So lusciously liquid and resonant I was hard-pressed to accept the total absence of glassiness.

Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News

With four prime DACs, we yield an unmatched level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

  • Supported Formats (Input dependent)44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits

  • 1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD

  • Supports DSD via DoP on all inputsDigital Inputs3x Advanced isolated input module slotsClock Input1x Clock module slotXLR Analog Outputs3.57Vrms Maximum 

  • 150Ω BalancedGalvanically isolatedVolume Control1dB steps (Range 0 - 106). 

  • Volume Control can be disabled in the menu.DisplayDiscrete LED audio clock synchronous display

  • Adjustable brightness and auto-off featureControlsIsolated RS-232

  • IR Remote

  • Front panel interfacePower Consumption45 Watts with fully configured Premier DAC

  • Chassis DimensionsWidth:17 in (432 mm)Depth:12 in (305 mm)

  • Chassis Height (Without Feet):2 in (51 mm)Stack height:2.65 in (68 mm)Weight:18 lbs (8.2 kg)Product Feet:M6X1 Thread

  • Shipping DimensionsWidth:22 in (558.8 mm)Depth:18 in (457.2 mm)Height:7 in (177.8 mm)Weight:27 lbs (12.3 kg)

Now I get why MSB's DACs appear in so many exhibitors' rooms at hi-fi shows: the blend of sonic excellence and flexibility places it in the select group that includes Esoteric, dCS, Chord and others of that calibre. Make no mistake: this is a serious investment, but the modular design is a bulwark against obsolescence. Throw in the role of preamp (if you're all-digital) and the price seems less forbidding. A triumph.

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