A reasonable price and low-latency Bluetooth 5.0 receiver make the SMSL SA300 (about $119) a worthwhile choice for most average consumers. However falls much short to my Rotel amp with chromecast audio. Even if this isn't audible, it is a waste of power and makes your amp look worse in synthetic THD measurements. Btw did you shoot the video with the E2? This allows you to easily convert this to a 2.1 system. Being Class D has its limits. ft. listening area. Then Zeos came out with the AD18 review and I got it as part of a living room upgrade, but I ended up just returning the AD18 today. Press J to jump to the feed. Could this be the best amplifier under $150? E2 all day!!! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. or 80watts by 2 @4ohm and 40wx2 @ 8ohm. clean at the loudest sounds I dared to play. I could even see this used in a diy made soundbar or for a desktop or even a 2 or 2.1 channel listening area. And even the remote control buttons were spaced properly with the buttons at the top half of the remote. In the video he mentions a filter-less design, not sure why they consider that a good thing. display to be a little larger. The box also contained a USB cord for the DAC, a massive power supply that is capable of outputting 162 watts, a Bluetooth antenna and a remote control. Related Content. This has 7 different DSP’s, separate internal bass and treble control and even an 8th setting, direct, that bypasses all DSP so that you know you are hearing just the source material. Breadcrumb Home / SMSL SA300 Review vs. SMSL AD18 - Which Class D Amp is Right for You? The SMSL SA300 is loaded with features and customization. / audiophile. but this is far from that. And seeing as I don’t need Fiber optic, this really is perfect for my arrangement. who want to use this with their television. easy to notice a difference between the DSP’s and it was nice the display Anything I could do from the SMSL SA100 Bluetooth 5.0 Amplifier 50W x 50W Power 2 Channel Stereo Audio Amplifier Treble Bass Desktop Amp (Black) 4.4 out of 5 stars 49. designed. That by itself would be enough for most people, but SMSL didn’t stop there, they even made the display screen completely customizable as well. Recommend the SA300. The If this is an upgrade from the SMSL AD18 mini class D amp, a lot of people are going to be very happy!! Not only is it high quality parts through and through, but It hits all the high points for me. Recommend the SA300. The SMSL SA300 is loaded with features and customization. come with any triple A batteries. SMSL SA300 Review vs. SMSL AD18 - Which Class D Amp is Right for You? The Everything was well thought out, but what I did not expect was the customization. this hasn’t been a problem for me,  I I don’t know, but it is definitely the best I have reviewed under $150. Tinhifi P2 Prototype (Planar earphones) PRE-view. You can easily navigate through the menu and change it to whatever color you would like. smsl AD18 does. So if I just picked one up in black. I don’t have a way of .008 percent THD+N, has rca input, utilizes the new bluetooth 5 that supports The amplifier itself came with a few pamphlets and a user manual. Only 10 left in stock - order soon. I was lazy and used a cheap low CRI LED light since it was small and ran on a battery. Although the user manual looks small, it was quite thorough on the operation of the amplifier and remote control. physical unit, I could do with the remote. Is it the best amplifier under $150? thoughts. Let’s talk about some technical highlights. If this is an upgrade from the SMSL AD18 mini class D amp, a lot of people are going to be very happy!!! Yes. It is very good for what it is. Which now comes down to if I would recommend then a normal mini amplifier could. The amplifier itself came with a few pamphlets and a user manual. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the BudgetAudiophile community. Even if you have a class D amp is operating at a high frequency such as 1MHz, you still want to have some filtering capacitors present. Shame for the optical (I used to use my AD18 for the tv, now sitting on my destkop). The remote control was responsive and well