The Liberty DAC is a great entrant from Mytek, bringing their brand of mastering-quality, neutral, transparent sound at a lower price. In downsizing from the Brooklyn, the Liberty still maintains full connectivity including balanced output (via 6.3mm TRS jacks), making it one of the best-value balanced sources on the market.
Liberty DAC is the Mytek newest general purpose PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 DAC designed for high quality music playback and monitoring of all digital audio formats including all high resolution formats. The DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control and unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs and a high performance headphone amplifier. Designed as a little brother of Brooklyn DAC, Liberty DAC provides robust performance in small portable 1/3 rack package.
up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD
up to DSD256, DXD, 127dB Dynamic Range
MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware MQA™ decoder
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)
ANALOG OUTPUTS: 1 pair of unbalanced RCA, 1 pair of balance TRS, TRS To XLR Metropolis Cable can be added as option
HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 300mA, 3 Watts, single unbalanced headphone jack, designed to drive hard to drive headphones, 0.1 Ohm impedance
CLOCK GENERATOR: Low noise with 10ps of jitter
FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB via Mytek Control panel
OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT: 12VDC
DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=5.5×8.5×1.74” = 140x216x44mm
WEIGHT: 3lbs, 1.5kg
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.