Mytek Introduces Liberty DAC/Headphone Amplifier

By |


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-Liberty.jpgFrom Mytek
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. 

SPECIFICATIONS:
CONVERSION:
Up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD.
Up to DSD256, DXD, 127dB Dynamic Range.

MQA HI-RES DECODER:
Built-in certified hardware MQA decoder.

DIGITAL INPUTS:
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).

ANALOG OUTPUTS:
One pair of unbalanced RCA, one pair of balanced TRS, TRS to XLR. Metropolis cable can be added as option.

HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER:
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.

CLOCK GENERATOR:
Low noise with 10ps of jitter.

FIRMWARE:
Upgradable via USB via Mytek Control Panel app for Mac and PC.

OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT:
12VDC

DIMENSIONS:
W x D x H = 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.74 inches / 140 x 216 x 44 mm

WEIGHT:
3 lbs., 1.5kg

WARRANTY:
2 years

Additional Resources
• Visit the Mytek website formore product information.
Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

Feb 13
Mytek Introduces Liberty DAC/Headphone Amplifier Mytek's latest DAC is called the Liberty, and it supports PCM up to 32-bit/384-kHz and DSD up to 256. Built...
Mytek Introduces Liberty DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Feb 12
McIntosh Debuts MC611 Mono-Block Amplifier McIntosh has announced the new MC611 Quad Balanced mono-block amplifier. Rated at 600 watts of power, the MC611 uses McIntosh's...
McIntosh Debuts MC611 Mono-Block Amplifier

Feb 09
Focal Expands Its Architectural Speaker Line Focal has added three new models to its 300 Series of architectural speakers and announced the brand new entry-level 100...
Focal Expands Its Architectural Speaker Line

Feb 08
Acurus Announces 20-Channel Version of the ACT 4 Processor Indy Audio Labs has announced that, in April 2018, a new version of the Acurus ACT 4 AV processor will...
Acurus Announces 20-Channel Version of the ACT 4 Processor

Feb 07
Tributaries Introduces UHDT TITAN HDMI Cables Tributaries has announced the release of its new UHDT TITAN line of HDMI cables. These cables are certified by DPL...
Tributaries Introduces UHDT TITAN HDMI Cables