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Bricasti M3 DAC

  • $5,500.00
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Model 3 Digital to Analog Converter

Exceptional performance and value

The M3 offers an incredible array of performance in a more affordable price class. Highlights include two fully differential conversion channels, separate conversion for PCM and native DSD, and a balanced analog level control circuit, making the M3 suitable for all applications.

Powerful Architecture

The M3 utilizes two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to insure low noise and superior isolation. A newly designed chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminum in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.


Re-creating sound is an art and a science

The M3’s digital design employs precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use sample of rate converters, this combined with superior digital filter design, and Native DSD conversion yields a state of the art digital audio path. The M3’s high speed low distortion analog path features a bypass-able preamp class analog level control allowing the M3 to be used to drive power amps directly, with no bit loss for optimal analog performance.

Powerful Architecture

The M3 utilizes two independent linear power supplies for the analog and digital processing to insure low noise and superior isolation. A newly designed chassis made from robust CNC milled aluminum in sections insures superior thermal characteristics, excellent vibrational damping and shielding from RF.



Re-creating sound is an art and a science

The M3’s digital design employs precision DDS clocking that lowers jitter to extremely low levels, insuring a pure digital signal path without the use sample of rate converters, this combined with superior digital filter design, and Native DSD conversion yields a state of the art digital audio path. The M3’s high speed low distortion analog path features a bypass-able preamp class analog level control allowing the M3 to be used to drive power amps directly, with no bit loss for optimal analog performance.


M3H: Fully differential headphone option

The M3H was designed for the discerning headphone aficionado in mind. Featuring independent analog amplifiers for plus and minus on the XLR output to create a fully balanced headphone system with exceptional performance.

Network Player Option

The Bricasti network player is a network interface and media renderer that connects to your server via a local area network. With wide support for DLNA and other popular network protocols, the M3 with network player delivers pristine lossless audio from your network to your Digital to analog converter; your music server can go anywhere you choose. The M3 with network player connects to your LAN via Ethernet with SPDIF, AES outputs supporting sample rates up to 192k PCM, DSD 64 and DSD 128 over USB.

The network player option works with any app that is DLNA and UPnP compatible. The M3 is now Roon Ready, offering the reliability, flexibility, and ease of use that Roon can offer.

Digital Inputs XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire, RCA: SPDIF, Optical: Toslink 44.1- 96k, USB 2, RJ45: Ethernet (Optional)
Sample Rates AES, SPDIF 44.1 kHz, to, 192khz, DSD 64fs as DoP
Sample Rates USB 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs 128Fs 256Fs Native and DoP
Sample Rates Ethernet 44.1 kHz, to, 384kHz, DSD 64fs, 128Fs Native
Jitter 8 psec @ 48k / 6psec @ 96k


Balanced Analog Outputs XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
Impedance 40 ohm
Output Level @ 0 db front panel +14.3 dbm 4 db RMS ( bypass mode)
Frequency Response @44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB
Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
THD+N @ 1k .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs


Unbalanced Analog Outputs RCA
D/A Conversion PCM 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling, NDSD pure 1 bit conversion for DSD
Impedance 40 ohm
Output level @ 0 db front panel = +4db 2V rms
Frequency Response @ 44.1k 10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
Dynamic Range >120dB A-Weighted
THD+N @ 1k .0008% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs


General Specifications
Finish Anodized Aluminum
Dimensions: 14” x 11.25“ x 2.5”
Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Mains Voltage: 100, 120, 220, 240 VAC, 50 Hz – 60 Hz factory set
Trigger in/out: TRS mini jack, Tip ground, Sleeve 5V
Power consumption: 20 Watts
Warranty parts and labor: 2 years non-transferable