Mola Mola

Tambaqui DAC


Mola Mola’s Tambaqui DAC is the perfect upgrade for owners of complete high-end systems who want to retain the characteristic sound of their existing preamplifier whilst lifting their digital sources to another level. Natural, analogue-esque sound is delivered with digital convenience, style, and speed. Additionally, a headphone out and digital volume control make a desktop setup an enticing prospect. Whether part of a headphone or speaker setup, desktop or living room, the tambaqui is sure to stun.

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The Tambaqui DAC


Born with regard to the future, the Tambaqui DAC was created to stand the test of time, and push the boundaries of current digital media. This converter is a two board stack. On the first board, all incoming digital audio is upsampled to 3.125MHz/32 bits and converted to noise shaped PWM. On the other board are two mono DACs, in which a discrete 32- stage FIR DAC and a single-stage 4th order filtering I/V converter, convert the PWM into analogue with a breathtaking 130dB SNR. This is near the theoretical limit for 24-bit files and far beyond that of even quad-speed DSD. Uniquely, distortion remains below the noise floor even for full scale signals.

But, enough of the digital talk. What the tambaqui offers that very few others can provide is the ease and transparency of analogue. Listening to tracks such as “Tie” by Pink Floyd, Richard Wrights somewhat coarse entry into the usical scene is delivered with a slightly blunted top end, in the best way possible. No detail is lost, the delivery simply eases itself to life. This is a constant for vocalists while listening to the Tambaqui, with male vocalists especially being delivered in a full and uncompressed way.

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Optical (Toslink)

S/PDIF (Cinch)


USB type B

Ethernet (Roon Ready)

Bluetooth (SBC, AAC, APTX, LDAC)

I²S over HDMI

Balanced output (XLR)

Headphone output (6.3mm Jack, Balanced XLR 4pin)

2 programmable trigger outputs (3.5mm Jack)

Processing balance and input gain offset

Selectable output levels

Phase invert

Supported Formats

PCM up to 384kHz/32 bits (>192kHz and >24 bits via USB and Roon only)

DoP and Native DSD up to quad speed (USB and Roon only)


Full-Scale Output Level (XLR): 18dBu

Full-Scale Output Level (headphone): 18dBu

Signal to Noise Ratio: 130dB

THD, IMD: not measurable (estimated -140dB)

Bandwidth: Up to 80kHz (apodizing response)

Integrated jitter: <1ps from 10Hz upwards, <300fs from 1kHz upwards

Jitter rejection: >80dB at 1Hz after 20 seconds of loc


Front button source selection and volume setting

4 programmable presets

(Premium) Remote Control

Mola Mola Remote app


200mm (W) x 110mm (H) x 320mm (D)

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