SMSL SU-9 PRO ES9039PRO DAC is available!
by C G on Oct 20, 2022
A midrange-priced DAC from SMSL, which is chock-a-block full of all premium features!
Honestly, if you haven't tried the devices from SMSL, you have to get acquainted because you’re missing a lot. Priced well under $500, SMSL brought another decent DAC, the SU-9 PRO, it's also one of the most affordable DACs capable of fully unfolding and natively decoding MQA files, it has the highest performance commercial DAC chip and everything is wrapped with a $499.99 price tag. Now, let's get into this incredible desktop!
The SU-9 Pro is a technological marvel. It boasts the latest flagship, 8-channel, ES9039PRO decoding chip from ESS Technology to maximize its performance. It also utilizes a self-developed brand-new CK-03 jitter processing circuit, greatly lowering the clock jitter. As for the amplification stage, 11pcs OPA1612 were used. SU-9 Pro is built-in shielding and low-noise power processing, improving the power efficiency, bringing a lower power consumption, and specially designed discrete component linear regulated power supply and several low-noise regulated power supplies provide low-noise power supply for analog circuits!
SMSL went with the fastest XMOS chipset that will handle incoming USB signals, it is the famous newest 3rd generation XU-316, a true 32-bit USB solution, supports DoP and Native DSD, PCM supports up to 768kHz, DSD supports up to DSD512! Furthermore, it fully supports MQA and MQA-CD, and will let you stream songs in Master/HiFi quality.
The SU-9 Pro supports all the standard Bluetooth codecs, including AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX-HD, and LDAC, the Bluetooth range is impressive and more than capable of uninterrupted playback
Like everything from SMSL, the SU-9 Pro design features their family's cues, such as the CNC milled aluminum chassis, and a chamfered, anodized matte black finishing. delivering first-class texture. It has a clean-looking front panel, with a good-looking volume knob, plus a big fully fitted LCD screen in the middle makes it quite a looker, which also makes you clearly see the volume level and the selected input!
On the back, come rich high-end gold-plated input/output interfaces, as the RCA and XLR out, and of course USB, Coaxial and Optical, a Bluetooth antenna socket, and an AC inlet!
This impact SU-9 Pro is live now, more details and measurements are welcome to head over to the main page, or live chat with us/ email firstname.lastname@example.org!