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The Absolute Sound Product of the Year

Musical Fidelity's M1DAC - Upgraded and Award-Winning Sound

The best outboard DAC Musical Fidelity has ever designed gets an upgrade and wins awards the world over. It even won The Absolute Sound magazine’s prestigious Product of the Year! The upgrade is in the USB section that now adds asynchronous 24bit/96k compatibility, making this the ultimate digital workstation. The M1DAC A upsamples every input signal to 24bit/192k for the best possible sound. After 23 years of building some of the best DACs on the market, Musical Fidelity has the experience to deliver the extended response from high-resolution sources with the richest-sounding analog output stage you’ve ever heard. The M1DAC A even includes a built-in power conditioner to keep digital noise from infiltrating the delicate analog signal path. This is a wonderful design and deserves all the accolades it receives.

“This new [Musical Fidelity] M1DAC could be just what you need. It delivers distinguished audio, with superb detail retrieval and a broad, deep soundstage. Talk about looking through the studio’s control room window… the M1DAC sounds highly polished!”
- John Bamford, HiFi News, October 2010

The M1DAC uses a pair of 24 bit Delta-Sigma DACs in a dual differential alignment with 8x over-sampling raising the sampling rate to 192kHz. Generally found only on very expensive DACs, this combination contributes greatly to the M1DAC's outstanding transparency and resolution.

 The M1DAC is an upsampling design, converting all incoming signals to 24/192 for maximum resolution, regardless of input frequency. This allows the M1DAC to deliver the highest quality, purest digital to analog conversion regardless of source.  So, whether the input is from a pure digital source  or from a highly-compressed streaming source rest assured the M1DAC will knock your socks off.

The M1DAC features a B-Bus style USB input, which accepts sample rates up to 96kHz. Like all other digital signals, the M1DAC upsamples all incoming USB signals to 24/192.

Long time Musical Fidelity fans know how seriously this brand takes their AC power, for every small component Musical Fidelity has offered an outboard power supply which greatly improved its performance.  In the new M1 series, Musical Fidelity has gone even further, integrating both an upgraded power supply and modest power conditioning into the gorgeous chassis. By asserting control over the power supply Musical Fidelity has achieved vanishingly low distortion and noise levels.

Musical Fidelity M1 components all have built-in power supplies with detachable AC Cords. Musical Fidelity has finally stepped away from outboard power supplies, instead building high quality choke-regulated AC power supplies into the larger chassis. We highly recommend upgrading the stock power cord that comes with this M1 component to one of our high quality AC cords.


DAC circuit: 24 bit Delta-Sigma (bit stream) dual differential 8x over-sampling to 192kHz
Total Correlated Jitter: <12 picoseconds peak to peak
Linearity: <0.1dB down to -96dB
Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.1dB max
Channel Separation: >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal To Noise: >119dB “A” weighted
THD: <0.0025% 10Hz to 20 kHz

   1x RCA (Pr)
   1x XLR (Pr)
Digital Inputs:
   1x XLR AES/EBU Balanced
   1x RCA Coaxial SPDIF (From 32 to 192 kHz @ 16 to 24 bit PCM)
   1x TOSLINK (From 32 to 96 kHz @ 16 to 24 bit PCM)
   1x USB B-Bus connector (32 to 96k @ 24 Bit)

Power: 115VAC @ 60Hz
Consumption: 10 Watts maximum

Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Dimensions (WDH): 4"x12"x8.5" (includes feet and terminals)

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