Meitner MA-1 V2 D/A Converter

Meitner MA-1

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 our flagship DA2, EMM Labs and Meitner Audio has once again updated both our 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 our manufacturing facility in Canada
  • Our 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™
  • Our DSD audio signal path has been re-designed allowing for further enhancements in transparency during the DSD to Analog conversion process
  • Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface
  • Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio
  • Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES

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.

Please note the V2 units performance are immediately noticeable and not subtle. So it’s quite a big jump in performance from the standard MA-1 and DAC2X to the V2 version. We are also offering an upgrade package for customers with older MA-1s and DAC2Xs to upgrade their units to V2.

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Meitner MA-1

Meitner MA-1

The Meitner MA-1 V1

  • 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
  • Complies with the USB Class 2 audio interface standard
  • Is simple to use. There's nothing to configure. Just plug and play.

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 5.6MHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.

The world's best dac/clock combination

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.

The Meitner MA-1 Stereo D/A Converter. It may be the first audio product that's equally appealing to those on a budget, and those with no budget limitations at all..

Key Features & Specifications:

  • 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
    • 1 x AES/EBU
    • 2 x TOSLINK S/PDIF
    • 2 x COAX S/PDIF
  • DSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0 specification) 
  • MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free
  • MDAT™ signal processing technology:
    • Provides 2x DSD upsampling for PCM playback
    • Preserves phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of the waveform
  • MDAC™ discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
  • MCLK™ high-purity master clock that establishes new benchmarks in jitter
  • 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
Digital inputs: AES/EBU, USB, 2 x SPDIE Coax, 2x S/PDIF Toslink
Stereo analog outputs: XLR and RCA
Output impedance: 300 ohms balanced (XLR)
150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)
Output level: XLR outputs; 4.6Vrms (+15.4dBu)
RCA outputs: 2.3Vrms (+9.4dBu)
Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm
Weight: 12kg

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Meitner MA-1 V2  32 720 zł     cena zawiera KGO: 1,40 zł
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