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  1. CES 2017 Meitner MA-1 V2 and EMM Labs DAC2X V2 Announcements Using technology developed in their flagship DA2 DAC, EMM Labs and Meitner Audio has once again updated both their multi-award winning DACs the Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC and EMM Labs DAC2X. In addition to being the perfect companion of their TSDX CD/SACD Transport, the updates provide a huge improvement in transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. The new V2 unit updates consist of: MDAC™ in both platforms are now fully discrete DSD512/8xDSD D/A converters completely built in-house at EMM Labs' manufacturing facility in Canada Their multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 8xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new MDAC™ The DSD audio signal path has been re-designed allowing for further enhancements in transparency during the DSD to Analog conversion process Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface Supports sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz at word lengths up to 24 bits through all 6 digital inputs, Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES No configuration necessary, just plug and play. Every other digital system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has also been carefully revised as well for better sound. The V2 version pricing: Meitner MA-1 MSRP is $7,000 US EMM Labs DAC2X MSRP is $15,500 US Please note the V2 units performance are immediately noticeable and not subtle. So it’s quite a big jump in performance from the standard MA-1 and DAC2X to the V2 version. They are also offering an upgrade package for customers with older MA-1s and DAC2Xs to upgrade their units to V2. MSRP is: $1,750 US Note - Most units purchased in 2016 would already have newer hardware and you can just update the unit with the finalized firmware to make it V2. If you're not sure if your DAC already has the newer hardware, contact your EMM/Meitner dealer with the serial number.
  2. Spring Cleaning Sale

    We recently moved into a state-of-the-art warehouse and decided to do a little spring cleaning. The following is a list of used, floor model and overstock gear that we are letting go at fantastic prices. If you have any questions about anything you see here, just let us know. Used, Floor Model and Overstock Sale + FREE Tidal Offer from Audioengine Here's some of what's available. Be sure to visit here to see the full list. AURALiC Vega DAC (Used) was $2799 now $2380 visit page » AURALiC Altair Wireless Streaming DAC in Black (Used Floor Model) was $1899 now $1650 visit page » EMM Labs DAC2X in Silver (Used) was $15,500 now $7995 visit page » Shunyata Research MPC-12A w/ Venom HC Power Cord and SSF-38 Feet (Used Floor Model) was $2550 now $1850 visit page » ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphones (Used Floor Model) was $1090 now $899 visit page » Luxman DA-250 USB DAC/Headphone Amp/Preamp (Open Box - ONLY 1 AVAILABLE) was $2750 now $2350 visit page » Ayre Acoustics QB-9DSD USB DAC (Used - ONLY 1 AVAILABLE) was $3450 now $1999 visit page » Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amplifier in Black (Used) was $1119 now $799 visit page » ELAC Discovery Music Server was $1099 now $899 visit page » Pro-ject Debut Carbon DC Turntable in Gloss Black (Open Box - mint condition) was $399 now $329 visit page » Pro-ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic Turntable in Mahogany (Open Box - mint condition) was $999 now $799 visit page » Musical Surroundings Nova II Phono Preamplifier in Black (Open Box - mint conditon) was $1200 now $999 visit page » Project Audio Phono Box S Phono Preamplifier in Silver (Floor Model) was $199 now $149 visit page » FREE 90-day Tidal subscription with Audioengine purchase visit page » 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) www.ciamara.com
  3. EMM Labs DAC2X Update

    EMM Labs Updates their Award-Winning DAC2X D/A Converter($15,500) You know how it is. Digital audio data isn't the sole domain of digital transports any longer. Today, digital audio streams from sources as diverse as your PC, music server, satellite receiver, mixing board and portable player. Which is why EMM Labs has created one very simple, very convenient way to get state-of-the-art sound from all of them. Re-introducing the DAC2X – built with the award winning reference technology in the XDS1. The DAC2X features the latest generation MDAT2™ up-converting DSP, MFAST™ jitter removal system, MCLK™ master clock and Ed Meitner’s hand built 22.5792 MHz proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A converters. Using technology developed in their flagship DA2, EMM Labs and Meitner Audio has once again updated both their multi-award winning DACs the Meitner Audio MA-1 DAC and EMM Labs DAC2X. In addition to being the perfect companion of their TSDX CD/SACD Transport, the updates provide a huge improvement in transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. The new V2 unit updates consist of: MDAC™ in both platforms are now fully discrete DSD512/8xDSD D/A converters completely built in-house at EMM Labs' manufacturing facility in Canada Their multi-award