S.M.S.L VMV D2, Latest Flagship MQA DAC With AK4499 Premium DAC Chip
In the desktop audio scene, S.M.S.L has a wide range of high-fidelity audio gears including DAC’s and Amplifiers. S.M.S.L has multiple successful products in the market such as SH9, SU9, SP200, and many more. Among their huge lineup of products, the “VMV” series of products are considered TOTL with ultimate performance and craftsmanship. S.M.S.L has introduced its latest flagship-grade MQA DAC in the “VMV” series, the brand new S.M.S.L VMV D2.
VMV D2 is a Top-of-the-line MQA DAC equipped with a premium AK4499 flagship velvet sound DAC chip. It is supported by the latest gen 16-core XMOS XU216 USB signal processor, that allows for decoding high-resolution audio signal over a USB connection(up to 32-Bit/768kHz PCM/Native DSD512). It has also received MQA certification bringing us full support for decoding MQA files and streams. S.M.S.L VMV D2 offers benchmarking performance with an ultra-low distortion rating of just 0.000068% and a high dynamic range of 131dB. It is designed and built to bring the best out of your audio chain by feeding it with an ultra-clean audio decoding performance. S.M.S.L VMV D2 also has high-res Bluetooth connectivity with high-resolution UAT, LDAC, AptX HD, and more wireless codec support.
– Hi-Res Audio certified.
– Supports full MQA decoding.
– Flagship-grade AK4499 AKM DAC chip.
– Superb performance with ultra-low distortion.
– Brilliant dynamics with high dynamic range.
– XMOS XU216 16-core USB signal processor.
– Latest Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity.
– Supports high-resolution UAT, LDAC, AptX HD wireless codec transmission.
– Two American Accusilicone ultra-low phase noise crystal oscillators.
– Specially designed ultra-low noise power supply.
– Input options: USB, Optical, Coaxial, I2S, Bluetooth, AES, EBU.
– Output options: RCA & XLR.
– Clock: BNC(50Ω).
– Clock frequency: 10MHz, 11.2896MHz, 12.288MHz, 16.9344MHz, 25MHz, 27MHz, 33.8688MHz.
– THD+N: 0.000068%(-123dB).
– THD+N(A-WTD): 0.000058%(-124dB).
– Dynamic Range(XLR): 131dB.
– Dynamic Range(RCA): 125dB.
– SNR: 131dB.
– Asynchronized USB transmission.
– Sampling Rate Support(USB and I2S): PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz, DSD ip to
– Power consumption: <10W.
– Standby power: <0.5W.
Excellent Performance With Flagship Grade AKM Velvet DAC
S.M.S.L has chosen AKM’s flagship AK4499 Velvet Verita DAC Chip to be the heart and core of the latest VMV D2. The AK4499 is a trusted DAC chip that is now. Out of print after the fire accident at the AKM factory last year. There are only a few Devices left in the market to bring us the spectacular performance of the AKM’s flagship DAC. It helps the VMV D2 to achieve class-leading ultra-low distortion and high SNR+dynamic range ensuring excellent performance.
Full MQA Decoding Support
VMV D2 has received the required MQA certification to decode high-resolution MQA files. Master Quality Authenticated, commonly known as MQA is the latest technology where high-resolution data is encapsulated in a small file size making them easier to stream and store. Only MQA certified devices bring the best with these tracks as they unfold the encapsulated data and present the users a true, pure sound performance.
2nd-Generation XMOS XU216 USB Processor
With the AK4499 premium DAC chip at its heart, VMV D2 has a 2nd Generation XMOS XU216 USB processor chip. It allows support for high-resolution PCM and DSD decoding support. VMV D2 supports decoding for up to 32Bit/768kHz PCM files and native DSD512 decoding. Bring home an ultimate DAC with support for almost every single Hi-Res file out there with the VMV D2.
Strong & Stable Wireless Connection With Bluetooth V5.0 Support
S.M.S.L has featured Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth Solution offering a strong and stable wireless connection for the users. One can easily feed a high-resolution audio signal to the VMV D2 using a Wireless Bluetooth connection with your smartphone. The VMV D2 supports UAT(Ultra Audio Transmission) latest Wireless Bluetooth codec developed by HiBy that supports wireless transmission at a whooping 24-Bit/192kHz bitrate. Other supported wireless codecs include LDAC, AptX HD, AAC, SBC, and more. Experience high-resolution performance over Wireless Bluetooth connections.
High-Quality Circuitry Components For Quality Performance
In order to maintain high-quality performance, S.M.S.L has designed the audio circuitry with different premium components such as Dual independent American Accusilicone ultra-low phase noise crystal oscillators, specially designed ultra-low noise power supply unit, Premium Texas Instruments OPA OP1611, and OPA1612 OPAMPS, and many more premium chipsets.
Pricing & Availability
S.M.S.L VMV D2 is officially launched for 1699$.