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  To the attention of owners of Apple computers.
The driver for HiFace, HiFace Evo, Young and Vaughan is not currently compatible with the
new operating system Mavericks (OSX 10.9) due to a change in Apple protocol.
We are working on a solution but for now, it is recommended not to update to 10.9 it until M2TECH releases
a new driver or firmware update for the mentioned products. If you can stay on Apple OSX 10.8
or roll back to OSX 10.8 please do so.


Young

384/32 D/A converter



DETAILS


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.

FEATURES


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.


SPECIFICATIONS


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 AES/EBU (XLR)
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


DOCUMENTS




MANUALS

   User manual - German (PDF 1,6 MB)       Bedienungsanleitung YOUNG, Rev. 1.0.0.pdf      updated 16.02.2011
   User manual - English (PDF 1,1 MB)       Young user manual 1-0.pdf      updated 28.02.2011
   Manuale Utente - Italiano (PDF 1,1 MB)       Young manuale utente 1-0.pdf      updated 09.01.2012
   User manual - Japanese       http://www.m2tech.org/young.html      updated 19.04.2013

DRIVERS

     Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8
(32 and 64 bit)
          youngw7-1.zip      737 KB  updated 24.03.2011
     XP & 2003           Youngxp-1.zip      737 KB  updated 24.03.2011
     10.6 Snow Leopard
10.7 Lion
10.8 Mountain Lion
          Young148MI106.dmg.zip      098 KB  updated 24.03.2011
     snd-usb-asyncaudio Linux compliant           github.com      updated 30.10.2012

REVIEWS

immagine JPG      Diapason 10/2012 (french)           diapason_10_2012.pdf     
immagine JPG      hfx (english)           http://www.hfx.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=438&Itemid=206     
immagine JPG      Einsnull (english translation from german)           M2Tech_Young.jpg     
immagine JPG      AV-Review (japanese)           AV-REVIEW.JPG     
immagine JPG      MJ 4/2011 (japanese)           MJ_YOUNG.PDF     
immagine JPG      AUDIO 4/2011 (german)           AUDIO_4-2011_YOUNG.pdf     
immagine JPG      nexthardware (italian)           NEXTHARDWARE_recensioni_m2tech-young.pdf     
immagine JPG      PC Audio FAN VOL.4 (japanese)           YOUNG.JPG     
immagine JPG      Kurt Larssen (danish)           kurt_larssen_young.pdf     
immagine JPG      Stereo Prestige and Image 4/2011 (french)           Young Stereo Prestige & Image 56 - Aprile 2011.pdf     
immagine JPG      Diapason 4/2011 (french)           Young Diapason 590 - Aprile 2011.jpg     
immagine JPG      digitalaudioblog (english)           http://www.digitalaudioblog.com/2011/06/review-m2tech-young-dac.html     
immagine JPG      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     
immagine JPG      Sound & Píxel Planet/M2Tech 5/2011 (spanish)           barcelona.pdf     
immagine JPG      hifilive.es (spanish)           http://www.hifilive.es/2011/06/17/m2tech-young/     
immagine JPG      enjoythemusic.com (english)           http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/viewpoint/0711/aa_chapter_140.htm     
immagine JPG      HI-FI Choice 8/2011 (english)           Reviews1.pdf     
immagine JPG      WAVE Magazine 6/2011 (thai)           M2TECH YOUNG_THE WAVE MAGAZINE.pdf     
immagine JPG      GM2000 Magazine Vol 15 No 172 7/2011 (thai)           M2TECH YOUNG_GM2000.pdf     
immagine JPG      hi-fimedia No 86/2011 (thai)           hifimedia_86_M2TECH_Young.pdf     
immagine JPG      enjoythemusic.com (polish)           http://www.highfidelity.pl/@main-996&lang     
immagine JPG      "Highlight" award in Stereoplay issue 10/2011 (ipad)           http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/stereoplay/id432294021?mt=8     
immagine JPG      High Fidelity magazine 9/2011 (greek)           High Fidelity magazine92011.pdf     
immagine JPG      HIFI Statement 11/2011 (german)           http://www.hifistatement.net/de/tests/item/925-m2tech-young-und-squeeze-upgrade-netzteil     
immagine JPG      HAUTE Fidelite 08-09/11 (french)           Haute Fidelite - Agosto-Settembre 2011.pdf     
immagine JPG      SoundStage Networks 11/11 (english)           SoundStage Networks Nov. 2011 M2Tech Young.pdf     
immagine JPG      PREMIOS ONOFF 2013
(23.10.2012)-(spanish)
          82y83 DAC ONOFF241.pdf     
immagine JPG      soundnews 04/2012 (romanian)           http://soundnews.ro/2012/04/07/m2tech-young-review/     
immagine JPG      The Hans Beekhuyzen Project 09/2012 (english)           The Hans Beekhuyzen Project     
immagine JPG      Sound & Pixel 09/2012 (spanish)           Sound & Pixel