EMM Labs

EMM Labs DA2 V2 Reference DAC


A flagship to conquer all others. The DA2 V2 offers uncompromising support and reference quality output for any use case, whether playing local DSD files (up to DSD 1024), or streaming high quality PCM, up to 24/192. Additionally, for Tidal users the USB input supports MQA master files.

In-House Quality

The MDAC2™ is the world’s first true fully discrete DSD1024/16xDSD D/A converter and is still built in-house at Meitner’s’ manufacturing facility in Calgary, Canada. Meitner believes that to get truly magnificent sound, a company must be willing to start from nothing and create a truly remarkable product, nothing like the mass-market chips in other products.

Meitner’s multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 16xDSD MDAC2™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new 16xDSD DACs. There is no compromise.

As well as hand crafted internals, the USB interface includes EMM’s proprietary hardware galvanic isolation. In combination with MFAST™, the high-speed asynchronous jitter removal technology, and MCLK2™, a custom built clock, jitter is completely removed from the conversion process.

The new DA2 V2’s analog and digital systems have been meticulously revised. All culminating in that next level of immersive pristine sonic clarity that has been the definition of every new EMM product. The DA2 V2, our new reference converter proudly designed and made in Canada.

“I could go on (and on) singing the praises of the DA2 with countless musical examples but I see no need. The EMM Labs DA2 V2 Reference Stereo DAC is among the finest converters I’ve had the pleasure to experience, turning digitally stored music back into flesh and blood and bone.”

Key Features-

•16xDSD proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A converters (MDAC2™)

•New high High/Low output gain control

• Latest generation Meitner Digital Audio Translator signal processing technology (MDAT2™)

•Enhanced technology for instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance (MFAST™)

• Proprietary asynchronous clocking system (MCLK2™)

•USB interface with custom hardware galvanic isolation

•Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs

•2xDSD, DXD (352/384kHz) & MQA® support over USB

• User controlled signal polarity

•Custom aerospace-grade ceramic circuit boards

•EMM Optilink for transport or streamer connection

•Precision-machined aluminum chassis & remote control

• Service USB port for future software upgrades

• RS-232 serial port for wired remote control


Digital inputs:

EMM Optilink (CD/SACD)

AES/EBU, 2x S/PDIF Coax, 2x S/PDIF, TOS & USB up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD

USB also supports 2xDSD, DXD (352/384kHz) & MQA®

Stereo Analog Outputs:


Output Impedance:

300 ohms balanced (XLR)

150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)

Output Levels (High/Low):

XLR outputs: 7.0/5.0V (+19.1/16.2dBu)

RCA outputs: 3.5/2.5V (+13.1/10.2dBu)


W x D x H: 438 x 400 x 161mm

Weight: 17.2kg

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