These days, audiophiles want more from their digital devices than mere CD playback. « More » is just what the Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Playback System delivers. So much more, in fact, we invite you to think of it as the digital equivalent of a yes man—an obedient servant that does everything you ask of it and more without question.
Like what, you ask?
« Will it get the most from my Red Book discs? » Yes, absolutely. The MA-2’s advanced new slot-loading transport utilizes technology we developed for the state-of-the-art EMM Labs XDS1 player to isolate the transport electrically and mechanically from the converter. Your Red Book discs are read quickly, quietly and then played back flawlessly.
« Can it play my 24/192 computer files over USB? » Yes, asynchronously. And that’s just the beginning. After all, the MA-2 is based on the critically acclaimed MA-1 converter. So there’s full asynchronous support from 44.1kHz to 192kHz through all four digital inputs, not just USB.
« Can it stream DSD over USB? » Yes, natively. It’s a function, and benefit, of our proprietary technology:
MFAST™ asynchronous technology. The Meitner Frequency Acquisition System instantly acquires the signal, then buffers and decouples it from the sending source, thus stripping out jitter completely.
MDAT™: 2x DSD upsampling. The Meitner Digital Audio Translator upsamples digital audio to 5.6 MHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.
MDAC™ and MCLK™ Our standard-setting dual differential discrete D-to-A and high-purity master clock modules ensure end-to-end signal integrity.
All of which leads to the obvious question: Should you make it a point to audition the MA-2? We’re confident you can answer that one yourself.