MSB Technology

MSB Technology, Most Significant Bit is wereldklasse in digitale naar analoog omzetting. Met MSB haalt u de ultieme digitaal – analoog omzetting in huis.

Gegroeid vanuit een familiebedrijf in de buurt van Santa Cruz, CA, met een gedreven team van passionele jonge ingenieurs. Hier werken zij samen aan digitale top producten. Alles wordt “in house” gemaakt. Technologische hoogstandjes welke muziek beleven op een ander niveau brengt.

De MSB producten zijn evolutief en doordacht, ze bieden een optimale balans tussen de huidige digitale technologiën en toekomstige, met hun modulaire opbouw en de “in house” engineering, welke ervoor zorgt dat zelfs na jarenlang muzikaal plezier er nog steeds upgrade mogelijkheden zijn.

MSB biedt een volledig pakket van muzikaal hoogwaardige producten. Digitale bronnen, DA converters en versterkers.

Na afspraak is het mogelijk in onze luisterruimte de MSB apparatuur beluisteren. Het volledige gamma aan MSB DAC’s is aanwezig. 

With a DAC like the MSB, you get a sense of someone hitting Play on a big reel of wide-track analog tape, after being fed by live mikes in a room.

Jon IversonStereophile, April 2014

Analog DAC

MSB’s instapmodel DAC.

Description

Lets face it. What music lovers care about most is the natural aesthetic of reproduced sound.

Despite limited dynamics and distortion, analog sources are still loved and respected. Digital never met the challenge – until now.

Characteristics

  • Invisible LED Display
  • Modular inputs
  • Analog I/O
  • Unibody chassis design
  • Anodized Finishes: Available in matte silver and matte black.
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Supported Formats (Input dependent) 44.1kHz to 768kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs 3x Input slots. Isolated modules include Toslink/Coaxial, USB, Network Renderer, MSB Network, MSB ProI2S
Analog Input 5k Ohm Input impedance.
Maximum level 8.5Vrms
Isolated when not used.
RCA Analog Ouputs 2.65Vrms at +0dB
Maximum of 7.5Vrms with +9dB of gain with optional volume control
53 Ohms at 0dB
Otherwise 38 Ohms
Galvanically isolated
XLR Analog Ouputs 2.65Vrms at +0dB
Maximum of 7.5Vrms with +9dB of gain with optional volume control
106 Ohms at 0dB
Otherwise 76 Ohms
Pseudo Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control(Optional) Analog attenuation
-69db to +9dB in 1dB steps. Bypassed at 0dB
Display (Optional) Discrete LED display with auto-off feature (Only for units with volume installed)
Controls (Units with volume option) RS-232 (Optional)
IR Remote
Knob/Button
Controls (Units without volume option) None
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.25 in (438 mm)
Depth: 12.5 in (317 mm)
Height: 0.875 in (44 mm)
Stack height: 1.625 in (41 mm)
Weight: 12 lbs (5 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 24 in (609 mm)
Depth: 20 in (508 mm)
Height: 9 in (228 mm)
Weight: 17 lbs (7 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
4X Spiked Feet
Standard Remote Control (Optional)
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €8400
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB DAC kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren

The Diamond DAC V

A time-established reference in a feature-rich streamlined package.

Description

The DAC V is the heart of a simple reference-level audio system. It has a full array of digital inputs—up to two analog inputs and an integrated analog volume control, easily outperforming most preamps on the market. The DAC V’s numerous inputs and options allow you to perfectly tailor it to your needs. The result is an easy-to-use system that will captivate your aural senses.

Eigenschappen

  • Discrete Ladder DAC Modules
  • Diamond Preamp
    For those looking for additional dynamism out of the integrated preamp, the Diamond version is individually tweaked and shielded to provide the lowest noise floor possible, clocking in 5 dB lower than the Signature Volume Module.
  • Anodized Finishes: Available in matte silver and matte black.
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Supported Formats (Input dependent) 44.1kHz to 768kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs Toslink, Coaxial, BNC, XLR, ProI2S standard. Two aux ports for upgrades
Analog Inputs 10K Ohm Balanced
17Vrms Maximum
RCA Analog Ouputs 2.65Vrms at +0dB
Maximum of 7.5Vrms with +9dB of gain with optional volume control
53 Ohms
Galvanically isolated
XLR Analog Ouputs 5.29Vrms at +0dB
Maximum of 15Vrms with +9dB of gain with optional volume control
106 Ohms
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control(Optional) Analog attenuation
-69db to +9dB in 1dB steps. Bypassed at 0dB
Display Standard LCD display with adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls RS-232
IR Remote
Knob/Buttons
Power Consumption 90 Watts with fully configured DAC
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.25 in (438 mm)
Depth: 12.5 in (317 mm)
Height: 2 in (50 mm)
Stack height: 2.625 in (66 mm)
Weight: 20.4 lbs (9 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 24 in (609 mm)
Depth: 20 in (508 mm)
Height: 9 in (228 mm)
Weight: 35 lbs (15 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Metal Remote Control
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €30.000
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB DAC kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren

The Select DAC

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

Description

The Select DAC debuts our new Hybrid DAC modules. A total of sixteen channels across eight models 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).

Eigenschappen

  • Simplicity
  • Each DAC is unique
  • A display for the listening chair
  • Completely modular
  • MQA ready
  • CNC Billet chassis
  • Anodized Finishes: Available in sliver, black and gold
Technical Specifications
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 used
XLR Analog Outputs 3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
75 Ohm Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control Purly passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB steps
Display Custom discrete LED display. Adjustable brightness and auto-off featre
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Knob/Buttons
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Height: 3.125 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
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €107.897
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB DAC kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren

The Reference DAC

Setting the ultimate standard for Digital to Analog Converters.

