- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz (± 0.2dB)
- Audiophile DAC for home use, Highly specified, audiophile-quality digital preamplifier
- Class A preamplifier output stage (fixed or variable output), Processes audio data up to 32-bit/384kHz via USB
- DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256, 11 user-selectable filters for optimal listening and measurement modes
- Sampling Rate: 24-bit / 192kHz (Optical, Coaxial, AES); 32-bit / 384kHz (USB); 2.8MHz (DSD64), 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256)
Audiolab's M-DAC+ is a high-performance, multi-purpose audio DAC that's beautifully designed to sit on a desk or table, or to integrate into a hi-fi system. It incorporates a highly specified, audiophile-quality digital preamplifier and Class A output stage for connection to a power amp and speakers (the output can be fixed for those who wish to use an existing preamp or integrated amp), in addition to a high-quality output for headphone use. M-DAC+ incorporates the ES9018 Sabre Reference 32-bit DAC chipset, still widely regarded as the finest available. This is surrounded by exceptionally well-specified circuitry that puts other similarly priced DACs to shame, such as a proprietary, discrete master clock to minimize jitter, coupled with extensive time domain isolation. A JFET Class A output stage ensures that the audio signal, following conversion from the digital domain to analog, is of the highest quality. Under the hood lie a number of performance-related enhancements.
The M-DAC+ now processes audio data up to 32-bit/384kHz via USB. This is a far higher specification than that required by current hi-res music formats, ensuring this new, premium-quality addition to the M-DAC family is fully equipped for future advances in ultra-high-definition digital sound. The USB input now also accepts DSD files (the digital audio system originally developed for Super Audio CD), offering compatibility with DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256. This is a significant addition, as DSD has an important role to play in the developing high-resolution digital download scene. he M-DAC+ inherits seven filter settings from the M-DAC for PCM files and adds four more for DSD playback, allowing you to optimize the noise floor to suit the performance of the source file and the bandwidth of associated equipment, such as amps and speakers. Output Voltage: Balanced: 4.5V RMS; Unbalanced: 2.25V RMS, Output Impedance: Balanced: 20Ω; Unbalanced: 10Ω, THD.