We’re excited to announce that we’re now selling the SMSL SU-9n Balanced Desktop DAC on Apos Audio for $399. The SU-9n is an alternative (not a replacement) to the super popular SU-9 DAC. It streamlines the original for a simpler (and less expensive) experience that will appeal to audiophiles seeking a benchmark DAC without all of the bells and whistles.
So what’s different about this model? First of all, SMSL has gotten rid of MQA support. They’ve also foregone UAT support, replaced the sixteen-core XU216 processor for an eight-core XU208 processor, and replaced the double low-noise crystal oscillator clock for a CK-02 clock processing unit. While the SU-9n pares down the original's list of features, it actually performs better than it in certain key areas, such as THD+N: 0.00006% in the SU-9n vs 0.00008% in the original.
- ESS SABRE ES9038PRO DAC chip
- DSD512 support
- PCM 32-bit/768kHz support
- Qualcomm aptX
- XMOS XU208 eight-core processor
- Bluetooth 5.0
- LDAC audio support
- Precision CNC aluminum alloy shell
- Upgraded remote control
Industry-leading ESS SABRE ES9038PRO DAC chip
Balanced and single-ended outputs
Bluetooth 5.0 support of LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, and other lossless codecs
Head on over to the SMSL SU-9n product page for more details, and if you need more information please contact our dedicated Support Team via live chat online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.