EMM LABS: Their DA2 DAC, TX2 CD/SACD Transport, and MTRX2 Monoblocks


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DA2 (Stereo D/A Converter)

The DA2 is EMM Labs next generation flagship DAC. Re-designed from the ground up, Ed Meitner has once again created a DAC that significantly moves the bar in terms of transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. New in the DA2:

• Ed’s improved analog stages are now at a whole different level of transparency and performance

• MDAC™ is now the world’s first true fully discrete DSD1024/16xDSD D/A converter and still completely built in-house at our manufacturing facility in Canada

• Our multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 16xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new 16xDSD MDAC™

• Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface

Every other system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has been carefully revised for better sound.

The DA2 is shipping. MSRP is $25,000 US and up depending on options and finish.

TX2 (CD/SACD Transport)

The DA2’s matching CD/SACD transport that provides MDAT2 up-conversion technology to both CD and SACD playback prior to sending the data stream via our proprietary EMM Optilink interface. The EMM Optilink interface is a communications grade glass optical interface that allows the DAC to be galvanically isolated from the transport system thus removing digital, mechanical/vibration, and transport power system noise from the audio stream.

The TX2 is shipping. MSRP is $25,000 US and up depending on options and finish.

MTRX2 (1Kw Mono-block amplifiers)

A first look at the MTRX2 which is the smaller 1 Kilowatt sibling to our flagship MTRX mono-blocks! The MTRX2 achieves their superlative performance and transparency using 21st century technology with Ed’s proprietary circuit topologies and zero overall negative feedback. Fully discrete its systems offer ultra-low distortion, very high bandwidth and the ability to deliver massive transient currents instantaneously. The MTRX2 is meticulously designed using our proprietary ceramic PCB boards and with short, fully balanced audio paths throughout.

The MTRX2 is conservatively rated at 600W into 8ohms and 1,000W into 4ohms. Like its bigger sibling, the MTRX2 is also completely stable driving difficult, complex loads, and has the uncanny ability to drive low impedance speakers down to an Ohm! All while keeping distortion at miniscule levels.