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For example, while most portable DACs control volume in the digital domain, which results in lost ‘bits’ and therefore reduced signal quality, the M-DAC mini uses a high-quality analogue potentiometer like those more commonly found in full-size hi-fi separates.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2\"\u003eSmall yet mighty\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe M-DAC mini, Like the M-DAC and M-DAC+ combines advanced digital-to-analogue conversion with a high-performance Class A JFET output stage and dedicated headphone amp section, to deliver superb sound whether hooked up to an amp and speakers, or feeding active speakers, or driving a pair of headphones.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe inclusion of battery power for the first time in an M-DAC component is not simply about portability. 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It also benefits performance, supplying clean and stable DC power – free from the distortion introduced by common switch-mode power supplies, yet without the need for a bulky, costly audiophile-grade mains PSU. 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Audiolab M-DAC Mini Digital to Analogue Converter

Product Description

Audiolab M-DAC Mini Digital to Analogue Converter

Since the launch of the original M-DAC in 2011, Audiolab’s range of standalone DACs has earned widespread acclaim and a host of awards from respected audio journals around the world. Last year’s arrival of the range-topping M-DAC+ and an all-in-one DAC/amp called the M-ONE extended the family by building upon the same award-winning technology.

Now another contender has entered the ring, the fourth model in the M-DAC range: The M-DAC mini. As the name suggests, the M-DAC Mini is the smallest hi-res DAC/headphone amp in the range.

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Flexible friend

The M-DAC mini’s design deliberately blurs the lines between home hi-fi DACs and pocket-size portable units. It is ideally sized to sit discretely on a desk or table, with accessible, easy-to-use controls and a traditional analogue volume knob.

There is also sufficient internal space to enable in the inclusion of discreet audiophile-grade components in key circuits, eschewing the space-saving compromise often inherent in portable DAC designs. Yet its diminutive form factor makes the M-DAC mini easy to carry and place wherever it is needed, untethered to the mains supply thanks to its rechargeable battery.

The Finest DAC Circuitry

Like the M-DAC+, the M-DAC mini is equipped to process PCM audio data up to 32-bit/384kHz via USB, ensuring it is primed to take full advantage of hi-res digital sound both now and in the future. The USB input also supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 – a significant inclusion, as DSD has an important role to play in the developing hi-res audio scene.

Sonic performance is paramount throughout the M-DAC mini’s circuit design. For example, while most portable DACs control volume in the digital domain, which results in lost ‘bits’ and therefore reduced signal quality, the M-DAC mini uses a high-quality analogue potentiometer like those more commonly found in full-size hi-fi separates.

Small yet mighty

The M-DAC mini, Like the M-DAC and M-DAC+ combines advanced digital-to-analogue conversion with a high-performance Class A JFET output stage and dedicated headphone amp section, to deliver superb sound whether hooked up to an amp and speakers, or feeding active speakers, or driving a pair of headphones.

The inclusion of battery power for the first time in an M-DAC component is not simply about portability. It also benefits performance, supplying clean and stable DC power – free from the distortion introduced by common switch-mode power supplies, yet without the need for a bulky, costly audiophile-grade mains PSU. A mains charger is included in the package; when connected to the mains, iOS and Android devices can be charged directly from the M-DAC mini.

General description Digital-to-Analogue Converter
DAC ESS 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