winning MDAT2™ DSP has also been refined and updated to synergistically work with the new 8xDSD MDAC™. The new MDAT2™ DSP does real-time transient detection, processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio, PCM and DSD, before sending it to the new MDAC™ The DSD audio signal path has been re-designed allowing for furtherenhancements in transparency during the DSD to Analog conversion process Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface Supports sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz at word lengths up to 24 bits through all 6 digital inputs, Support for DSD128/2xDSD and DXD streaming via USB Audio Support for DSD (DoP) streaming via TOSLINK, SPDIF and AES No configuration necessary, just plug and play. Every other digital system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has also been carefully revised as well for better sound. MFAST™ asynchronous technology Feed the DAC2X through any of its six inputs and the revised Meitner Frequency Acquisition System (MFAST™) instantly acquires the signal, buffers it, then strips jitter out completely. A high-speed asynchronous system, it decouples input from output. MFAST™ ensures that you'll enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but. MDAT2™: 8x DSD (DSD512) upsampling From there, the signal goes straight into a new Meitner Digital Audio Translator (MDAT2™) which upsamples digital audio to DSD512, 8x the SACD standard sampling rate. The world's best dac/clock combination The DAC2X features an improved, standard-setting MDAC™ dual differential discrete D-to-A and MCLK™ high-purity master clock modules. Together, they're music to our ears. Yours too, as an audition will quickly prove. MFAST™ vs. conventional PLLs Most converters utilize PLL (Phase Locked Loop) circuits. MFAST™ has two distinct advantages. It's a high-speed asynchronous system that locks almost instantaneously to any data stream. Moreover, unlike PLLs which merely attenuate jitter, MFAST™ strips jitter out of the audio stream completely. Enabling you to enjoy pristine sonic clarity whether the incoming data stream is pure or anything but. Proprietary discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit EMM Labs remains unwilling to accept the inherent non-linearities of every mass-market chip created to date and they believe you neither should you. Note - Please note the V2 units performance are immediately noticeable and not subtle. So it’s quite a big jump in performance from the standard DAC2X to the V2 version. Most units purchased in 2016 would already have newer hardware and you can just update the unit with the finalized firmware to make it V2. We are also offering an upgrade package for customers with older MA-1s and DAC2Xs to upgrade their units to V2 (upgrade MSRP is: $1,750) If you aren't sure if your DAC already has the newer hardware, please contact us with the serial number to check. High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara1.844-CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272)
  4. EMM Labs DA2 New Generation Flagship DAC is HERE! (please call for pricing and delivery options) "Based on what I'd heard I thought this system would reproduce live music very well. I cranked the volume up to what seemed like 100 dB and grabbed the center seat. What I heard literally sounded like a live Nirvana concert. The room in which this system was in was huge and so was the soundstage. The electrostatic panels sounded awesome with the huge EMM amps and the new DA2 DAC. The sound wasn't like a traditional audiophile system at a show, rather it was life-like with air and immediacy in a way that made other systems sound a bit closed in and boxy. I think I could have played the entire Unplugged album with my eyes closed and seriously felt like I was sitting in Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993." -Chris Connaker (computeraudiophile.com RMAF 2015 recap) Ed Meitner of EMM Labs proudly previews the DA2, his successor to the much beloved DAC2X The DA2 is EMM Labs next generation flagship DAC. Re-designed from the ground up, Ed Meitner has once again created a DAC that significantly moves the bar in terms of transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. New in the DA2: 16xDSD MDAC™ Proprietary hardware galvanic isolation for the USB Audio interface Every other system from its proprietary jitter removal MFAST™ to its super accurate clock, MCLK™ has been carefully revised for better sound. Inputs -> 1xAES, 1xUSB Audio, 2xSPDIF, 2xTOSLINK Outputs -> Balanced and un-balanced analog outputs (both can be used at the same time) With EMM Labs' MDAT™ DSP engine and MDAC™ already running at 16xDSD (DSD1024, 45Mhz/49Mhz) this unit is basically future proof and now performs at a whole different level/generation of performance than the DAC2X. Finishes: Silver with titanium insert and buttons (pictured) Black with black insert and buttons Premium finish with plated inserts/buttons: 24K gold, Nickel/Silver and custom finish available. We're now accepting orders for EMM Labs next production run, so give us a call to see about getting on the list. 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara
