Musical Fidelity M1 DAC digital to analogue converter

Musical Fidelity M1 DAC digital to analogue converter

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Musical Fidelity M1 DAC digital to analogue converter

For those audiophiles with music stored on a computer or network drive, the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC will unlock the full potential of the sound quality of your tracks.

Musical Fidelity have many years of designing not just hifi equipment, but more specifically, high performance DAC's. Cutting edge digital IC's and supporting components are applied with innovative circuit designs to deliver a stunning musical performance from any connected digital source.

With four digital inputs spanning USB, AES EBU balanced, optical and coaxial, you won't find this unit lacking in connectivity.

On the analogue outputs you have the choice of stereo balanced XLR or stereo unbalanced on a pair of RCA sockets. A detachable mains cable allows experimentation with after market power cables.

Samples any digital input stream from 32kHz to 192kHz, and upsamples it to 24 bit 192kHz resolution for best possible sonics. The wideband, low distortion output is a revelation and sure to let you hear the full detail in your digital streaming music.


Musical Fidelity M1 DAC digital to analogue converter



Output impedance 47 ohms
Output, digital 0dB level RCA output - 2.2V r.m.s. nominal (RCA) 4.4V (XLR)


DAC circuit 24 bit Delta-Sigma (bit stream) dual differential 8x over-sampling to 192kHz Total correlated jitter <12 picoseconds peak to peak Linearity <0.1dB down to -96dB Frequency response 10Hz to 20 kHz -0.1dB max.
Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to noise >119dB “A”- wtd.
Total harmonic distortion <0.0025% 10Hz to 20 kHz

Line level outputs 

1x line level RCA (phono)
1x line level XLR (balanced)

Digital inputs 

1x XLR AES balanced digital input
1x 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 type ‘B’ connector for computer/PDA - 16-24 bits, 32-96 kbps (Determined by source file/computer settings)

Power requirement

Mains voltages 115/230VAC 50/60Hz (factory pre-set) 100VAC 50/60Hz (alternative)
Consumption 10 Watts maximum

Dimensions WxHxD (mm): 220 x 100 x 300
Weight (unpacked / packed): 3.4 kg / 4.1 kg

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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