SMSL VMV D1se2 Desktop MQA DAC


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The next generation of sound

Featuring a flagship DAC chip and USB controller, the SMSL VMV D1se2 is a desktop digital-to-analog converter that’s ahead of the pack. Its revolutionary D/A chip integrates 8 DACs, while its USB controller supports the absolute highest audio files, providing jaw-dropping fidelity and unparalleled dynamic range.


The VMV D1se2 uses the fully-redesigned ESS flagship D/A chip: the ES9039MSPRO. With a 32-bit, 8-channel system, this audio powerhouse combines 8 integrated DACs using the cutting-edge Hyperstream IV architecture for unprecedented dynamic range and built-in MQA hard decoding.

Bluetooth 5.0

Stream your favorite tracks from your phone, tablet, or other streaming device with ease, and enjoy the unparalleled sound quality of top-tier Bluetooth codecs like LDAC and aptX HD.

XMOS XU-316 USB controller

Hear every detail in your music, from the subtlest notes to the most powerful bass lines. Thanks to a 3rd generation USB controller, the VMV D1se2 is compatible with the highest quality song files available, including DSD512 and 32-bit/768kHz PCM.

Distortion as low as 0.00005%

With 11 high-end dual op-amps and a linear British-made NORA-TEL toroidal transformer, the VMV D1se2 provides exceptional audio clarity that will make you feel like you're in the room with the performers.

Product highlights

  • MQA certification
  • MQA-CD certification
  • ESS ES9039MSPRO D/A chip
  • Distortion as low as 0.00005%
  • Eight-channel parallel circuit
  • XMOS XU316 USB controller
  • DSD512, PCM 32-bit/768kHz
  • Linear power supply
  • Full-function remote control


  • Inputs: USB, Optical, Coaxial, Bluetooth, I2S
  • Outputs: RCA, XLR
  • Line out amplitude
    • XLR: 5.2Vrms
    • RCA 2.5Vrms
  • THD+N: 0.00005% (-125dB)(Unweighted)
  • Dynamic range
    • XLR: 133dB
    • RCA: 128dB
  • SNR
    • XLR: 133dB
    • RCA: 127dB
  • USB transmission: USB 2.0
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Linux
  • MQA decoder: USB: optical, coaxial
  • MQA-CD decoder: Optical, coaxial 
  • Max sampling rates at bit widths
    • USB: PCM 32-bit/768kHz, DoP256
    • DSD: 22.5792MHz
    • Optical, coaxial: 24-bit/192kHz, DoP64
    • LDAC: 24bit/96kHz 
    • aptX-HD: 24bit/48kHz_576kbps
    • aptX: 16bit/44.1kHz_352kbps
    • SBC: 16bit/44.1kHz_328kbps
    • AAC: 16bit/44.1kHz_320kbps
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0 
  • Power consumption: <10W
  • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Size: 8.2” x 6.6” x 1.5” (210mm x 170mm x 39mm)
  • Weight: 3.59lb (1.63kg)

What’s included

  • SMSL VMV D1se2 DAC
  • Remote control
  • Adjustable feet x4
  • Warranty card
  • Manual 

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