Audiolab M-DAC mini (Black) DAC/Headphone Amp

Audiolab M-DAC mini (Black)

DAC/Headphone Amp

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(8 available across all stores)

£279.95 RRP £299.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

Award-winning Audiolab sound quality is now available on the move, with the portable Audiolab M-DAC Mini.

Pocket-sized, battery powered

With the award-winning ability of Audiolab's M-DAC now available in a pocket-sized, battery powered DAC/headphone amp, you can now enjoy audiophile sound quality on the move. Simply charge the DAC up at home and when you're travelling plug in your laptop and headphones for stunning sound quality on the go.

ESS Sabre DAC 32 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 Mini 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.

Bluetooth convenience
If you'd rather stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, then the M-DAC Mini happily obliges with its Bluetooth connectivity. Pair up wirelessly and the only physical connection you'll need is the headphone cable.

The perfect DAC for home use
With optical, coaxial and USB inputs (both USB micro-B and USB A), the M-DAC Mini isn't just ideal for music on the move, it's easily able to hold its own at home, too. This full range of inputs lets you get the very best from not just your computer and smartphone but also your TV and Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, too. Compact enough to sit on a desk or neatly beside your TV, the M-DAC Mini gives a huge boost in sound from such a compact box.

Quality built-in headphone stage
Featuring a J-FET Class A output stage, the M-DAC Mini also makes an excellent headphone amp. Whether you choose to hook up to a quality pair of headphones or active speakers, you can be assured of smooth, precise sound, with plenty of power for all types of headphones. Combined with the superior DAC, the quality headphone amp offers a massive leap in sound quality over your smartphone's output.

For a DAC/headphone amp upgrade, the Audiolab M-DAC Mini gives you all of the quality with barely any of the bulk.

Read about the Audiolab M-DAC Mini on the Richer Sounds Blog
Award-winning Audiolab sound quality is now available on the move, with the portable Audiolab M-DAC Mini.

Pocket-sized, battery powered

With the award-winning ability of Audiolab's M-DAC now available in a pocket-sized, battery powered DAC/headphone amp, you can now enjoy audiophile sound quality on the move. Simply charge the DAC up at home and when you're travelling plug in your laptop and headphones for stunning sound quality on the go.

ESS Sabre DAC 32 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 Mini 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.

Bluetooth convenience
If you'd rather stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, then the M-DAC Mini happily obliges with its Bluetooth connectivity. Pair up wirelessly and the only physical connection you'll need is the headphone cable.

The perfect DAC for home use
With optical, coaxial and USB inputs (both USB micro-B and USB A), the M-DAC Mini isn't just ideal for music on the move, it's easily able to hold its own at home, too. This full range of inputs lets you get the very best from not just your computer and smartphone but also your TV and Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, too. Compact enough to sit on a desk or neatly beside your TV, the M-DAC Mini gives a huge boost in sound from such a compact box.

Quality built-in headphone stage
Featuring a J-FET Class A output stage, the M-DAC Mini also makes an excellent headphone amp. Whether you choose to hook up to a quality pair of headphones or active speakers, you can be assured of smooth, precise sound, with plenty of power for all types of headphones. Combined with the superior DAC, the quality headphone amp offers a massive leap in sound quality over your smartphone's output.

For a DAC/headphone amp upgrade, the Audiolab M-DAC Mini gives you all of the quality with barely any of the bulk.

Read about the Audiolab M-DAC Mini on the Richer Sounds Blog
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Battery Life 7 Hours
USB Input USB micro-B for Mac/PC/Android, USB-A for iOS
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Audio Outputs RCA
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Digital Input 1
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 136 x 178 x 34
Headphone Output 1/4" 6.3mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Big improvement to my existing setup and very versatile
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expect from audiolab There was a problem with the USB input to the unit that was delivered. After a short conversation with customer services a replacement was arranged which I collected from my nearest shop the following day. The replacement has been trouble free and produces excellent sound. This is true when I play via my desk top pc (either through USB or via Bluetooth). I have also streamed via my I pad (using the USB connection) and the sound is very good but not quite as rich as when playing through my desktop.
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This surprised me with what it could do. Brilliant I found this astonishing not having caught up on streaming before. It has transformed my listening to BBC Radio 3 programmes after the event located somewhere in the dreaded BBC Sounds!
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Very disappointing. I can only assume the item is faulty. Very poor sound quality
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Portable DAC I bought this Audiolab DAC after reading many online reviews. I wanted something for my home setup that could travel if need be. With it's multiple inputs it covers most use cases. My first unit had a slight issue with the PC input but Dave at Richer Sounds was really helpful and the replacement works faultlessly, great service!
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would welcome more information Good headphone amp, but still assessing it as a DAC
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound, with a number of useful connections. There is a clear audio upgrade over the built-in laptop sound card, especially in the upper mid-range. While the M-DAC Mini is not pocket side, it easily fits in my laptop bag and takes very little space on my desk. The built in battery means there is no need to carry the power supply, making life easier. But this is not a unit to be used on the move. This unit is also ideal for upgrading an old analogue system that requires a DAC, due to the line outs.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A* PLUS DAC What a great piece of kit. Purchased to run with my Marantz cd5005. (Wow this is now amazing). With the added benefit of being a portable dac. Running from a Samsung S9 Plus with Grado SR80 headphones the sound is just stunning. Only negative.... The pc usb port.. Would be better as a usb B rather than a micro.
Date published: 2018-04-16
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(8 available across all stores)

£279.95 RRP £299.0000

SAVE

6%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.