Audiolab M-DAC PLUS DAC

Audiolab M-DAC PLUS (Black)

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"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.

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

Buy now, pay later available
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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

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"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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DAC Excellent Service. First I must thank the staff, especially Ben. Thank you. The Dac has transformed my set up. I was using the brilliant iFi Nano DSD, which for the money is pretty good. The Audiolab however (and the hike in money should reflect this but it's not a guarantee) is on another level. Great bass, the over all reproduction is highlighted by better separation, deeper and more controlled sound-stage. My set up is NVA Mono/stereo amps and pre-amp, NVA cables and a mish-mash of cables gleaned through the years, Alon Pettites, early quadraspire, Audiomeca Kreatura CD player, and Pure iPod dock.(purchased from the Bromley Richer sounds some years ago.) I listed to music ranging from Captain Beefheart, Arvo Part, Yes, Black Sabbath, Oscar Peterson etc. So my system has to be very balanced. The M Dac + with it's different filters allows me to adjust the emphasis on how my music is played, so I get the best out of it. What more can I ask for? It sounds the best it ever has. Glued to it for hours. Cheers Maidstone!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bit Perfect !! Hi to the person who is reading this ! I bought this MDac+ purely to listen to Bit-Perfect/DSD Audio Pc via JRiver Media Center 24, compared to the ones I already have this one comes on top for the larger soundstage which brought a huge smile on my face !. The dac is currently set up on the 256 native at 11.200000 hertz its like listening to a high end turntable without the crackle and pops. The build quality and the ease of use is perfect for me. I highly recommend this product especially for DSD.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound An upgrade from my previous DAC. Sounds fantastic, definitely a noticeable change. Nice clear panel and very easy to set up.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A noticable overall improvement from the old M-DAC I have owned the previous M-DAC for 3 years now, so I will try to make a comparison between the two. Straight out of the box the difference was prominent. Not much burn in needed and with the new model the soundstage is wider, the bass deeper and more defined, the separation between the instruments excellent. The previous model produced high quality sound, but the new model brings music tracks to new levels. My 2 Tannoy XT-8Fs driven by 4 Audiolab M-PWRs (yes, quadamplification) are much happier and able to deliver true fidelity to live music. I can really hear details that didn’t know existed in tracks for decades now, even on vTuner audiophile stations. Also, the previous model could not connect via a QED optical cable with the optical output of my 65-inch Samsung TV (making frequent pauses); the new model has no issue on that using the same cable. The new unit has the power supply unit inside the main frame, while in the old one it is external making the main frame smaller but the psu and cables are laying outside. The only small negative points I can focus on are that the “Plus” goes to “Standby” mode when switched off, so it cannot be switched on directly via Amazon Alexa and Smart Wi-Fi wall plug, and that the “+” sign is missing from the logo on the facade of the unit. Conclusively, a well-defined and noticeable improvement; well done to Audiolab. The old unit now will join another music system, while the new one will be the main decoder and preamplifier of my main system. (+): a well refined and Hi-Fidelity sound, XLR digital input and XLR analogue outputs (-): goes to “Standby” mode after complete switch off, “+” sign is missing from the logo on the facade, on the remote control the “Vol+” button is very close to the “Standby” and “Mute” buttons, one more optical and one coaxial inputs would be welcome
Date published: 2018-04-20
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6 Year Supercare £64.85

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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!
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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 all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

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