Stereo96 DAC is a two channel hi-end Digital to Analog converter for recording and mastering applications. The main feature of this converter is its outstanding sound quality which makes it suitable for the most demanding projects when preserving the original signal quality is a required.
The MYTEK Stereo96 series consists of two 1/3 rack units- the Stereo96 ADC and the Stereo 96 DAC. They are also a part of extended family of 1/3 rack units which also includes 192kHz capable converters, SRC and Studio Clock. Stereo96 converters can be used as stand-alone devices for variety of studio applications such as mastering, recording and playback, whenever the highest quality conversion is required.
Users choose Mytek converters primarily for their outstanding sound quality. The sound of Mytek converters can be described as "transparent". We design our converters to be as faithful to the signal as possible, rather than follow philosophy of some other manufacturers who offer "analog" or "tube" sounding converters. Mytek converters are closest to a straight wire, which is especially evident when used at full 24/96 resolution. Sonically they are equal or better than the most expensive mastering converters. Even when used in 16 bit mode, the Stereo96 converters produce 20dB (10 times) less distortion than typical converters found in budget recording equipment.
- Same converter chip and specs as 8X96 DAC
- Transparent high current, high performance headphone amp
- Volume control assignable to headphones and analog outputs
- External or internal sync.
- Accepts up to 192k single wire input on internal sync, and up to 96k on external sync.
- Stereo level meter with true over detection
2-channel, , PCM 192-kHz D-to-A conversion in SuperLock™ mode
96-kHz D-to-A conversion when digital input sync is used
sample rates playback with 100-kHz analog bandwidth in SuperLock™ mode
1/3 rack space wide x 1U high x 8” deep
Rack mount 1U shelf available
AES/EBU and S/PDIF hi speed digital inputs (25-200kHz)
input source-selection switch
+4dB outputs (+29 dBu) with adjustable gain trimpots
Total jitter immunity via Superlock™ technology
120 dB, A-weighted
100/115V-220/240V 50/60Hz switchable
Power switch on the front panel
Internal low-radiation oversized toroidal power supply
-107 dB (0.0005%)
Rob Tavaglione, Pro Audio Review
" Of the four, the Mytek Digital Stereo96 ADC achieved the most unique and desirable sound to my ears. It had the most accurate response to transients, whether they involved high frequencies or even super lows."