SMSL DP5 Network Digital Audio Player Announced

The market for Network Digital Audio Players is growing at a very fast pace. Many brands have released network DAPs including Cayin, SMSL, and more. SMSL has released its latest iteration of Network Digital Audio Player, the SMSL DP5.


The DP5 is an upgrade over the previous DP3 Network DAP from the brand. It utilizes the latest desktop-grade ES9038Pro DAC chip. The DP5 is rich with features making it the optimum choice for the consumer looking for a powerful MQA enabled Network Digital Audio Player. It is priced at 599.99$ and will start shipping really soon.

What is a Network Digital Audio Player
A Network Digital Audio Player is a media server dedicated to audio-only. The player can be connected with the home network via wireless Wi-fi connections or Ethernet cables. Brands are equipping the Network Digital Audio Players with high-end DAC chips that enable them to decode and outputs Hi-res sound quality. These players just like other digital audio players in the market support various audio formats including MP3, AAC, and even Hi-res Flac’s.

Features of SMSL DP5
– Powerful ES9038Pro DAC chip.
– Full MQA Decoding.
– Supports PCM up to 32-Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256 natively.
– External Hard Drive Support, unto 4TB.
– Supports signal input via USB, IIS, Wi-Fi, LAN, Coaxial, Micro SD card.
– Supports DLNA & Airplay.
– Supports Headphone Output, RCA line-out, Fully Balanced XLR line-out.
– Crisp colorful display.

High-Performance DAC Chip
The SMSL DP5 is equipped with a high performing ES9038Pro DAC chip. It provides a high signal to noise ratio of 130dB, with a high dynamic range of 130dB, and ultra-low distortion rating. The SMSL DP5 is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-Bit/384kHz, and DSD up to DSD256 natively. The output is rich, crisp, free from any kind of distortion or noise issues ensuring you enjoy your music with pleasure.

Full MQA Decoding
The SMSL DP5 supports full MQA unfolding. It works on two principles, cleaning up the sound, and Encapsulating the sound. Products with full MQA decoding can fully expand the audio file during decoding and provides unmatched crisp sound output as the artist intended to while recording.

Multiple Input/Output Options
Users can provide the audio signal input to the SMSL DP5 using various different options. They can use wireless Wi-fi, USB PC input, USB external hard drive, IIS, Ethernet cable, Coaxial, or even Micro SD card. So basically The SMSL DP5 covers all latest and old input methods. The device can provide the output signal via headphone output port, or line out via unbalanced RCA and Balanced XLR output. It also supports the latest DLNA & Airplay technologies.

The SMSL DP5 is loaded with multiple features. It can act as a one-shot solution for your high res headphones. The DP5 supports all the latest audio input options and also features a fully balanced XLR line out option. You can use this as a headphone amp and connect a headphone directly or even use it as a pre-amp just connect balanced/unbalanced line out to your existing amp systems. You can grab this awesome device for just 599.99$, check out more details here.

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