Audiolab M-DAC nano
Mobile Wireless DAC And Headphone Amp
The Audiolab M-DAC nano is a multi-function portable headphone amplifier and DAC combination. Designed to enhance your portable music playback experience, the M-DAC nano transforms your digital music signal to a level of high-fidelity, wirelessly and on-the-go.
Universally suited to in-ear or over-ear headphones of various impedance levels, the M-DAC nano, the M-DAC uses sophisticated digital filtering with upscaling to give an impressive sonic boost to whatever you’re listening to.
Audiolab M-DAC technology on the move
Audiolab’s M-DACs have long been renowned for their class-leading sound quality and ability for processing digital sound. The M-DAC Nano takes that top class sound and puts it in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 28g, this little DAC fits in your pocket and improves the sound of your smartphone, portable player and headphones whenever on the move – or even at home.
Up-samples sound for the ultimate resolution
Featuring a top quality, Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the M-DAC Nano up-samples digital music files form CD standard 16-bit/44.1kHz right up to 32-bit/384kHz quality – giving near high resolution playback from your standard music source.
Bluetooth aptX connectivity
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the M-DAC Nano operates as a wireless DAC. This means you need only pair the DAC with your smartphone, tablet or Hi-Res music player and you’re ready to play – cable free. Thanks to aptX LL technology, the wireless signal is closer than ever to a wired connection, giving the best sound possible from your Bluetooth enabled device.
As well as improving on the DAC inside your smartphone or portable music device, the M-DAC Nano improves the headphone signal, too. The dedicated headphone amp is more powerful than those built into smartphones, which means it not only sounds better but also lets it power a wider range of headphones – including larger, more power-hungry over-ear headphones.
Built-in rechargeable battery with wireless charging
A built-in rechargeable battery gives effortless power when on the move. With up to 8 hours charge, there’s enough power for the longest journeys. When you’re ready to charge, simply place it on the supplied wireless charging pad.
Transform the sound of your smartphone and headphones, with the Audiolab M-DAC Nano.
Formed in the early 1980s by Philip Swift and Derek Scotland, Audiolab earned worldwide acclaim with the 8000A – an integrated stereo amplifier that became a classic ‘step-up’ from the budget models of the time.
During the ensuing years, the 8000A established itself as one of the most successful British amps ever produced, and was joined by a range of electronics including CD players, pre/power amps and an FM tuner. The brand switched hands in 1997, changing its name to TAG McLaren Audio; and it so was known until 2004 when Audiolab became part of the International Audio Group and returned to its original name.
In 2010 Audiolab began the introduction of its latest full-width 8200 Series components, combining the company’s original ethos of simple, well-constructed ergonomics and crisp, transparent sound with innovative, performance-led design concepts.
In 2011, the arrival of the M-DAC heralded a new, compact range called LAB Series, further expanded by the Q-DAC and M-PWR. Since the launch of the 8200 Series and LAB Series, Audiolab has won more major awards in UK hi-fi magazines than any other brand of high-performance audio electronics.