With the introduction of Meitner Audio's very first product—the Meitner MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter—cost-no-object performance has suddenly become a whole lot less costly.
How did we do it? By utilizing the award-winning technologies Ed Meitner developed for our EMM Labs line of products. The result is a converter that turns the 'you-have-to-spend-a-lot-to-get-a-lot' paradigm on its proverbial ear?
It also happens to turn your computer or media server into a high-end, high-resolution music-making machine.
Using technology developed in their flagship DA2, EMM Labs and Meitner Audio has once again updated both their multi-award winning DACs the Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC and EMM Labs DAC2X. The updates provide a huge improvement in transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality.
The new V2 unit updates consist of:
MDAC™ in both platforms are now fully discrete DSD512/8xDSD D/A converters completely built in-house at EMM Labs' manufacturing facility in Canada
Their multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 8xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new MDAC™
The DSD audio signal path has been re-designed allowing for furtherenhancements in transparency during the DSD to Analog conversion process
Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface
Supports 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,
Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio
Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES
No configuration necessary, just plug and play.
Every other digital system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has also been carefully revised as well for better sound.
MFAST™ asynchronous technology
Feed the MA-1 through any of its six inputs and the revised 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.
MDAT2™: 8x DSD (DSD512) upsampling
From there, the signal goes straight into a new Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) which upsamples digital audio to DSD512, 8x the SACD standard sampling rate.
The world's best DAC/clock combination
The MA-1 features an improved, 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.
The Meitner MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter. It continues to truly offer a level of performance that's equally appealing to those on a budget, and those with no budget limitations at all.