Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC


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Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC

Designed for the serious music lover with a mix of both analogue and digital music sources, the Musical Fidelity M1 S DAC also combines the functions of stereo preamplifier and headphone amplifier, in addition to it's abilities as a digital to analogue converter and analogue to digital converter.

Twin 32 bit 192kHz  resolution DAC's are fitted to the SDAC, allowing it to process lossless digital audio files including FLAC and WAV to the highest possible fidelity - in this case the digital audio signal should be connected to either the coaxial digital inputs or the AES/ EBU balanced input. Other digital inputs provided include an optical Toslink, asynchronous USB B for connection to Mac or PC computers, whilst a Bluetooth antenna gives wireless connectivity to aptX equipped mobile devices.

Analogue sources are of course not forgotten, as two analogue stereo inputs are available for connecting any analog music source such as CD player, turntable (with separate phono stage), radio tuner or tape deck. A stereo pair of pre-out's on RCA phono sockets allows the addition of any stereo power amplifier, or even mono block power amps if you are looking for the ultimate performance.

Unusually (but usefully we think!) you will find a digital optical and coaxial output on the rear panel, which is an ideal feature should you wish to archive your analogue recordings from vinyl for example.

A front panel mounted headphone socket is fed from a very high quality, dedicated headphone amplifier constructed from discrete, low feedback, low distortion circuitry capable of doing justice to headphones up to £1000.

With the addition of the Musical Fidelity M1 PWR power amplifier, the combination with M1 SDAC makes a formidable, analogue/ digital amplifier hub for your hi-fi system with excellent sound quality and flexibility.

Musical Fidelity M1 S DAC specifications


    Jitter: <12 picoseconds peak to peak
    THD(+ noise): <0.0012% 10Hz to 20 kHz
    Frequency Response: +0, –3dB, 2Hz to 90 kHz (192 kHz input sample rate)


    1x XLR AES balanced digital input 32-192 kbps (16-24 bit stereo PCM)
    2x RCA coaxial connector SPDIF 32-192 kbps (16-24 bit stereo PCM)
    1x TOSLINK optical connector 32-96 kbps (16-24 bit stereo PCM)
    1x USB 2.0 type ‘B’ connector for computer - 16-24 bits, 32-192 kbps fully asynchronous (Determined by source file/computer settings)
    1x aptX Bluetooth input v2.1 + EDR spec
    2x RCA Phono analogue line-level inputs
    1x 12V trigger input, mono 3.5mm jack, +/- 4.5V to +/- 15V


    1x line level RCA (phono)
    1x RCA coax connector SPDIF, 32-196 kbps (16-24 bit  stereo PCM)
    1x Toslink optical connector 32-96 kbps (16-24 bit  stereo PCM)
    1x Headphones output 6.5mm stereo jack
    1x 12V trigger ouput, mono 3.5mm jack, 12v


    Dimensions - WxHxD (mm): 220 x 100 x 310
    Weight (unpacked / packed): 3.3 kg / 4.8 kg

Customer Reviews

Great sounding and flexible Review by Don James
This unit replaced an X-PRE from 10 years ago, as I had added Sonos to my system and wanted better DAC conversion - M1 SDAC has really given my system an uplift in sound quality, really pleased. (Posted on 05/08/2013)

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Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


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