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Bricasti M21 Platinum D/A Converter

Bricasti M21 Platinum D/A Converter


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Product Description

The M21 Platinum Series is the trifecta of digital to analogue conversion. Three independent and user-selectable digital to analogue signal paths are available: delta sigma and ladder dac for PCM conversion and for DSD playback, true direct DSD. All digital input types are supported, with direct output or hard-wire bypass of the analogue attenuator.

The M21 Digital to analogue converter is the continued evolution of both the M1 Special Edition and the M12 Dual Mono Source Controller.

D/A performance X3
With the M21 Platinum’s advanced architecture its now possible to select, evaluate and enjoy three independent digital to analogue converter signal paths: 24 bit delta sigma, 20 bit ladder dac and true 1 bit DSD for DSD content. Engineering autonomous conversion paths creates a super-efficient platform for you to enjoy your music and explore the advantages of each.

Network Streaming
The M21 Platinum connects seamlessly with your network offering one of the most advantages avenues for audio playback. Once detected by your network via wired Ethernet, the M21 is recognised as a DNLA device and becomes a powerful media renderer offering pristine data transmission over long distances, without loss of signal or degradation. Now your server can be placed anywhere on the network and run remotely lending to a clutter-free listening environment.

Direct or Analogue
The M21 utilises precise analogue gain control for its execution of direct DSD functionality and driving amplification. It features a true hard-wire bypass analogue attenuator, setting this control to 0 db makes possible the use of the M21 direct to an external preamp as well. Flexibility is what the the M21 Platinum design is all about.

Masterfully connected
The M21 digital input selection is well appointed to fit most any system. It also features a fully differential design which creates a less resistant output signal path, ideal when matched with fully differential amplification like the Bricasti M28 and M15 amplifiers.

Handcrafted in the USA
All of Bricasti Design 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.

Custom Specifications

Digital Inputs: XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, BNC: SPDIF, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2
Sample Rates AES, SPDIF, AUX in: 44.1 kHz, to, 192khz
Sample Rates USB: 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs as DoP
Sample Rates Ethernet: 44.1 kHz to 384kHz, DSD 128
Jitter: 8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k

Balanced Analog Outputs XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
Impedance: 40 ohm
Output: @ full scale +16.5 dbm (5.2V RMS)
Output Level: 90db in 1 db steps
D/A Conversion: PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, DSD direct 1 bit, 384Khz ladder dac
Frequency Response @44.1k: 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB
Dynamic Range: >120dB A-Weighted
THD+N @ 1k: .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs PCM sigma delta<

Unbalanced Analogue Outputs: RCA
Impedance: 40 ohm
Output level: Full scale at front panel +6 dbm (1.2V RMS)
D/A Conversion: PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, DSD direct 1 bit, 384Khz ladder dac
Frequency Response: @ 44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
Dynamic Range: >120dB A-Weighted
THD+N @ 1k: .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs PCM sigma delta

General Specifications EMC: Complies with: EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC part 15 and Class B
RoHS Complies with: EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
Safety Certified to: IEC 60065, EN 55103-2
Operating Temperature: 32 F to 105 F (0 C to 40 C)
Storage Temperature: -22 f to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
Finish: Anodised aluminium, nickel plating with brass knobs and buttons.
Dimensions: 17” x 12“ x 4.5”
Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22”x 17”x 7”
Mains Voltage: -100, 120, 220, 240 VAC, 50 Hz – 60 Hz factory set
Trigger out: TRS connector for 5V external trigger.
Power consumption: 28 Watts (6W standby)
Warranty parts and labour: 2 yrs non-transferable.


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