  5. December Newsletter(Click above for link to full newsletter Double Club Ciamara Rewards Points Holiday Special + EMM Labs DA2 Flagship DAC Trade-in OFFER! For the remainder of the year, earn Double Rewards Points (10%)back on every purchase through our Club Ciamara Rewards Points Holiday Promotional. Be sure to register for our Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program so you can start earning store credit on every purchase. We're also pleased to announce that we're now offering up to $7500 in trade-in credit towards the purchase of EMM Labs Flagship DA2 DAC. This is easily one of the best DACs available and an awesome way to take your digital playback to new heights. Finally, don't forget to check out our specials section for great deals on equipment, as well as, special component/cable bundles from some of our more popular products. As always, we offer FREE SHIPPINGon all purchases over $99 and the ability to try just about anything we sell in the comfort of your own home for up to 30-days. HOT PRODUCTS ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones($1190) ENIGMAcoustics has really gone all out with their Dharma D1000 Headphones. From the lightweight, sleek aesthetic to the innovative design and proprietary SBESL technology, it is one of our favorite headphones and one of the best we’ve heard. Lumin D1 Network Music Player ($2,000) - SAVE $150 on Sbooster Audiphile Power Supply Get close to the performance of the Lumin T1 for a fraction of the price when you add the Sbooster BOTW Audiophile Power Supply Since its release no other line of network music players have received as many awards as the Lumin line of music players. Lumin has taken what they have learned and applied it to what is now their most affordable player yet, the D1. Lumin’s D1 Network Music Player is based on their original and highly regarded, A1. It contains the same “no expense spared” development and technology of the A1, which provides unmatched and award-winning musicality, with minor differences that allow it be more affordable - all while taking extraordinary efforts to not compromise the sound quality. Reducing the size of the chassis and removing the HDMI output help reduce costs without losing music quality, and using an auto-ranging power supply offered the biggest savings for the least compromise. The Lumin family of players will playback everything from high-res to more popular formats: DSD LOSSLESS: DSF (DSD), DIFF (DSD), DoP (DSD); PCM LOSSLESS: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF; COMPRESSED (LOSSY) AUDIO: MP3, AAC (in M4A container). Sbooster Ultra Power Filter for Uptone Audio Regen ($100) The SBooster Ultra for the UpTone Audio Regen USB Hub is their first switch-mode power supply add on based on active filter technology. Compared to the passive SBooster Single Unit you will get with the Ultra an even greater crispness, tightness, distinctness and focus. Last but not least your Regen will run a lot cooler which has a positive impact on the overall sound quality. With the Sbooster Ultra Filter, you get high performance, as well as an economical upgrade for your Regen. Ayre Acoustics Codex Headphone Amp/DAC/preamp ($1795) 30% OFF CARDAS BALANCED HEADPHONE CABLE of your choice with purchase The Codex, manufactured in Boulder, CO is equally at home as a stand-alone DAC, DAC/Preamp combination, or Headphone Amplifier/DAC. Encased in a sleek, elegant chassis and equipped with the latest Ayre technology, Cardas Balanced Headphone Cable for the Codex One of the features that really separates the Codex from the competition is its ability to be used in balanced headphone mode. This feature has the ability to elevate the performance of your headphones beyond what you thought was possible. We feel that this is such an important aspect of the Codex that we're offering you the chance to purchase any one of the specially constructed balanced headphone cables from Cardas for 30% off! These cables have been specifically designed for the Ayre Codex (and Pono) and are available for a wide variety of the most popular headphones. It is important to note that not all supported headphone models are listed on our or Cardas' site, so please contact us if you have any questions regarding your headphones' compatibility with one of the Cardas models. Auralic Aries Mini - 20% OFF CABLES WITH PURCHASE ($549) One of this years most anticipated products has finally begun shipping.For those that don't already know, The ARIES MINI is a wireless streaming node designed for connecting to your existing home audio system. It not only has shared all software and hardware functions coming from original ARIES, but also equipped with additional high quality analog output and optional hard drive slot for anyone whom don’t want to invest for a dedicate DSD DAC and NAS drive. We don't know any other device from any manufacturer that can do what the Aries Mini can at this price. EMM LABS DA2 TRADE-IN OFFER EMM LABS DA2 - Next Generation Flagship DAC is HERE! (call for pricing details) For a limited time, trade-in your existing DAC and receive up to$7500 in credit towards a DA2. Not all DACs are eligible, so be sure and contact us to see if you have a qualifying product. This is a very limited time offer, so don't