MSB The Discrete DAC




Product Description

The Prime DAC

With two prime DACs, we yield 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 our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

A display for the listening chair

Equipped with high-visibility and a wide viewing angle, the display is both easy-to-read and stunning, exhibiting our love for intuitive features.  The LED display, slaved to the audio clock, is refreshed between data processing to drastically reduce electrical interference. The in-house discrete design is then constructed into its own shielded CNC pocket for optimal isolation. Sit back and be immersed.

Engaging with the Future

MSB thrives off the innovation required to meet consumer demands. We’re constantly improving digital input modules to stay at the forefront of the high-end audio industry, ensuring you’re always equipped with the most current digital file formats and interfaces. Focusing on our network renderer and USB input, your audio tech will be on the cutting edge. Put simply, your DAC is ready for the future.

A Better USB Solution

The Pro USB was developed to offer a multi part USB solution that features complete electrical isolation and all the performance of  MSB’s proprietary Pro ISL input. The Pro USB is offered as a stand alone module for users who already have an MSB DAC that is equipped with a Pro ISL input as well as a starter kit with a Pro ISL input and everything you need to get up and running.

– Complete electrical isolation
– Up to 32 bit – 768kHz
– MQA decoding
– Up to 8X DSD
– Up to 1km lossless transmission

Superior streaming

The MSB Renderer was developed using an in-house hardware design running an ultra low noise A5 processor for optimal audio playback performance. Over the air updates will ensure that your renderer always has the latest capabilities and ultimate convenience.

– Up to 32 bit – 768kHz
– MQA decoding
– Roon Endpoint
– Up to 4X DSD
– UPnP Protocol
– DLNA Protocol

Discrete Power Supply

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. The DAC comes equipped with a single power supply, but can be augmented with a second discrete power supply to enable optimized power isolation between all major components.

Premier Powerbase

Built to accommodate modular components, the Premier Powerbase is highly adaptive, offering two dual-link power connectors, supplying four isolated power supplies. Make it your own—with the addition of dual low-noise shielded transformers, optimized power filtering, enhanced grounding and high-performance regulators, your DAC will be unrivaled in its performance.

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.


(Discrete DAC base configuration shown)

Anodized Finishes

Elegant yet commanding, our finishes are available in a matte silver or matte black anodize. Replaceable foot guards are included to protect the chassis from damage. Any audiophile M6X1 foot can be installed to optimize your system.

Product Specification

Supported Formats (Input dependent)44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs1x RCA Coaxial
1x XLR
1x Word-Sync
2x Toslink
2x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Outputs3.57Vrms Maximum
300Ω Balanced
Galvanically isolated
Volume Control1dB steps (Range 0 – 106).
Volume Control can be disabled in the menu.
DisplayDiscrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
ControlsIsolated RS-232
IR Remote
Front panel interface
Power Consumption35 Watts with fully configured Discrete DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width:17 in (432 mm)
Depth:12 in (305 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet):2 in (51 mm)
Stack height:2.65 in (68 mm)
Weight:18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width:22 in (558.8 mm)
Depth:18 in (457.2 mm)
Height:7 in (177.8 mm)
Weight:27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
MSB Remote
USB charging cable
Dual-link power splitter
4X Spiked feet
4X Plastic foot inserts

The Discrete Supply


Technical Specifications
AC Voltage100V (Fixed)
120/240V (Auto switching)
Power Consumption45 Watts with fully configured Premier DAC
Chassis Dimensions
Width:8.25 in (209.6 mm)
Depth:6 in (152.4 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet):2 in (50.8 mm)
Stack height:2.65 in (67.3 mm)
Weight:5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Shipping Dimensions
Width:17 in (431.8 mm)
Depth:11 in (279.4 mm)
Height:5 in (127 mm)
Weight:8 lbs (3.7 kg)
Included Accessories
IEC power cord
Dual-link power cable
4X Spiked feet
4X Plastic foot inserts






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