The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily a reference USB2 DAC, but also line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier. The DAC Plus integrates digital and vinyl hi-res playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. All integrated functions are of the premium grade.

Brooklyn DAC+ features the following improvements as compared to the predecessor Brooklyn DAC:

– Sabre 9028 Pro chipset ( 9018 in older model)
– Higher grade, more transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit.
– Improved analog input performance
– Improved Phono Stage transparency
– Improved Headphone Amp sound (more detail, more definition)
– Dual mono analog path


CONVERSION: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range

MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware MQA™ decoder

DIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256

CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator™” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD)

ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous, 50 Ohm impedance

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard-to-drive headphones.

BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass.

BUILT-IN ANALOG PREAMP: Line level input or Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled.

AUDIO INTERFACE FUNCTION: All digital inputs can be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitizing ADCs.

REMOTE: Included, universal remote capable

FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control panel



DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=8.5×8.5×1.74”=216x216x44mm

WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg

WARRANTY: 2 years

Our Take

The Brooklyn DAC+ offers a lot of performance in a relatively small, desktop-sized footprint, and can be the hub of a great audio system. Packing a transparent, high-end MQA-decoding USB DAC with analog line input and phono stage, the features of the DAC Plus from Mytek are nearly limitless. The trademark, clean, clear Mytek sound ensures an accurate window onto your recordings so you won’t miss a detail.  The Brooklyn DAC+ is a great component to pair with our high-end headphone amplifiers like the Blue Hawaii SE and GS-X mk2, but for even more performance, step up to the Manhattan II for mastering-grade conversion.