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The MSB Technology Discrete DAC With Discrete Power Supply

Refined Sound. Elegant design.

MSB Technology Discrete DAC

MSB Technology offers various input boards and power supply upgrades to suit the MSB Technology Discrete DAC, please call us to discuss the cost of building the last DAC you may ever own

The Prime DAC Module

With two prime DAC modules, the MSB TECHNOLOGY DISCRETE DAC yields an unprecedented level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding colouration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

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A display for the listening chair.

Equipped with high-visibility and a wide viewing angle, the display is both easy-to-read and stunning, exhibiting our love for intuitive features.  The LED display, slaved to the audio clock, is refreshed between data processing to drastically reduce electrical interference. The in-house discrete design is then constructed into its own shielded CNC pocket for optimal isolation. Sit back and be immersed.

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Integrated clock. Flexible Configurations.

A modular I/O card keeps even the discrete DAC flexible, repairable, and upgradeable.  Along with an integrated clock, changing this card at an extra cost allows you to switch from balanced to single-ended outputs.

MSB Network Renderer V2

There are many renderer interfaces in the industry. MSB designed and developed their own processing card and software with performance and low noise in mind. The Renderer V2 interface is MQA and Roon Ready and has a maximum sample rate of 32/768kHz and 4xDSD. The entire renderer solution is galvanically isolated from the DAC, including isolated power. The main advantage of the Renderer Input module is that it turns the DAC into a network endpoint for many current playback software packages and allows computer control of the DAC volume.

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Standard USB inputs on DACs are common. What isn’t common is what MSB does with theirs. The entire USB module has a high level of isolation between the USB hardware and the DAC. The USB interface is limited to 384kHz and 4xDSD. MSB Technology’s MQA version also supports full MQA decoding.

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MSB ProISL Interface & ProUSB Input

The MSB ProISL interface is the highest performance digital audio interface. The interface is glass fibre optic-based, making it 100% electrically isolated and allowing for incredible cable lengths with no loss. The unique protocol allows a very low jitter copy of the DAC master clock to be fed back to the source, creating a low jitter clock synchronous with the audio data system. The audio data is encoded and sent to the DAC, where it’s checked for errors and corrected before playback. The ProISL is capable of multi-channel audio and extremely high sample rates (much higher than any current standard). Fibre is used because it allows the source and the DAC  Any noise generated in the source (CPU, drive, video processing, etc…) can be prevented from entering the DAC and the rest of the audio system.

The MSB ProUSB solution is the ultimate solution for computer audio playback. It provides the ease of a USB interface in conjunction with 100% electrical isolation, long cable lengths, data protection and synchronous interface of the MSB ProISL. By using the ProISL interface, the source can be located physically far away from the system and a single fibre cable can connect to the DAC. The advantage of moving the source far away from the system is much lower electrical noise in your listening room.

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Add a second Discrete Power Supply

Superior conversion begins with clean and stable low-noise power. The Discrete Power Supply feeds the DAC with dual low-noise power streams that are linear and independent. That’s not all—the CNC unibody aluminium chassis provides the discrete power supply with optimal thermal performance and an elegant design aesthetic. The DAC comes equipped with a single power supply, but can be augmented with a second discrete power supply to enable optimized power isolation between all major components.

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Technical Specifications:


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Supported Formats (Input dependent) 44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs 1x RCA Coaxial
1x XLR
1x Word-Sync
2x Toslink
2x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum
300Ω Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control 1dB steps (Range 0 – 106).
Volume Control can be disabled in the menu.
Display Discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Front panel interface
Power Consumption 35 Watts with fully configured Discrete DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17 in (432 mm)
Depth: 12 in (305 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2 in (51 mm)
Stack height: 2.65 in (68 mm)
Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Product Feet: M6X1 Thread
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 22 in (558.8 mm)
Depth: 18 in (457.2 mm)
Height: 7 in (177.8 mm)
Weight: 27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
MSB Remote
USB charging cable
Dual-link power splitter
4X Rubber feet
4X Plastic foot inserts

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Discrete Power Supply


AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 45 Watts with fully configured Premier DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 8.25 in (209.6 mm)
Depth: 6 in (152.4 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2 in (50.8 mm)
Stack height: 2.65 in (67.3 mm)
Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Product Feet: M6X1 Thread
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 17 in (431.8 mm)
Depth: 11 in (279.4 mm)
Height: 5 in (127 mm)
Weight: 8 lbs (3.7 kg)
Included Accessories
IEC power cord
Dual-link power cable
4X Rubber feet
4X Plastic foot inserts

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