Published On: February 13, 2018

Mytek Introduces Liberty DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Published On: February 13, 2018

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 around the ES9018 Sabre chipset, the DAC also features a built-in MQA decoder. Inputs include USB, AES, optical, and dual coaxial, and...

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.

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