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Transparent Cable REFERENCE PowerIsolator

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OCEAN WAY AUDIO から、新スピーカー「 Monterey 」登場!!

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MSB Reference DAC の詳細発表

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The Reference DAC

Setting the ultimate standard for Digital to Analog Converters.

 

Four Hybrid DAC’s

The Reference DAC is equipped with MSB’s new Hybrid DAC technology.  This technology was first pioneered in the Select DAC and has finally trickled down into a more compact and afordable package.  Unlike the Select’s 8 module design, the Reference DAC has only 4 modules incorporated.  A total of 8 channels across these four models are stitched together for a high powered output.  The Hybrid module is capable of being dynamically reconfigured to convert PCM or native DSD (Hence the Hybrid name).

Simplicity

Smooth chassis lines, few controls, focused modularity, and high-end quality. Our design statement ensured the best usability and quality as we set out to create a new level of digital-to-analog conversion. The resulting product has set a new reference in the listening experience.

Each DAC is unique

If you choose to deviate from the stock silver or black finish, there are other bold choices you can make.  MSB will provide custom finishes upon request, but this will add increased production time.  All MSB DAC’s have the serial number and customer information programmed directly into the unit. As a result, each DAC is unique, singular, and unparalleled.

A display for the listening chair

Designed with a large character, discrete LED, display that you can read from the listening chair. Designed in-house from the ground up, the display is assembled in its own CNC pocket in the uni-body, separate from the the DAC. Along with targeted electrical isolation, the LED display is refreshed in between data points to reduce noise interference.  Whether critical listening with the display on or off, it won’t make a difference.

 

Dual Supply Power Base

The importance of a clean power supply can’t be underestimated.  A reimagined design paired with the DAC reduces the noise floor even further. There is a single supply for the digital side of the DAC, along with an isolated supply for the analog side. This yields an unprecedented level of performance.

Mono Supply

Power Bases

Doubling the power supply chassis, we provide increased isolation and electrical performance for both the digital and the analog supplies. With the increased space, each mono power supply has a much lower noise power supply design.

Completely modular

One of the most innovative features of the Reference DAC is the modular design.  The DAC modules, clock, input and output modules are user-replaceable. As any of these technologies change, we’ll be able to update your DAC to keep it current and operational.

Future Proof

MSB is constantly developing new input modules for every application and technology.  With the release of MQA, MSB has prepared a new module and a simple software update. This keeps your DAC up to date with the most recent technologies.  A DAC that is ready for an unknown future.

The last preamp you will ever need

Upgrading from the Base Output Module will give you a cutting edge constant impedance passive volume control preamp.  Using this remarkable preamp will reduce system complexity and ultimately improve the audio quality of your entire system.  It’s a remarkable feat of electrical design that sets a new benchmark in the industry. The output modules are individually tuned for maximum quality balance or single-ended audio.

Even without the upgraded preamp module, the DAC still has built in volume control.

Expand your analog audio

With sideways expansion, the preamp has the ability for additional analog inputs, isolated sub outputs, and extra analog outputs.

CNC Billet chassis

Starting with an 65lb plate of ‘Kaiser Select Precision Plate’, material is machined in our own in-house CNC shop. After more than 4 hours of machining, 60% of the aluminum is removed, resulting in a 18lb finished product. The integration of our CNC shop allows for design optimization to create the best possible product. We use the high quality premium ‘Select’ metal, giving us the best anodized finishes on the market.

Anodized Finishes

Available in matte silver and matte black. Custom finishes are available.  Our popular custom gold finish is a light matte anodized gold with plated gold accents.

 

The Reference DAC

Technical Specifications
Supported Formats (Input dependent) 44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs 4x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Inputs* 100K Ohm Balanced
12Vrms Maximum
Isolated when not selected
XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
150 Ohm Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Preamp Output Module Volume Control* Purely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB steps
Base Output Volume Control 1dB steps
Display Custom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Knob + 3 Buttons
*Optional Preamp Output Module required
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2.2 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 2.85 in (92 mm)
Weight: 25 lbs (11 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (635 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 50 lbs (24 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Metal Remote Control
4X Spiked Feet

Reference DAC Dual Power Base

Technical Specifications
AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 90 Watts with fully configured Reference DAC
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2.2 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 2.85 in (92 mm)
Weight: 45 lbs (20 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (625 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg)
Included Accessories
2X Power Cables
Ground Cable
IEC Power Cord
4X Spiked Feet

Reference DAC Mono Power Base

Technical Specifications
AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 90 Watts (Total combined) with fully configured Reference DAC and two Mono Power Bases
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2.2 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 2.85 in (92 mm)
Weight: 45.8 lbs (20 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (625 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg)
Included Accessories
Power Cable
Ground Cable
IEC Power Cord
4X Spiked Feet

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Boulder、「 3010 」Preamplifierいよいよ登場!!

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Magicoが、意味深なディザー広告「 05.2017 」 M5登場か??

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Wadaxから、「 Atlantis reference universal transport 」登場!!

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Wadax
Atlantis reference universal transport

Technical research highlights:

It was developed using FEA (Finite Element Analysis). This kind of approach is only done on multimillion dollar projects. It allows to forecast the behaviour of the mechanical block in terms of vibrations, electromagnetic emissions, mechanical stability, etc.  For instance, FEA is applied in airplane wings, Formula 1 racing cars, etc.
Some of the advantages are:

1. Predictable mechanical influence from the environment to the delicate optical pickup. Optical pickup should be immune from mechanical vibration.

2. To ensure spinning disc stability: in a CD or SACD, rotation speed is constantly changing. This generates a collateral effect. Vibrations needs to be routed away from the pickup as quickly as possible and damped in their way out. The optimisation solution is done by FEA.

3. Next is electric charge build up on a compact disc. A CD is made of policarbonate (plastics).   They store static charge transferred to them. When you play a CD, the static charge starts to spin too. Lenz’s Law states that any charge in motion creates a electronmagnetic wave. This wave radiates right on top of the optical to the electrical photodiode. The use of FEA created an minimisation (mechanical algorithm) by re-routing such unwanted induced currents.

4. The advance topology of Atlantis DAC power supply is fully employed to the Atlantis transport.

 

The THOR mechanism – core of the Atlantis transport.

MAGICO、「 SPod 」を正式発表。

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Magico SPODS

A newly developed spiked footer solution providing solid coupling to the floor
HAYWARD, CA – Magico, LLC the Leader in High Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce a newly developed spiked footer solution called the SPOD.

The SPOD is based on the scientific design principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) and provides an effective way to couple Q-Series, S-Series (MkI / MkII) and V-Series loudspeakers to the floor while dissipating unwanted mechanical energy away from the enclosure. Demonstrable results include increased dynamics, enhanced focus, greater resolution, and a closer representation of the original musical performance as it was intended during the recording process.

The main structure of the SPOD is formed from multiple machined aluminum sections which when assembled form a vertical stack. A solid pure copper substrate center round is sandwiched by a top and bottom layer of aluminum that when compressed together facilitates the Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) function. An adjustable spiked footer threads into the SPOD base and when locked into position provides solid coupling to the floor.
Magico SPOD
SPOD 8  SRP $ 2,995
Direct installation on S1Mk II, S3Mk II, S5Mk II, V2, V3, Q1, Q3, Q5

SPOD 8 Plus  SRP $ 3,195
Direct installation on S1, S3 w/ new outrigger supplied with SPOD

SPOD 6  SRP $ 2,245
Direct installation on S5

The SPOD is available for immediate shipping.

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