Masterpiece DAC (MP-D201)
The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series.
To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Further more, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technology to the limit of "possible". The MP-D201 is the supreme level of digital control centres. It has all the needed I/O's to interface to basically everything digital and with it's modular design, new interfaces can be added as their technologies satisfy our high quality demands. With the built in masterclock and sample rate conversion, it reduces jitter to the lowest level possible. Combined with the four stereo dacs in the analog stage - it gives the best possible precision achievable with todays technologies.
The analog stage uses the same type of discrete modules found in the MP-P201 and MP-L201 and offers true balanced configuration - including our well-known relay based volume - optimized for the MP-D201. This offers superior performance over any digital volume on the market today. Used together with a separate preamplifier, the build in volume can naturally be fully bypassed.