EMM Labs DA2 Stereo D/A Converter

The new EMM Labs DA2 DAC ($25,000) is Ed Meitner's new flagship DAC. Built completely in-house in Canada, the DA2 was designed from the ground on up. Here's the bullet list from the company:
  • 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 DSD1024/16xDSD D/A converter and still 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 include EMM Optilink (CD/SACD), AES/EBU, USB, 2x Coax S/PDIF, and 2x Toslink. The USB input can handle PCM resolutions up to 384kHz and DSD128. Outputs include single-ended RCAs and balanced XLRS. The DA2 is shipping now.

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