"...ultimate timing, absence of any signature sound, submarine like depths, enormous sense of space and instant ability to lock into the music."
With eight Hybrid 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 Inputs4x Advanced isolated input module slotsXLR Analog Inputs100kΩ Balanced
Isolated when not selected
XLR Analog Outputs3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
75Ω BalancedGalvanically isolatedVolume ControlPurely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB stepsDisplayCustom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature ControlsIsolated RS-232
Knob + 4 Buttons
Chassis DimensionsWidth:17.5 in (444 mm)Depth:17.5 in (444 mm)Chassis Height (Without Feet):3 in (79 mm) Stack height:3.625 in (92 mm)Weight:25.5 lbs (11 kg)Product Feet:M6X1 Thread
Shipping DimensionsWidth:25 in (635 mm)Depth:25 in (625 mm) Height:10 in (254 mm)Weight:55 lbs (24 kg)
The new $89,995 DAC is, in my opinion, the most beautifully designed MSB product to date, with a seamless, softly-rounded (but serious-looking) case that can sit on the optional and matching analog and digital power supplies, themselves available for $19,995 extra. There is also a femto clock upgrade for $9,995, and a variety of digital input options, so all told this is one expensive beast with or without the add-ins. Analog output options include balanced and unbalanced and headphones.