SMSL VMV D1se MQA DAC (Apos Certified)

$503.99 $719.99

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This is an Apos Certified product. That means it's refurbished, like new, eligible for our 45-day return policy, carries an Apos Certified One-Year Warranty, and ships from our US facility. Currently, Apos Certified products are only available to customers with a US shipping address. We appreciate your understanding as we aspire to expand our offerings to a broader audience in the future.

Dig deeper

If you were to place the SMSL D1se on bare ground, its spiked feet might sink in a few centimeters. Which is fitting because the D1se is a DAC designed to take you deeper. Its industry-leading chipset can decode the highest bit rate of songs available, giving you a deep dive into clarity and details like you’ve never heard before. 

Discover higher quality 

The world of hi-res is yours to explore, whether through a streaming service like TIDAL or Spotify, a digital library, or a collection of CDs. Thanks to a duo of flagship chips from ESS and XMOS, the D1se can decode virtually everything with class-leading dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio. 

Break into Bluetooth

Sometimes your hands are busy making dinner or cleaning the house, and it’s not convenient to hop on your computer to play music. A Qualcomm Bluetooth 5.0 chip frees you to play songs from your phone, tablet, or other player on the D1se, so you can start the playlist even if your duties are elsewhere. 

Sink deeper (into your couch)

A full-function remote control prevents you from having to get off the couch and fiddle with knobs. Access the D1se’s full menu, including volume, input, and brightness, quickly and effortlessly. The 1.9” LCD screen uses tempered, high light transmittance glass for colorful, highly readable displays even from distances. 

Product highlights

  • ESS ES9038PRO D/A chip
  • DSD512
  • PCM 32bit/768kHz
  • MQA decoding
  • Qualcomm Bluetooth 5.0
  • Xmos XU-216 16-core processor
  • Thesycon driver
  • 1.9” LCD screen
  • Aluminum CNC chassis
  • Full-function remote control
  • Made to pair with the SMSL VMV A1


  • Inputs: USB, Optical, Coaxial, Bluetooth
  • Outputs: RCA, XLR
  • THD+N: 0.00009% (-121dB)
  • Dynamic range
    • XLR: 130dB
    • RCA: 123dB
  • SNR: 130dB
  • Output impedance
    • XLR: 207Ω
    • RCA: 142Ω
  • USB transmission: Asynchronization 
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Bit depth
    • USB: 1bit, 16-32bit
    • Optical/coax: 1 bit, 16-24bit
  • Sampling rate
    • USB
      • PCM: 44.1 - 768kHz
      • DSD 2.8224 - 22.5792MHz
    • Optical/coax
      • PCM: 44.1 - 192kHz
      • DSD: DSD64(DoP)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Supported Bluetooth codecs: AptX, SBC, AAC
  • Power consumption: 5W
  • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Size: 8.2 x 1.5 x 7.2” (210 x 39 x 185mm)
  • Weight: 3.6lbs (1.64kg)

What’s included

  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Remote control
  • Bluetooth antenna
  • Manual

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