Overview: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC is an external
digital-to-analog convertor with true 24-bits/192kHz up-sampling. The Music
Fidelity M1DAC has vanishingly low distortion (typically less than 0.005%),
ruler-flat frequency response, extremely low jitter, and high signal-to-noise
ratio. The M1DAC digital-to-analog convertor will make substantial sonic
improvements to almost any CD player, computer, or other digital source. Simply
connect the M1DAC between your digital audio device (via optical, coaxial, AES,
or USB) and your home stereo receiver (via analog stereo RCA or XLR).
State-of-the-Art Circuit Design and PCB Layout: The Musical
Fidelity M1DAC's state-of-the-art circuit design and PCB (printed circuit board)
layout with the use of top-quality digital components gives high-end, audiophile-grade
24-bit/192kHz DAC: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC features a
24-bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma digital-to-analog converter in dual differential mode
for precise stereo imaging and low noise. All incoming digital signals are up-sampled
to 24-bit/192kHz for a smoother, more realistic sound. The M1DAC provides lower
noise, better linearity, a ruler-flat frequency response, excellent stereo
separation, ultra-low distortion, and incredibly low jitter compared to most
integrated DACs found in today's CD/DVD players, game consoles, computers, and
other digital audio sources.
Low Jitter: Jitter blurs the timing information of reproduced
audio signals between your digital audio source and your amplifier (especially music
stored on a computer) resulting in degraded audio quality. The Musical Fidelity
M1DAC virtually eliminates jitter by re-clocking the audio data from your digital
audio source to your amplifier. As a result, your music sounds warmer, precise, and
more realistic - without the harshness and distortion caused from jitter.
Asynchronous USB Port: The Musical Fidelity M1DAC external
digital-to-analog convertor features a rear-panel, asynchronous USB (type-B) port
for the connection of your Windows PC or Mac computer, so you can listen to your
stored compressed music files (CD, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC) with high-quality
sound. The M1DAC's USB port supports 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
(16-24 bit). The M1DAC lets your compressed music files sound like a high-quality
Note: The M1DAC's USB (type-B) port
supports Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7; as well
as MAC OS X.
Asynchronous Digital Control: The M1DAC utilizes Musical
Fidelity's unique proprietary asynchronous digital control system feedback
technology software for precision playback of your compressed music tracks
stored on your computer, via USB. This unique proprietary technology offers
completely jitter-free conversion between your computer, your DAC, and your
Digital Inputs (optical/coaxial): The Musical Fidelity M1DAC
is equipped with a optical and coaxial digital input for connecting your CD player,
DVD player, game system, or other digital audio device. The M1DAC's surpasses most
digital-to-analog convertors found in your digital audio source device. The M1DAC's
digital inputs supports 32-192kHz sampling rates (16-24 bit).
- Optical: supports sample rates of 32,
44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz
- Coaxial: supports sample rates of 32,
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz
Note: If connecting to a television set's optical output,
please make sure that you are able to select PCM as the default optical out
audio format from your television's Audio menu. This DAC is not compatible
with multi-channel audio signals and will not work with televisions that do
not output PCM.
AES Balanced Digital Input: The M1DAC's AES balanced digital
input lets you connect a high-end digital audio source, such as a SACD player, via
XLR. The M1DAC's AES balanced digital input supports 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4,
and 192kHz sampling rates (16-24 bit).
Balanced & Unbalanced Outputs: The Music Fidelity M1DAC is
equipped with both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) audio outputs to connect your
home receiver or amplifier. These audio outputs are located on the rear-panel.
- Unbalanced RCA Outputs: The M1DAC is
equipped with a gold-plated, unbalanced stereo RCA output
for connecting the device to your home stereo receiver.
- Balanced XLR Outputs: The M1DAC features
true balanced XLR analog audio outputs to connect high-end home
receivers and amplifiers. XLR is a higher-quality output that
can reject noise and interference with equipment with balanced
High-Quality Power Supply: The M1DAC features a high-quality
built-in power supply with choke filtration to reduce unwanted AC noise for more
consistent performance and outstanding reliability.