SMSL SD-1955

Rating:
4.5/5,
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  1. vsop2011
    Excellent in very good price, bit a lot of DAC even price 20 times over, change the opamp inside give you suprising experiences, thumb up
    Written by vsop2011
    Published Aug 31, 2013
    5.0/5,
    Pros - After changing the opamp, it was Musical, wide, warm, details,
    Cons - simple 9V DC, nowaday should provide switching power
    Prefect DAC with prefect price, excellent [​IMG]
  2. headphonatic
    Clean and a little cold
    Written by headphonatic
    Published Jan 2, 2013
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Clarity, Detail, and an overall Great Value
    Cons - Somewhat Cold
    The SD-1955 delivers very low distortion for the price, and a clean, clear all-encompassing sound to match. Exchanging stock op amps is recommended.
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    1. sweiss420
      Hi - I am thinking of buying this DAC and read your review with great interest. I looked up the JRC5532DD Op amp and it seems to be a dual op amp and the OPA637 is a single op amp. Did I miss something? Appreciate any guidance on this as when I get it I would like to play around and change out the op amps too.
      Thanks and regards,
      Steve

      sweiss420, Aug 28, 2013
  3. Biff_Malibu
    No brainer for the money
    Written by Biff_Malibu
    Published Nov 25, 2012
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Nice sound, handles all types of bit rates
    Cons - None yet
    I've only had this unit for a few days so I expect it should get a little better with burn-in, and I can already hear that happening. It plays CDs and DVD-Audio discs with no problem, and streaming through the USB is great. Very nice, smooth sound. A big improvement to my system.
     
    FYI - the dac chip in this device is the same one that's used in the Emotiva cd player.
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    1. dinazval
      hi! what driver do you use for your smsl 1955?
      dinazval, Dec 2, 2012