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Mytek - Brooklyn DAC+ - Preamplifier / DAC / Headphone Amplifier

by Mytek
Save $400.00
Original price $3,990.00
Current price $3,590.00

Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.

We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan 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 DAC+ is the perfect solution for serious music lovers who want to experience 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 DAC+ when connected to your computer via USB. You’ll be amazed.

Hi-res DA converter: The Brooklyn DAC+ 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 DAC+.

Balanced, Dual Mono design and Clockgenerator: The internal circuitry of the Brooklyn DAC+ is fully balanced and dual mono 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 DAC+ 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.

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 DAC+ simply ticks all boxes.

Easy operation: We’ve presented the wide range of musical playback options the DAC+ 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.

Easy on the eyes, feast for the ears: While you are bound te rediscover your own music collection because of the sheer musicality of the DAC+, you’ll be pleased the display has more functions than simply display available options. The secondary display function can show album art of your streaming music, volume, input selection or resolution. If that’s still too much, you can even dim it altogether.

Price / Quality unbeatable

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

About Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

Designed in New York.

The Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily a reference USB2 DAC. Furthermore it is also a line stage. And a phono preamplifier. And an analog preamplifier. And a reference headphone amplifier. This makes the Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ one of 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.

The Brooklyn DAC+ was launched at RMAF 2017 in October 2017 and is now shipping. It replaces the original Brooklyn DAC which has now been discontinued.

Brooklyn DAC+ improvements:

  • Sabre 9028 Pro chipset ( 9018 in older model)
  • Higher grade, more transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit.
  • Improved analog input performance
  • Improved Phono Stage transparency
  • Improved Headphone Amp sound (more detail, more 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); AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP); 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP); 2x Toslink/ADAT (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 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 or 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 digitizing ADCs.
  • Remote: Included, Universal remote capable
  • Firmware: Upgradable via USB Control panel
  • Worldwide power supply
  • Optional DC Battery power input: 12VDC
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.5 x8.5 x 1.74 inch / 216 x 216 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 4 lbs, 2 kg

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