Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC


MA-1 is the first product from Ed Meitner's new company

Uses MFAST™ asynchronous technology
Feed the MA-1 through any of its six inputs and the Meitner Frequency Acquisition System (MFAST™) instantly acquires the signal, buffers it, then strips jitter out completely. A high-speed asynchronous system,
it decouples input from output. MFAST™ ensures that you’ll enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but.

MDAT™: 2x DSD upsampling
From there, the signal goes straight into the Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT™) which upsamples digital audio to 5.6 MHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.

Our MA-1 features the standard-setting MDAC™ dual differential discrete D-to-A and MCLK™ high-purity master clock modules. Together, they’re music to our ears. Yours too, as an audition will quickly prove.

Key Features:
- Supported sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz at word lengths up to 24 bits through all 6 digital inputs:
- 1 x USB Class 2
- 1 x AES/EBU

- MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free performance
- MDAT™ signal processing technology:
- Provides 2x DSD upsampling for PCM playback
- Preserves phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of waveform
- MDAC™ discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
- MCLK™ high-purity master clock that establishes new benchmarks in jitter performance
- Sleek credit-card style remote control included for input switching
- USB service port for future software upgrades
- Serial port for wired remote control
- Power supply:
- Power factor corrected
- Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
- Power consumption: max. 50W
- CE Approved

Stereo analog outputs: Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA)
Output voltage (with 0dBfs input):
- XLR outputs: 4.6Vrms (+15.4dBu)
- RCA outputs: 2.3Vrms (+9.4dBu)

Output impedance:
- 300 ohms balanced (XLR)
- 150 ohms unbalanced (RCA) 

Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm
Weight: 7.43 kg/16.39 lbs net with remote control