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EMM Labs DAC2X D/A Converter

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Item # : EMM-DAC2X

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1 - 2 weeks to deliver

5 Year Limited Warranty

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$15,500.00 Each
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"The updated DAC2X may provide the best DSD playback I can remember hearing in my system, but it also shines with PCM as well."

-Chris Connaker, (Full Computer Audiophile Follow-up Review Here)

You know how it is. Digital audio data isn't the sole domain of digital transports any longer. Today, digital audio streams from sources as diverse as your PC, music server, satellite receiver, mixing board and portable player. Which is why EMM Labs has created one very simple, very convenient way to get state-of-the-art sound from all of them.

Re-introducing the DAC2X – built with the award winning reference technology in the XDS1. The DAC2X features the latest generation MDAT2™ up-converting DSP, MFAST™ jitter removal system, MCLK™ master clock and Ed Meitner’s hand built 22.5792 MHz proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A converters.

Using technology developed in their flagship DA2, EMM Labs and Meitner Audio has once again updated both their multi-award winning DACs the Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC and EMM Labs DAC2X. In addition to being the perfect companion of their TSDX CD/SACD Transport, the updates provide a huge improvement in transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. 

The new V2 unit updates consist of: 

  • MDAC™ in both platforms are now fully discrete DSD512/8xDSD D/A converters completely built in-house at EMM Labs' manufacturing facility in Canada
  • Their multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 8xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new MDAC™
  • The DSD audio signal path has been re-designed allowing for further enhancements in transparency during the DSD to Analog conversion process
  • Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface
  • Supports sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz at word lengths up to 24 bits through all 6 digital inputs,
  • Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio
  • Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES 
  • No configuration necessary, just plug and play.
  • Every other digital system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has also been carefully revised as well for better sound. 

    MFAST™ asynchronous technology

    Feed the DAC2X through any of its six inputs and the revised Meitner Frequency Acquisition System (MFAST™) instantly acquires the signal, buffers it, then strips jitter out completely. A high-speed asynchronous system, it decouples input from output. MFAST™ ensures that you'll enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but.

    MDAT2™: 8x DSD (DSD512) upsampling

    From there, the signal goes straight into a new Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) which upsamples digital audio to DSD512, 8x the SACD standard sampling rate.

    The world's best dac/clock combination

    The DAC2X features an improved, standard-setting MDAC™ dual differential discrete D-to-A and MCLK™ high-purity master clock modules. Together, they're music to our ears. Yours too, as an audition will quickly prove.

    MFAST™ vs. conventional PLLs

    Most converters utilize PLL (Phase Locked Loop) circuits. MFAST™ has two distinct advantages. It's a high-speed asynchronous system that locks almost instantaneously to any data stream. Moreover, unlike PLLs which merely attenuate jitter, MFAST™ strips jitter out of the audio stream completely. Enabling you to enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but. 

    Proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit

    EMM Labs remains unwilling to accept the inherent non-linearities of every mass-market chip created to date and they believe you neither should you.




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    Product Details
    Brand EMM Labs
    Condition Notes 1 - 2 weeks to deliver
    Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty
    Height (In) 3.622
    Width (In) 17.13
    Length/Depth (In) 15.748
    Weight (Kg) 12
    Height (mm) 92
    Width (mm) 435
    Length/Depth (mm) 400


  • EMM OptiLink (CD/SACD from TSDX)
  • Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio
  • Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES 
  • Up to 24bit, 192kHz on all PCM inputs
  • USB Class 2 Audio
  • 2x SPDIF Coax
  • 2x SPDIF Toslink
  • Stereo Audio Outputs:

  • XLR 300 ohms balanced
  • +15.4dBu, 4.6Vrms
  • RCA 150 ohms unbalanced
  • +9.4dBu, 2.3Vrms
  • DA2-generation MFAST™ technology for instant signal lock, jitter-free performance
  • DA2-generation Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) signal processing technology
  • DA2-generation proprietary DSD512 discrete dual differential MDAC™ converters
  • DA2-generation reference power system
  • Exclusive aerospace-grade composite circuit boards
  • EMM OptiLink input provides DSD transfer from matching TSDX CD/SACD Transport
  • Remote-controllable polarity inversion performed in the digital domain
  • 24bit-192kHz support on all PCM inputs including USB
  • 2xDSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0 specification)
  • Secondary USB port for future firmware upgrades
  • Serial port for wired remote control
  • Precision-machined massive aluminum chassis
  • Precision-machined infrared remote control
  • CE-compliant device

  • Power Supply:

  • Power factor corrected
  • Factory set to 100V or 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: max. 50 W

  • Stereo Audio Outputs:

  • Balanced on XLR
  • Unbalanced on RCA
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