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MSB Reference DAC
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MSB Reference DAC
MSB Reference DAC
MSB Reference DAC
MSB Reference DAC
MSB Reference DAC
MSB Reference DAC
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MSB Reference DAC

Model Number: REF-DAC
With four Hybrid DACs, we yield an unmatched level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you.
Available in matte silver or matte black anodize.

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Manufacturer: MSB TECHNOLOGY
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MSB Reference DAC


With four Hybrid DACs, we yield an unmatched level of detail, reproducing the musicality, soundstage, and texture of an original performance, bringing the artist to you. A fully balanced, ultra-high precision, discrete ladder DAC architecture ensures each note tells a story. Additionally, MSB’s robust in-house design enables the finest quality playback of PCM and native DSD, while our low impedance circuitry drives your amplification directly without adding coloration or buffering noise. The end result is a digital experience defying expectations.

Our clock module architecture is built with the customer in mind—we’ve made the clock module user-upgradable, ensuring future updates are simple and streamlined. Each Reference DAC comes with the our most advanced Femto 33 Clock featuring a custom oven controlled dual crystal design. Equipped with high-visibility and a wide viewing angle, the display is both easy-to-read and stunning, exhibiting our love for intuitive features.

 The LED display, slaved to the audio clock, is refreshed between data processing to drastically reduce electrical interference. The in-house discrete design is then constructed into its own shielded CNC pocket for optimal isolation. Sit back and be immersed.

You can’t underestimate the importance of a clean power supply. A re-imagined design paired with the DAC reduces the noise floor even further. We’ve equipped the DAC with a single supply for the digital side of the DAC, along with an isolated supply for the analog side, yielding an unprecedented level of performance. Paired with performance increases, our modular design ethos increases flexibility for future updates and product support, guaranteeing a long-term product investment.

As you pursue higher levels of playback, an MSB upgrade path is always available to help drive your own desire for innovation. Whether it’s a software update or a leading-edge modular component, we’re here to help the most valued aspect of MSB—our customers.

MSB thrives off the innovation required to meet consumer demands. We’re constantly improving digital input modules to stay at the forefront of the high-end audio industry, ensuring you’re always equipped with the most current digital file formats and interfaces. Focusing on our network renderer and USB input, your audio tech will be on the cutting edge. Put simply, your DAC is ready for the future.

Elegant yet commanding, our finishes are available in a matte silver or matte black anodize.  Our products include our in-house designed viton feet, but any audiophile M6X1 foot can be installed to personalize your system.

Preamp Output Stage:

(Standard for the Reference DAC and the Select DAC)

When our advanced constant impedance preamp stage is used, the volume level is completely controlled with passive components, without the aid of any digital volume control. The D/As convert at full level while the preamp stage reduces the output in addition to maintaining a constant output impedance. This technology is utilized without the use of any active circuitry in the DACs output. It’s our philosophy that the best thing you can do to analog audio is nothing. A preamp should be as neutral as possible and should not color the sound in any way. When our Preamp module is used, you get the full quality of the DAC without anything added or removed. The output is pure.

Select XLR Preamp Module - Front - 263px

Analog Expansion Modules

Analog expansion modules are only an option for Preamp output modules that are available for the Select and Reference series. Analog expansion modules allow you to add additional analog inputs and isolated subwoofer outputs.


MSRP: $54,500 / Available in matte silver or matte black anodize


The Reference DAC

Supported Formats (Input dependent)44.1kHz to 3,072kHz PCM up to 32 bits
1xDSD, 2xDSD, 4xDSD, 8xDSD
Supports DSD via DoP on all inputs
Digital Inputs4x Advanced isolated input module slots
XLR Analog Inputs*100kΩ Balanced
12Vrms Maximum
Isolated when not selected
XLR Analog Outputs3.57Vrms Maximum (Digital Input)
12Vrms Maximum (Analog Input)
 150Ω Balanced
 Galvanically isolated
Preamp Output Module Volume Control*Purely passive constant impedance analog attenuation
1dB steps
Base Output Volume Control1dB steps
Dynamic Range
(20Hz to 20kHz)
DisplayCustom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
Adjustable brightness and auto-off feature
ControlsIsolated RS-232
IR Remote
Knob + 3 Buttons
*Optional Preamp Output Module required
Chassis Dimensions
Width:17.5 in (444 mm)
Depth:17.5 in (444 mm)
Chassis Height (Without Feet):2.2 in (79 mm)
Stack height:2.85 in (92 mm)
Weight:25 lbs (11 kg)
Product Feet:M6X1 Thread
Shipping Dimensions
Width:25 in (635 mm)
Depth:25 in (625 mm)
Height:10 in (254 mm)
Weight:50 lbs (24 kg)
Included Accessories
User Manual
MSB Remote
USB charging cable
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