MerasonDAC1usedMerason - DAC1 - Swiss-Made Digital-Analog Converter - Black Face/Stainless Chassis - Customer Trade In!!! - 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available!!! BTC Now Accepted!!!Offered for sale is the Swiss-made Merason DAC1 with Black Plexiglass Face and Brushed Stainless Steel Chassis. This highly-regarded DAC is a recent customer trade-in. It has some light marks on th...3680.00

Merason - DAC1 - Swiss-Made Digital-Analog Converter - Black Face/Stainless Chassis - Customer Trade In!!! - 12 Months Interest Free Financing Available!!! BTC Now Accepted!!!

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Offered for sale is the Swiss-made Merason DAC1 with Black Plexiglass Face and Brushed Stainless Steel Chassis. This highly-regarded DAC is a recent customer trade-in. It has some light marks on the plexiglass face and stainless steel chassis commensurate with normal use and cleaning. The device is in top working condition. The DAC comes with Original Packaging, Owner's Manual, and Power Cord. It will be double-boxed and shipped via insured FedEx ground to ensure it and it's packaging arrive safely to it's new owner.

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To learn more about the Merason DAC1, see its description below from Merason's own web site.
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Merason DAC1

Input signal processing: The DAC1 has one USB, one RCA, one Toslink and one AES input. The USB input is based on Amanero technology and ensures a low-jitter music signal thanks to two precise oscillators, which is then galvanically isolated by capacitive isolator components. The signals arriving at the other inputs are also galvanically isolated and de-jittered by means of transformers. This guarantees that no external interference can affect the sensitive signal.
 

Digital-to-analog conversion: The task of digital-to-analog conversion is performed by two 1794A converter modules from Burr Brown. For a 5 dB improvement in dynamic range, each channel has its own device. The analog current signal is elaborately converted into a voltage signal in a discrete setup, which is buffered in Class A technology and routed to the output. The DAC1 is fully balanced, i.e. a total of four independent channels are implemented from the two converter modules to the output.

Power supply: Each functional unit has its own power supply, and in total there are twelve of them. Two output channels each are supplied by a separate linear supply with an oversized transformer.

Structure: The sound influence of components and circuit variants as well as various layouts were thoroughly tested in countless sessions by experienced listeners. This applies in particular to capacitors, voltage regulators, converter components, transistors, resistors, signal processing, I/V converters and output stages.

Made in Switzerland: The manufacture of the housing, the front panel and the control knobs and the printing, component placement, assembly, commissioning and inspection are carried out exclusively in Switzerland.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Output: max. 3 V RMS (balanced), max. 1.5 V RMS (unbalanced)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.2 dB
THD+N: < 0.012 %
SNR: > 120 dB
DAC: twice BurrBrown 1794A, discrete I/V stage
Power Supply: 230 V or 115V (one of them) AC / 50 to 60 Hz, 30 W.

 

OPERATION

Ambient temperature 10°C to 30°C, 50°F to 86°F
Humidity max. 80 %, non-condensing
During operation, the device heats up by approx. 20 K compared to the ambient temperature.

 

INPUT FORMAT

44.1 [email protected] bit, 44.1 [email protected] bit
48 [email protected] bit, 48 [email protected] bit
88.2 [email protected] bit
96 [email protected] bit
176.4 [email protected] bit (USB)
192 [email protected] bit.

 

DIMENSIONS

Width: 45 cm, 17.7 In
Height: 10 cm, 3.9 In
Depth: 29 cm, 11.4 In
Weight: 8kg, 17.6 lbs (11 kg, 24.3 lbs with stainless steel front)

 

user manual (pdf)
 

“The feeling of being live in the concert hall.“

AWARDS

 
The Ear: Best of 2021 Award
The Ear: Best of 2021 Award

Parttimeaudiophile: Buyer’s Guide 2022, The Best Digital Players
Parttimeaudiophile: Buyer’s Guide 2022, The Best Digital Players

Fairaudio: Favourite Award 2021
Fairaudio: Favourite Award 2021

REVIEWS

 
Review by The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel
Review by The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

Review by Hi-Fi Voice
Review by Hi-Fi Voice

Review by Alpha-Audio
Review by Alpha-Audio

Review by StereoNET
Review by StereoNET

Review by Hi-Fi News – hi-fi news highly commended
Review by Hi-Fi News – hi-fi news highly commended

Review by the EAR – Editor’s Choice
Review by the EAR – Editor’s Choice

Review by Dave McNair
Review by Dave McNair

None other than Dave McNair, mastering engineer with several Grammy awards, has tested the Merason DAC1 and says: “[…] it is my opinion the Merason DAC1 is a serious contender for best DAC at any price.”


Review by Part-Time Audiophile
Review by Part-Time Audiophile

Review by Fairaudio
Review by Fairaudio

Martin Mertens from Fairaudio is also impressed by the Merason DAC1. Read for yourself how he was immediately captivated by it.


Review by LowBeats
Review by LowBeats

In December 2019, the Merason DAC1 almost left Jürgen Schröder, reviewer with LowBeats, speechless. Since then, the Merason DAC1 has been the reference at LowBeats.


Review by HIFISTATMENT
Review by HIFISTATMENT

In May 2019, Wolfgang Kemper from HIFISTATEMENT extensively listened to the Merason DAC1 and reported on it.


Review by HIFI-IFAs
Review by HIFI-IFAs

The Merason DAC1 converter, at that time still under the name Purson, was tested in November 2018 by HiFi-IFAs member Falk Visarius on the HiFi-IFAs blog


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