Mytek's latest DAC is called the Liberty, and it supports PCM up to 32-bit/384-kHz and DSD up to 256. Built around the ES9018 Sabre chipset, the DAC also features a built-in MQA decoder. Inputs include USB, AES, optical, and dual coaxial, and the unit has both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs. The Libery also has a headphone amplifier and measures just 5.5 by 8.5 by 1.74 inches. It is available now for $995.
Mytek is now shipping the new Liberty DAC, a PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 Digital-to-Analog converter, designed for high-quality music playback and monitoring of all high-resolution formats.
This USB2 DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier.
Designed as a little brother of the original Brooklyn DAC around the ES9018 Sabre chipset, the Liberty DAC provides robust performance, the ability to stream MQA masters and a state-of-the-art headphone output in a small 1/3-rack package. It's also intended for general music studio use and desktop systems, as well as audio installations.
Available now in black (only) with an MSRP of $995.
Up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD.
Up to DSD256, DXD, 127dB Dynamic Range.
MQA HI-RES DECODER:
Built-in certified hardware MQA decoder.
USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP).
One pair of unbalanced RCA, one pair of balanced TRS, TRS to XLR. Metropolis cable can be added as option.
Reference high-current, high-transient Headphone Amp, 300mA, 3 Watts, single unbalanced headphone jack, designed to drive hard-to-drive headphones, 0.1 Ohm impedance.
Low noise with 10ps of jitter.
Upgradable via USB via Mytek Control Panel app for Mac and PC.
OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT:
W x D x H = 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.74 inches / 140 x 216 x 44 mm
3 lbs., 1.5kg