SMSL M200 DAC Released: Latest DAC Solution!!
SMSL released their latest mid-fi level desktop DAC, the SMSL M200. It is a desktop DAC series from the “M” series by the brand. The M series currently has three models in the market, M100 entry-level DAC, M300 MKII as mid-level, and M500 as the top of the line Desktop DAC from the series. SMSL M200 comes to fill the gap between the M100 and the M300 MKII. It features a high-performance AKM DAC chip AK4497EQ that is usually found in mid to high-level DAC’s and DAPs. The M200 is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz, or DSD up to DSD512 natively. It features Bluetooth V5.0 wireless connectivity with Hi-res codecs support like UAT, LDAC, AptX HD, and many more. The device has a fully balanced XLR output port, it is loaded with features like OLED display, multiple inbuilt filters, fully functional remote control, and more. The SMSL M200 is priced at 279.99$, you can order one from our store here.
SMSL is a China-based audio equipment manufacturing brand, they specialize in desktop-level DAC/AMP solutions. They have a wide range of products which are highly acclaimed by the audiophiles all around the globe. Their products have a good build quality and provide a quality sound output at budget price providing users good value for their money.
Technical Specifications of SMSL M200:-
>High-Performance AKM AK4497EQ DAC Chip.
>PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 Natively.
>Bluetooth V5.0 Wireless Connectivity.
>Wireless Hi-Res Codec Support featuring UAT, LDAC,AptX HD, AptX, SBC, and AAC.
>Multiple Input Methods Supported featuring, USB, Optical, Coax, and Bluetooth.
>Dual Output Ports, XLR Balanced Output, and RCA Unbalanced Output.
>Output Voltage(XLR): 4.1Vrms.
>Output Voltage(RCA): 2Vrms.
>Dynamic Range(XLR): 125dB.
>Dynamic Range(RCA): 123dB.
>Signal to Noise Ratio: 125dB.
>Power Input: DC 5V.
>Power Consumption: 3.5W.
>Standby PowerL <0.1W.
>Size: 160mm X 43mm X 168mm.
>Package Weight: 1.25Kg.
Premium Sound Output With Premium Chipset Configuration:-
SMSL M200 has a premium chipset configuration featuring high-performance AKM DAC chip, AK4497EQ that provides outstanding sound decoding. The audio signal output is natural and provides a crispy sound clarity. The M200 is equipped with a second-generation XMOS chip that makes it able to decode PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively. The M200 has got a high dynamic range of up to 125dB, with a low distortion rating of 0.00015% and SNR of 125dB, we can expect a clean and distortion-free sound output.
SMSL M200 houses a Hi-Fi level Bluetooth chip from Qualcomm. It features Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with hi-res codecs support including UAT, LDAC, and many more. UAT is the latest wireless Hi-res transmission technology developed by HiBy that supports transmission up to 192kHz bit rate files. It ensures users get outstanding sound quality over wireless transmission as well.
Fully Balanced Sound Output:-
SMSL M200 features a fully balanced XLR port that can be used to provide a fully balanced output directly to your speakers, headphones, or further to your fully balanced AMP systems. The XLR ports have an output voltage rating of 4.1Vrms that is more than enough to power up your speaker systems. Apart from the balanced XLR output the M200 also has an unbalanced RCA output that has an output voltage rating of 2Vrms. So whether you have a balanced output port requirement or unbalanced, the M200 has got you covered in both the cases. Users can also bypass volume while playing DSD tracks to provide pure decoded output to your AMP systems.
Six Built-in Digital Filters:-
SMSL M200 features six different digital filter modes to let the users choose according to their personal sound preferences. It includes Sharp Roll-off, Slow Roll-off, Short Delay, and more. It also features two DSD filters and three sound colorations that users can choose from.
OLED Display with Fully Functional Remote Control:-
SMSL M200 features an OLED display on the front with a blue display that shows active format type, active input type, and more info. The SMSL M200 is fully operable using the included remote control.
The SMSL M200 seems to be a great device at a great price. It offers a flagship-level chipset configuration and premium built quality at a budget price of just 279.99$, considering the current market of quality audio products this seems to be an entry-level price point. And from the quality performance of previous products from SMSL we surely have good hopes with the M200. You can check out more details about the SMSL M200 here at our store page.