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Model 3 DAC

The M3 offers an incredible array of performance in a more affordable price class. Highlights include two fully differential conversion channels, separate conversion for PCM and native DSD, and a balanced analog level control circuit, making the M3 suitable for all applications.

The M3 utilizes two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to ensure low noise and superior isolation. A newly designed chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminum in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.

The M3’s digital design employs precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use sample of rate converters, this combined with superior digital filter design, and Native DSD conversion yields a state of the art digital audio path. The M3’s high speed low distortion analog path features a bypass-able preamp class analog level control allowing the M3 to be used to drive power amps directly, with no bit loss for optimal analog performance.

All of our products are crafted in the old world tradition, in a classic brick mill building in Massachusetts USA by a team of individuals dedicated to excellence.


Bricasti M3 DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)

  • Digital Inputs XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2, RJ45: Ethernet (Optional)
    Sample Rates AES, SPDIF 44.1 kHz, to, 192khz, DSD 64fs as DoP
    Sample Rates USB 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs as DoP
    Sample Rates Ethernet 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs,128Fs as DoP
    Jitter 8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k
    Balanced Analog Outputs XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
    D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
    Impedance 40 ohm
    Output Level @ 0 db front panel +14.3 dbm 4 db RMS ( bypass mode)
    Frequency Response @44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB 
    Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
    THD+N @ 1k .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs
    Unbalanced Analog Outputs RCA
    D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
    Impedance 40 ohm
    Output level @ 0 db front panel = +4db 2V rms
    Frequency Response @ 44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
    Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
    THD+N @ 1k .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs
    General Specifications  
    Finish Anodized Aluminum
    Dimensions: 14” x 11.25“ x 2.5”
    Weight: 10 lbs
    Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
    Mains Voltage: 100, 120, 220, 240 VAC, 50 Hz – 60 Hz factory set
    Trigger in/out: TRS connector for 5V external trigger on ring.
    Power consumption: 20 Watts
    Warranty parts and labor: 2 years non-transferable
  • Ships in approximately 1 week

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