Audiolab M-Dac


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Winning a combination of 4 What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision awards in a row, its no secret that the Audiolab M-DAC is one of the best ever sounding DACs ever made.

Alongside the USB input with Asynchronous data processing, there are two each of coaxial and optical digital inputs, and one each of coaxial and optical digital outputs. Audio signal is provided via RCA single-ended and XLR balanced audio outputs.



General description Digital-to-analogue converter
DAC ESS Sabre32 9018 chip
Resolution 32 bits
Maximum Sampling Frequency 84.672MHz
Digital input 2 x 24-bit/192kHz coaxial
2 x 24-bit/96kHz Toslink optical, 1 x 24-bit/96kHz USB
Digital output 1 x coaxial
1 x Toslink optical
Output voltage RCA: 2.25V RMS,XLR: 4.5V RMS
Total Harmonic Distortion RCA: <0.002%
XLR: <0.0008%
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz (± 0.2dB)
Dynamic range RCA: >115dB
XLR: >122dB
Crosstalk RCA: <-120dB
XLR: <-130dB
Dimensions (H x W x D) 59 x 250 x252mm
Colour Black, Silver
Standard accessories power cord, remote control handset, batteries, user manual
4 In A Row
M-DAC has won What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision awards 4 years in a row, this year winning best DAC £500-£700. Although M-DAC has a vast array of features including USB, optical, and coaxial digital inputs, it’s winning feature without doubt its scintillating sound quality.

M-DAC Awards:

• 2011: What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision – Product Of The Year
• 2011: What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision – 5* Award
• 2012: Hi-Fi Choice – 5* Award
• 2012: Hi-Fi Choice – Editors Choice
• 2012: What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision – Best Digital Headphone Amp
• 2012: Hi-Fi News – Outstanding Product
• 2013: Hi-Fi Choice – Group Test Winner
• 2013: Hi-Fi Choice – 5 Globe Award
• 2014: What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision – Best DAC £500 – £700
• 2015: What Hi-Fi? Sound And Vision – 5* Recommended Laptop System (with Grado SR325E / Macbook Air)

Adaptable Hi-Res Performance
High-res 24-bit/192kHz music files can be played on the M-DAC via the coaxial input, while optical and USB inputs support 24-bit/96kHz data. While enjoying the high resolution audio via its digital inputs a wide choice of filters are available to optimise your listening experience for a variety of audio formats and personal preferences.



Additional information


Black, Silver