Locrian Audio is an authorized dealer for Accuphase, EMM Labs and Ypsilon Electronics products. We have selected those three brands because of the built quality but most importantly, we believe their reference DACs are the best digital audio components we have ever heard. The same seems to be echoed by the specialized press in their reviews. In addition, the MA3 and DV2 from EMM Labs, can be an outstanding base on which to build truly high end minimalist system. We have several components available for audition in our studio across the entire price range.
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.
Accuphase has spent 35 years developing CD players in pursuit of the best in disc playback. The DP-450 CD player combines a number of innovative technologies, including a CD drive mechanism with a strong integrated structure, high-quality elastic dampers that protect the lens actuator from vibration, and MDS+ type D/A converters with four parallel circuits. The DP-450 extracts the full potential of any CD to deliver a listening experience that stays with you. It offers programmable playlists that can change track order, Transport outputs and digital inputs (coax, USB and optical).
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.
Equipped with a high grade SA-CD/CD drive, it has a quiet and smooth disc loading and high rigidity. The low center of gravity of the SA-CD/CD drive vastly improves readability, while the MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel circuits accurately reads disc information and converts analog signals. It also supports a digital connection with a voicing equalizer and provides a programmable playlist feature that lets you enjoy listening in the order you prefer. Enjoy listening to the DP-570, the next step in the pursuit of the ideal disc playback experience. It allows for numerous transport outputs and digital inputs.
The DP-1000 is the culmination of Accuphase’s 50-year pursuit of creating the ideal transport. This high-rigidity, high-precision drive is equipped with a silent and elegant disc loading mechanism. The outer rotor brushless DC motor smoothly rotates the disc, while the newly developed dampers protect the pickup from vibrations. Incorporating a number of technological improvements like a low center of gravity and fortified frame alongside features like programmable playlists, the DP-1000 is the ideal transport to quietly and accurately read data. It features low-noise power supply circuits and separate toroidal transformers for mechanical system and signal processing, digital outputs (HS-LINK / COAXIAL), natural grain wood case with a mirror finish crafted by artisans using carefully selected virgin wood, 12 mm thick machined aluminum bottom plate, advanced high-carbon cast iron insulators and supplied with HS-LINK cable AHDL-15.
Accuphase celebrates 50 years of manufacturing with the DC-1000, a digital processor developed to deliver the ultimate in performance and sound quality. It is equipped with the ES9038 PRO (ESS Technologies) processor: an 8MDSD (DSD signal) / 8MDS++ (PCM signal) type D/A converter that drives 8 channels in parallel to deliver almost 3 times more performance than single channel converters. Low-noise technologies refined during development of the amplifiers, like amplification of ANCC and internal signals and parallel arrangement of power circuits, allow the DC-1000 to deliver unprecedented levels of emotion. It features separate toroidal transformers for analog and digital circuits, separate low noise power supply circuits for analog and digital circuits, output level adjustments that can control different outputs from other players, multiple digital inputs (HS-LINK, USB, OPTICAL × 2, COAXIAL × 3, AES), digital outputs that can be used in digital recording (OPTICAL, COAXIAL), 2 (XLR, LINE) analog outputs, active filter amplifiers use glass cloth fluorocarbon resin substrate with low dielectric constant and minimum loss, 8 mm thick machined aluminum bottom plate and advanced high-carbon cast iron insulators. It comes with high quality audio cable ASL-10B.
The DAC1000 and DAC1000SE are no oversampling digital to analog converters. They have 6 inputs, Coax, BNC, AES and Optical as well as and USB and I2S through HDMI connector capable of PCM 24/384. The I2S input offers the purest signal path and no processing, achieving highest performance when a source with a compatible format is used. The analog section is made with a single ended, triode operated, Siemens tube per channel.
MSRP: Starting at MSRP $26,000
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.