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Mytek Manhattan II DAC

The Mytek Manhattan II DAC is an authoritative high-end source, with a ton of I/O options and format support. With native MQA decoding and Roon capability, this DAC easily integrates into the modern audio world, and delivers incredible sound thanks to careful design and a monster of a regulated power supply.

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Mytek's Manhattan II is a high-resolution machine that will show you new facets to your favorite recordings when connected to our reference headphone systems featuring our HeadAmp GS-X mk2 and famous Blue Hawaii SE.

Description

Manhattan DAC II features include

  • World’s highest performance 130dB Sabre 9038 DAC chipset
  • 32 bit integer Class 2 USB2 driverless audio interface
  • World class transparent analog preamp attenuators
  • Roon Ready optional network card
  • MQA ® hardware decoder
  • Improved optional phono preamplifier card
  • New, easy to navigate menu system

Specifications

CONVERSION: PCM up to 384k, 32bit, MQA ®, 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 384k, up to DSD128 DOP), 3x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD128 DoP), Toslink, SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256

ANALOG INPUTS: RCA Line In switchable to Phono with Optional Phono Card insterted, second pair of RCA Line In, third pair XLR Balanced Line In.
Analog inputs are router through minimalpath state of the art analog attenuator directly to analog and headphone outputs.

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

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, 0 Ohm out impedance. Dual headphone jacks, designed to drive demanding headphones. Balanced operation w/optional Mytek adapter.

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

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

AUDIO RECORDING FUNCTION FOR DIGITAL SOURCES: 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 App (Win and Mac)

OPTIONAL PRECISION PHONO ANALOG PREAMP CARD: High End M/M, M/C Phono Preamplifier with custom nickel core step up transformer, relay switchable and tunable. Input impedances, transformer ratio, RIAA curves and choice of gain can be changed within the menu or using the remote via relay switches. Optional card is sold separately and is user installable.

OPTIONAL “ROON READY” NETWORK CARD: Turns the Manhattan II into network streamer with 24/192k and DSD64 maximum throughput. Compatible w/ Roon, DLNA/UpnP

POWER SUPPLY: Switchable 115/230VAC (100V Japanese version available)

DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=17″x10.5″x1.95″ = 432x267x50mm

WEIGHT: 16lbs, 8kg

WARRANTY: 2 years

Downloads

Mytek Manhattan II DAC User Manual

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About Mytek

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.