S.M.S.L Released M500 MK III: Third-Generation Premium All-in-One Desktop DAC/AMP
S.M.S.L just dropped its latest generation for the classic M500 desktop all-in-one DAC/AMP, presenting the all-new M500 MK III. As the name might suggest, the M500 MK III is the third generation of the M500 series bringing in all the necessary upgrades to keep up with the latest tech. S.M.S.L has upgraded the series with many new features while retaining some features from the predecessor model.
Since the M500 series is the flagship series from of all-in-one desktop devices from S.M.S.L, The DAC part is still managed by the flagship ES9038Pro Sabre DAC chip. But the implementation of the MK III has been improved. Instead of a 2-channel arrangement, the ES9038 Pro on the M500 MK III works with its full 8-channel arrangement. S.M.S.L has featured a newly redesigned PLFC headphone amplification section consisting of nine high-power OPA1612A amp chips. It not just provides you with excellent decoding capabilities but also provides powerful headphone output.
M500 MK III houses multiple input ports including USB, Bluetooth, Coaxial, and Optical. The USB input is handled by the 3rd generation XMOS XU316 USB processor. It supports high-resolution PCM(32-bit/768kHz) and native DSD512 signals through the USB input. MQA and MQA-CD are supported via USB, Coaxial, and Optical inputs. For Bluetooth, S.M.S.L has trusted Qualcomm with its high-performance Bluetooth chipset for the latest Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with Hi-Res codec support(LDAC, AptX HD, etc).
With its new SDAA Audio Architecture, High-performance decoding chips, and independent ES9311 power chip, the M500 MK III is said to deliver outstanding performance with unmatched THD+N, SNR, and DNR ratings. The M500 MK III is launched officially for 529.99$ available worldwide.
>Flagship ES9038Pro DAC Chip with full 8-channel configuration.
>Excellent Sound Performance With Ultra-Low Distortion Ratings.
>Latest-Gen XMOS XU316 USB Processor.
>New SDAA Architecture.
>Brand-new PLFC Headphone AMP Circuit.
>New OPAMP architecture with nine OPA1612A chips.
>Upgraded Clock Circuit.
>Latest Qualcomm Bluetooth chipset.
>Multiple-Inputs(USB, Optical, Coaxial, Bluetooth).
>Two-level gain switch.
>Seven PCM Digital Filters.
>1.9” IPS colorful display.
>Full MQA Certified.
>JAS Hi-Res Certified.
>Upgraded AC Socket.
>Full-Functional Remote Control.
>CNC machined Aluminum Alloy housing.
>Tempered glass panel.