Mytek Brooklyn DAC+
I moved from a Naim DAC-V1 to the Mytek Brooklyn for two main reasons, the built in phono stage and the support for MQA. As a Tidal user the idea that I would be able to take advantage of their MQA streaming service was very exciting. I was not let down!
Compared to the Naim, the Mytek has a much more clean and transparent feeling sound, almost clinical, though not in a bad way. I use it with a pair of Adam Audio Tensor Epsilons, fully active speakers that are made by another brand whose background is in professional audio. Combined with a Mac mini, that works flawlessly and driverlessly with the Mytek, I have a system that has a very small footprint but is, without doubt, the best sounding system I have owned.
The best bit is the phono stage though. I had assumed this would be an after thought and sound as such. Far from it, it sounds excellent. Whilst it might not have some of the features of a top end standalone phono stage, it offers me all I need.
“I would absolutely recommend this DAC – you will need to have an appreciation for hifi that doesn’t impart an obvious signature of its own, but assuming that’s what you like, I’d be very surprised if you didn’t like what you hear here!” Mr H. Gill Jan 2017
Brooklyn is Mytek’s newest, highly anticipated DAC Headphone Pre-amplifier and the first stand alone DAC to incorporate feature MQA streaming decoder.
The Brooklyn DAC features: – Stunning transparent detailed Mytek sound – up to 384k, 32 bit and DSD256 conversion – 384k, 32 bit integer USB2 Class 2 interface (no drivers for Mac, Linux, or Linux based streamers, Native DSD ASIO Drivers for Windows) – Certified MQA high resolution decoder for high resolution streaming
Choice of inputs: AES, SPDIF, Toslink, SPDIF, DSD SDIF, Analog Line In or Phono – High Performance M/C, M/M phono preamplifier (all analog signal path to output) – High Performance Dual Mono, High Current (800mA) headphone preamplifier. Dual unbalanced jacks for two headphones or balanced operation with Mytek 2×1/4″ to 4pin XLR adapter – Audio Interface function: in addition to USB playback.
Brooklyn will accept digital inputs into computer via USB – Femtoclock Clock generator with jitter below 0.8ps – Wordclock input and output- stacking of units for multichannel and surround sound is possible. – optional 12 VDC power supply input – Sculpted aluminum front panel chassis – Choice of black or frosty silver – 2 year warranty
The Brooklyn can be powered using a standard power cord (230V AC input) or using 12V DC from an external power supply. We have our own fully regulated design available should you wish to choose it.
CONVERSION: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD
up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range
MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware
MQA ™ decoder
DIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless,
all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256
CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator ™” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation,
includes mch DSD)
ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous,
50 Ohm impedance
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current,
High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts,
dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to
BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and head- phones,
1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass.
BUILT-IN ANALOG PREAMP: Line level input or
Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled.
AUDIO INTERFACE FUNCTION: All digital inputs can
be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection
of external digital sources such as CD Players and
REMOTE: Included, universal remote capable
FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control panel
WORLDWIDE POWER SUPPLY
OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT: 12VDC
WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg
WARRANTY: 2 years