- 32 bit ESS Sabre DAC (8 mono to 2 stereo configuration)
- Native 192kHz PCM and DSDx64/DSDx128 conversion
- Ultra-low jitter (10 picosecond) internal clock generator
- Internally up-sample and eliminate jitter from PCM to 192kHz/24bit prior to conversion (can be disabled)
- Sharp and Slow PCM Filters; 50kHz/60kHz/70kHz DSD Filters
- Transparent Analog or Digital stepped volume control with Bypass for the purest signal path
- Independent control of Main Outs and Headphones
- High Current, High Slew Rate ultra low distortion 500mA audiophile headphone amp
What is it?
The Mytek Stereo 192-DSD Digital to Analog Converter is an ultra-transparent mastering grade digital audio playback system. Designed around state of the art Sabre 32 bit conversion technology, the Stereo 192-DSD DAC delivers features and sound quality beyond expectation of the most discerning of listeners. The DAC is capable of converting high resolution PCM audio up to 192 kHz sample rates, as well as DSD, all through high-speed USB 2.0 or FireWire. For the ultimate “plug and play” solution, a USB 1.1 port is available for a driver-less connection to your computer that can handle PCM audio up to 96 kHz sample rates.
This version is intended for mastering engineers involved in downloadable DSD and SACD mastering/remastering and for general professional use. A pair of BNC SDIF DSD inputs allow digital transfers from existing DSD recording equipment and professional SACD players to the computer’s hard disk. This version is the same as the “Black Preamp” version but with digital DSD inputs instead of analog. Other functionality, technical specs, sound quality and firmware are the same for all 3 versions with the exception of the analog vs. SDIF DSD inputs, color of panel and presence of LED level meters.
How does it work?
The Mytek Digital Stereo192-DSD-DAC is not just another USB DAC. It’s the next generation DAC with computer interface. It includes all the latest of both interface and conversion technology: asynchronous operation with ultra stable jitter free internal clock, 192k and DSD playback capability, the newest, high performance Sabre(tm) DAC in 8 mono channel to two stereo configuration, high performance hardware upsampling, new design of ultra transparent analog attenuator and high current, high slew rate headphone amp. All this assembled with hand-picked high quality metal film resistors, solid and low impedance capacitors and other selected parts. Most importantly, countless listening comparisons lead to this design resulting in sonic detail and transparency superior not only to the competition but also to Mytek’s own best designs to date. Stereo192-DSD-DAC is designed to provide easy intuitive access to all of its features. Unique to the industry is a choice of several computer interfaces that provide flexibility and ease of use whether quick plug and play or sophisticated native DSD or 192k operation is required. Both Mac and Windows Operating Systems are supported with future firmware updates available on the Mytek website for downloads. Stereo192-DSD-DAC Black Mastering Version This version is intended for mastering engineers involved in downloadable DSD and SACD mastering/remastering and for general professional use. A pair of BNC SDIF DSD inputs allows digital transfers from existing DSD recording equipment and professional SACD players to the computer’s hard disk. This version is the same as the “Black Preamp” version but with these digital DSD inputs instead of analog. Firmware for this version is NOT the same as the “Preamp” versions. Functionality, technical specs and sound quality are the same for all 3 versions with exception of the analog vs. SDIF DSD inputs, color of panel and presence of LED level meters. The Mytek Stereo 192 DSD includes Metropolis RCA Interconnects, Firewire 400-800 cable, Remote Control and a USB Cable.
What’s in the box?
- Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC Black Mastering Version
- User Manual