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Reference DAC
4 Input Slots
S/PDIF input module
Preamp Output Module
Femto 33 Clock
Reference Powerbase


Four Hybrid DACs.

With four Hybrid DACs, we yield an unmatched 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.


Femto 33 clock.

Our clock module architecture is built with the customer in mind—we’ve made the clock module user-upgradable, ensuring future updates are simple and streamlined. Each Reference DAC comes with the our most advanced Femto 33 Clock featuring a custom oven controlled dual crystal design.


The Reference Powerbase

You can’t underestimate the importance of a clean power supply. A re-imagined design paired with the DAC reduces the noise floor even further. We’ve equipped the DAC with a single supply for the digital side of the DAC, along with an isolated supply for the analog side, yielding an unprecedented level of performance.


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.


The last preamp you will ever need.

The Preamp 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. With sideways expansion, the preamp can accommodate additional analog inputs, isolated sub outputs, and extra analog outputs.

MSB Technology Reference DAC

  • The Reference 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 4x Advanced isolated input module slots
    XLR Analog Inputs* 100kΩ Balanced
    12Vrms Maximum
    Isolated when not selected
    XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
    12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
      150Ω Balanced
      Galvanically isolated
    Preamp Output Module Volume Control* Purely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
    1dB steps
    Base Output Volume Control 1dB steps
    Dynamic Range
    (20Hz to 20kHz)
    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)
    Product Feet: M6X1 Thread

    Shipping Dimensions

    Width: 25 in (635 mm)
    Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
    Height: 10 in (254 mm)
    Weight: 50 lbs (24 kg)
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