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Audiolab M-DAC Mini Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

 

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This portable, mini-sized DAC is a miniature version of the award-winning original M-DAC The model can be paired with a computer, amp, speakers or headphones for versatile audio options, both at home and on the move.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Audiolab

Tech Specs

- General description: Digital-to-Analogue
- Converter: DACESS Sabre32
- Reference: ES9018K2M
- Sampling Rate: Optical, Coaxial: 192kHz;
- USB: 384kHz
- DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
- Digital Input: Coaxial, Optical, USB micro-B for PC/Android,
- USB-A for iOS, Bluetooth
- Digital Output: Coaxial, Optical
- Output Voltage: 5Vrms ±0.1
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz (± 0.2dB)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: 115dB (A Weighted)
- Battery: Li-ion Type DC 3.7V 5000mAh
- Playback Time: Up to 7 hours
- Dimensions (mm): 34mm x 136mm x 178mm

Product Description

Audiolab M-DAC Mini Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier update the original M-DAC in a compact, ultra-portable design. Featuring a rechargeable battery, lightweight frame and high-calibre sound performance, the model encapsulates Audiolab’s innovative vision and sleek aesthetic.

The Latest Arrival in the M-DAC Family

May we introduce to you the fourth and newest addition to the Audiolab M-DAC family: the M-DAC Mini. The smallest in the range, the model is a diminutive, portable upgrade of the original M-DAC. Resembling its older brother, the M-DAC Mini also similarly features a DAC design and likewise supports high-resolution formats such as the DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and OCM formats in frequencies of 32-bit/384kHz.

Pocket Sized Performance

The M-DAC distills the power of the home hi-fi DAC into a compact, pocket-sized design. Discreetly shaped, it can be placed next to your home computer or laptop with minimum space and fuss, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your music, and then seamlessly move on. Simple controls and an analogue volume knob make this a truly accessible design. Do not underestimate the internal space of the unit as it includes the high-calibre components in key circuits you would expect from a much larger model. Its portability is enhanced by its built-in rechargeable battery, freeing you from the need to be close to the mains.

High-Calibre Circuitry

Looking forwards, the M-DAC Mini is ready for the high-resolution digital sounds of the future, typifying Audiolab’s cutting-edge vision. The model is designed to process PCM audio data up to 32-bit/384kHz via USB. Its USB is effortlessly versatile as it supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256. Typical of Audiolab, the ability to support DSD demonstrates how they intend to define the high-resolution audio world. The M-DAC yet again breaks the mould with other portable DACs through its volume control. The model uses an analogue potentiometer to control volume, a feature usually found in full-sized hi-fi units. This innovative twist avoids the reduced signal quality that is often found in other DACs.

Small and Fierce

Following on from the M-DAC and M-DAC+, the M-DAC Mini features high-grade digital-analogue conversion, a Class A JFET output stage and a headphone amp section. As a result, it provides crystal-clear sound regardless of whether it is hooked up to an amp and speakers or a pair of headphones. For the first time in an M-DAC model, battery power is included. Along with the portability it provides, the battery offers smooth and consistent DC power which increases the sound performance by eliminating distortion which often comes from switch-mode power supplies. iOS and Android devices can be charged from the M-DAC Mini when connected to the mains. A mains charger is also included with the device.

 

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