Bricasti M21 Dual Mono Preamp & DAC

£17,249.00 (inc. VAT)

Bricasti’s ‘Classic Series’ M21 is a natural evolution of both the M1 Special Edition and M12 Dual Mono Source Controller models. Sporting incredibly advanced architecture, the M21 can select up to three independent digital-to-analogue paths: 24 bit delta sigma, 20 bit ladder dac and true 1 bit DSD for all DSD content.
All digital input types are supported, and a direct output is available along with hardwire bypass functionality to skip the M21’s analogue attenuator circuit.
M21 connects seamlessly into any home network as a powerful media renderer, recognisable as a DNLA device and capable of transmitting pristine, long distance data with no loss or degradation of signal.

Main Features

  • Three DA paths
  • Switchable Delta Sigma, ladder DAC or 1-bit DSD
  • All digital input types supported
  • Direct outputs
  • Hardwire bypass
  • DNLA discoverable
  • Made by hand in USA


Digital Inputs:  XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, BNC: SPDIF, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2
Balanced Analog Outputs:  XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
Trigger out:  TRS connector for 5V external trigger.


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

Physical Properties

Finish:  Anodized aluminum, nickel plating with brass knobs and buttons
Dimensions:  43.2 x 30.5 x 11.4cm (HxWxD)
Weight:  6.8kg
Shipping Weight:  8.2kg
Operating Temperature:  0 – 40ºc


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