National Audio Show 2013

Musical Surroundings had a range of compact components display, including a DAC whose name is more than reminiscent of something from the Micromega range, the MYDAC II (1090). Its claim to fame is a digital reconstruction technique that is said to recover low-level musical information from the digital signal, not something encountered since Wadia and Pioneer tried the same back in the 1990s. The MYDAC II has a USB input, but it’s limited to 44.1kHz; the S/PDIF coax input will stretch to 192kHz, however. With figures like that it must have something else going for it; maybe its digital reconstruction technology really is, as the company claims, "a game-changer."

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