merason dac1 digital to analogue convertor

The Swiss are famous for their precision watch engineering, but generally overlooked for their hi-fi. Merason continue this tradition, producing straightforward, high end digital to analogue convertors for discerning music listeners.

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The Merason DAC1 is simple, high-end DAC based around the Burr Brown PCM1794A DAC chips - a popular choice for high end digital conversion - and uses a discrete, balanced signal path, Class A buffering, and components chosen by hand based on listening tests rather than cold hard specifications. 

Digital inputs come in the form of optical, coaxial, USB, and balanced AES/EBU inputs.


Unbalanced RCA outputs provide a 1.5v output, and fully balanced XLR outputs provide 3v output, allowing connection to suitably equipped amplifiers.

The back panel of the Merason DAC1 is a simple affair, as the magic happens inside...

inside the Merason DAC1,
  • dual Burr Brown PCM1794A DAC chips

  • Class A buffering circuitry

  • RCA unbalanced outputs [1.5v output]

  • XLR balanced outputs [3v output]

  • optical digital input [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • coaxial digital input [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • USB digital input [up to 24bit/96kHz]

  • AES/EBU digital input [up to 24bit/192kHz]

  • H100mm x W450mm x D290mm

  • 2 year warranty

  • £4195 black or white acrylic finish

  • £6595 chromium-nickel steel finish

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