SMSL has just released a new desktop DAC, the SMSL D300. The D300 is packed with all the usual functionality and high-quality components that SMSL deliver but the most interesting thing about this unit is its Rohm DAC chip. Rohm is a Kyoto-based electronics manufacturer and welcome new addition to the DAC chip market.
The Rohm BD34301EKV DAC chip might be new but it boasts some impressive specifications, such as a THD+N as low as -116dB and support for up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD512.
The D300’s CK-03 clock processing circuit ensures ultra-low jitter not just for the USB input but across all inputs, including the coaxial and optical inputs. Providing low-noise power is a shielded power supply that is so quiet that the THD+N is only 0.000125%.
Want to lose some of those wires? The D300 comes equipped with a Qualcomm QCC5125 Bluetooth chip that supports LDAC and aptX HD. With the SMSL D300, you can enjoy wireless Hi-Res audio from your laptop, phone or tablet.
Housed in a classy aluminium chassis, the D300 also has a tempered glass display panel with a bright, clear display that can be read easily from your desktop or across the room. That would be very handy while controlling your DAC with the newly upgraded remote control. The remote can control the volume and all the other DAC functions from up to 10m away.
The SMSL D300 with the new Rohm DAC chip is available now on Apos Audio. As always, if you buy from Apos you get all the benefits such as free priority shipping, Apos 2-year extended warranty and 45-day returns. Check out the SMSL D300 here.
- Rohm BD34301EKV DAC chip
- THD+N as low as -116dB
- PCM 32-bit/768kHz
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Qualcomm aptX
- XMOS XU-208
- LDAC HD
- Low noise power supply
- Newly designed remote control