miss out on this great opportunity to own one of the world's finest DACs. Ed Meitner of EMM Labs proudly previews the DA2, his successor to the much beloved DAC2XThe DA2 is EMM Labs next generation flagship DAC. Re-designed from the ground up, Ed Meitner has once again created a DAC that significantly moves the bar in terms of transparency, accuracy and overall sound quality. NEW PERSONAL AUDIO PRODUCTS Cardas A8 Ear Speaker($300) After months and months of waiting, Cardas has finally launched their follow-up to their award winning EM5813 Ear Speakers. The Cardas A8 Ear Speaker features the world's first Ultra Linear, Contour Field, Dual Magnet Driver - an entirely new dynamic driver with no permeable core, delivering deep bass, strong midrange, and soaring highs. A8 users who want to use other playback devices, such as the balanced output on an Astell & Kern, Pono, or Ayre's Codex headphone amp, can purchase a separate cable specifically for that purpose. STAX SR-L700 Ear Speakers ($1400) STAX SR-L500 Ear Speakers ($700) STAX SRM-353X Headphone Amplifier ($925) STAX SRS-5100 Headphone System - SR-L500 + SRM-353X ($1650) The first SR-Lambda series was introduced 36 years ago and it has further developed into a new-generation SR-Lambda with its newly designed enclosure - the new SR-L700 and SR-L500 advanced-Lambda series Earspeakers. The SR-L700 and SR-L500 feature the same hand selected thin-film diaphragm that is used in their flagship SR-009. The SR-L700 also utilizes fixed electrodes machined through three-layer stainless etching using heat diffusion has been used for its sound element. These techniques result in an incredibly well-balanced headphone that produces rich deep bass, delicate high frequency and soothing mid-range.The SRM-353X is the exclusive driver unit (amplifier) produced to drive STAX electrostatic Earspeaker headphones. Thanks for taking the time to take a look at this month's newsletter, if you have any questions feel free to contact us here, in our LiveChat or at 844-242-6272 Happy Holidays! High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272)
  6. Ciamara DAC and Digital Music Player offerings With people's ever growing digital music collections and a number of high-quality streaming services options such as Tidal and Spotify now available, we understand the vital role a DAC plays in your system. That is why we offer a wide range of DACs and digital music players at a variety of price points. Our experts are available to not only provide personalized, industry leading customer service, but make it fun and simple to find the DAC or component that is the right fit for you. Check out our selection here and here
  7. Article: EMM Labs DAC2X Review

    You can view the page at http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content.php?r=468-EMM-Labs-DAC2X-Review
  8. Audirvana or Pure Music?

    I've been running Audirvana (1.5.12) for ~ 5 months, mostly in standalone mode (I do think it sounds a little better than in iTunes mode). I'm happy with the sound. However, I don't enjoy my music as much without something like iTunes to peruse my files and play music. It's just too cumbersome to deal with files and directories and drag them into the Audirvana playlist window - especially since I do it from an iPad using the Screens VNC client. CDs and LPs are a very different story b/c although cumbersome there's a magic and a physicality to them that files don't have. So given I want to use iTunes, what's the best integrated player to use from a sound perspective? I have tried: - Audirvana: integration is perfect but it doesn't sound as good in iTunes compared to standalone mode. - Pure Music: Testing it now - iTunes integration is not as robust as Audirvana (track position odd) but I'm willing to compromise if it sounds better. - Amarra: Doesn't do DSD files - this means it's out for me. My setup: Mac mini('09, 8gbRAM, 250gbSSD, Mavericks, headless and minimal install - only for music) => Lightspeed USB (split) => EmmLabs XDS1v2 (same as Dac2x from a DAC standpoint) => Audio Note Kondo Ongaku integrated amp => Avantgarde Duo Mezzo speakers. Would appreciate any opinions. Thx! Miguel
  9. Computer To Match EMM Labs Pre2 ?

    Hello, I am helping a friend build out his system. He has an EMM Labs Pre2 Stereo Pre-Amp. Friend plays ( Blu-ray Audio, LPs, SACDs ). He says that the rest of the system is at least as high fidelity as the Pre2. Friend wants me to add a computer, of at least as high fidelity as the Pre2, so that he could download and/or stream internet music. Would a Mac mini suffice? I presume it would need approximately ( external HD = thunderbolt, internal HD = 256 Gb solid state, RAM >= 8 Gb ) ? Which (if any) of the C.A.P.S. v3 machines would be appropriate? Would friend need a computer better than a C.A.P.S. v3 Zuma? If so, I could build it, but where is the bottleneck in the Zuma? Are there any pitfalls I should avoid in selecting eSATA or NAS for the C.A.P.S. v3? Apparently he would copy from HRx to hard drive on a different computer, then transfer to C.A.P.S. v3 for audio playback. To me it seems more natural to connect both computers to the NAS. Thank you.
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