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SMSL AO300 All-in-One Desktop DAC/AMP News

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SMSL, a leading name in HiFi audio, unveils the AO300 – a versatile desktop device combining DAC, headphone amp, and power amp functionalities. This all-in-one solution caters to audiophiles seeking…
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SMSL, a leading name in HiFi audio, unveils the AO300 – a versatile desktop device combining DAC, headphone amp, and power amp functionalities. This all-in-one solution caters to audiophiles seeking a simplified setup for powering speakers, headphones, and in-ear monitors. A single device to all your HiFi audio requirements is here from SMSL.

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The AO300 boasts a high-performance CS43131 DAC chip paired with an XMOS XU316 USB processor, ensuring exceptional sound quality with support for high-resolution PCM (up to 32-bit/384kHz) and DSD (up to DSD256) formats. MQA and MQA-CD decoding capabilities further enhance the listening experience by delivering studio-quality sound. Additionally, eight EQ profiles and five digital filters allow for personalized sonic customization.

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For driving speakers, the AO300 utilizes the Infineon MA5332MS chip, delivering 165W per channel at 4Ω impedance. A dedicated subwoofer output allows for easy creation of a 2.1-channel system. Alternatively, the device caters to headphone enthusiasts with 4.4mm balanced and 6.35mm single-ended headphone outputs. Connectivity is extensive, including USB, optical, coaxial, HDMI (ARC), RCA, and Bluetooth with support for high-definition codecs like LDAC and AptX HD. This flexibility ensures compatibility with various audio sources, including computers, TVs, CD players, and mobile devices.

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The AO300’s sleek design features a metallic chassis, a tempered glass display, and a vintage-style volume knob. It comes in silver and black colour options, adding a touch of elegance to any desktop setup. Overall, the SMSL AO300 offers a powerful and versatile solution for audiophiles seeking a simplified yet high-performing desktop audio experience. It is launched for 289$, available worldwide from different retailers.

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