Micromega



The new Micromega MyDAC ($399.00) is a small high performance DAC that is made in France. It has an internal power supply and uses an asynchronous 24/192k USB input. It is a 24 bit/192K DAC and features two low jitter clocks.  Sale $369.00

Below is the preview from Robert Harley of the Absolute Sound from his blog: 
 
Product Preview: 
Micromega MyDAC -The $399 Miracle
Sep 05th, 2012
Products: Micromega MyDAC


                                                            Available in black or white as above



Every so often in high-end audio a product comes along that shatters the price-to-performance ratio we’ve come to expect in a category. Think the NAD 3020 integrated amplifier in the 1970s, the Adcom GFA amplifiers in the 1980s, the PSB Alpha speaker in the 1990s, and the Cambridge Audio 840C CD player in the 2000’s.
You can add another future legend to that list: the $399 Micromega MyDAC. The MyDAC is so good that I couldn’t keep it a secret for the seven weeks it will take for my full review to appear in the December issue of The Absolute Sound. Micromega’s MyDAC looks very much like an Apple AirPort Extreme (not coincidentally, I presume)with its white plastic chassis (black is available) and 5.5” square and 1.4” high form factor. A front-panel wheel, reminiscent of the tuning wheel on 1970’s-era Marantz tuners, selects between the SPDIF coaxial, TosLink optical, and USB inputs. While many products of this size employ a wall-wart power supply, MyDAC’s power supply is inside the chassis.




Micromega MyDAC rear panel





The Micromega’s USB input is not only asynchronous for lower jitter and better sound, it’s also capable of passing audio data with sampling frequencies up to 192kHz with 24-bit resolution. Other technical details include dual master clocks, one for the 44.1kHz family of frequencies (44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, and 176.4kHz) and other for the 48kHz family of frequencies (48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz).
I dropped the MyDAC into my reference system and was shocked by how good it sounded for the price. The Micromega gives you some sonic attributes usually reserved for much more expensive DACs—qualities like air around instruments, a sense of three-dimensional space, and a laid-back sense of ease. Through the Micromega, instruments don’t sound like flat cardboard cutouts; they are instead fully fleshed out three-dimensional images surrounded by a wonderful bloom. In these qualities, the Micromega’s sound would not be out of place in a $2000 DAC. Timbres are remarkably smooth and free from grain. The bass is solid and tight, although the very lowest bass lacks ultimate authority. This is, however, nit-picking; for $399, the Micromega MyDAC offers so much performance that it’s practically free.
I’ll have in-depth technical and sonic descriptions in the full review that will appear in the December issue of The Absolute Sound. In the meantime, if you’re in the market for a DAC anywhere near this price, you absolutely must audition the Micromega MyDAC. It’s a great-sounding DAC and a stunning bargain. 

Info on MyDAC:
USB Input working in asynchronous mode up to 24bits/192kHz
and accepting USB audio class 1.0 and USB audio class 2.0 modes
without any driver implementation with Mac or PC
• Insignificant jitter in USB asynchronous mode thanks to two very
low jitter master clocks ( 22.5792 MHz for multiple of 44.1kHz and
24.5760 MHz for multiple of 48kHz), with dedicated low noise
power supplies.

Cirrus Logic CS4351 DAC
• SPDIF 75Ω Coaxial input accepting levels as low as 0.2V p-p
• SPDIF Toslink Optical input
• Extremely low jitter in SPDIF mode (<50ps)
• 2V rms full scale Analog output with low impedance driver.
• Integrated universal power supply 85-265 Vac / 50-60Hz.
• Unique design, extremely fast, ultra low noise audio power supply
• No electrolytic capacitors in the audio section, neither in the audio
low noise power supply, nor in the audio path.
• 4 positions horizontal rotary switch with anodized aluminium
wheel profile. Allows selection between STBY – USB – COAX –
OPTO
• Backlighted My DAC logo with 2 colors to identify Standby mode
(Red)
• Backlighted Input names with blinking function to indicate no-lock
state.
• Elegant mirror polished ABS housing.
• Available in 2 colors : Glossy White or Black
• Product can be used horizontal or vertical.
• Extremely low power consumption in standby mode ( <100mW)
• Product meet all the most stringent energy saving regulations.


MYZIC Headphone amp now available


 Headphones not included
At only $269.00 the MYZIC offers exceptional value


Features and specs

puce-carre 1MΩ analog input to prevent loading source output stage.

puce-carre 500MW rms @ 32 Ohms and 1W rms @ 16 Ohms

puce-carre Analog output duplicating analog input to avoid the need for a Y connection.

puce-carre MyZIC matches with every headphone impedance and sensitivity.

puce-carre Log horizontal rotary control for a precise listening level adjustment. Minimal level detection putting MyZIC in standby mode.

puce-carre Out of standby delay to avoid any turn on thump.

puce-carre Professional Neutrik headphone 1/4” socket with headphone presence detection. When no headphone is connected, MyZIC will remain in standby mode.

puce-carre LED status indicator : Red when MyZIC is in standby and White in operation.

puce-carre 85 - 265 Vac / 50 – 60 Hz switch mode power supply, for exceptional sonics.

puce-carre Headphone minimal impedance ≥16Ω.
puce-carre Gain : 12 dB.
puce-carre Very low full bandwidth distortion ≤ 0,005% (20 Hz – 20 kHz).
puce-carre Very low IMD SMPTE distortion ≤ 0,002%.
puce-carre Full power bandwidth : 10 Hz – 100 kHz ± 0,5 dB.
puce-carre Signal to noise ratio > 115 dB A weighted.

puce-carre Textured ABS enclosure available in two colors : White and Black.

Other Micromega products available are:

IA60 5 input + phono 60wpc integrated amp $1,195. Sale $995.00
IA100 5 input + phono 100wpc integrated amp $1,795. Sale $1,595.00
IA180 5 input + phono180wpc integrated amp $2,495. Sale $2,295.00
IA400  Dual mono 400wpc integrated amp w/resistor VC $3,595. Sale $3,295.00
AS400 Same as IA400 with built in AirDAC for streaming $4,595. Sale $4,295.00
CD10 Remote CD player with R Core PS & 8 X oversampling $1,195. Sale $995.00
CD20 Same as CD10 with ACTS power supply $1,795 Sale $1,595.00
PA20 Remote preamp with 4 inputs + phono/ HT bypass $1995. Sale $1795.00
PW250 250wpc power amp with dual binding posts $1,995. Sale $1,795.00
PW400 400wpc power amp with dual binding posts $2,795. Sale $2,495.00
WM10 Airstream Wireless DAC w/ Custom master clock $1595. Sale $995.00 
Aria Airdream State of the art balanced Wireless 24/192K DAC $4995. Sale $4595.00
FM10 50 preset high sensitivity FM tuner $895. Sale $795.00 


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