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SMSL M8 ES9018K2M 24Bit / 384KHz DSD256 DAC Optical/Coaxial/ XMOS USB Asynchronous Decoder

  • Maximum support 384KHZ / 32Bit, DSD
  • High precision low noise low drift resistor
  • Update version ESS 32bit ES9018 DAC chip
  • The best performance asynchronous USB audio solution


M8 order to upgrade your system to a fever-level design.
M8 using the most high-end chipset: XMOS's USB receiver chip and ESSES9018K2M decoder chip, superior performance and is compatible with DSD format playback. With computer USB, optical, coaxial three input, extensive input interface connected to the system to meet your needs. Excellent workmanship, stylish appearance, simple operation, perfect sound quality. Will bring you noble visual, auditory experience.

This is a High-End DAC.
Users must have relevant experience.
Before shipping, we will conduct 24-48 hours professional tests. Ensures that the DAC working perfectly. then shipping.



Update version ESS Technology Sabre Reference 32bit ES9018K2M DAC chip
XMOS 32bit USB receiver chip which is best performance asynchronous USB audio solution. Maximum support 384KHZ / 32Bit, DSD.
Professional circuit layout to get best circuit stability and great performance.
Aluminum Housing, hair skin surface procession.
Digital Toslink Optical / Coaxial / USB
Analog Output: single ended output via RCA port.
110-240V supported.
THD + N of less than 0.0004%, the dynamic> 125dB, SNR> 126dB.
USB support 32bit, 384KHZ PCM signal.
OLED display.
DSD direct decoding.
Automatic Jitter control switch.
7 filter modes, different styles can be combined to adjust the sound.
High precision DPLL locking bandwidth is set automatically.
Operational settings automatically.
Automatic shutdown environmental design.
High precision and low phase noise clock system.
Low noise power processing system.
High precision low noise low drift resistor.
Portable and easy to carry.
Solid aluminum CNC aluminum chassis, aluminum buttons.




Digital Input Format Support:
Coaxial: 44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192 kHz
Optical: 44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192 kHz
USB : 44.1、48、88.2、96、176.4、192、352.8、384 kHz



THD + N: <0.0004%
Output level: 2.15 Vrms
Dynamic range:> 125dB
SNR:> 126dB
Channel separation:> 120dB
USB support: Windows, Mac OS, iOS (need purchase connector), Android4.0 or more (most models).
Optical/Coaxial: 16Bit-24Bit / 32KHz-192KHz
Recommended software: Windows + foobar2000, Mac OS + Pure Music, mobile tablet, please use the original machine comes with the player.



M8 DAC * 1
USB Cable * 1
User Manual * 1
Power Supply * 1


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Jul 11, 2018 2:59:28 PM
Hooked up SMSL M8 to Windows 10 laptop, installed the latest drivers from your website - no sound. Device Manager displays an error(Code 52) for "XMOS XS1-U8" device - "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device." Can you sign your drivers?
Paul Salmons0
May 17, 2018 10:43:59 AM
Can I run the SMSL M8 from a DC9V/3.3A linear power supply, or is 3.3A too high?
Feb 20, 2018 2:08:45 PM
Does the M8 come with a power supply cord that will work with American outlets?
Feb 20, 2018 2:08:45 PM
Dear etailz,M8 had stop product.the new version is M8A what can work with American outlets.Thank you.
Oct 7, 2017 5:25:42 AM
Hi! How can i control volume with remote control with M8 and chromecast audio? I dont want to use phone etc to adjust volume.
Oct 7, 2017 5:25:42 AM
Hi Henri,DAC can't control volume.Thank you.
Adam Eccleshare1
Aug 26, 2017 4:28:14 AM
Hi, I've bought the M8 Dac about a month ago & DSD playback through foobar2000 is not being achieved. I have tried at least 4 different set-up's from SMSL's website to Amazon & forums. I've followed the instructions to the letter but still this doesn't work. It's very frustrating to buy a product because of it's features to find it won't work! Are you able to help?


Aug 26, 2017 4:28:14 AM
Hi Adam,where did you bought?Please contact your seller.Thank you.
Aug 2, 2017 10:19:50 PM
Is M8 available now?
Aug 2, 2017 10:19:50 PM
Michael Mastin1
Mar 31, 2017 9:47:04 AM
I recently purchased a new SMSL DAC but there was no installation CD in the packaging for the setup. I am unable to install this DAC on my PC as it is not seen in the "Windows Sound" screen of Windows 10. How do I get this CD so that I can install this DAC for use on my PC music system?
Mar 31, 2017 9:47:04 AM
Hi,you can download from http://www.smsl-audio.com/download.asp?p=2.Thank you.
Joe Baity1
Feb 27, 2017 7:06:45 PM
My M8 DAC did not come with the windows driver disc - I use JRiver for Digital music - how can I get the right driver and any firmware update?
Feb 27, 2017 7:06:45 PM
Hi Joe,You can download from http://www.smsl-audio.com/download.asp?p=2. Thank you/.
Feb 17, 2017 10:05:42 AM
If I order now, will it be the newest version with the screensaver option already working? Or are you still selling off units produced last year? Thanks!
Feb 17, 2017 10:05:42 AM
Hi Leopold,we will ship the newest version.Thank you.
Uwe Tantz1
Jan 25, 2017 12:38:34 PM
Hi Shenzhenaudio,
does M8 have a hardware mixer for volume control (like a sound card)?
I want to control volume from PC without music samples being recalculated.
If not M8 perhaps any other high quality DAC?
Thank you
Jan 25, 2017 12:38:34 PM
Hi Uwe,

When played DSD must system and software volume is the largest.
The Gustard X20pro is top sale DAC in shenzhenaudio.

Best regards

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