Apos SMSL-9 Ensemble

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Apos Ensembles are equipment bundles that have been specially curated by our team of audio professionals. Just as an ensemble refers to a group of musicians playing together, each of our ensembles is a coordinated group of equipment that we’ve brought together to form a superior listening experience.

Meet the SMSL-9 Series Ensemble

The stars of the SMSL-9 Ensemble are the SMSL SU-9 DAC (or SMSL SU-9n DAC) and the SMSL SH-9 headphone amp. This duo delivers 32-bit music with total transparency. An Apos Flow XLR Cable brings them together with pure-copper clarity.

The SMSL-9 Series Ensemble includes:

Spec summary

Note: For full specs, please visit the individual product pages.

SMSL SU-9 Balanced MQA-Enabled DAC

  • DAC: Flagship ES9038PRO DAC
  • Highest Bitrate Support: 32-bit/768kHz and DSD512
  • Bluetooth Codecs: LDAC, APTX/ HD, SBC, AAC, 24-bit/192kHz
  • Inputs: USB/optical/coax/bluetooth
  • Outputs: RCA/XLR
  • THD+N: 0.00009%
  • SNR: 130dB

SMSL SU-9n Balanced Desktop DAC

  • ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip
  • DSD512 support
  • PCM 32-bit/768kHz support
  • Qualcomm aptX
  • XMOS XU208 eight-core processor
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • LDAC audio support
  • Precise aluminum alloy shell
  • Upgraded remote control

SMSL SH-9 THX AAA-888 Balanced Headphone Amp

  • Frequency response: 0.1-500,000Hz
  • SNR >137dB
  • THD <0.00006%
  • Ultra-compact design that’s perfect for desktops
  • Balanced stereo headphone output
  • Balanced stereo line input
  • HIgh precision resistors for temperature stability
  • Pop-less design with high-quality relays
  • 256-level relay volume control
  • Switchable gain control
  • 1.9” LCD display

Apos Flow XLR Cable

  • Imported Japanese copper conductor
  • 4-core audio wire
  • A copper lattice braid with 94% density effectively shields the conductor from electromagnetic interference
  • Each core made of 60pcs of 0.08mm copper wire
  • Neutrik terminations
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