Meitner Stereo D/A Converter With the introduction of Meitner Audio's very first product—the...

Meitner Audio MA-1

  • Meitner Stereo D/A Converter

    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.

    The Meitner MA-1:
    • 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
    • Complies with the USB Class 2 audio interface standard
    • Is simple to use. There's nothing to configure. Just plug and play.

    MFAST™ asynchronous technology
    Feed the MA-1 through any of its six inputs and the 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.

    MDAT™: 2x DSD upsampling
    From there, the signal goes straight into the Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT™) which upsamples digital audio to 5.6MHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.

    The world's best dac/clock combination
    Our MA-1 features the 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 may be the first audio product that's equally appealing to those on a budget, and those with no budget limitations at all.
    Key Features & Specifications:

    • 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 TOSLINK S/PDIF
    • 2 x COAX S/PDIF
    • MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free
    performance
    • MDAT™ signal processing technology:
    • Provides 2x 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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