"A Forward-Looking Product with a Refined Sound"
Musical Fidelity's M1 SDAC was designed to be an ideal front end and preamp for the modern music lover. It combines a wide suite of digital and analog inputs, each coupled with Musical Fidelity’s legendary electronic engineering to deliver a startling level of musical detail. It will delight you for many years to come, delivering countless hours of musical pleasure.
Building on a long line of Musical Fidelity DACs, the M1 SDAC uses experience gained over 25 years to deliver world-class audio performance from any input. In its role as a preamplifier it is the ideal hub for any music system and is suited to a whole host of source components.
"Full-bodied, Open Sound"
The April 2013 issue of England's What Hi-fi? magazine praises the M1 SDAC for "full-bodied, open sound, fluid dynamics, authoritative bass, refinement, good features...." The magazine terms it "a forward-looking product with a refined sound."
The M1 SDAC is designed to partner with the M1 PWR power amp, but it will excel with any high quality amplifier. Its USB and Bluetooth connectivity make it an inspired choice for mobile and computer sources. Each are treated with a level of care and precision rarely found in hi-fi equipment. Conventional analog and digital sources are also well catered to.
The M1 SDAC is based around a state-of-the-art 32-bit DAC and sample converter of exceptional quality. This circuitry offers conversion at sample rates up to and including 192 kHz, meaning it can accept the very best, high sample-rate material available today.
The fully asynchronous USB input is designed to deliver exceptional quality at all sample rates and from all file types. It is fully compatible with computers running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.
Bluetooth aptX Audio
The Bluetooth wireless input has been designed to deliver the very best audio quality from mobile devices and uses the aptX system for stunning sound quality over the entire audio band. It is backwards compatible with previous Bluetooth implementations making it a perfect partner for a wide range of portable and computer sources.
Further digital connections can be made via S/PDIF coaxial or Toslink optical cables or, for ultimate performance, via AES/EBU digital audio using an XLR connector. Both the S/PDIF coaxial and AES/EBU inputs are capable of accepting the 24-bit/192 kHz digital data provided by the very best modern recordings.
Clean, Ultra Low Distortion Preamp Stage
The inclusion of a clean, ultra low distortion pre-mp stage and a pair of conventional analog inputs using RCA connectors means the M1 SDAC is equally at home with more traditional sources. Outputs are offered in both analog and digital formats, and each is designed with the upmost care and with components of exceptional quality.
Extraordinarily Capable Headphone Amp Section
The M1 SDAC’s headphone amp section is high performance all the way. It combines ultra-low output impedance, outstanding linearity, low distortion, and an extraordinarily capable two-watts peak output. It will drive any kind of headphone with ease and authority. For added convenience, the headphone and preamp outputs both have an independent memory for the last-used volume settings.
A full-function infrared wireless remote control and 12v trigger connections make the M1 SDAC ready for inclusion in any top-notch audio systems.
"A full-bodied, open sound; fluid dynamics; authoritative bass; refinement; good features... a forward-looking product with a refined sound."
- What Hi-Fi magazine, April 2013