ES9038Pro is currently the highest offering from American DAC chip manufacturing company ESS Technologies. The new SMSL SU-9 DAC supports a wide range of input formats, including: PCM up to 32bit 768kHz, DSD, DoP, and SPDIF. The SU-9 features a front panel with a minimalist style with a color display in the middle, and a rotary encoder on the right.
SMSL has carefully thought the circuit board layout and design through using short tracks for the analog signal to get the highest sound quality. The rotary encoder on the front panel allows for switching between inputs, changing sound color modes, setting the DAC to preamp mode, and digital volume control provided in 99 steps.
USB digital input is handled by XMOS XU-208, enabling the SMSL SU-9 of decoding PCM up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD512 and MQA. Other notable specs include seven user-selectable filters, Bluetooth connectivity, an optimized clock processing circuit, and ES9311 voltage regulators that have an ultra-low noise of 1uVrms.
The SMSL SU-9 DAC follows the company‘s footsteps and includes an internal power supply, which is definitely a plus makes the SU-9 feel heavy, assuring its high quality.
SU-9 includes a digital PLL jitter-reduction system option to reduce jitter to undetectable levels, which is useful when connecting the balanced DAC to optical source connections such as TV.
The SMSL SU-9 includes seven digital filters that are coded in the ESS ES9039Pro DAC chip itself, such as Apodizing linear fast, a fast linear and minimum phase filters, a slow linear and minimum phase filter, along with the traditional brick wall.
For wireless music playback, the SMSL SU-9 also includes a Bluetooth connection and a wireless removable Bluetooth antenna attached to the back panel of the DAC.
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Can I connect it to my Android phone through USB?
Can I connect it to my Android phone through USB?
Does it decode MQA from optical or coax?
No, only from USB.
Does it need a driver for Mac?
No it doesn't. You need to adjust the setting from Audio Midi panel.
What it it’s sound signature?
Warm and full-bodied
Do both of the outputs work at the same time?
How to access the menu?
The volume knob works as a menu navigator.
Where is the Power supply unit?
It is built into the unit, and it is a ultra- low noise one. it comes with a power connector.
When the DAC is set to pre-amp mode, does that mean the volume control is disabled? I plan to connect the SU9 to an equalizer, and then a pre-amp, and then an amp (in this order). I am quite ignorant about hi-fi sound but looking forward to starting my hi-fi journey with the SU9!
Preamp mode enables the volume control, fixed output mode disables the volume control function. You can use the SU-9 or your preamp as a volume control.
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!!! Express Free Shiping on US$500+
The estimated time of delivery is usually 3-7 Days depending on the country. Includes detailed tracking and confirmation of delivery.
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2.For some remote areas, there may be an additional charge of US$ 35. Your order shipping date may be delayed few days if the place is remote because we need find out proper carrier to send out to avoid remote fee, otherwise we will contact you for remote fee or order could be cancelled. If you are unsure whether your location is considered a remote area, we recommend contacting us to confirm.
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Asia (with all tax & duty paid , Free shipping on $100+ )
Australia (with all tax & duty paid, Free shipping on $100+ )
Registered Airmail service
We have stopped the normal registered airmail service due to the extremely long delivery times which made us unable to guarantee the delivery of your order before a certain date. Due to these circumstances and lack of tracking information. We've decided to not offer this shipping option. We appreciate your understanding.
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How can I Request a Warranty replacement or repair?
You must email our customer service email@example.com within the applicable warranty period with your order number and your specific inquiries. Please describe the problems that you encountered with as much detail as you can.
Can I cancel an order?
Once an order is placed, you have less than 24 hours to cancel it if it is not processed yet. Once the order processes and is accepted by our warehouse, you may still request cancellation, however, please know that cancellation at that stage is not guaranteed.
Can I return the products that I don’t like and get a refund?
You may request to return an item in the condition it was received if you change your mind. Some items may be returned for either money back or exchange subject to the following conditions. Our policy is within 7 days after receiving according to the tracking record. If 7 days after receiving have gone, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
- Any item returned must be complete with all accessories, hardware, manuals, or instructions, and in the same "new" condition as when it was when shipped to you. Please send us photos or videos of it.
- Any item returned incomplete or with physical damage such as scratches etc., excessive signs of use, or abuse will not be accepted for return.
- Any item returned will be evaluated upon receipt. Of course, we cannot give refunds on defective merchandise resulting from mishandling, misuse, tampering or improper use.
Can I exchange a product that I ordered?
We offer an exchange service if the items are in the following conditions. (*Except Non-refundable & Non-exchangeable items)
- Products must in “Good Condition” with no damage in any way.
- To exchange a product, the product must be available to purchase on Hifigo.com and its price must be higher or equal to the original order amount.
- The customer will have to pay the difference in price if s/he selects a product of a higher price.
- If you have purchased any items with any discount offered by a joint promotion or other promotional activities but the discount offer has expired at the time of the exchange, the discount shall not be taken into account. Discounts offered by companies other than HiFiGo shall be dealt with per the terms and conditions of the relevant companies.
What’s the process for canceling, returning, or requesting a refund?
Please email our customer service firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and the reason for the return. Please pack the product carefully.
You must return an item in the same condition as it was received. You must also include, in the same condition as it was received:
- All packaging such as boxes, bags, and tags
- Accessories such as cords and remotes
- Certificates, manuals, and warranty cards
- "Free gifts" or bonus items
- All items included in a bundle
What are the items that can be returned?
We accept the following items for return only if they are returned in the same condition in which they were received, and the items should include all items that were in the original package.
We do not accept the return of CIEM products and custom cables. Defective products covered under warranty could be returned for servicing, but NOT for refund. If the returned item is used, damaged, or missing any parts, or is damaged during return shipping because it wasn't packaged correctly, we might provide a partial refund to account for the loss in the item's value.
When do I need to return the items? When is the deadline?
Items can be returned within 7 days of receipt of delivery according to the online shipping tracking record if you receive a damaged, different or unusable item.
Where do I ship the items so that I can get a refund?
If you want to ship back to us, please contact us at email@example.com.
When will I receive my refund?
In most cases, we will issue your refund within six business days after receiving and checking the returned item.
How much will I receive for a refund?
You’ll be refunded the amount you paid minus 30% of the MSRP which shall be deducted as a restocking fee. For example, if the MSRP is $100, we will refund you $70. If the item is returned without its complete original packaging (original box, foam padding, etc.), an additional 10% packing fee will apply.
Who can I contact, if I have questions about refunds or warranties?
If you have any questions, Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.