D/A performance X3
With the M21’s advanced architecture its now possible to select, evaluate and enjoy three independent digital to analog converter signal paths: 24 bit delta sigma, 20 bit ladder dac and true 1 bit DSD for DSD content. Engineering autonomous conversion paths creates a super-efficient platform for you to enjoy your music and explore the advantages of each.
The M21 connects seamlessly with your network offering one of the most advantages avenues for audio playback. Once detected by your network via wired ethernet, the M21 is recognized as a DNLA device and becomes a powerful media renderer offering pristine data transmission over long distances, without loss of signal or degradation. Now your server can be placed anywhere on the network and run remotely lending to a clutter-free listening environment.
Direct or Analog
The M21 utilizes precise analog gain control for its execution of direct DSD functionality and driving amplification. It features a true hard-wire bypass analog attenuator, setting this control to 0 db makes possible the use of the M21 direct to an external preamp as well. Flexibility is what the the M21 design is all about.
The M21 digital input selection is well appointed to fit most any system. It also features a fully differential design which creates a less resistant output signal path, ideal when matched with fully differential amplification like the Bricasti M28 and M15 amplifiers.
Handcrafted in the USA
All of our products are crafted in the old world tradition, in a classic brick mill building in Massachusetts USA by a team of individuals dedicated to excellence.
|Digital Inputs||XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, BNC: SPDIF, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2|
|Sample Rates AES, SPDIF, AUX in||44.1 kHz, to, 192khz|
|Sample Rates USB||44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs as DoP|
|Sample Rates Ethernet||44.1 kHz to 384kHz, DSD 128|
|Jitter||8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k|
|Balanced Analog Outputs||XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)|
|Output||@ full scale +16.5 dbm (5.2V RMS)|
|Output Level||90db in 1 db steps|
|D/A Conversion||PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, DSD direct 1 bit, 384Khz ladder dac|
|Frequency Response @44.1k||10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB|
|Dynamic Range||>120dB A-Weighted|
|THD+N @ 1k||.0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs PCM sigma delta<|
|General Specifications||EMC: Complies with: EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC part 15 and Class B|
|RoHS||Complies with: EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC|
|Safety||Certified to: IEC 60065, EN 55103-2|
|Operating Temperature||32 F to 105 F (0 C to 40 C)|
|Storage Temperature:||-22 f to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)|
|Finish||Anodized aluminum, nickel plating with brass knobs and buttons.|
|Dimensions||17” x 12“ x 4.5”|
|Shipping Weight||18 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||22”x 17”x 7”|
|Mains Voltage||-100, 120, 220, 240 VAC, 50 Hz – 60 Hz factory set|
|Trigger out||TRS connector for 5V external trigger.|
|Power consumption:||28 Watts (6W standby)|
|Warranty parts and labor||2 yrs non-transferable.|