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M-DAC

AUDIOLAB
M-DAC
Black DAC

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
  • USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
  • Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax
  • This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with
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With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax
This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with "grounded" shielding.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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£599

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE -  £59.90 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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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

"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.

Class-leading sound

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.

Asynchronous USB
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.

Selectable filters
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.

Fully featured
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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Connections
Connection Features
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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.
2
Optical Digital Input
Number of Optical Digital Inputs? This is the optical light type of input that uses a Toslink connection
2
USB Input
Does the DAC have a USB Input? This allows connection of a PC/Mac or other media device. Wireless connection possible if stated.
Yes
Headphone Socket
Does the DAC have a headphone output?
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Yes
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Yes
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with a digital amplifier
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
+
Bluetooth
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.
No
AirPlay
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.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
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.
NA
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
NA
General
General Features
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Award Winning DAC
Yes
Dimensions
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
250 x 252 x 59
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
5
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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.