Despite Mytek producing studio grade DACs for the professional world - which are precisely the same DACs they produce for domestic music lovers, the Booklyn+ is a compact, flexible box that isn't just a jack-of-all-trades - it's a master of all of them.
The Brooklyn+ is a high grade DAC, a high grade headphone amplifier, and a high grade pre-amplifier, which will decode standard and hi-res sound formats including DSD and MQA.
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Mytek's Brooklyn+ is a flexible little box. It's main purpose is a high grade digital to analogue convertor. This uses the Sabre ESS 9028 PRO chipset, capable of decoding most digital formats including the DSD sound format as well as fully infolding MQA files to its original sampling rate - allowing you to enjoy hi-res music in its native form.
It is also a high grade headphone amplifier. Using a high current amplifier with 6 watts of power on tap, it is capable of driving literally any headphone you care to use. Dual headphone outputs allow two listeners so you can share the awesomeness!
Having analogue outputs (fixed or variable) means that not only can the Brooklyn+ act as a standalone DAC or headphone amp in an existing system, but it can also act as a pre-amplifier in a pre/power based hifi system, or for a pair of active loudspeakers.
Standard mains connection or facility to add the optional linear power supply.
An optical digital input supports up to 24/192kHz / DSD64
A Type A USB digital input supports formats up to 32/3844kHz / DSD256
Two coaxial digital inputs support formats up to 24/384kHz / DSD128
An AES/EBU digital input supports formats up to 24/384kHz / DSD128
Standard unbalanced inputs accept an analogue source, such as a turntable.
Standard unbalanced outputs allow connection to any power amplifier or integrated amplifier.
Balanced XLR outputs provide a low noise connection to suitably equipped power amplifiers and integrated amplifiers, allowing longer runs of connecting cable without the loss of normal unbalanced interconnects - this allows your main system to be located anywhere in the room, while power amplification can be located close to the loudspeakers in order to use very short loudspeaker cable runs.
The display has two different settings. It can either be set to show basic information such as volume level on one side - both in the form of a circular representation as well as decibel level - and information about the track being played - bit depth and sampling frequency.
The more informative display shows the input and sound format one one side, along with a real time numerical signal level, with peak levels - and the other side the level information in the form of a level meter, along with sampling rate and numerical volume setting