The new YMKIII MQA DAC/preamplifier retains the basic hardware structure of the award winning Young DSD, with a Xilinx FPGA handling input signals, feeding the PCM1795 DAC IC as well as the proprietary output buffer, with passive anti‐alias filter and servos to remove the I/V offset, directly driving the CS3318 volume control/buffer. A new XMOS USB interface implements full MQA decoding while native DSD is now accepted up to 256x.
The input set includes a Bluetooth receiver with aptX and a single‐ended analog input. An output voltage doubler allows the Young MkIII to deliver up to 10Vrms balanced and 5Vrms(single ended).
The human interface has been improved with a new high‐contrast OLED display and new IR system remote control. The unit can also be controlled via Bluetooth thanks to our new Android application. AC to DC power reduces the noise floor. Optional ultra‐low noise power supplies are also available from M2Tech. M2Tech audio products are 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in Italy.
Specifications and users manual in full located at: http://lnx.m2tech.biz/products/rockstars/young-mkiii/. Specs also shown below:
Specifications YMKIII MQA DAC/preamplifier
Inputs: analog single‐ended (RCA), S/PDIF (RCA), AES/EBU (XLR), Optical (Toslink), USB 2.0 high speed, Bluetooth©
Outputs: analog balanced (XLR) trigger (jack 3.5mm). IR system remote (HID).
Country of Origin: 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in Pisa, Italy
Sample frequencies: PCM 44.1kHz to 384kHz, DoP 64X to 128X, Native DSD 64x to 256x
PCM resolution: 16 bits to 32 bits
Signal‐to‐Noise Ratio: 118dBA (single‐ended), 120dBA (balanced)
THD+N: 0.0008% @ 5vrms out balanced
Output Voltage: 2.5vrms or 5vrms (single‐ended), 5vrms or 10vrms (balanced), 12vDC (trigger)
Output impedance: 100 Ohms (single‐ended), 200 Ohms (balanced)
Input impedance: 47 kOhms (analog), 75 Ohms (SPDIF), 110 Ohms (AES/EBU)
Supply voltage: 15vDC. Wall wart included. (Optional Van der Graff external power supply available).
Power Consumption: 4W (operational), 0.23W (standby)
Size: 200x200x50mm (w x d x h)
Weight: net 2kg (including ancillaries), gross 2.5kg
Optional ultra‐low noise power supplies available from M2Tech. Optional and matching 2 channel amplifier "The M2TP1" rated at
60Wpc (stereo, 8 Ohms), 110Wpc (stereo, 4 Ohms). 180W (bridged, 8 Ohms). THD+N: 0.005% @ 60W x2 @8 Ohm