About EMM Labs
When Sony needed to transform SACD from an intriguing concept into a sonic reality, they turned to one of the world’s leading experts in digital converter design: Ed Meitner. In those early days, Ed’s EMM Labs worked hand-in-glove with Sony and Phillips to refine what was possible from the format and to establish the unparalleled sonic purity for which SACD is now known.
The company soon developed the first complete multichannel DSD playback system from disc to preamplifier. And quickly became one of the industry’s most respected makers of high-resolution audio recording and playback products. These distinctions were achieved by the unique amalgam of talent here—physicists, engineers and music lovers alike—working as a team to create the most faithful music production and reproduction equipment available. And, in fact, possible.
Today, EMM Labs converter systems are the de facto DSD reference of the recording industry. Currently, almost every new SACD in production is being made with our DSD converters. And now, EMM Labs is bringing the same peerless level of performance into audiophile homes throughout the world. Our latest products are designed for a wide variety of applications and are, without question, the most sophisticated expression yet of EMM Labs innovation and technology.
Ed Meitner has been creating state-of-the-art professional and audiophile products for decades. If the job can be done, Ed will do it. If it can’t be done, Ed will figure out a way to do it. His focus has always been singular—addressing the needs of his customers and in so doing, creating music production and reproduction equipment that’s unerringly faithful to the music itself.
Locrian Audio is an authorized dealer for EMM Labs products. We have several units on display and available to listen in our studio. Specifically, we have the MA3 DAC/Streamer – Passive preamplifier, the DA2 V2 DAC and the NS1 Streamer available for demo.
The NS1 Streamer acts as a powerful and versatile bridge between the internet, your network and your music system. Potentially, one of the best streamers on the market today, certainly the best we have had the opportunity to audition extensively with vRadio, Qobuz, external disks and servers.
Meitner Audio’s very first product, now updated to V2 performance. The Meitner MA1-V2 stereo D/A Converter continues to provide enthusiasts with accessible cost-no-object performance.
The MA3 combines Ed Meitner’s proven world-class sound techniques from DA2 V2 and DV2 converters, with network audio streaming functions from our popular and simple to use NS1 Streamer. A great solution for a minimal system where all sources are digital. You may playback files from your computer, music server and external hard drives. It comes in silver and black finish.
EMM Labs DA2 is the standard by which all other DACs are measured. The DA2 V2 is EMM Lab’s updated flagship 16xDSD/DSD1024 stereo D/A converter. It is the next evolutionary step in high end converter systems. It is a core component in leading systems worldwide.
The DV2 builds on EMM Labs ground breaking DA2 technology and integrates its newly developed high resolution volume control system, VControl™ into its architecture.
Built on the heritage of the famous PA6i Meitner preamp, the PRE2-SE updates Ed Meitner’s classic to take a place at the forefront of 21st century preamp performance.
The PRE2 features six analog inputs, a recording loop, infrared remote control, multichannel ganging and, most importantly, stunning transparency. Also, it features an extraordinarily sophisticated contactless switching system, discrete circuitry, and proprietary volume control.
Ed Meitner recognizes that the analog preamplifier is at the heart of every music system and warrants the utmost care and precision. This recognition motivates him to consistently push the boundaries of performance in his designs. His latest design, the reference PRE, embodies this drive for perfection and culminates in his most significant statement in the preamplifier category to date.
Hot on the heels of Ed Meitner’s ground breaking reference MTRX amplifier, comes its smaller sibling monoblocks, the MTRX2. The MTRX2s are 1KW Class A/B solid-state powerhouses built using MTRX technology.
Capable of driving the most complex speaker loads effortlessly, while sounding as sweet, musical and detailed as a classic single-ended triode tube amps.
These monoblocks have been meticulously designed, from its fully balanced audio paths, to its beautifully finished chassis and custom plated panels.