Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black) is rated out of 5 by 46.
Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black)
Make the most of your DAC. View our hottest deals on interconnects.
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.
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.
1 x Digital XLR AES3
Coaxial Digital Input
Coaxial Digital Output
1/4" 6.3mm Headphone output
Yes, RCA and XLR
USB Type-B for Mac/PC, USB-A for iOS
XLR Balanced Outputs
XLR Balanced Outputs
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
247 x 114 x 252
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from I wish I bought one years ago I bought this 3 months ago and it has transformed my life I hardly watch TV any more . I just relish listening to old albums streamed from a ultra hi res steaming sight. It has a fantastic headphone amp which I put to great use in the evenings. With a good set of headphones the detail is just amazing. I hear new things every time I turn it on even with albums I have listen to hundreds of times before. It seems a lot for a DAC and pre amp but if the rest of your system is up to it. it's a game changer
Date published: 2022-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inigo from Fantastic product Excellent sound quality, a brilliant set of connections
Date published: 2022-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by paul deeley from Reliable Richer !! I go back to the early days of discovering decent hi-fi and Richer Sounds were always a part of that journey. They seemed to stock real world products, were happy to let you browse and demo stuff at the affordable end of the market. Just recently my original Audiolab Mdac needed replacing after many years of faithful service and after looking around at the latest dacs from China ( Topping, SML etc) I decided that for my budget I didn't want to have to read a flight manual of instructions to get a sound that most reviewers were saying sounded thin. I mostly listen to HD 600's at night via Toslink, surfing You Tube and found that the M Dac had always brought them to life. Thanks to superb service from Tom at the Plymouth branch I received my new M Dac Plus the next day, and after plugging it in and was getting some superb sounds straight out of the box. In my case it was great to get up and running so quickly without any fuss and just start enjoying the music. The new model has an improved functionality over the old, built in power suppy, better remote, and feels better built in use. The sound is familiar (same sabre chip) but also better implemented through an improved headphone amp. I'm hearing clarity, speed, searation, soundstage, tight bass, superb mid range and a top end that isn't fatiguing ( using mostly digital source and files ) this is important to my ears. The acid test for this is how much I have revisited all my favorite tracks and am delighted to be enthused over all my old as well as new discoveries as I approach my 70th birthday. So thanks for Tom for the excellent service and deal he gave me, the prompt delivery and the new M Dac itself which has rejuvinated my love for great music played through quality hi- fi gear. And finally thanks Richer Sounds for always being there over the years with real world products at sensible prices. Now to save up for better headphones!! I can feel some Focal Radiance Bentley's would do the trick!!
Date published: 2022-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by willsm from Lovely sounding DAC, build quality fantastic This was purchased to replace an audiolab 6000a amplifer. Having gone fully digital with my sources I didnt need the analogue inputs on the 6000a. This DAC sounds sublime and looks the part. Easy to use and with balanced XLR outputs into my monoblock amps, it produces a clean and spacious sound. Lovely little remote as well. Overall really happy with this purchase. I did a great deal of research into DACs before buying this. Having has the audiolab 6000a for years and loving it, I figured audiolab was the way to go.
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by billywhiz01 from Improvement? I got this 2 weeks ago and do notice a difference in sound quality using my Rega Apollo cd played as a transport. The sound is more defined with a touch more bass. The only downside for me is that there is only a one year warranty unless a 5 year one is purchased for 10% of the items cost. Most other hifi suppliers give at least 2, some 5.
Date published: 2022-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Example Bob 27 from Great features and great sound I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy that I did.
Date published: 2022-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sidolto from Rega Aethos Excellent soundstage with this amp and plenty of connection options. It is heavy but it well designed and looks stylish too.
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike21a from Digital music that sounds like analogue I’ve paired the M DAC plus with the Audiolab CDT the combination sounds absolutely sensational. Playing CDs now shares time with vinyl because the difference is not as marked as it was before - and I have LP12 with Lingo 4.
Date published: 2021-08-10
- Representative 21.9% APR (variable)
- Purchase rate 21.9% p.a. (variable)
- Assumed credit limit £1,200
Pay in 3 interest-free payments so you can spread the cost. No fees when you pay on time.
- Add item(s) to your cart (up to £1500)
- Go to checkout and choose Klarna
- Enter your debit or credit card information.
- To check your eligibility, Klarna will perform a soft search with a credit reference agency. This will not affect your credit score.
- Spread the cost in 3 interest-free payments. The first payment is made at point of purchase, with the remaining 2 payments scheduled automatically every 30 days. No fees when you pay on time.
You must be 18+ to use this credit offer. Credit subject to status. T&Cs apply. Klarna uses soft searches with credit reference agencies. These do not affect your credit rating. Missed payments can affect your ability to use Klarna. Pay in 3 installments complete terms.