Meitner MA3 Integrated D/A Converter
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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 our DSD converters.
meitner MA3 Integrated D/A Converter
Introducing Meitner Audio’s ground breaking Meitner MA3 Integrated D/A converter. The first of their next generation products. The Meitner MA3 combines Ed Meitner’s proven world-class sound techniques from the beloved DA2 V2 and DV2 converters, with network audio streaming functions from our popular and simple to use NS1 Streamer – creating one sleek, affordable package to serve your greater enjoyment of music.
The Meitner MA3:
16xDSD MDAC2™ DACs coupled with our proprietary MDAT2™ DSP
VControl™ volume control used in our EMM DV2 converter
Supports DSD128/2xDSD, DXD and MQA®
Built in network streamer for music streaming service integration16xDSD MDAC2TM and MDAT2TM DSP:
16xDSD MDAC2™ and MDAT2™ DSP:
The Meitner MA3 employs our MDAC2™ fully discrete single-bit, 16xDSD, D-to-A converters, coupled with our MDAT2™ DSP which performs real-time transient detection in addition up-conversion of all incoming audio. VControl™ maintains the input signal without re-quantisation allowing for complete transparency at any volume setting, wide attenuation range, and no loss of audio resolution.
The USB interface includes EMM’s proprietary hardware galvanic isolation. MFAST™ our high-speed asynchronous jitter removal technology working in tandem with our custom built clock (MCLK2™) provides jitter removal from all digital sources.
Connect to high resolution streaming services like TIDAL, QOBUZ plus support for popular music services like SPOTIFY, DEEZER, vTUNER etc. UPnP/DLNA support for network and NAS file playback, ROON READY and ROON ENDPOINT functionality plus direct USB audio file playback. Designed and manufactured in Canada, simply connect it directly to amplifier(s) and speakers of your choice and enjoy! The Meitner MA3 is the perfect integrated digital hub for any high end system, regardless of budget.
Designed and manufactured in Canada, simply connect it directly to
amplifier(s) and speakers of your choice and enjoy! The Meitner MA3 is the
perfect integrated digital hub for any high end system, regardless of
Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs: USB Audio, AES
TOSLINK, COAX and Network(RJ45)
2xDSD (via DoP), DXD (352/384kHz) over USB Audio
Full MQA® unfolding via USB Audio and Network(RJ45)
Proprietary & discrete dual differential D-to-A converters (MDAC2TM) with
Meitner Digital Audio Translator signal processing technology (MDAT2TM)
MFASTTM instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance
Proprietary asynchronous clocking system (MCLKTM)
VControlTM high resolution volume control
Galvanically isolated USB Audio interface
Network streaming with UPNP/DLNA and ROON READY/ROON
High resolution, Tidal and Qobuz and popular, Spotify, Deezer, vTuner
plus many more, streaming audio services support
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV and WMA audio file playback
USB service port for future software upgrades
IR remote and serial port for wired remote control
mConnect app for network control on Android, IOS and tablets
Newly designed strong and elegant all-metal chassis
Power factor corrected
Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: max. 50W
Stereo analog outputs: Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA)
XLR outputs: 7.0V (+19.1dBu)
RCA outputs: 3.5V (+13.1dBu)
300 ohms balanced (XLR)
150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)
Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm
Weight: 7.43 kg/16.39 lbs net with remote control
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