MSB Technologies

MSB SELECT DAC

  • MSB SELECT DAC - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • MSB SELECT DAC - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • MSB SELECT DAC - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • MSB SELECT DAC - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • MSB SELECT DAC - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California

MSB Technologies

MSB SELECT DAC

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The Select DAC

Redefining what is possible. The world’s most revealing DAC.

Eight Hybrid DAC’s

The Select DAC is powered by MSB’s Hybrid DAC technology. A total of sixteen channels across eight modules are stitched together for a high powered direct output. There is no amplification stage needed to drive the output—only a pure digital-to-analog conversion. The Hybrid module is capable of converting between PCM or native DSD (Hence the Hybrid name).

Simplicity

Smooth chassis lines, few controls, focused modularity, and high-end quality. Our design statement ensured there was no compromise as we set out to create a new level of digital-to-analog conversion. The resulting product set a benchmark in the listening experience.

Each DAC is unique

If you choose to deviate from the stock silver or black finish, there are other bold choices you can make. To ensure the Select DAC is uniformly customizable in every regard, production time is increased to provide you with the the richest and most dynamic product available. All MSB DAC’s have the serial number and customer information programmed directly into the unit. As a result, each DAC is unique, singular, and unparalleled.

A display for the listening chair

There is finally a large character, discrete LED, display that you can read from the listening chair. Designed in-house from the ground up, the Select display is assembled in its own CNC pocket in the uni-body, separate from the the DAC. Along with targeted electrical isolation, the LED display is refreshed in between data points to reduce noise interference.Whether blind listening with the display on or off, it won’t make a difference.

The Dual Powerbase

The importance of a clean power supply can’t be under estimated.  A re-imagined design paired with the Select DAC reduces the noise floor even further. There is a single supply for the digital side of the DAC, along with an isolated supply for the analog side. This yields an unprecedented level of performance.

The Mono Powerbase

Moving to two dedicated power supplies, we provide increased isolation and electrical performance for both the digital and the analog power. With the increased space, each Mono Powerbase has a much lower electrical noise design.

Completely modular

One of the most innovative features of the Select DAC is the modular design.The DAC modules, clock, input and output modules are user-replaceable. As any of these technologies change, we’ll be able to update your DAC to keep it current and operational.

Future Proof

MSB is constantly developing new input modules for every application and technology.  With the release of MQA, MSB has prepared a new module and a simple software update. This keeps your DAC up to date with the most recent technologies.  A DAC that is ready for an unknown future.

The last preamp you will ever need

With the high-output power provided by the Hybrid DAC modules, the need for amplification is eliminated. The signal is attenuated with new technology that provides a constant low impedance output without any active circuitry (no transistors, buffers or op-amps). This allows the Select DAC’s remarkable audio quality to be truly independent of volume setting. It’s a remarkable feat of electrical design that sets a new benchmark in the industry. The output modules are individually tuned for maximum quality balance or single-ended audio.

Expand your analog audio

With sideways expansion, the preamp has the ability for additional analog inputs, isolated sub outputs, and extra analog outputs.

CNC Billet chassis

Starting with an 85lb plate of ‘Kaiser Select Precision Plate’, material is machined in our own in-house CNC shop. After eight hours of machining, 85% of the aluminum is removed, resulting in a 17lb finished product. The integration of our CNC shop allows for design optimization to create the best possible product. We use the high quality premium ‘Select’ metal, giving us the best anodized finishes on the market. There are no shortcuts with the Select DAC

Anodized Finishes

Available in matte silver and matte black. Custom finishes are available.  Our popular custom gold finish is a light matte anodized gold with plated gold accents.

The Select DAC

Technical Specifications
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 4x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Inputs 100K Ohm Balanced
12Vrms Maximum
Isolated when not selected
XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
75 Ohm Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control Purely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB steps
Display Custom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Knob + 4 Buttons
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 3 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 3.625 in (92 mm)
Weight: 25.5 lbs (11 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (635 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 55 lbs (24 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Metal Remote Control
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet

 

Select DAC Dual Power Base

Technical Specifications
AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 100 Watts with fully configured Select DAC
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Height: 3 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 3.625 in (92 mm)
Weight: 45.8 lbs (20 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (625 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg)
Included Accessories
2X Power Cables
Ground Cable
IEC Power Cord
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet

 

Select DAC Mono Power Base

Technical Specifications
AC Voltage 100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption 100 Watts (Total combined) with fully configured Select DAC and two Mono Power Bases
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Height: 3 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 3.625 in (92 mm)
Weight: 45.8 lbs (20 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (625 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 65 lbs (29 kg)
Included Accessories
Power Cable
Ground Cable
IEC Power Cord
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet