Meitner MA-1 V2 Stereo D/A Converter
Emm Labs The Company
When Sony needed to transform SACD from an intriguing concept into a sonic reality, they turned to one of the world’s leading experts in digital converter design: Ed Meitner.
The company soon developed the first complete multichannel DSD playback system from disc to preamplifier. And quickly became one of the industry’s most respected makers of high-resolution audio recording and playback products.
Today, EMM Labs converter systems are the de facto DSD reference of the recording industry. Currently, almost every new SACD in production is being made with their DSD converters.
meitner MA-1 V2 Stereo D/A Converter
With the update of Meitner Audio’s very first product, the Meitner MA1-V2 stereo D/A Converter continues to provide enthusiasts with accessible cost-no-object performance.
How did they do it? By utilising the award-winning technologies Ed Meitner developed for their 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.
Meitner MA-1 V2
Supports audio at sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz and DSD through all 6 digital inputs
Supports DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming over USB Audio
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 Meitner MA-1 V2 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™: 8x DSD upsampling
From there, the signal goes straight into the newly updated Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) which upsamples digital audio to DSD512/8xDSD, eight times the SACD standard sampling rate.
The world’s best dac/clock combination
The Meitner MA-1 V2 features the updated 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 V2 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 of the Meitner MA-1 V2
Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs, USB Audio, AES, TOSLINK and COAX inputs
2xDSD (via DoP), DXD (352/384kHz) over USB Audio
MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition, jitter-free performance
MDAT2™ signal processing technology with DSD512/8xDSD upsampling while preserving 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 performance
Galvanically isolated USB Audio interface
USB service port for future software upgrades
Sleek credit-card style remote and serial port for wired remote control