Description

The Reference DAC is equipped with MSB’s new Hybrid DAC technology. This technology was first pioneered in the Select DAC and has finally trickled down into a more compact and afordable package. Unlike the Select’s 8 module design, the Reference DAC has only 4 modules incorporated. A total of 8 channels across these four modules are stitched together for a high powered output. The Hybrid module is capable of being dynamically reconfigured to convert PCM or native DSD (Hence the Hybrid name).

Eigenschappen

  • Simplicity
  • Each DAC is unique
  • A display for the listening chair
  • Dual Supply Power Base or Mono Supply Power Bases
  • Completely modular
  • Future Proof
  • CNC Billet chassis
  • Anodized Finishes: Available in matte silver and matte black. Custom finishes are available
Technical Specifications

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)
150 Ohm Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Preamp Output Module Volume Control* Purely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB steps
Base Output Volume Control 1dB steps
Display Custom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
Controls Isolated RS-232
IR Remote
Knob + 3 Buttons
*Optional Preamp Output Module required
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet): 2.2 in (79 mm)
Stack height: 2.85 in (92 mm)
Weight: 25 lbs (11 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (635 mm)
Depth: 25 in (625 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 50 lbs (24 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Metal Remote Control
4X Spiked Feet
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €xxx
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB DAC kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren

The Signature UMT V

One transport. Every function. The highest standards.

Description

For nearly thirty years, MSB has been an industry leader in playback technologies. It began in the 1980s, when we produced the first high-end CD player using our renowned Ladder DAC technology. Naturally, our desire to innovate didn’t stop there; the 90s saw the introduction of the AC3 player and the first THX-approved laser disc player. Over the next ten years, we continued to push the limitations of the tech we were working with, using our XPORT upgrade to give access to SACD and high-resolution music. We also launched our groundbreaking iLink digital iPod system, creating a fully functional ecosystem centered around the pleasure of music.

But in 2010, we changed the game again. With the MSB Universal Media Transport, we introduced one of our most revolutionary products yet, the first truly universal player that outputted all formats in their native resolution—including SACD. It was a landmark moment, as perfected, jitter-free digital audio data was sent from its solid-state memory to any Digital-To-Analog Converter (DAC).

Today, we have the UMT V. It comes chock-full of features, with separate external power supplies for audio and video, an internal clock header for low-jitter playback with other DACs, and the MSB I2S interface that allows the UMT V to operate as a slave to the low-jitter clock within the MSB DAC. It doesn’t stop there: the UMT V comes equipped with our most advanced clock management technology, allowing clocks to be input or output, allowing multichannel decoding of all formats and low latency operation in all modes.

Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Discs Types BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
High quality digital outputs Toslink
24 bit 44.1-192kHz
1xDSD via DoP
3x Coaxial
1Vpp 75 Ohm
24 bit 44.1-192kHz Sample Rates
1xDSD via DoP
XLR
2Vpp 110 Ohm Balanced
24 bit 44.1-192kHz Sample Rates
1xDSD via DoP
MSB ProI2S
24 bit 44.1-192kHz Sample Rates
1xDSD
Surround Outputs Toslink and Coaxial
Video Outputs 2x HDMI
External Media 3x USB, Computer Ethernet
Controls Front panel controls
IR remote
IP Control (with app)
RS-232
Power Plug 2x 12V inputs
Only one required, when supplied with two power supplies there is better isolation
Power Consumption 40 Watts (Playing Blu-ray disc)
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.25 in (438 mm)
Depth: 12.5 in (317 mm)
Height: 2 in (50 mm)
Stack height: 2.625 in (66 mm)
Weight: 13.5 lbs (6 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 24 in (609 mm)
Depth: 20 in (508 mm)
Height: 9 in (228 mm)
Weight: 29 lbs (13 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Signature UMT Remote
HDMI Cable
USB Extension Cable
WIFI Dongle
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €9.100
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB UMT V TRANSPORT dan kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren. De Signature UMT hebben wij als demo.

The Select Headphone Amplifier

The world’s highest level of headphone audio playback.

Description

Eigenschappen

  • Stax Headphones
  • Listening for two
  • Integrated system
  • Analog bypass
  • Equalization module
  • Anodized Finishes: Available in matte silver, matte black, and gold
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Dynamic Range >140 dB
Frequency Response 0Hz-20Khz, ±0.8dB
XLR Input 75 Ohm Balanced
4Vrms Maximum
Common Mode Rejection Ratio > 120dB CMRR @ 60Hz
> 90dB CMRR @ 1kHz
> 70dB CMRR @ 20kHz
Crosstalk > 90dB Crosstalk @ 1kHz
> 65dB Crosstalk @ 20kHz
XLR Output Direct connection to input when enabled or unit powered off.
When listening to headphones, output is muted with 75 ohm impedance
Headphone Output 2x Stax style outputs
Bias Voltage 580Vdc, 5 MOhm
Controls IR Remote (Configurable)
Power Button (Configurable)
2x MSB 12V Trigger
Power Consumption TBD
Less than 2W standby
Chassis Dimensions
Width: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth: 17.5 in (444 mm)
Height: 3.125 in (79 mm)
Weight: 27 lbs (12 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width: 25 in (635 mm)
Depth: 25 in (635 mm)
Height: 10 in (254 mm)
Weight: 57 lbs (25 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
Ground Cable
IEC Power Cord
4X Demo Rubber Feet
4X Spiked Feet
Meer info
  • Officiële webpagina klik hier
  • Prijs: vanaf €45.497
  • Heeft u interesse in een MSB SELECT HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER kan u in onze showroom altijd terecht om de producten te komen testen en beluisteren