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Bricasti Design


World Class Digital to Analog Converters, Amplifiers & Preamps from a World Class Professional Audio company. 


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Bricasti M1 DAC
Bricasti M1SE DAC
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M3 DAC Options:

  • Network Streaming (LAN input; DLNA / UPnP player)

    • Roon ™ Ready​

  • Headphone option​

  • Remote Control (Optional extra with M3)

Bricasti M1 Series 2 DAC


The M1 digital to analog converter, now with new MDx digital processing board, is a dual mono design; there are two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analog circuitry. This design insures that analog cross talk is virtually non existent, that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing is isolated, having its own power supply. With our twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimized by using the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration. The M1 also includes Bricasti's own proprietary filter technolgy, further opening new territory with what is achievable in a modern D/A refference.


Product Highlights

  • DSD playback.

  • Network Player option for streaming direct to DAC

  • Dedicated dual mono design.

  • Highly acclaimed, proprietary filter technology.

  • Extremely low jitter @ 6 picoseconds.

  • Supports sample rates of up to 192khz and 24 bits.

  • Minimum and linear phase filters.


Exceptional performance and value

The M3 offers an incredible array of performance in a more affordable price class. Highlights include two fully differential conversion channels, separate conversion for PCM and native DSD, and a balanced analog level control circuit, making the M3 suitable for all applications. In addition, the M3 incorporates the latest Bricasti Design high-performance MDx processor.

The M3 utilizes two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to ensure low noise and superior isolation. A newly designed chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminum in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.

The M3’s new Mdx digital design employs precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use of sample rate converters, this combined with superior digital filter design, and Native DSD conversion yields a state of the art digital audio path. The M3’s high speed low distortion analog path features a bypass-able preamp class analog level control allowing the M3 to be used to drive power amps directly, with no bit loss for optimal analog performance.

 M1 Series II DAC

New for 2023! 

The M1 Series II introduces a new look and feel to the M1 series of products and encompasses many elements of Bricasti Design’s vast wealth of experience engineering precision D/A’s to transform the M1 with the audio purist in mind. The M1S2 is focused on simplicity of design and includes a host of new performance milestones including our latest MDx processor, new higher current twin linear power supplies with larger performance capacitors, all fit into a handcrafted chassis milled from solid aluminum that stands taller in size fitted with the same M1SE feet as standard. Beautifully finished in Classic, Argento or Platinum Series styles, the M1 Series II is stunningly expressive and built to exacting standards in the USA. Network Player option available for streaming direct to the DAC.


M19 Digital Outputs

Connectors: XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire 

                       RCA or BNC option: SPDIF 

                       RJ45: I2S 

Sample Rates AES, SPDIF: 44.1 kHz, or DSD 64fs                                               as DoP 

Sample Rates I2S: 44.1 kHz, or DSD 64fs Native 

Configuration with DACs:

All Bricasti DACs: 

  • Can be ordered with the I2S/RJ45 option. 

  • Either I2S OR the Streamer/Network/LAN input may be installed. Sorry, both options are not available together.

  • If Streaming input is required, utilize the AES or SPDIF outputs for DSD via DoP

  • Retrofits are available. Contact XtremeFidelity for pricing.

Non-Bricasti DACs:

  • I2S will not be compatible. Use AES or SPDIF outputs for DSD over DoP.

 M19 CD/SACD Transport

New for 2023!

The M19 is a simple CD and SACD compatible disk player. It is a transport, meaning the M19 has no D/A converter and is designed to be used with an external DAC. As such, the M19 has AES and SPDIF outputs as well as a proprietary I2S output designed to interface to the Bricasti line of DAC products.  The M19 is robustly constructed of milled and CNC machined aluminum sections, no typical bent metal chassis and top cover as found on most products. All sections of the construction, the front and rear panels, the sides and even the bottom and top plates start out as solid blocks of aluminum which are precision machined to shape, with exact tolerances for a perfect fit.  The front panel has a large, simple, easy to read graphic display, an encoder for changing tracks and. adjusting and selecting settings, and dedicated function buttons. There is an IR receiver built in to the left side center of the display for using the M19 remote controller. 

SACD and DSD playback and the M19 

When playing a SACD, the DSD playback will be transmitted as DoP and Native format via the I2S. When using the AES or SPDIF outputs, the DSD will be sent as DoP. The M19 does not employ any sample rate conversion or up-sampling of the data streams and passes the original sample rate to the DAC for conversion. The only processing done is for creating the DoP format for DSD out the AES/SPDIF outputs.

I2S Output on the M19 

The M19 has a proprietary implementation of I2S. There is no “standard” for the use of I2S outside the confines of a product as its intended use is for interconnecting of PCBs inside of a product. In Bricasti's implantation, they use an RJ45 connector to mate to one of Bricasti's DACs with I2S option. This interface is intended for use with Bricasti products only and is not meant for general use with other brand DACs; the AES and SPDIF are there to support other manufacturer’s products as they are a defined standard and will work with any product that supports these standards. 

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