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Meitner Audio MA-1 V2 DAC

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Item # : EMM-MA1S

Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging

5 Year Limited Warranty

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With the introduction of Meitner Audio's very first product—the Meitner MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter—cost-no-object performance has suddenly become a whole lot less costly.

How did we do it? By utilizing the award-winning technologies Ed Meitner developed for our EMM Labs line of products. The result is a converter that turns the 'you-have-to-spend-a-lot-to-get-a-lot' paradigm on its proverbial ear?

It also happens to turn your computer or media server into a high-end, high-resolution music-making machine.

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. 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 furtherenhancements 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 MA-1 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 MA-1 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.

    The Meitner MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter. It continues to truly offer a level of performance that's equally appealing to those on a budget, and those with no budget limitations at all.

    Product Details
    Brand Meitner Audio
    Condition Notes Brand New In Factory Sealed Packaging
    Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty
    Weight (lb) 16.4000
    Height (In) 3.62
    Width (In) 17.125
    Length/Depth (In) 15.748
    Weight (Kg) 7.4
    Height (mm) 92
    Width (mm) 435
    Length/Depth (mm) 400

    Supported 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:

  • 1 x USB
  • 1 x AES/EBU
  • 2 x COAX S/PDIF
  • Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio

    Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES

    MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free performance

    MDAT2™ signal processing technology:

  • Provides 8x DSD upsampling for PCM playback
  • Preserves phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of the waveform
  • MDAC™ discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
  • MCLK™ high-purity master clock that establishes new benchmarks in jitter performance
  • Sleek credit-card style remote control included for input switching
  • USB service port for future software upgrades
  • Serial port for wired remote control
  • Power supply:
  • Power factor corrected
  • Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: max. 50W
  • CE Approved
  • Stereo analog outputs: Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA)
    Output voltage (with 0dBfs input):

  • XLR outputs: 4.6Vrms (+15.4dBu)
  • RCA outputs: 2.3Vrms (+9.4dBu)
  • Output impedance:

  • 300 ohms balanced (XLR)
  • 150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)

    Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm
    Weight: 7.43 kg/16.39 lbs net with remote control

    Designed and Manufactured in Canada.

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