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EMM Labs DAC8 MKIV 8 Channel D/A and D/D Converter

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DAC8 MKIV 8 Channel D/A and D/D Converter

Item # : EMM-DAC8

Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging

5 Year Limited Warranty

DAC8 MKIV 8 Channel D/A and D/D Converter

Professional 8-channel Digital-to-Analog and Digital-to-Digital converter for DSD (up to 128Fs/5.6MHz) and PCM (up to 24-bit/96kHz) formats.

Our goal in designing the DAC8 MKIV 8-channel D/A and D/D Converter was to create a completely neutral, wholly transparent conduit- for engineer, artist and producer- to the musical performance. If, to paraphrase Keats, "Beauty is truth and truth beauty" then the DAC8 MKIV is both. What you put in is what you get out: Nothing more, nothing less.

The DAC8 MKIV accomplishes this goal by employing EMM Labs proprietary True Internal DSD Processing technology for analog-to-digital, and digital-to-digital conversion. Enabling it to deliver the most accurate, highest resolution recordings possible in both DSD and PCM formats.

Here's how a couple of our customers describe what our converters do in the studio:

"These converters are so transparent and accurate that they have changed the way I work. I find that fewer microphones are needed to get satisfactory results. No more than seven microphones were used on any of these recordings and that was for a six-channel surround recording! Not only do these converters work well in DSD, but I can safely say these are the best sounding, most accurate PCM converters I have heard."

Tom Jung
President, Recording/Mastering Engineer
DMP Records
Technical Consultant
Pro Audio Review

"I will not do a session without our EMM Labs DSD converters or Switchman, they have become that much a part of my essential must-have list! I demand that our digital converters and control room monitoring control be absolutely transparent. I depend on Ed's EMM Labs equipment to deliver what I capture through the Telarc microphones - and it always delivers!"

Michael Bishop
Chief Recording Engineer
Multi-Grammy award winner and nominee
Telarc International Corporation

"I have come to rely on the Meitner converters for all of my high resolution projects. Meitner electronics have consistently been the most musically accurate and robust components in my experience and are truly state-of-the-art."

Stephen Epstein
Senior Executive Producer, Sony Classical
Twelve time Grammy Award Winner
(YoYo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Placido Domingo and others)
Product Details
Brand EMM Labs
Condition Notes Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty
Weight (lb) 27.0000
Weight (Kg) 12

Future Proof

The DAC8 MKIV (along with the ADC8 MKIV) is the first converter to be equipped with 128Fs/5.6448Mhz processors. This allows the DAC8 to support both current (64Fs/2.8224MHz) and future (128Fs/5.6448Mhz) DSD production formats

D/D Converter

The DAC8 MKIV converts 8 channels of DSD or PCM digital audio to 8 channels of analog audio. It also acts as a digital audio format converter, converting 8 channels of PCM to 8 channels of DSD

Key Features:

  • Balanced analog outputs on 8 XLR connectors
  • Analog output levels adjustable from +14dbm to +24dbm
  • Word clock input and output (BNC and ST optical)
  • Power factor corrected power supply with universal voltage input 85-260V, 50/60Hz


Digital input formats:

  • SDIF-3 / RAW DSD for DSD
  • ST Optical for DSD
  • AES/EBU on 4 XLR connectors (stereo pairs) for PCM &ndash 24/16 bit: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96kHz
  • SDIF-2 (BNC connectors) for PCM
  • DSD on BNC connectors and/or optical ST connectors



  • From DSD (64Fs or 128Fs) to analog
  • From PCM (up to 24-bit/96kHz) to analog
  • From PCM to DSD
  • From DSD (BNC) to DSD (Optical)
  • From DSD (Optical) to DSD (BNC)


Digital output formats:

  • SDIF-3 / RAW DSD for DSD
  • ST Optical for DSD

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