MSB Discrete DAC


With two prime DACs fitted the MSB Discrete yields an unprecedented level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while the low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

Highlights (Prime DAC)

    • Fully Balanced design down to the conversion point.
    • No buffers, IV converter, or transistors in the signal path. No active devices after conversion at all.
    • Dynamically configurable between a discrete native DSD, or discrete native PCM DAC. The DAC has two modes:a multibit PCM mode and a massive parallel single-bit discrete DSD mode.
    • Based off a discrete ladder DAC design far beyond the performance of a basic R2R architecture.
    • Each DAC module is individually shielded and thermally bonded for a stringent temperature control.
    • Multiple DACs per channel for increased performance and lower output impedance.
    • Each DAC module is individually tested and then hand-matched with our rigorous automated measurement system.

Please call 01753 863300  or email to arrange your own individual demonstration or simply to discuss your requirements in further detail.

Ex demo unit includes fitted UPNP Renderer module (Roon ready) and 2nd Power supply upgrade.

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MSB Discrete DAC

Discrete Power Supplies.

Superior conversion begins with clean and stable low-noise power. The Discrete Power Supply feeds the DAC with dual low-noise power streams that are linear and independent. That’s not all—the CNC unibody aluminum chassis provides the discrete power supply with optimal thermal performance and an elegant design aesthetic. Our ex demo DAC comes equipped with two power supplies to enable optimized power isolation between all major components.

Completely modular.

Paired with performance increases, our modular design ethos increases flexibility for future updates and product support, guaranteeing a long-term product investment. As you pursue higher levels of playback, an MSB upgrade path is always available to help drive your own desire for innovation. Whether it’s a software update or a leading-edge modular component, we’re here to help the most valued aspect of MSB—our customers.

The MSB Remote.

When MSB set out to make the MSB remote, the design was built from the ground up. Stainless steel buttons arrayed around an elegant volume wheel to optimize performance and response. California crafted in-house from an aluminum billet, the enclosure feels solid yet refined. Tailored for both the transport and the DAC’s daily use, our remote brings you closer to the music you love.


The best of the best.

MSB believe excellence is a promise worth keeping. We’re honoured to be recognized by the industry for bringing you the most lifelike sound they can.

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For further information and technical specifications Click here to download the Discrete DAC user Guide