Ed Meitner of EMM Labs proudly previews the DA2, his successor to the much beloved DAC2X.
The DA2 is EMM Labs next generation flagship DAC. Re-designed from the ground up, Ed Meitner has once again created a DAC that significantly moves the bar in terms of transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality.
New in the DA2:
• Ed’s improved analog stages are now at a whole different level of transparency and performance
• MDAC™ is now the world’s first true fully discrete 16xDSD/DSD1024 D/A converter. Completely built in-house at our manufacturing facility in Canada
• Our multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 16xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new 16xDSD MDAC™
• Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface
Every other system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has been carefully revised for better sound.
Inputs -> 1xAES, 1xUSB Audio, 2xSPDIF, 2xTOSLINK
Outputs -> Balanced and un-balanced analog outputs (both can be used at the same time)
With our MDAT™ DSP engine and MDAC™ already running at 16xDSD (DSD1024, 45Mhz/49Mhz) this unit is basically future proof and now performs at a whole different level/generation of performance than the DAC2X.
The DA2 will be shipping in late fall, MSRP is $25,000 US (standard finish is as pictured) and up depending on options and finish.
There is also a limited edition TX2 SACD/CD transport that goes with the DA2 which will retail for $25K US and up depending on finish.
Silver with titanium insert and buttons
Black with black insert and buttons
Premium finish with plated inserts/buttons: 24K gold, Nickel/Silver and custom finish available.