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Bricasti Design | M3 | Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) | Handcrafted in USA

$9,880.00

“The sonic signature of the Bricasti M3, I’d say it has an extremely wide bandwidth and high resolution. It has an analogue quality and a purity of tone which I have not previously heard in a transistor-based DAC” – Dan Worth (HiFi PiG)

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Description

M3

The Bricasti M3 DAC offers an incredible array of performance in a more affordable price class. Highlights include two fully differential conversion channels, separate conversion for PCM and native DSD, and a balanced analog level control circuit, making the M3 suitable for all applications. The M3’s digital design employs precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use sample of rate converters, this combined with superior digital filter design, and Native DSD conversion yields a state of the art digital audio path. The M3’s high-speed low distortion analog path features a bypass-able preamp class analog level control allowing the M3 to be used to drive power amps directly, with no bit loss for optimal analog performance.

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Features

  • Utilises two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to ensure low noise and superior isolation
  • Chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminium in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.
  • Precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use of sample rate converters

What’s In The Box

  • M3
  • AC Power Cable
  • User Manual

Technical specifications

  • Digital Inputs XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2, RJ45: Ethernet (Optional)
  • Sample Rates AES, SPDIF 44.1 kHz, to, 192khz, DSD 64fs as DoP
  • Sample Rates USB 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs 256Fs Native
  • Sample Rates Ethernet 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs, 128Fs Native
  • Jitter    8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k
  • Balanced Analog Outputs XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
  • D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
  • Impedance  40 ohm
  • Output Level @ 0 db front panel +14.3 dbm 4 db RMS ( bypass mode)
  • Frequency Response @44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k   .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs
  • Unbalanced Analog Outputs  RCA
  • D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
  • Impedance 40 ohm
  • Output level @ 0 db front panel = +4db 2V rms
  • Frequency Response @ 44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k   .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

Dimensions

  • Dimension: 14″ x 11.25″ x 2.5″
  • Weight: 10lbs

Options 

  • Fully differential headphone system
  • Network Player

Warranty

Two years from original date of purchase from Groove Audio.

FAQ

Q. Where do you ship to?
A. From this store, we only ship to Australia. For international shipping, please contact us.

Q. Free Shipping?

A. We offer Free Shipping within Australia on all orders above $450.

Q. Is Groove Audio the authorised dealer and do you provide local warranty ?

A. Yes, Groove Audio is an authorised dealer for Bricasti Design  in Australia. Contact us for a demo.

Q. How long does it take to ship my order?
A. Typically anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks. We’ll let you know an approximate shipping date via email. Potential shipping delays. Fewer passenger flights means our supply chain will have less air freight capacity. Many domestic and international routes are currently suspended or delayed, and remaining routes have much lower frequencies. Please be patient with us while product is being shipped to you.

Q. I need something special that’s not offered here, can you help me.

A. Absolutely, please contact us and we’ll take it from there.

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 55 × 55 × 20 cm

1 review for Bricasti Design | M3 | Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) | Handcrafted in USA

  1. Stephen

    Being an owner of M3’s big brother, the M1SE, I can say that the M3 is also a superb machine as I auditioned it before buying the M1 from Groove Audio. When I had the M3 in my system (dCS Puccini, VTL TL5MkII, Krell 350MCX, Magico S1) I was impressed by the effortless, grain free sound even with 16/44.1 material. It has fast dynamics and extended frequency extremes that did not emphasise any particular frequency range. It’s mid range was organic and voices were very realistic. The soundstage was also impressive. This is also a testament of a well designed amplifier within the DAC. The M3 convinced me that the M1 would also be an excellent DAC and I have not been disappointed.

    The M3 with the network option must be auditioned by anyone looking to upgrade from a basic digital system.

    Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the headphone amp option as I don’t use headphones.

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