Bricasti

M1 USB CL

Bricasti M1 DAC is a high end, dual mono, twin DAC design, designed to offer state-of-the-art test bench performance in your home audio system.

£9,499

2 year warranty

Finance example

£1,899.80 initial 20% deposit then £253.31 per month for 30 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status

M1 USB CL

£9,499

Bricasti M1 DAC is a high end, dual mono, twin DAC design, designed to offer state-of-the-art test bench performance in your home audio system – or indeed in the studio. With several filter options, this DAC is designed to get the finest sound from all of your digital sources.

The Sound

The intention if the M1 is to provide a state of the art, Digital to Analogue converter, utilizing the best designs and materials that can be found today. The D/A converter is a very critical part of the digital audio chain, after all you have to convert it to analogue to hear it, and Bricasti Design feel this should be a true as possible in its reconstruction of the original signal.

The sound of the M1 is intended to be transparent and revealing, and fully dynamic. This in part is made possible by the lowering the jitter to extremely low levels, providing a pure digital signal chain with no SRCs (sample rate converters) or digital volume controllers, superior digital filter design, coupled to a fast transparent analogue signal path with a discreet analogue output section and plenty of good clean linear power for optimum analogue performance. Many hours of listening were done to tune the M1 to an exacting sound, with all types of music, and with extensive testing done in the studio and in the home. Bricasti Design hope you find the M1 to be pleasing and enjoyable to hear and use in the home, or as a precision tool for high level reference monitoring for the professional.

Review

‘It isn’t often that a new name enters the audiophile arena with a product of such outstanding quality. However you look at it – construction, engineering, test bench performance, sound quality – the M1 hits the spot’ (Hi-Fi News magazine June 2011)

Technical Design

This DAC is a dual mono design with 2 completely isolated channels, a left and right, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, clocking, and analogue circuitry. This design insures that analogue cross talk is virtually non existent, and that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing which has its own power supply.

With a twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimized by using a the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration, plus clocking is for each channel done directly at the DAC with a technique called DDS (direct digital synthesis) which takes clock induced jitter to immeasurable levels.

Build Quality

The M1 is robustly constructed of milled and CNC machined aluminium sections. There is no typical bent metal chassis and top cover found on most products. All sections of the construction, the front and rear panels, the sides and even the bottom and top plates start out as solid blocks of aluminium which are precision machined to shape, with exact tolerances for a perfect fit. These parts are then anodized and the text and markings and are laser etched for a clean and enduring look.

Tech spec

Impedance:

40 ohm

D/A Conversion:

24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling

Frequency Response @44.1k:

10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB

Dynamic Range:

>120dB A-Weighted

THD+N @ 1k:

.0006% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

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