Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black) DAC

Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black)

DAC

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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(7 available across all stores)

£714.95 RRP £799.0000

SAVE

11%

 

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. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

"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.
"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.
Brand Audiolab
Colour Black
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Optical Digital Input 2
USB Input USB Type-B for Mac/PC, USB-A for iOS
Headphone Output 1/4" 6.3mm Headphone output
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 247 x 252 x 114
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Bluetooth No
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
Audio Inputs 1 x Digital XLR AES3
Audio Outputs RCA, XLR
Pre Output Yes, RCA and XLR
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back in the game... After my original MDAC expired I didn't hesitate in replacing it with the new 'plus' version. Too early to say whether it will exceed the old models performance, but after a few hours listening I am very pleased. Nothing really that matches this product in the sub £1000 price range.
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but could be better. Apart from the fact that this DAC is larger than I thought and is very heavy, it sounds pretty good. I have not had it long enough for it to be run in so not a full review. If you like to "tweak" there is plenty of scope, especially if using a pc/phone. I have heard as good as at a less expensive cost BUT as stated it is n ot yet fully run in. Will review again in three weeks
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audiolab Mdac plus Bought this item at end of our lockdown and it’s sounds amazing vocals clearer great sound stage in fact I love everything about it. Untold amount of connections precise sound and great value for money. Thanks again Richer sounds in Maidstone and Jason in particular Very happy.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very worthwhile upgrade I bought this a few weeks back to replace a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus that I had had for 7 years after it died. I thought the DacMagic Plus was a good product but this is in another league. The music just sounds more natural and has much greater depth. It is also a great headphone amp. My Sennheiser HD600s have never sounded better. I would definitely recommend this product and at £679 I think it is very good value. Also, a big shout out to Richer Sounds for the super speedy delivery. I ordered it on Friday afternoon and it was delivered Saturday morning!
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Class Having owned the Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus I was very dubious buying this. The Dacmagic being a great bit of kit in it's own right. Once connected up and in use I thought "what have I done?". Sounded flat and lifeless. None of the filter settings really improved this. So I left it playing all afternoon and things improved dramatically. I kept running back to hear sounds in songs I had never heard before. After a few days I knew how good this DAC really is. Really natural sounding with a very realistic soundstage. Feeding into a CA 851a Amp and out through Wharfedale Evo 4.4's, is a better sound available at this price bracket? Absolutely not! Big thank you to Sean at the Maidstone branch for your guidance.
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound, good range of inputs/outputs The DAC in my CD player had failed and couldn't be repaired. I used to own an Audiolab pre amp in the late 90s which I was pleased with so when I saw the M-DAC PLUS unit on the Richersounds site I knew it would be a good buy. I run my system using balanced interconnects so this unit is ideal in that respect. Impressive and good value for money.
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid build, great sound I bought this after reading positive reviews (and since my old dac needed replacing). It had all the inputs I needed. But, most importantly, when I got it home and plugged it in, I was really impressed with the sound. As a hi-fi buff stretching back to the 1970s I had missed that 'analogue' sound for a while, but this DAC brought it all back! I have been really enjoying playing all my music again. Just hearing all those extra details - superb. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audiolab M DAC + I was undecided moving up from a Cambridge Audio MagicDAC Plus to a Audiolab M DAC + would be a worthwhile improvement. I needn't have worried the Audiolab DAC was such an improvement. Much smoother throughout the frequency range whilst being very dynamic. Don't hesitate to purchase one.
Date published: 2019-10-11
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(7 available across all stores)

£714.95 RRP £799.0000

SAVE

11%

 

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. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.