Innovative Audio is one of New York’s leading High End Audio store. Located on Manhattan’s East Side ( 150 East 58th Street) in the A & D Building. Innovative Audio has always been dedicated to providing their clients the best sounding (and performing) audio components available.
This listing is for the emm Labs DAC 2 and TSD1 Transport. These are being sold as a pair.
If there are two absolutes in digital audio, they are that: 1) Jitter never, ever sounds good and 2) Ed Meitner has zero tolerance for jitter. In fact, he's spent a lifetime finding innovative new ways to eliminate it. Nowhere are the sonic benefits of his work more astonishingly clear than in the new EMM Labs TSD1 CD/SACD disc transport.
Like the DAC2, its companion converter, the TSD1 transport has been endowed with Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT™) signal processing technology. Connect transport and dac via the single-cable EMM Link interface and your CDs and SACDs are automatically upsampled to 5.6 mHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.
MDAT™ also dynamically adapts to the transient nature of musical signal instead of addressing it conventionally, as a series of sine waves. This technology enables the TSD1 to do something unheard of in the world of digital audio: preserve the phase and frequency integrity of the original signal.
We think you'll find our hardware every bit as impressive as our software. There's our new German drive, for example. Featuring a hybrid metal composite tray with two stabllizing rods for vibration control. We also use proprietary new technology to isolate the laser assembly from vibration.
Then there's our crisp new LCD display. With CD text data. And four brightness levels.
There's a silky smooth new machined aluminum chassis too. And a remote control machined from a solid block of aluminum.
All told, we can't imagine a more perfect way to transport you to the musical event.
Here is the link to emm Labs site for the transport:
For THE DAC 2
You know how it is. Digital audio data isn't the sole domain of digital transports any longer. Today, digital audio streams from sources as diverse as your PC, music server, satellite receiver, mixing board and portable player. Which is why EMM Labs has created one very simple, very convenient way to get state-of-the-art sound from all of them.
Introducing the DAC2--the next generation two-channel reference D/A converter from EMM Labs, the perfect companion for our TSD1 CD/SACD Transport. Not only is the DAC2 equipped with a multitude of input options, it's the first converter to feature our proprietary new MFAST™ (Meitner Frequency Acquisition System) technology.
MFAST™ vs. conventional PLLs
Most converters utilize PLL (Phase Locked Loop) circuits. MFAST™ has two distinct advantages. It's a high-speed asynchronous system that locks almost instantaneously to any data stream. Moreover, unlike PLLs which merely attenuate jitter, MFAST™ strips jitter out of the audio stream completely. Enabling you to enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but. The DAC2 also features:
MDAT™: 2x DSD upsampling
Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT™) upsamples to 5.6 mHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.
Proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
We were not willing to accept the inherent non-linearities of every mass-market chip created to date. Neither should you.
emm Labs page: http://www.emmlabs.com/html/audio/dac2/dac2.html
Included in this listing is one remote, which controls both the DAC and the Transport, the two original Kimber Cables AC cords (one for each unit) and the ST Optilink cable to link the Transport to the DAC.
Cosmetically they are as-new condition. They were lightly used for appointment based demos.
Photos are stock.
Original boxes will be provided.
Will come with 3 year Innovative warranty.
Buyer pays for shipping.
We will ship only to the US. Wire Transfer and a cleared check is accepted.