Meitner MA3 Integrated DAC


Introducing Meitner Audio’s ground breaking MA3 Integrated D/A converter—The first of their next generation products. The MA3 combines Ed Meitner's proven world-class sound techniques from our beloved DA2 V2 and DV2 converters, with network audio streaming functions from our popular and simple to use NS1 Streamer - creating one sleek, affordable package to serve your greater enjoyment of music.



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The Meitner MA3:

• 16xDSD MDAC2™ DACs coupled with our proprietary MDAT2™ DSP

• VControl™ volume control used in our EMM DV2 converter

• Supports DSD128/2xDSD, DXD and MQA®

• Built in network streamer for music streaming service integration

16xDSD MDAC2™ and MDAT2™ DSP:

The MA3 employs our MDAC2™ fully discrete single-bit, 16xDSD, D-to-A converters, coupled with our MDAT2™ DSP which performs real-time transient detection in addition up-conversion of all incoming audio. VControl™ maintains the input signal without re-quantization allowing for complete transparency at any volume setting, wide attenuation range, and no loss of audio resolution.

USB Isolation, MFAST™ and MCLK2™:

The USB interface includes EMM’s proprietary hardware galvanic isolation. MFAST™ our high-speed asynchronous jitter removal technology working in tandem with our custom built clock (MCLK2™) provides jitter removal from all digital sources.

Built in Network Streamer:

Connect to high resolution streaming services like TIDAL, QOBUZ plus support for popular music services like SPOTIFY, DEEZER, vTUNER etc. UPnP/DLNA support for network and NAS file playback, ROON READY and ROON ENDPOINT functionality plus direct USB audio file playback.

Designed and manufactured in Canada, simply connect it directly to amplifier(s) and speakers of your choice and enjoy! The MA3 is the perfect integrated digital hub for any high end system, regardless of budget.


“I didn't know which of Nelsons's two orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra or the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, was playing—what was clear, even from the hallway, was the glorious, silken smoothness of the strings. Those strings sounded so heavenly, so right, and so absolutely in tune with what a superb conductor can bring forth from the finest orchestras that I immediately knew my time with the MA3 would be a treat.”

“If there's one man synonymous with the 'custom DAC' it's Ed Meitner, who has crafted his own digital tech for 30 years. His latest outboard DAC is a chip off the digital block”

Key Features-

• Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs: USB Audio, AES, TOSLINK, COAX and Network(RJ45)

•2xDSD (via DoP), DXD (352/384kHz) over USB Audio

•Full MQA® unfolding via USB Audio and Network(RJ45)

•Proprietary & discrete dual differential D-to-A converters (MDAC2™) with Meitner Digital Audio Translator signal processing technology (MDAT2™)

• MFAST™ instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance

• Proprietary asynchronous clocking system (MCLK™)

• VControl™ high resolution volume control

• Galvanically isolated USB Audio interface

• Network streaming with UPNP/DLNA and ROON READY/ROON ENDPOINT functionality

• High resolution, Tidal and Qobuz and popular, Spotify, Deezer, vTuner plus many more, streaming audio services support

• AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV and WMA audio file playback

• USB service port for future software upgrades

• IR remote and serial port for wired remote control

• mConnect app for network control on Android, IOS and tablets

• Newly designed strong and elegant all-metal chassis

• Roon Ready network devices have Roon’s streaming technology built in, and are certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming.

Power Supply:

Power factor corrected

Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz

Power consumption: max. 50W

CE Approved


Digital inputs:

AES/EBU, S/PDIF COAX, TOSLINK, USB Audio and Network(RJ45) supports up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD

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

Network(RJ45) also supports full MQA® decoding

Stereo Analog Outputs:

Balanced (XLR)

Unbalanced (RCA)

Output voltage:

XLR outputs: 4.36V (+15.0dBu)

RCA outputs: 2.19V (+9.0dBu)

Output impedance:

300 ohms balanced (XLR)

150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)


W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 92mm

Weight: 7.43kg (with remote control)

Designed and Manufactured in Canada

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