Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black) DAC

Audiolab M-DAC Plus (Black)

DAC

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£644.95 RRP £799.0000

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£609.95 RRP £799.0000

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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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After 2 years the MDAC is dead!! The DAC has given up the ghost and I wont be buying anymore Audiolab products - Avoid!!
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good advise on the DAC to buy. The MDAC+ proved to link in with my system well, with USB inputs and balanced outputs. The sound quality is very good as the internal DAC chip is the same as used with the latest Krell kit.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear sound It was a good decision buying this DAC. I am happy with it.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable improvement! I was looking for a solution to playing modern equipment through a 60 year old valve amp (Rogers HG88 MK2) that I have just had overhauled, including modernising with line inputs and tone bypass amongst other tweaks. I now have a TEAK VRDS9 cd player and an Arcam rBlink Bluetooth receiver running into the coax digital inputs and my LG OLED tv and Google chromecast audio running through the optical inputs. WOW! The sound from the chromecast audio betters any tuner I have owned, the LG sound (albeit in stereo) is astounding - just watched Bohemian Rhapsody in 4K - but my fifteen year old cd player through the coax (bearing in mind it is equipped with four Burr Brown DAC's of it's own and was no slouch) has been totally transformed. This DAC will either captivate you with it's lucid delivery or appal you with a poor recording, nothing is left to the imagination. I am now revisiting a vast collection of cd's not listened to in many years and it's surprising me how the balance of 'good' ones seems to be in favour of the old analogue recordings (probably helped by a good dose of old vintage valve amp). This piece of equipment has been the best value for money I have ever spent on hi-fi (other than having my amp rejuvenated). The filters built into the M-DAC+ also make a real difference, but you need to experiment with them on different sources (and cd's) as there is limited info on these. I have the output set to variable which suits my amp well, as I can attenuate the input to the amp as required which makes a great deal of difference - too low and the sound is a bit light but too high and it ends up heavy and not as lucid, a trait probably with my amp and not the DAC. All in all, I cannot recommend the Audiolab M-DAC+ enough.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific sound easy to use I bought this as an upgrade from Cambridge Audio DACMagic 100, I’ve not been disappointed with the improved sound.
Date published: 2018-12-30
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£644.95 RRP £799.0000

SAVE

19%

 

Refurbished Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£609.95 RRP £799.0000

SAVE

24%

 

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.