The Brooklyn DAC+ offers a lot of performance in a desktop size 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 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
WORLDWIDE POWER SUPPLY
OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT: 12VDC
DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=8.5×8.5×1.74”, 216x216x44mm
WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg
WARRANTY: 2 years
Mytek began building consumer-oriented DACs in 2011, and now boasts a full line of home hi-fi products named for New York boroughs and landmarks, like the flagship Manhattan II DAC, and new wireless streaming Brooklyn Bridge DAC. Mytek designs their DACs to a strictly neutral reference, such that the signal on the recording is passed through as accurately as possible to the downstream equipment.