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Audiolab M-DAC+ Black Digital-to-Analogue Converter

Audiolab

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews

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£799.00

AV Online

"The Audiolab M-DAC+ gets an awful lot right – so much, in fact, it comfortably justifies its ‘+’ designation. Lavishly detailed, fastidiously organised and elegantly straight-edged in its sound, it absolutely demands an audition."

Hi Fi Choice May 2016

Hi Fi Choice May 2016

"It delivers a great sound for its price, one that is balanced and refined yet powerful and immersive"

Hi-Fi World June 2016

Hi-Fi World June 2016

"It's a great piece of design work and sounds wonderful too, even breathtaking"

Hi-Fi News June 2016

Hi-Fi News June 2016

"Merely Superb"

The new M-DAC+ is a high-performance, multi-purpose audio DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) for home use, designed to sit on a desk or table, or 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.

The Finest DAC Circuitry

The Finest DAC Circuitry

Like the M-DAC, the 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, including a proprietary, discrete master clock to minimise 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 analogue, is of the highest quality.

High Performance with DSD

High Performance with DSD

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.

Adjustable sound for all Sources

Adjustable sound for all Sources

As digital audio technology has progressed, the importance of the characteristics of reconstruction digital filters has become more appreciated. Like the classic M-DAC, the M-DAC+ features user-selectable filters for optimal listening and measurement modes, in addition to more conventional types for easy comparison. These filter settings allow the user to tune performance to suit his or her preference, depending on system configuration, digital file quality and musical taste. The M-DAC+ inherits seven filter settings from the M-DAC for PCM files and adds four more for DSD playback, allowing the user to optimise the noise floor to suit the performance of the source file and the bandwidth of associated equipment such as amps and speakers.

Enhanced Sonic Performance

Enhanced Sonic Performance

Another important change relates to the power supply, which has been upgraded and is now incorporated within the M-DAC+’s chassis (hence its slightly taller and deeper case compared to the classic M-DAC). A precision-wound toroidal transformer uses multiple windings to feed separate analogue and digital rectification stages. From there, multiple power supply sections feed the necessary voltages to each area of the DAC, keeping any crossover interference to a minimum. The result is the highest performance power supply Audiolab engineers have yet specified for a DAC, and its contribution to the M DAC+’s enhanced sonic performance is significant.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

DAC ESS Sabre32 9018 chip
Sampling Rate 32-bit / 192kHz (Optical, Coaxial, AES)
32-bit / 384kHz (USB)
Digital Input 2 x Coaxial
2 x Toslink Optical ,br> 1 x AES/EBU
1 x USB for PC USB
1x USB for iPod/iPhone/iPad
Digital Output 1 x Coaxial
1 x Toslink Optical
Output Voltage Balanced: 4.5V RMS
Unbalanced: 2.25V RMS
Output Impedance Balanced: 20Ω
Unbalanced: 10Ω
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20KHz (± 0.2dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio RCA: > -115dB, XLR: > -120dB
Dynamic Range RCA: > 115dB, XLR: > 120dB
Crosstalk RCA: > 120dB, XLR: > 130dB
Colour Black
Dimensions 114mm x 247mm x 292mm
Net Weight 3.7kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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Reviews for this product.

19 October 2017

Fantastic! I am fussy and this is a great product. You cannot fault it. sound is just perfect. I use the usb b from my laptop via Tidal. Impoves the sound of my cd player. And TV sound.
5
06 September 2017

- Essex

Im very happy with the M DAC+. The sound I feel is good as you can get at the moment comparing it with other DACs that I own. It is straight forward to set up. I just wish Audiolab made a CD Transport.
5

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31 October 2017

- West Sussex

No comment provided by customer.
4
03 February 2017

- Cheshire

Excellent DAC really made a difference
5

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