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Apos SMSL-8s Ensemble

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Apos Ensembles are equipment bundles that have been specially curated by our team of audio professionals. Just as an ensemble refers to a group of musicians playing together, each of our ensembles is a coordinated group of equipment that we’ve brought together to form a superior listening experience. 

Meet the SMSL-8s Ensemble

The stars of the SMSL-8s Ensemble are the SMSL SU-8s High Resolution ESS DAC and SH-8s High Resolution Headphone Amplifier, a Bluetooth-receptive duo that delivers up to 32-bit music with total transparency. An Apos Flow XLR cable brings them together with pure-copper clarity. 


The SMSL-8s Ensemble includes:

Spec Summary

Note: For full specs, please visit the individual product pages.


SMSL SU-8s High Resolution ESS DAC

  • Inputs: USB, coax, optical, Bluetooth
  • Outputs: RCA, XLR
  • THD+N: 0.00009% (-121dB)
  • Dynamic range: 126dB (XLR), 125dB (RCA)
  • SNR: 126dB
  • Output impedance: <10Ω
  • USB transmission: Asynchronization
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Max OSX, Linux
  • Bit depth: 16-32bit (USB), 16-24bit (opt/coax)
  • Max sampling rate: 768kHz, DSD22.57MHz (USB)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Supported Bluetooth codecs: aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC

SH-8s High Resolution Headphone Amplifier

  • Inputs: 1 balanced, 1 unbalanced
  • Outputs: 1 balanced, 1 6.35mm unbalanced
  • Output power: 6W x 2 (16Ω), 3W x 2 (32Ω)
  • SNR: 136dB
  • Output noise: 1.3uV
  • THD+N: -123dB, 0.00006% (1kHz, 32Ω)
  • THD+N: -120dB, 0.00013% (20-20kHz, 32Ω, -1dB)
  • THD: <-125dB, 0.00006%
  • Input impedance: 47kΩ
  • Output impedance: Near 0Ω
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 500kHz (-3dB)
  • Gain: Low (0dB), High (+17.5dB)
Apos Flow XLR Cable
    • Imported Japanese copper conductor
    • 4-core audio wire
    • A copper lattice braid with 94% density effectively shields the conductor from electromagnetic interference
    • Each core made of 60pcs of 0.08mm copper wire
    • Neutrik terminations
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