D/A Converters Record STeK MDAC +

The record STeK MDAC + (1500 euro) changed slightly according to the setting, but retains its basic character.

  1. D/A converters record STeK MDAC +
  2. Data sheet

The MDAC + there in different front panel and display colors, but the actual choice starts only after the purchase. Accessible via the front panel Rotary/push button adjustment menu all you can really adjust: the target rate of the integrated sample rate converter between 44.1 and 192 kHz as well as the target word length between 16, 18, 20 and 24 bits. The user must also decide whether this dither is used and choose the dose of this added selectively to the linearization of the converter in the Small signal range noise additive in three stages. Not only that – logical, that also the characteristics of the digital filter is fivefold adjustable and that the DAC stores all settings for each input separately.

You don’t ask it now after the “ideal” hearing test setting – it does not. The MDAC + changed slightly according to the setting, but retains its basic character.

Via coax of Restek played in relaxed, very natural, with deep enough, striking exactly defined, – primarily directly to the power amplifier – rather slim bass. The great strength of the German DAC was the room: none in the test was more precise and clean off.

Reset STeK MDAC +

Manufacturer Restek
Price €1500.00
Rating 115.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H T) HöheTiefe 28.5 x 6.4 x 33.0 cm
Weight 4.0 kg
Digital volume control
Analog volume control
Remote control
Display sampling rate
Word width display
Digital effects loop
Maximum sampling rate RCA / AES 192
Maximum sampling rate optical 96
Maximum USB sample rate 48
USB asynchronous mode USB
Adjustable digital filter characteristics
Number filter options 5
Have Upsampling for all inputs, digital effects loop.
Inputs CD player
Digital RCA 4
Digital BNC 0
Digital optical 4
Digital ST 0
Digital AES / EBU 0
Digital DSD
I2S 1
FireWire 0
Output D/A converter
RCA outputs 1
Outputs XLR stereo 0
Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm / 3, 5 mm 0 / 0
Digital output to RCA
Optical digital output
Digital output other: I2S
Test results
Conclusion +. High play value, fine sound, excellent facilities.
Conclusion- USB can only 48 / 24
Sound RCA 115
Balanced sound –
Sound SACD
Facilities outstanding
Operation well
Processing Very good
Sound judgment outstanding 115
Predicate 5 ears
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 8 /.