(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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6 YEAR SUPERCARE – FOR HI-FI, HOME CINEMA COMPONENTS AND SPEAKERS
6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.
This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:
Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.
Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.
Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).
45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.
If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*
* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
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"The M-DAC raises the performance bar even higher, with a solid build, high-res audio support and superb sound." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.
Every aspect of the M-DAC's design has been optimised for the finest sound quality. At its heart is a 32-bit DAC from ESS Technology. This extremely high resolution DAC ensures outstanding levels of detail and note definition. With extremely low loss, polypropylene film/foil capacitors, ultra stable resistors and a 4-layer PCB board there's minimal signal loss, so you hear more subtle detail. Ultra low noise and highly regulated power supplies ensure a clean and dynamic sound quality.
In addition to coaxial and optical digital inputs, the M-DAC also has a USB interface. This asynchronous device controls your computer's audio output stage for lower levels of jitter and a purer sound. Supporting up to 24-bit/96kHz streaming, you can listen to songs in 'better than CD' quality stored on your hard drive.
Digital pre-amp and built-in headphone stage
Featuring J-FET Class A output stages, the M-DAC also makes an excellent digital pre-amp or headphone stage. If you've active speakers or a power amp and no analogue sources, such as a record deck, then simply plug the M-DAC straight in and adjust the input and volume remotely. Similarly, the headphone stage is higher quality than most built into integrated amps.
As we all prefer slightly different nuances of sound quality, the M-DAC comes with Audiolab's selectable filter system. Select from seven different filters to find your ideal sound. What's more, the filters' software is fully upgradable via the USB port.
Unlike most other stand-alone DACs, the M-DAC boasts a high quality OLED display. Informative and clear enough to be able to read from some distance away, the high contrast display lets you keep an eye on the input source being used, volume, sampling rate, DAC mode and even displays digital level meters in dB with peak hold. A full remote control makes it simple to control from your armchair.
More than just a simple DAC, the Audiolab M-DAC can be at the heart of your entire system.
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Coaxial Digital Input
Number of coaxial digital inputs? This is the electrical type that uses an RCA phono or BNC connection.
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
Does the DAC have a USB Input? This allows connection of a PC/Mac or other media device. Wireless connection possible if stated.
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
250 x 252 x 59
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.