Armed with 32-bit/192kHz of resolution, built in the EU, and future-proofed by its DSD abilities, I’d put this up against any current offering. As detailed as anything I’ve heard, very slightly warm, and throws an especially wide and deep soundstage that bests $3000 USB DACs I’ve tried.
It has RCA and XLR outs, as well as dual coax, dual optical, and an asynchronous USB input that can also handle DSD64 or DSD128. Enough for all of your digital sources.
Hi-Fi Choice magazine gave it 5/5 stars. 5 stars for sound quality, 5 stars for value for money, 5 for build quality, and 5 for features. “Excellent build; ultra-clear sound; flexibility.” When it came to what they disliked, they said, “Nothing at this price.”
Original box, manual, power supply, and CD-ROM with Windows drivers included (everything that came with the DAC). Buyer to pay actual shipping costs, and Paypal users to please add the usual small fee.
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According to Musical Fidelity, it has “ultra low distortion, very wide bandwidth and low noise. The technical performance of the MX-DAC is on a par with any other DAC at any price. Jitter is about 12pps, s/n ratio is -116dB (‘A’ weighted), linearity is +0.2dB at -116dB, stereo separation is -104dB at 1kHz, frequency response is ruler flat and distortion is 0.00025% at 1kHz and 0.0003% at 20kHz. These technical figures are state-of-the-art and show that their implementation is almost perfect, to ensure completely neutral and accurate digital-to-analogue conversion of any digital input.”
Sample rate converter: SRC4392 up-sampling data to 192kHz
Digital to Analogue converter: PCM1795 32 bit / 192kHz Multi-bit Sigma-Delta type
Output Voltage: 2 Volts RMS single-ended (RCA), 4 Volts RMS balanced (XLR)
Inputs: coaxial & optical S/PDIF up to 24 bit / 192kHz, asynchronous USB 24-bit/192kHz PCM, DSD64, DSD128
Outputs: line level RCA (single-ended) & XLR (balanced)