Liberty DAC

DAC • HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Liberty DAC

Introduction

At 1/3 size we’ve managed to pack almost all the power and functionalities of our bestseller, the Brooklyn DAC+. Liberty is more than a DA converter, it’s a preamp and headphone amplifier as well. Despite its modest size, you can connect up to five digital sources. Liberty’s digital inputs can handle hi-res music including MQA (up to 384kHz PCM, DSD128) with an impressive 127dB of Dynamic Range. Furthermore it controls the volume digitally to function as a preamplifier for your active speakers of home hifi system with its balanced or unbalanced outputs. Liberty can also double as your go to headphone amplifier with its high current, high transient design, which will drive even power hungry cans. For those of us who want to embark on the high-end road of even better sounding music you can upgrade the power supply via the 12V DC input. Liberty will stay relevant and up to date with new firmware, which can be downloaded from our support pages.

 

The Liberty DAC sells for € 995,-

 

The Liberty DAC is the perfect solution for starting audiophiles and music lovers who want to experience true high fidelity. Explore TIDAL’s Master catalogue of MQA encoded (Master Quality Authenticated) music to find out what the artist heard when he made his master recording. Listen to the built in hardware MQA decoder doing its magic with the deblurring and unfolding process. Or just enjoy the hi-res music on Qobuz, Deezer or even Spotify on the Brooklyn DAC+ when connected to your computer via USB. You’ll be amazed.

Hi-res DA converter

The Liberty DAC is one of the most powerful compact DA converters around. The ESS Sabre 9018 chipset handles resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD up to DSD128 and DXD with a dynamic range of 127dB. Listen to the built in hardware MQA decoder doing its magic with the deblurring and unfolding process. Or just enjoy the hi-res music on Qobuz, Deezer or even Spotify on the Liberty DAC. You’ll be amazed.

Connectivity

The Liberty DAC has you covered. Connected via USB you are able to enjoy music in the highest of resolutions (up to 384kHz and DSD128). AES/EBU, 2x S/PDIF and optical TOSlink connections are provided as well (up to 192kHz and DSD64).

Unbalanced and balanced outputs

The Liberty DAC has a balanced design to ensure the most proper way of handling the audio signal. On the back you’ll find both unbalanced outputs (RCA) and balanced outputs (TRS).

Preamplifier

Apart from being a powerful hi-res DA converter, the Liberty DAC can also directly power your active loudspeakers or power amplifiers through its balanced or unbalanced outputs. The volume can be handled with the rotary dial on the Liberty’s front.

Headphone amplifier

The Liberty DAC also comes with a high current, high transient headphone amplifier. The headphone amplifier outputs 300mA/3W and is designed to drive the most demanding of headphones.

Easy operation

We’ve presented the wide range of musical playback options the Liberty DAC has to offer, so this is where the ease of use comes in. Via the multi functional rotary push dial you can control all functions You’ll be amazed of how fast you can control complex options, up to dimming options of the LEDs.

Price

995,-

EUR

       SPECIFICATIONS

  • small 1/3 width form factor
  • for the beginning music lover
  • suited for hifi and headphone playback
  • for hi-res playback, including MQA
  • balanced design
  • solid aluminium front
  • matt black
  • 100~240V AC and 12V DC inputs
  • weight: 1,0 kg
  • dimensions: 218 x 44 x 206mm
  • 2 years warranty
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