The M1 exhibits the same aura of quality as many of the classic products from those illustrious brands. It’s a pretty functional-looking unit, but the quality of the fit and finish is excellent.

What HiFi

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.


Connectors

  • USB: USB-2
  • XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire
  • RCA: SPDIF
  • Toslink: Fiber Optic
  • Sample Rates:
  • USB: 44.1 kHz - 384 kHz, DSD 64x DSD 128x DSD 256x Native
  • 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

Analog Section Design Features and Performance

  • 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

Analog Section Design Features and Performance

  • 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



The Bricasti’s M1 is a thoroughly impressive unit. It’s an understated performer but a deeply talented one.

If you have the system and budget to do it justice, we think you’ll be impressed.


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