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2 Input Slots
Toslink and Coaxial built in
Balanced output standard
Discrete Power Supply included
Black or Silver color only


Prime DAC Module

With two prime DACs, we yield an unprecedented level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.


Completely modular.

Paired with performance increases, our modular design ethos increases flexibility for future updates and product support, guaranteeing a long-term product investment. As you pursue higher levels of playback, an MSB upgrade path is always available to help drive your own desire for innovation. Whether it’s a software update or a leading-edge modular component, we’re here to help the most valued aspect of MSB—our customers.


Integrated clock. Flexible Configurations.

A modular I/O card keeps even the discrete DAC flexible, repairable, and upgradeable.  Along with an integrated clock, changing this card allows switching between single-ended and balanced outputs.


Discrete Power Supply

Superior conversion begins with clean and stable low-noise power. The Discrete Power Supply feeds the DAC with dual low-noise power streams that are linear and independent. That’s not all—the CNC unibody aluminum chassis provides the discrete power supply with optimal thermal performance and an elegant design aesthetic. The DAC comes equipped with a single power supply, but can be augmented with a second discrete power supply to enable optimized power isolation between all major components.

MSB Technology Discrete DAC


    The Discrete DAC

    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 1x RCA Coaxial
    1x XLR
    1x Word-Sync
    2x Toslink
    2x Advanced isolated input module slots
    XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum 
      300Ω Balanced
      Galvanically isolated
    Volume Control 1dB steps (Range 0 - 106). 
    Volume Control can be disabled in the menu.
    Display Discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
    Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
    Controls Isolated RS-232
    IR Remote
    Front panel interface
    Power Consumption 35 Watts with fully configured Discrete DAC

    Chassis Dimensions

    Width: 17 in (432 mm)
    Depth: 12 in (305 mm)
    Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2 in (51 mm)
    Stack height: 2.65 in (68 mm)
    Weight:  18 lbs (8.2 kg)
    Product Feet: M6X1 Thread

    Shipping Dimensions

    Width: 22 in (558.8 mm)
    Depth: 18 in (457.2 mm)
    Height: 7 in (177.8 mm)
    Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
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