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Buy with confidence at www.perrottaconsulting.com selling high-end audio for 13 years.  Top brands, great advice, new and used equipment available, we take trade-ins.  Auditions available by appointment, feel free to call anytime (877-289-2014) or (914-714-9213) with questions about any of our great products.

We have new units as well as several show demos available, contact us for pricing.

Computer Audiophile Review. Both the DA2 and PRE are now on Computer Audiophile's C.A.S.H. List! "Reproducing music with all its warts when warts are present and in all its glory for those rare recordings that really shine. The DA2 and PRE are in rarefied air no doubt at $25,000 a piece, but the best of anything is never inexpensive." Chris Connaker, Computer Audiophile June 2018 (Full Review...)
DA2 Reference Stereo DAC, SoundStage! Review, Product of the Year "EMM Labs’ DA2 Reference is exceptional: Rather than strike a balance between musicality and detail, it provides both without limitation or compromise. I don’t have a single complaint about it, and am tempted to call it the best DAC in the world." Doug Schneider, SoundStage!, July 2017 (Full Review...)

Introducing the DA2 – redesigned from the ground up, it features the world’s first 16xDSD DACs and Ed’s latest generation analog stages.  The combined performance of both allowing the DA2 to achieve that whole new level of transparency and performance.

The DA2 also features a multitude of inputs allowing a host of connectivity options and support for DSD, 2XDSD and DXD(352 and 384kHz PCM) via USB.


World’s First 16xDSD Proprietary Discrete DACs

MDAC2 is now the world’s first true fully discrete DSD1024 /16XDSD D/A converter and still built in-house at our manufacturing facility in Calgary, Canada.

We’re no willing to accept the inherent non-linearities of ever mass-market chip created to date.  Neither should you.

Newly Updated MDAT2 : 16xDSD Upsampling

Out multi-award winning MDAT2 DSP has been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 16xDSD MDAC2.  The new MDAT2 DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-converting of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new 16xDSD DACs.

New USB Isolation, MFAST and MCLK2

The DA2 also has Ed’s proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for its USB interface.  The allows the DA2 to further isolate its USB interface from noisy power systems.

Along with MDAT2, MFAST our high-speed asynchronous jitter removal technology and MCLK2 out custom built super accurate clock, has been carefully revised to work synergistically with the new 16xDSD DACs.  All culminating in that next level of immersive pristine sonic clarity that has been the definition of every new EMM product.


-          World’s first 16xDSD proprietary discrete dual differential D to A converters (MDAC2)

-          Newly designed next generation analog staged

-          Latest generation 16xDSD Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2) signal processing technology

-          Latest generation enhanced MFAST technology for instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance

-          Next generation MCLK2 proprietary customer clock

-          Proprietary USB interface hardware galvanic isolation

-          24bit, 192kHz support on all PCM inputs including USB

-          DSD, 2xDSD and DXD (352/384kHz) over USB

-          Exclusive aerospace-grade ceramic circuit boards

-          EMM Optilink interface for connection to transport

-          Precision-machines aluminum chassis & remote control

-          Polarity inversion performed in the digital domain

-          USB port  for future software upgrades

-          Serial port for wired remote control

-          New optimized reference power system; Power Factor Corrected, Power Cunsumption: max 30w


Digital inputs: EMM Optilink (CD/SACD), supports up to 24bit, 192KhZ on all PCM intputs: AES/EBU, USB, 2XSPDIF Coax, 2x S/PDIF Toslink USB also supports streaming DSD, 2xDSD, DXD (352 & 384kHz)

Stereo analog outputs: XLR and RCA

Output impedance: 300 ohm balanced (XLR), 150 ohm unbalanced (RCA)

Output levels: XLR outputs: ->4.6v, RCA outputs: ->2.2v

Dimensions: W x D x H : 438 x 400 x 161mm

Weight: 17.2kg


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