Bricasti M1 – Fra 137.500,-

«Bricasti Design’s M1 is a Class A+ digital processor…Enthusiastically recommended.»

− John Atkinson – STEREOPHILE / Read full review

  • DSD, DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 playback.
  • Features the latest generation asynchronous USB interface.
  • Dedicated dual mono design.
  • Highly acclaimed, proprietary filter technology.
  • Extremely low jitter @ 6 picoseconds.
  • Supports sample rates of up to 352.8kHz and 24 bits.
  • Minimum and linear phase filters.



Model 1 Digital to Analog Converter

The M1 digital to analog converter is a dual mono design; there are two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analog circuitry. This design ensures that analog crosstalk is virtually nonexistent, that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing is isolated, having its own power supply. With our twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimized by using the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration. The M1 also includes Bricasti’s own proprietary filter technology, further opening new territory with what is achievable in a modern D/A reference.

Network Player Option

First incorporated for the M12 Dual Mono Source Controller, The Bricasti network interface and media renderer option allows any M1 to be seen as a DNLA device on an audio network and server as an audio device to play or stream to through a wired connection on your network. Now you can run wired data longer distances without loss in quality so your network server can go anywhere you choose.

Digital inputs


  • USB: USB-2
  • XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire
  • Toslink: Fiber Optic

Sample Rates:

  • USB: 44.1 kHz – 384 kHz, DSD 64x, DSD 128x
  • AES, SPDIF: 44.1 kHz – 192kHz
  • Toslink: 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz

Frequency Response Dig I/O:

  • DC to 24 kHz @ 48 kHz
  • DC to 96 kHz @ 192 kHz

Balanced Analog Output

  • Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
  • Impedance: 40 ohm
  • Max output level: +22 dbm
  • Min output level: +8 dbm
  • D/A Conversion: 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling
  • Frequency Response @44.1k: 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range: >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k: .0006% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

Unbalanced Analog Output

  • Connectors:  RCA
  • Impedance:     40 ohm
  • Output level:   +8 dbm (2V RMS)
  • D/A Conversion:         24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling
  • Frequency Response @ 44.1k:           10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range:         >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k:            .0006% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

Expensive … worth it

At a pricey $9,000, the Bricasti M1 “Classic” is Bricasti’s lowest priced DAC option. If you want to put down more dinero, you can upgrade to the Special Edition, or even the Gold Edition, which I think Scot has.
What more is there to say? The Bricasti M1 “Classic” Stereo DAC seems to me to be reference class in its ability to convey dynamics, definition, detail retrieval, and most importantly, emotion. I crave detail, especially in digital components, but never at the expense of feeling, and to that end, the M1 has a real sense of both head and heart.
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