The Musical Fidelity MX-DAC is a tremendous performer. It has ultra low distortion, very wide bandwidth and low noise. The technical performance of Musical Fidelity’s MX-DAC is on a par with any other DAC at any price. Jitter is about 12pps, s/n ratio is -116dB (‘A’ weighted), linearity is +0.2dB at -116dB, stereo separation is -104dB at 1kHz, frequency response is ruler flat and distortion is 0.00025% at 1kHz and 0.0003% at 20kHz. These technical figures are state-of-the-art and show that our implementation is almost perfect, to ensure completely neutral and accurate digital-to-analogue conversion of any digital input.
Musical Fidelity’s MX DAC has inputs for: 2 x coax (up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM), 2 x optical (up to 24bit 192kHz PCM) and asynchronous USB up to 24bit 192 kHz PCM as well as DSD 64 and DSD 128.
Also, all inputs whether from coax, optical or USB, are processed in the DSD domain. This desirable feature gives a warmth and humanity to the sound that simple digital conversion doesn’t achieve.
The Musical Fidelity MX DAC has both single ended and balanced outputs.
The new Musical Fidelity MX range has beautiful aesthetics and wonderful build quality. The front panel and housing are both from exclusive custom-made extrusions using mil-spec aluminium.
Sample rate converter: SRC4392 up-sampling data to 192kHz
Digital to Analogue converter: PCM1795 32 bit / 192kHz Multi-bit Sigma-Delta type
Output Voltage: 2 Volts RMS single-ended (RCA)
Output Voltage: 4 Volts RMS balanced (XLR)
PCM THD: <0.002%
PCM THD (+ noise): <0.003%
DSD THD: <0.003%
DSD THD (+ noise): <0.006%
PCM Frequency Response: –3dB, 2Hz to 90kHz
PCM Frequency Response: –3dB, 2Hz to 40kHz
Channel Separation: -110dB
Coaxial Inputs: S/PDIF up to 24 bit / 192kHz
Optical Inputs: S/PDIF up to 24 bit / 192kHz
2x RCA coaxial connector SPDIF 32-192 kbps
(16-24 bit stereo PCM)
2x TOSLINK optical connector 32-192 kbps
(16-24 bit stereo PCM)
1x USB type ‘B’ connector
Asynchronous data stream at up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM as well as DSD64 and DSD128
(Determined by source file/computer settings)
1x line level RCA (single-ended)
1x XLR Male sockets (balanced) to EIA RS-297-A
Dimensions – WxHxD (mm): 220 x 53 x 215
Weight (unpacked / packed): 1.9Kg / 2.4Kg
Power Consumption: <0.25 Watts standby, <1 Watt max.