MERASON FREROT DAC

Anyone who owns a Merason DAC can confidently say to anyone who boasts of the latest technologies in digital-to-analog conversion:

"You're perfectly entitled to your opinion ... I hear music"

HIFISTATEMENT

by WOLFGANG KEMPER | MAY 28, 2019

MADE IN SWITZERLAND

MERASON FREROT DAC Front View
MERASON FREROT DAC Rear View

MERASON FREROT DAC

 

For the Merason Frerot DAC Daniel Frauchiger adopted a largely similar circuit layout as well as the fully discrete structure for the input and output stages as those implemented in his flagship Merason DAC-1.

 

Even if the DAC-1 logically contains higher-quality components, such as the sinfully expensive Mica filter capacitors and a channel-separated luxuriant power supply with several toroidal transformers, the tonal characteristics of the DAC-1's smaller brother, in this price range, are simply outstanding !!

 

The front panel comes in brushed aluminum. A high quality 9V DC supply is delivered with the unit and connects to a DC barrel socket on the back panel. An external, and low-noise Linear Power Supply for the "Frérot" will be available as an optional upgrade. This will connect on the DAC's back panel to a high quality 5-Pin DIN connector.

MERASON FREROT DAC SPECIFICATION

 

Sampling rates

PCM: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192
Bit depth

24 bit PCM
Digital inputs

2 x USB2, 1 x S / PDIF (RCA), 2 x Toslink (optical)
Analog outputs

1 pair unbalanced (RCA), 1 pair balanced (XLR)

Power supply

9V DC Supply - via DC barrel connector
Power supply option

Outboard Linear PSU - via 5-PIN DIN connectot
Colour

Black or White
Warranty

3 years
 

 

Price    $ 1,299   /   $1,999  with LPSU Upgrade

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