384/32 D/A converter

High-speed asynchronous USB connection Oversampling filters with minimum pre-echo and phase linearity S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Toslink digital inputs Line level single-ended on RCA output connectors Encased in a stylish aluminium case.


Young is a high performance, very high value-for-money D/A converter capable of handling up to 384kHz sampling rate and 32 bits resolution (USB input). It features a high speed asynchronous USB input based on the hiFace technology, further developped to allow for higher sampling rates. A comprehensive input set (S/PDIF on RCA and BNC, AES/EBU on XLR and optical on Toslink) provide great connection versatility. Despite its price, Young encopasses a leading edge technology for data handling and processing. A high performance oversampling filter, custom-made on a programmable logic device (FPGA) implements minimum-phase filters optimized for sound quality which allow for a very low noise floor. A 32 bits -D/A integrated circuit is used in a non-conventional mode to allow for 768kHz internal operation. The synergy between the DAC IC and the custoim oversampler allows for exceptionally low noise floor and THD. The output buffer uses a special operational amplifier with very low noise and THD thanks to its class-A biased output stage. The small size and stylish look of the Young allow for a uninvasive placement in every living space.

Size: 200(w) x 50(h) x 200(d) mm
Weight: 1Kg approx.
Sampling Frequencies(kHz):
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192*, 352.8**, 384**
Resolution: 16 up to 24 bit (S/PDIF, AES/EBU, optical), 16 to 32 bit (USB)
Frequency response: 10-20kHz +0.1/-0.5dB (fs = 44.1kHz)
10-90kHz +0.1/-0.1dB (fs=384kHz)
SNR: 121dB (A weighted, 192kHz, 24 bits, 20kHz bandwidth)
THD+N: 0.0003% (192kHz, 24 bits)
Inputs: 2 x S/PDIF (RCA and 75 Ohms BNC)
1x optical (Toslink)
1x USB (USB female Type B)
Output: single ended on RCA female
Output voltage: 2,65Vrms (7.5Vpp @ 0dBFS)
Supply voltage: 15V-18VDC
Supply current: 240mA@15V

*: not on Toslink
**: only USB

 User manual - English (PDF 1,1 MB) updated 28.02.2011 User manual - French updated 13.06.2014  User manual - German (PDF 1,6 MB) updated 16.02.2011  Manuale Utente - Italiano (PDF 1,1 MB) updated 09.01.2012  User manual - Japanese updated 19.04.2013

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Diapason 10/2012 (french) diapason_10_2012.pdf
hfx (english) http://www.hfx.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=438&Itemid=206
Einsnull (english translation from german) M2Tech_Young.jpg
AV-Review (japanese) AV-REVIEW.JPG
MJ 4/2011 (japanese) MJ_YOUNG.PDF
AUDIO 4/2011 (german) AUDIO_4-2011_YOUNG.pdf
nexthardware (italian) NEXTHARDWARE_recensioni_m2tech-young.pdf
PC Audio FAN VOL.4 (japanese) YOUNG.JPG
Kurt Larssen (danish) kurt_larssen_young.pdf
Stereo Prestige and Image 4/2011 (french) Young Stereo Prestige & Image 56 - Aprile 2011.pdf
Diapason 4/2011 (french) Young Diapason 590 - Aprile 2011.jpg
digitalaudioblog (english) http://www.digitalaudioblog.com/2011/06/review-m2tech-young-dac.html
techradar.com (english) http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/m2tech-young-dac-963645/review?src=rss&attr=reviewhi-fi
Sound & PĂ­xel Planet/M2Tech 5/2011 (spanish) barcelona.pdf
hifilive.es (spanish) http://www.hifilive.es/2011/06/17/m2tech-young/
enjoythemusic.com (english) http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/viewpoint/0711/aa_chapter_140.htm
HI-FI Choice 8/2011 (english) Reviews1.pdf
WAVE Magazine 6/2011 (thai) M2TECH YOUNG_THE WAVE MAGAZINE.pdf
GM2000 Magazine Vol 15 No 172 7/2011 (thai) M2TECH YOUNG_GM2000.pdf
hi-fimedia No 86/2011 (thai) hifimedia_86_M2TECH_Young.pdf
enjoythemusic.com (polish) http://www.highfidelity.pl/@main-996&lang
Highlight" award in Stereoplay issue 10/2011 (ipad) http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/stereoplay/id432294021?mt=8
High Fidelity magazine 9/2011 (greek) High Fidelity magazine92011.pdf
HIFI Statement 11/2011 (german) http://www.hifistatement.net/de/tests/item/925-m2tech-young-und-squeeze-upgrade-netzteil
HAUTE Fidelite 08-09/11 (french) Haute Fidelite - Agosto-Settembre 2011.pdf
SoundStage Networks 11/11 (english) SoundStage Networks Nov. 2011 M2Tech Young.pdf
(23.10.2012)-(spanish) 82y83 DAC ONOFF241.pdf
soundnews 04/2012 (romanian) http://soundnews.ro/2012/04/07/m2tech-young-review/
The Hans Beekhuyzen Project 09/2012 (english) The Hans Beekhuyzen Project
Sound & Pixel 09/2012 (spanish) Sound & Pixel