SMSL AD18 Integrated Amplifier with Bluetooth NFC / DAC


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SMSL AD18 HI-FI Audio Stereo Amplifier with Bluetooth 4.2 NFC

The SMSL AD18 comes back in V3 version with this time an integrated Subwoofer output, and the possibility to adjust the brightness of the screen (DIMMER). The Subwoofer output is accessible via the 3.5mm jack port at the base for Coaxial / Optical input. As shown in the diagram below:

Despite the fact that it is the same connector, you can use the Coax / OPTI1 input and the Subwoofer output simultaneously with a jack to RCA cable (mixed or female) like this one:

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SMSL AD18 is part of the new generation of FDA Full Digital Amplifier. It uses the high technology TAS5508C and TAS5342 chips using Texas Instrument's Digital Pure Path process. With a compact design it will bring a high resolution for the music lover who wants to combine compactness and high audio quality.

This amplifier has the characteristic of being a "Full Digital" i. e. that the S/PDIF or USB signal is converted to I2s and then directly amplified by the torque TAS5508C and TAS5342. The path of the digital signal thus simplified allows an astonishing quality of restitution of this category of apparatus.

The Bluetooth BT4.2 NFC Bluetooth format input allows you to take advantage of the qualities of the SMSL AD18 by offering better quality wireless playback for compatible iPad, iPhone, iOS, tablets and Android smartphones. (maximum distances 10m in close surroundings without obstacles).

This all-in-one amplifier is also equipped with a digital equalizer with many functions (bass tuning, treble, etc.).

It will be the ideal companion for any digital wireless or cordless source. Its ergonomics and compactness are not inconsiderable assets, to which is added its versatility thanks to its 1.44 colour TFT display, which precisely indicates each function.

SPDIF InterfaceCS8422
USB InterfaceVT1620A (16bit 44.1kHz-192kHz, 24bit 44.1kHz-96kHz)
DisplayColor Screen TFT 1.44"
4.2 NFC Bluetooth InterfaceCSR A64215 A11u
FDA ControllerTAS5508C
Amplifier moduleTAS5342A
Amplifier power2 x 70W at 4Ω (@THD 10% @24V)
2 x 40W at 8Ω (@THD 10% @24V)
Headphone amplifier chipMAX97220A
Double Op-AmpNE5532
Frequency response18Hz - 22kHz
Digital equalizer7 positions (correction +/- 8dB)

Digital inputsS/PDIF Optical Toslink
Mini Coaxial Optical
Micro USB-B
Digital inputsJack 3.5mm Stéréo
BluetoothBT4.2 (SNR 90dB)
HP OutputsScrew terminals, supports banana plugs 2.5mm
Subwoofer Output (SW)Jack 3.5mm "COAX / OPTI1" (unfiltered output)
Headphone outputAt 32Ω 53mW @ THD 0.04%

Introduction to SMSL Audio

SMSL Audio is a company specializing in audio DACs, headphone amplifiers, power amplifiers, digital interfaces and high fidelity players, with its own research, production and marketing team.

The brand has its own R&D center that designs high quality HiFi products that meet all needs. The reliability of their devices has allowed the brand to gain popularity and recognition in the audiophile world.

A bit of history...

SMSL Audio established in Shenzen, China in 2009. In 2014 SMSL started to use ESS DAC chips to design and manufacture Hi-Fi Audio DACs. In 2015 SMSL created the widely acclaimed "Panda Set". In 2016 we launched a new series of power amplifiers with Danish ICE-Power technology. And in 2017 the company expanded its sales channels outside China. In 2018 the flagship SMSL DAC D1 is launched. In 2019 we launched the first MQA DAC, model M500. In 2020, on the SMSL's 10th Anniversary, we started the production of our first two-way passive hi-fi speaker. To be continued..

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