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Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Player

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Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Player

 These days, audiophiles want more from their digital devices than mere CD playback. “More” is just what the Meitner Audio MA-2 Integrated Playback System delivers. So much more, in fact, we invite you to think of it as the digital equivalent of a yes man—an obedient servant that does everything you ask of it and more without question.

Like what, you ask?

“Will it get the most from my Red Book discs?” Yes, absolutely. The MA-2’s advanced new slot-loading transport utilizes technology we developed for the state-of-the-art EMM Labs XDS1 player to isolate the transport electrically and mechanically from the converter. Your Red Book discs are read quickly, quietly and then played back flawlessly.

“Can it play my 24/192 computer files over USB?” Yes, asynchronously. And that’s just the beginning. After all, the MA-2 is based on the critically acclaimed MA-1 converter. So there’s full asynchronous support from 44.1kHz to 192kHz through all four digital inputs, not just USB.

“Can it stream DSD over USB?” Yes, natively. It’s a function, and benefit, of our proprietary technology:

MFAST™ asynchronous technology The Meitner Frequency Acquisition System instantly acquires the signal, then buffers and decouples it from the sending source, thus stripping out jitter completely.
MDAT™: 2x DSD upsampling The Meitner Digital Audio Translator upsamples digital audio to 5.6 MHz, double the SACD standard sampling rate.
MDAC™ and MCLK™ Our standard-setting dual differential discrete D-to-A and high-purity master clock modules ensure end-to-end signal integrity.
All of which leads to the obvious question: Should you make it a point to audition the MA-2? We’re confident you can answer that one yourself.

Key Features:

  • Advanced slot-loading transport for Red Book CD playback
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz on all inputs: USB Audio, AES, TOSLINK and COAX
  • DSD streaming over USB (DoP 1.0 specification)
  • MFAST™ asynchronous technology for instant signal acquisition,jitter-free performance
  • MDAT™ signal processing technology does 2x DSD upsampling while preserving phase, frequency and dynamic integrity of waveform
  • MDAC™ discrete dual differential D-to-A conversion circuit
  • MCLK™ high-purity master clock that establishes new benchmarks in jitter performance
  • Multifunction infrared remote control
  • USB service port for future software upgrades
  • RS232 serial port for wired remote control

Power Supply:
Power factor corrected
Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: max. 50W
CE Approved


Digital inputs:
AES/EBU, S/PDIF COAX, TOSLINK, USB Audio supports up to 24bit/192kHz

Digital outputs:

Stereo Analog Outputs:
Balanced (XLR)
Unbalanced (RCA)

Output voltage:
XLR outputs: 4.6V (+15.4dBu)
RCA outputs: 2.3Vrms (+9.4dBu)

Output impedance:
300 ohms balanced (XLR)
150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)

W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 140mm
Weight: 9kg (with remote control)

Designed and Manufactured in Canada