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Bricasti Design M1 Special Edition

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After the launch of the original M1 dual-mono DAC, now dubbed the “Classic M1,” Bricasti Design released the M1 Special Edition in July, 2015. The M1 SE incorporates a host of new improvements currently offered in the flagship Limited Edition Gold M1.

Stillpoints feet have been incorporated that are engineered and optimized exclusively for the chassis design. The added stability greatly improves isolation from vibration which translates to a more transparent sonic presentation. Point-to-point wiring improves signal flow by eliminating various connectors which can degrade a signal’s performance and the next generation power improvements have been implemented in this edition to further improve filtering of unwanted noise and power ripple.

The Bricasti network interface and media renderer is also now an option for any M1 to be seen as a DLNA device on an audio network to play or stream to through a wired connection on your network. Now you can run wired data in longer distances without loss in quality so your network can go anywhere you choose.

All past enhancements made to the Classic M1 design over time are now personified in the M1 Special Edition. As always, current M1 owners can contact Bricasti to upgrade.

Price is $10,000.

The M1 digital to analog converter is a dual mono design with two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analog circuitry. The design ensures that analog crosstalk is virtually nonexistent, that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing is isolated, having its own power supply. With the twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimized by using the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration. The M1 also includes Bricasti’s own proprietary filter technology, further opening new territory with what is achievable in a modern D/A reference.

Bricasti Design designs and manufacturers all its products in its facility near Boston, via four CNC machines.

Read the March/2015 M1 Review on Dagogo.

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One Response to Bricasti Design M1 Special Edition

  1. Doug White says:

    Thanks for the good information in this report. I would only like to add that owners of older Bricasti units wishing to upgrade should contact the dealer where they purchased their M1 to have them provide the service that they paid for. This way the dealer and manufacturer can accurately access and expedite the upgrade process. You may actually save a little since you are already their customer. I do that for my customers. Happy listening!

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