Bricasti M12 Dual Mono Source Controller and DAC

£16,999.00 (inc. VAT)

The M12 from Bricasti Design serves as a perfectly crafted frontend to any modern system. All digital and analogue input types are supported and handled by precise analogue gain control.

Like its M1 predecessor, the M12 offers digital and analogue processing built on a dual mono design and harnessing the power of 3 internal supplies, with separate analogue power supplies feeding the two channels.
Along with pass-thru analogue inputs and a pure dual mono signal path, the M12 has been upgraded with network interfacing and media rendering capabilities, and can be seen as a DLNA device on any audio network. Any stream can be played via a wired connection in the network, enabling data transfer over longer distances without any sacrifice in quality.

Building on technology from Bricasti’s M1 SE converter, the M12 offers high resolution analogue gain and level control which handles output stage exclusively in the analogue domain. This design allows DSD playback at ultimate levels. While some DSD playback devices convert the signal to multi-bit sigma delta or PCM signal for filtering, the M12 processes all filtering purely in the analogue domain by employing a pure DSD path.

The M12’s control range spans 90db in 1db steps, and can be fully remote controlled and programmed.

As with all Bricasti products, the M12 is crafted by hand in Massachusetts USA.


Main Features

  • Wide-ranging digital/analogue input options
  • Discoverable as DLNA device
  • High resolution gain/level controls
  • Pure DSD signal path
  • Analogue domain output processing
  • Remote controllable
  • Made in USA


Inputs:  XLR (AES/EBU) 24 bit Single Wire, BNC, RCA, Optical (Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2)
Outputs:  XLR balanced (pin 2 hot), RCA


Sample Rates:  44.1 kHz – 192khz (AES, SPDIF, AUX in), 44.1 kHz – 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs as DoP (USB), 44.1 kHz – 384kHz (Ethernet, DSD 128)
Jitter:  8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k
Impedance:  40 ohm
Frequency Response:  10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB (@ 44.1k)
Output:  +16.5 dbm (5.2V RMS) @ full scale
Output Level:  90db in 1 db steps
D/A Conversion:  PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, DSD direct 1 bit
Dynamic Range:  >120dB A-Weighted
THD+N @ 1k:  .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

Physical Properties

Dimensions:  43.2 x 30.5 x 11.43cm (HxWxD)
Weight:  6.8kg
Shipping Weight:  8.16kg
Operating Temp:  0ºc to 40ºc
Finish:  Anodized Aluminum


Mains:  -100, 120, 220, 240 VAC (50 Hz – 60 Hz factory set)
Consumption:  28W (6W standby)
Certification:  IEC 60065, EN 55103-2