The Mirus, created by the design team who developed the
ESS chip, is a solid, compact powerhouse with many advanced features such as
FPGA programming for improved sound quality and functionality that can be
updated with the latest firmware. The Mirus improves on the sound quality of its predecessor, the INVICTA,
by adding a second ESS Sabre Dac ES9018 chip for a total of eight ES9018
channels for each stereo output, resulting in lower noise levels.
The Mirus presents subtle nuance in recordings without
sounding bright or harsh as Sabre-based dacs are sometimes known to do. The integral SD card implementation is
excellent and eliminates the need for a computer or streamer in the listening
room. The dac comes with an Apple remote
to control various features, such as source selection, volume, etc. A second remote, included, has the same
functionality but is more ergonomic and feels better to the touch.
The Resonessence Mirus has received many well deserved,
glowing reviews and is widely considered to be a solid “Class A” level
dac. Check out the reviews from Audio
Stream, Digital Audio Review, 6 Moons, and others. FYI, the summer 2016 version of the Mirus, which
includes the latest version of the ESS chip, is now $6,000.
Conservatively rated an "8" but no visible imperfections or other issues. In like new condition.
Input: Asynchronous USB 2.0,
SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. The USB supports up to 24 bit/ 384kHz as well as DSD64 and
DSD128. The Card supports 24-bit / 384kHz for WAV and AIFF, FLAC is 24/192k.
AES/EBU (S/PDIF) and 2 BNC (S/PDIF) inputs are included that support up to
24/192 kHz. A Toslink (S/PDIF) is also included.
Output: (1) Pair Unbalanced (RCA) and
1 pair XLR. An HDMI Output is included for reading the directory structure of
any of the card formats with an HDMI connected monitor. A Toslink output for
the SD card data.
Dimensions: 8.66" wide by
11.10" deep, by 1.97" high
Weight: 6.4 pounds