ultra-Low Distortion Ratings.
– Latest-Gen XMOS USB Processor.
– Brand-new PLFC Headphone AMP Circuit.
– Upgraded Clock Circuit.
– 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.
– 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: 131dB(XLR), 126dB(RCA).
– SNR: 131dB(XLR), 126dB(RCA).
S.M.S.L M500 MK II Vs S.M.S.L M500
S.M.S.L has brought a variety of upgrades to the classic M500 for the MK II. They have added Hi-Res Bluetooth connectivity, upgraded clock circuit, and also updated brand new PLFC headphone amplification circuit in the M500 MK II. The OG M500 only had USB input, the latest M500 MK II features four different inputs including USB, Coaxial, Optical, and Bluetooth. It also has got the required certification of MQA decoding and MQA-CD decoding. S.M.S.L has also upgraded the display screen, added new remote control, and upgraded the 3-pin AC socket with grounding.
Premium Sabre DAC Chip
S.M.S.L M500 MK II is equipped with a flagship-grade ES9038Pro DAC chip from Sabre Technologies. It is a 32-Bit 8-channel DAC that is capable of providing class-leading performance with precise high-res signal decoding. It is professionally tuned and adjusted to achieve ultra-low THD+N and high SNR & DNR values. You will get to experience a drastic improvement in your desktop chain with the S.M.S.L M500 MK II.
Brand-New PLFC Headphone AMP Circuit
S.M.S.L M500 MK II features a brand-new headphone amplifier circuit that helps the device produce powerful output while maintaining low distortion ratings. It allows the M500 MK II to obtain more than 2Wx2 output power rating at less than -120dB distortion @ 16Ω of load.
Premium XMOS USB Solution
S.M.S.L M500 MK II uses the latest gen XMOS XU-216 USB processor. It is a 32-Bit USB processor chip that enables High-Res 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and Native DSD512 decoding.
Full MQA Certification
S.M.S.L M500 MK II 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 II.
Independent Volume Adjustment Function
S.M.S.L has designed it with independent headphone volume and pre-amp volume control. They are completely independent of each other and won’t interfere with each other. They are easy to switch with a single key. The M500 MK II has mutual memory that remembers the volume level on both modes.
Qualcomm’s Latest Bluetooth Chip
S.M.S.L has featured the latest Bluetooth processor chip from Qualcomm in the M500 MK II. 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.
Audiophile-Grade Internals For Quality Components
S.M.S.L has designed the M500 MK II with top-quality audio components. The premium ES9038Pro DAC chip is supported with an ES9311 dedicated power chip that provides clean, low-noise power to their DAC chipset. M500 MK II houses a brand new self-developed CK-02 clock processing circuit that greatly reduces clock jitter.
Price & Availability
S.M.S.L M500 MK II is available with us priced at 439.99$.
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