Musical Fidelity A3 24 DACs

3.8/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $1199.00


Product Description

  • DAC architecture: 24 bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream) 8x oversampling, 96/192kHz switchable
  • Sampling frequencies: 8 - 108kHz
  • Inputs: RCA 75Ohms TOSLINK optical
  • Outputs: RCA left and right analogue audio RCA digital loop out
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 22kHz ± 0.0dB
  • THD: <0.005% 10Hz - 22kHz
  • Linearity <0.1dB to -100dB
  • Power requirements: 100/115/230V AC 50/60Hz (Factory preset)
  • Power consumption: 10 Watts
  • Weight: 10kg (unboxed)


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bradford smith a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I have had many dac and don't let the smoothness fool you.There is resolving info here.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eherdian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Almost 4 year I used this dac and have no fault, the sound is satisfied but.....I have several complain about the smoothness..
This year I modified dac, 4 month of trial and error with many premium parts such as Blackgates, Riken resistor, Dale resistor, Hexfred, SCR capacitor, silver solid cable and change opamp.
the result is more satisfying..
sound more cleaner, treble more smooth, mid more silky, soundstaging more wide, bass more deeper and dynamic.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dochroch a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I read the other review (which appears to be duplicated) and I needed to respond. I have a Rotel RCD-961 CD player, which as the time was an excellent product (and probably still is). I'm an analog/LP person and I've never been satisfied with the sound of CD. I"ve been upgrading my CD chain for a while and, after reading the Stereophile review of this product, decided to take the plunge into DAC-land.

Briefly, the sound quality, and specifically the LP-ness of the sound, is much improved with this product vs. the Rotel. I've A-Bed the sound and I can't go back to the Rotel. The rest of the audio chain is Plinius/Dynaudio with JPSlabs wiring everywhere, so I'm listening with high quality componts.

That said, this is still not LP sound, even with incredibly high-quality recordings such as the Steve Hoffman DCC Joni Mitchell "Blue"....but it's coming close to holography.

Poorly mastered CDs still sound horrible through the A324...probably worse.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ovation



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jandl100 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Open and detailed, but tonal balance is heavily treble-dominated / bass light. Definitely a "try before you buy" product.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Purchased At:   Dealer demo



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jerry a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Well made, hefty. Good detail & soundstage, but let down by lightweight balance. Obviously very system dependent - a definite "try before you buy".

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001




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