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Mytek - Brooklyn Bridge - Reference Stereo Preamplifier / Streamer / DAC / Headphone Amplifier

by Mytek
$5,490.00

Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Liam and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”

When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.

Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?

Is Mytek the best?

Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?

Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.

And there SHOULD be.

Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.

It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.

Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.

You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!

That is...

Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.

Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.

Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.

What could possibly be worse?

What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.

Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.

Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?

Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?

Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?

We like to think so!

And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:

Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)

Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.

We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.

Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.

All they need to worry about, is talking to us.

Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.

We want to know the picture in your head.

That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.

A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.

The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”

Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.

What kind of budget have you set aside?

What’s the existing set-up look like?

How big is the listening room you have in mind?

How much ambient light is coming in?

Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?

What about room resonance and reflection?

No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.

To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.

We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.

Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.

Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.

Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.

TL;DR

Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:

  • The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
  • A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
  • A commitment to end-to-end service.

At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.

Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!

We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.

Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.

To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Product Description

The Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect solution for serious music lovers who want to stream true high fidelity. Explore TIDAL’s Master catalogue of MQA encoded (Master Quality Authenticated) music to find out what the artist heard when he made his master recording. Listen to the built in hardware MQA decoder doing its magic with the deblurring and unfolding process. Or just enjoy the hi-res music on Qobuz, Deezer or even Spotify on the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll be amazed.

Hi-res DA converter: Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most powerful DA converters around. The state of the art ESS Sabre 9028PRO chipset handles resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD up to DSD256 and DXD with a dynamic range of 130dB. Listen to the built in hardware MQA decoder doing its magic with the deblurring and unfolding process. Or just enjoy the hi-res music on Qobuz, Deezer or even Spotify on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Connectivity: The Brooklyn Bridge has you covered, be it with or without wires. Via your home network you’ll be able to play up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD64 flawlessly. Connected via USB and S/PDIF it’s even higher (up to 384kHz and DSD128). An optical TOSlink connection is provided as well. The analog inputs allow for either line or phono connection.

Preamplifier: Apart from being a powerful hi-res DA converter with streaming capabilities, the Bridge can also directly power your active loudspeakers or power amplifiers through its balanced or unbalanced outputs. The volume can be handled both digital and analogue in very precise 1dB steps.

Vinyl: When streaming music or listening from a digital source doesn’t do it for you, you can connect your turntable to the Bridge’s analogue inputs. Simply switch them from line to phono MM or MC via the menu options and enjoy your analogue music captured on vinyl. The Bridge simply ticks all boxes.

Headphone amplifier: The Bridge also comes with a reference high current, high transient headphone amplifier to which you can connect two headphones simultaneously. Via an optional cable you can combine the two jack outputs to one truly balanced one. The headphone amplifier outputs 500mA/6W and is designed to drive the most demanding of headphones.

Balanced circuitry and Clockgenerator: The internal circuitry of the Brooklyn Bridge if fully balanced to ensure the most proper way of handling the audio signal. The Mytek Femtoclock Generator eliminates internal jitter to a measly 0.82 pico seconds.

Headphone amplifier: The Bridge also comes with a reference high current, high transient headphone amplifier to which you can connect two headphones simultaneously. Via an optional cable you can combine the two jack outputs to one truly balanced one. The headphone amplifier outputs 500mA/6W and is designed to drive the most demanding of headphones.

Easy operation: We’ve presented the wide range of musical playback options the Bridge has to offer, so this is where the ease of use comes in. Via four tiny buttons and a rotary push dial you can control all functions and see what you are doing in the hi-res LCD display. You’ll be amazed of how fast you can control complex options, up to the dimming and colour options of the Mytek logo.

All functions of the Award winning Mytek Brooklyn DAC+:

  • Most versatile DAC in the world
  • Best price / quality performance in the world
  • MQA ® hardware decoder
  • Hires PCM 32 bit / 352 Khz & DSD256
  • Excellent phono preamp
  • Analog & digital discrete volume control
  • Excellent headphone amplifier

Plus extra streaming options included:

  • Wifi & ethernet connections
  • Extra USB connections for external hard drives
  • Stream Tidal MQA & Qobuz
  • Roon Endpoint functionality

AES/EBU digital input is replaced with an ethernet network connector, a WiFi antenna and a USB port for external music hard drive.

Just add a tablet (ipad or android) for complete music system to stream Tidal MQA, Qobuz Hi-Res or other streaming services or play local files connected to Brooklyn Bridge USB port.

Roon requires additional Roon Core.

Like in the Brooklyn DAC+ there is line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier.

Price / Quality unbeatable

The Mytek Brooklyn Bridge is the only reasonably priced high-end DAC with a MQA hardware decoder & streaming capabilities. This Streamer / Preamp / DAC lets you hear the full original resolution of Tidal Masters. Plus: it also plays Native DSD up to Quad DSD256.

Most versatile component in the world

Designed in New York.

The Brooklyn DAC+ was launched at RMAF 2017 in October 2017 and is now succeeded by the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge is a reference USB2 DAC.

Furthermore it is also a line stage. And a phono preamplifier. And an analog preamplifier. And a reference headphone amplifier. And a streamer.

This makes the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge the most versatile component in the world.

It integrates high resolution digital audio together with vinyl playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers.

All integrated functions are of premium grade.

The phono preamplifier inside this DAC is of the highest quality. The same applies for the headphone amplifier.

Both these components challenge dedicated units costing thousands of dollars.

High-end DAC capabilities:

  • Sabre 9028 Pro chipset
  • High grade, highly transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit.
  • High grade analog input performance
  • Very transparent Phono Stage
  • Headphone Amp sound with fine detail & definition
  • Dual mono analog path

Specifications:

  • 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); 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP); Toslink/ADAT (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP); Ethernet; Wifi; USB for external hard drive
  • 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 use possible, 50 Ohm impedance
  • Headphone Outputs: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp; 500mA, 6 Watts; Dual headphone jacks; Designed to drive hard to drive headphones.
  • Built-in attenuator: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator; Separate for main out and headphones; 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator; Purist relay bypass.
  • Built-in analog preamp: Choice between - Line level input and Phono MM or MC input
  • Audio interface function: All digital inputs can be routed into computer via USB2; Allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitising ADCs.
  • Remote: Included, Universal remote capable
  • Firmware: Upgradable via USB Control panel
  • Worldwide power Supply
  • Optional D/C battery power input: 12VDC
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.74 inch / 216 x 216 x 44 mm
  • Weight: +- 4 lbs / 2 kg

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