Audiolab M-DAC PLUS DAC

Audiolab M-DAC PLUS (Black)

DAC

In stock
£799
"Quite superb mid-price DAC packed with the latest tech." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Editor's Choice'. 5-star review. Tested at £800.

ESS Sabre DAC for superb sound quality

Renowned as one of the best DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) available, the 32-bit ESS Sabre at the heart of the M-DAC Plus is a very special device. Banishing levels of jitter and distortion to the lowest levels possible, it gives this DAC a natural and pure sound with low background noise.

Supports asynchronous USB
In addition to twin coaxial and optical digital inputs, the M-DAC Plus also features a USB interface. This Asynchronous device controls your computer's audio output stage for lower levels of jitter and a purer sound.

High resolution support via USB
If you stream music files via USB then the M-DAC Plus offers the very highest resolution currently possible. With the ability to stream at up to 32-bit/384kHz this DAC has its eye on not just the high resolution formats of today but of the future, too. It also streams DSD (Direct Stream Digital) files up to DSD256.

Professional connectivity
As well as a full array of optical, coaxial and RCA phono connections, the M-DAC Plus is equipped with professional grade AES balanced digital input/outputs. Combined with the balanced XLR stereo outputs for connecting to your amp, such as the Audiolab 8300A, these give the highest quality connections possible with excellent resistance to electrical interference.

Make your digital music sound its very best, with the Audiolab M-DAC Plus.

6 Year Supercare £79.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
"Quite superb mid-price DAC packed with the latest tech." 'Hi-Fi Choice - Editor's Choice'. 5-star review. Tested at £800.

ESS Sabre DAC for superb sound quality

Renowned as one of the best DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) available, the 32-bit ESS Sabre at the heart of the M-DAC Plus is a very special device. Banishing levels of jitter and distortion to the lowest levels possible, it gives this DAC a natural and pure sound with low background noise.

Supports asynchronous USB
In addition to twin coaxial and optical digital inputs, the M-DAC Plus also features a USB interface. This Asynchronous device controls your computer's audio output stage for lower levels of jitter and a purer sound.

High resolution support via USB
If you stream music files via USB then the M-DAC Plus offers the very highest resolution currently possible. With the ability to stream at up to 32-bit/384kHz this DAC has its eye on not just the high resolution formats of today but of the future, too. It also streams DSD (Direct Stream Digital) files up to DSD256.

Professional connectivity
As well as a full array of optical, coaxial and RCA phono connections, the M-DAC Plus is equipped with professional grade AES balanced digital input/outputs. Combined with the balanced XLR stereo outputs for connecting to your amp, such as the Audiolab 8300A, these give the highest quality connections possible with excellent resistance to electrical interference.

Make your digital music sound its very best, with the Audiolab M-DAC Plus.
Audio Inputs 1 x Digital XLR AES3
Audio Outputs RCA, XLR
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 247 x 252 x 114
Headphone Output 1/4" 6.3mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input 2
Optical Digital Output yes
Pre Output Yes, RCA and XLR
USB Input USB Type-B for Mac/PC, USB-A for iOS
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific sound easy to use I bought this as an upgrade from Cambridge Audio DACMagic 100, I’ve not been disappointed with the improved sound.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use, sounds well Have M Dac + for couple of weeks. I was very skeptical in the first place despite reading good reviews online before I bought the product. But been pleasantly surprised. It sounded better than I thought, was very easy to connect, menus were very clear to understand. It's definitely worth a try if you looking for improvement in your system.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit ! I was on the lookout for a new DAC after realizing the limitations of the one I had . After doing lots of research and reading lots of reviews , I really did like the look of the M-DAC+ and having weighed up performance v cost , I decided to get one and I'm so glad that I did ! The different filter settings offer enough tonal variation to accommodate any type of music and , although there is a slight delay in switching , can be altered "on the hoof" to suit each individual track . There are , without doubt , better DACs available , but at this price I believe the M-DAC+ is pretty hard to beat !
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Built like a tank! Extremely well made. I think I expected more from the headphone listening, not much different from my existing £65 DAC using HiFiMan HE-400i headphones! You live and learn!
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully sounding hi-tech DAC. Audiolab M DAC + Review Excellent compliment of inputs and outputs – I’m connecting CD via co-ax 1, UHD Blu-Ray via co-ax 2, TV audio output via optical. Also using the co-ax out into my CD recorder. Also has Balanced XLR audio outs and AES/EBU XLR input if you want to get serious about your connections and / or you need to use longer cables. You can also connect your PC via USB, but am yet to try this. Remote control of all functions, means you can use it, as I am, as a digital pre-amp / switcher. Gorgeous sound quality. Crystal clear sweet highs, warm but well controlled mids and bass. Realistic imagery and excellent dynamics. Usual high-quality construction and finish I’ve come to expect from Audiolab. With Richer’s excellent value and comprehensive “Super Care”, I know I’ll be enjoying this DAC for many years to come.
Date published: 2018-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audiolab M-DAC + Bought my Audiolab M-DAC + just over a week ago. Sound quality and connectivity are both excellent. A well made, quality piece of equipment. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audio Mdac plus Had this for a few weeks now. Sat and listened to Tubular Bells today and heard things that I've never heard before. Great piece of kit, well worth the money and, as usual, great service from Ritcher Sounds ( Bristol).
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish all suppliers were as good as this! I bought an Audiolab M-DAC+. It was delivered virtually next day and is brilliant.
Date published: 2018-09-08
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6 Year Supercare £79.85

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.