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The Discrete DAC


Description ▴

The Prime DAC Module

With two prime DACs, we yield an unprecedented level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

A display for the listening chair.

Equipped with high-visibility and a wide viewing angle, the display is both easy-to-read and stunning, exhibiting our love for intuitive features. The LED display, slaved to the audio clock, is refreshed between data processing to drastically reduce electrical interference. The in-house discrete design is then constructed into its own shielded CNC pocket for optimal isolation. Sit back and be immersed.

Integrated clock. Flexible Configurations.

A modular I/O card keeps even the discrete DAC flexible, repairable, and upgradeable. Along with an integrated clock, changing this card allows switching between single-ended and balanced outputs. Visit manufacturer website

Product Specifications ▾


The Discrete DAC


Supported Formats (Input dependent) 44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs 1x RCA Coaxial
1x XLR
1x Word-Sync
2x Toslink
2x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum
300Ω Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control 1dB steps (Range 0 – 106).
Volume Control can be disabled in the menu.
Display Discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Front panel interface
Power Consumption 35 Watts with fully configured Discrete DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17 in (432 mm)
Depth: 12 in (305 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2 in (51 mm)
Stack height: 2.65 in (68 mm)
Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Product Feet: M6X1 Thread
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 22 in (558.8 mm)
Depth: 18 in (457.2 mm)
Height: 7 in (177.8 mm)
Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
MSB Remote
USB charging cable
Dual-link power splitter
4X Rubber feet
4X Plastic foot inserts

The Discrete Supply


AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 45 Watts with fully configured Premier DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 8.25 in (209.6 mm)
Depth: 6 in (152.4 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2 in (50.8 mm)
Stack height: 2.65 in (67.3 mm)
Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Product Feet: M6X1 Thread
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 17 in (431.8 mm)
Depth: 11 in (279.4 mm)
Height: 5 in (127 mm)
Weight: 8 lbs (3.7 kg)
Included Accessories
IEC power cord
Dual-link power cable


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