Audiolab M-DAC Digital to Analogue Converter

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    The MDAC, an eagerly awaited, new standalone D/A converter finally makes its debut as a replacement for the award-winning 8000DAC introduced in 1992.

    The MDAC is housed in a smart styling aluminium case with solid build and ample connectivity. Alongside the USB input with Asynchronous data processing, there are two each of coaxial and optical digital inputs, and one each of coaxial and optical digital outputs. Audio signal is provided via RCA single-ended and XLR balanced audio outputs.

    A wand like remote control handset allows you to switch inputs, select from preset digital filters and alter the display. The large clear screen allows you to see what input is being used and the sample rate being received. High-res 24-bit/192kHz music files can be played on the M-DAC via the coaxial input, while optical and USB inputs support 24-bit/96kHz data.


    • Asynchronous USB supporting 24-bit/96kHz with remote control of PC / MAC Media Player via HID support
    • High current, high linearity RCA single-ended & XLR true balanced with fully discrete J-FET CROSS* Class A output stages and built-in headphone amplifier
    • Selectable DAC mode or Digital Pre-amplifier mode, allowing direct connection to power amplifiers and active speakers in digital only systems
    • 2.7 high contrast OLED display
    • "Actual"or"Nominal"Sampling Frequency display displays the TRUE input sampling frequency with 1Hz resolution
    • Digital level meters in dB with peak hold
    • CD / DVD SPDIF subcode embedded Track and Time Display
    • Advanced de-jittered optical and coaxial SPDIF output, with USB to SPDIF output.
    • Full remote control + external remote / BUS I/O loop
    • 26 internal regulated supply rails with 10 ultra low noise, low impedance discrete regulators
    • 7 user selectable digital filters fully software upgradeable via the USB port
    • Organic ultra low ESR capacitors, high tolerance polypropylene film / foil capacitors, ultra stable very low VCR 0.1% MELF SMD resistors, 4 layer PCB
    • External upgradeable power supply interface for a future upgrade path

    Technical data

    General descriptionDigital-to-analogue converter
    DACESS Sabre32 9018 chip
    Resolution32 bits
    Maximum Sampling Frequency84.672MHz
    Digital input2 x 24-bit/192kHz coaxial ,2 x 24-bit/96kHz Toslink optical, 1 x 24-bit/96kHz USB
    Digital output1 x coaxial, 1x Toslink optical
    Output voltageRCA: 2.25V RMS,XLR: 4.5V RMS
    Total Harmonic DistortionRCA: <0.002%; XLR: <0.0008%
    Frequency response20Hz - 20kHz ( 0.2dB)
    Dynamic rangeRCA: >115dB;XLR: >122dB
    CrosstalkRCA: <-120dB; XLR: <-130dB
    Dimensions (H x W x D)59 x 250 x252mm
    Power requirements (depending on region)220--230V /100-120V (50 ~ 60Hz)
    ColourBlack, Silver
    Standard accessoriespower cord, remote control handset, batteries, user manual



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