SMSL SU-9 Ultra: A new DAC on the top Asahi Kasei chip

The new SMSL SU-9 Ultra desktop digital-to-analog converter can accept signals via optical and coaxial inputs, as well as a USB-C port. The device’s DAC unit is based on a top-end solution...

SMSL SU-9 Ultra
SMSL SU-9 Ultra

The new SMSL SU-9 Ultra desktop digital-to-analog converter can accept signals via optical and coaxial inputs, as well as a USB-C port.

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The device’s DAC unit is based on a top-end solution from Asahi Kasei , including an AK4191 decoder and an AK4499EX converter . The model can work with 32-bit/768 kHz PCM signals , native DSD512 stream , and also decode MQA and MQA-CD files . The model has a built-in Bluetooth adapter with support for aptX HD and LDAC codecs .

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The front panel has a color display that shows the type and level of the signal being reproduced, as well as the active input. The package includes a fully functional remote control. The overall dimensions of the DAC are 187.5 x 154 x 40 mm , the device weighs 790 grams .

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The SMSL SU-9 Ultra D/A Converter sells online starting at $499.99

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