Musical Fidelity has been making top-performance digital-to-analogue converters since the early days of CD. That means the M1 DAC benefits from almost 25 years of continual development, drawing on successive acclaimed DAC designs.Whatever your digital source - from CD to computer to TV set-top box or DVD/Blu-ray player - the M1 DAC can up-sample and convert it, producing stunning 24bit/192kHz resolution audio. In comparison, CD resolution is a mere 16bit/44.1kHz.The M1 DAC features four digital inputs: balanced, USB, optical and coaxial. It is an asynchronous design with awesome performance: from its low-distortion, noise levels and jitter-minimizing technology to its high-quality power supply, the M1 DAC surpasses the standards of DACs costing many times its price.The M1 DAC has been met with incredible acclaim. Stereophile's review said it "offers performance that is close to the state of the art", calling it "a piece of kit that can transform your system " and "a stunning bargain".Meanwhile, the review from computer-audio specialist, AudioStream described the M1 DAC as "a wonderfully musical-sounding DAC, and one that offered many hours of pure enjoyment."At the heart of the M1 DAC is a pair of Texas Instruments Burr-Brown DSD1796 DAC chips in dual-differential mode, supported by their sibling SRC4392 sample-rate converter chip, which enables all digital sources to be up-sampled to 24bit/192Hz.It's a versatile design, offering coaxial, optical, balanced and USB inputs.
Front panel display of input sampling frequency
Locks onto any S/PDIF signal at 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88 kHz, 96 kHz, or 192 kHz; 24 bit Delta-S
Outputs: 1x line level RCA (phono); 1x line level XLR (balanced)
Inputs: 1x XLR AES balanced; 1x RCA SPDIF 32-192 kbps (16-24 bit stereo PCM); 1x TOSLINK optical 32-
Jitter: <12 picoseconds peak to peak; THD(+ noise): <0.0025% 10Hz to 20 kHz; Frequency Response: +0,