Audiolab M-DAC nano DAC/Headphone Amp

Audiolab M-DAC nano

DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£139.95 RRP £149.0000

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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.

”A great way to improve the sound of your phone or laptop.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Audiolab M-DAC technology on the move

Audiolab’s M-DACs have long been renowned for their class-leading sound quality and ability for processing digital sound. The M-DAC Nano takes that top class sound and puts it in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 28g, this little DAC fits in your pocket and improves the sound of your smartphone, portable player and headphones whenever on the move – or even at home.

Up-samples sound for the ultimate resolution
Featuring a top quality, Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the M-DAC Nano up-samples digital music files form CD standard 16-bit/44.1kHz right up to 32-bit/384kHz quality – giving near high resolution playback from your standard music source.

Bluetooth aptX connectivity
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the M-DAC Nano operates as a wireless DAC. This means you need only pair the DAC with your smartphone, tablet or Hi-Res music player and you’re ready to play – cable free. Thanks to aptX LL technology, the wireless signal is closer than ever to a wired connection, giving the best sound possible from your Bluetooth enabled device.

Headphone amp
As well as improving on the DAC inside your smartphone or portable music device, the M-DAC Nano improves the headphone signal, too. The dedicated headphone amp is more powerful than those built into smartphones, which means it not only sounds better but also lets it power a wider range of headphones – including larger, more power-hungry over-ear headphones.

Built-in rechargeable battery with wireless charging
A built-in rechargeable battery gives effortless power when on the move. With up to 8 hours charge, there’s enough power for the longest journeys. When you’re ready to charge, simply place it on the supplied wireless charging pad.

Transform the sound of your smartphone and headphones, with the Audiolab M-DAC Nano.
”A great way to improve the sound of your phone or laptop.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Audiolab M-DAC technology on the move

Audiolab’s M-DACs have long been renowned for their class-leading sound quality and ability for processing digital sound. The M-DAC Nano takes that top class sound and puts it in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 28g, this little DAC fits in your pocket and improves the sound of your smartphone, portable player and headphones whenever on the move – or even at home.

Up-samples sound for the ultimate resolution
Featuring a top quality, Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the M-DAC Nano up-samples digital music files form CD standard 16-bit/44.1kHz right up to 32-bit/384kHz quality – giving near high resolution playback from your standard music source.

Bluetooth aptX connectivity
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the M-DAC Nano operates as a wireless DAC. This means you need only pair the DAC with your smartphone, tablet or Hi-Res music player and you’re ready to play – cable free. Thanks to aptX LL technology, the wireless signal is closer than ever to a wired connection, giving the best sound possible from your Bluetooth enabled device.

Headphone amp
As well as improving on the DAC inside your smartphone or portable music device, the M-DAC Nano improves the headphone signal, too. The dedicated headphone amp is more powerful than those built into smartphones, which means it not only sounds better but also lets it power a wider range of headphones – including larger, more power-hungry over-ear headphones.

Built-in rechargeable battery with wireless charging
A built-in rechargeable battery gives effortless power when on the move. With up to 8 hours charge, there’s enough power for the longest journeys. When you’re ready to charge, simply place it on the supplied wireless charging pad.

Transform the sound of your smartphone and headphones, with the Audiolab M-DAC Nano.
Brand Audiolab
Weight (KG) 28g
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 44 x 44 x 14
Battery Life 8 hours (16-bit) 5.5 hours (32-bit)
DAC Cirrus Logic
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound, less good build Bought this last year as the missing link between my Grado 325e and iPhone. Very happy with the sound, particularly in enhanced mode. The battery life is OK for my commute (which is short) and the capacitive charging pad is a nice feature. Downsides are flimsy build (also an issue with the more expensive mac mini) and the lack of a wired charging mode which would be helpful on the road. In fact the lack of USB charging or playback are the reason this otherwise slick product gets 4 stars.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthwhile upgrade but flimsy construction. I bought this primarily to use during a planned hospital admission. The sound quality Through headphones from my iPhone streaming Spotify was an appreciable improvement - greater clarity and detail with a more defined soundstage. However, the build quality has a slightly cheap and flimsy feel and I wonder how durable it will prove in long term use.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bluetooth DAC is very convenient I bought the nano over the chord mojo as there were way too many wires with the mojo and the case is £70. The nano is also half the price at £149. The only downside to owning an DAC is the need for a hi resolution source eg Quobuz which is £24.99/ month and is not as good as Spotify in my view functionality wise. I use it with my I phone x and the Bluetooth overcomes the lack of the 3.5mm jack.
Date published: 2019-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound Small, powerful but of kit - easy to set up and with excellent sound quality.
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bobs tested I haves Mojo and it is about 60% of that .Nice to tTethered to something smaller
Date published: 2019-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes great music even better! Really simple to set up and use with great results. Brings music to life with all the little details now audible. Great addition, very pleased.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and easy to use I bought this as my Cyrus Soundkey failed ( though it was still under guarantee so Richer Sounds gave me another one THANKS ). At least with this one doesn’t have to connect the music source ( an iPhone ) as its Bluetooth. So less wires. Easy to set up and once you get used to it and the buttons easy to use. I use in ear noise cancelling Bose headphones for mostly classical music. You can chose from 2 bit rates for quality versus usage time. Its still early days and it sounds good and is great on the move but directly comparing it to the Soundkey it doesnt have the clarity and the wide soundstage the Cyrus Soundkey has. Maybe wires are still better? I might change my mind with usage but you wont go wrong buying one.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Not cheap but very happy with the product. Improves my headphones sound and volume. Thanks richer sounds
Date published: 2019-09-02
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(5 available across all stores)

£139.95 RRP £149.0000

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.