Following its flagship M-DAC+ (HFC 410) launch earlier this year, Audiolab has introduced another member to the family. The M-ONE compact integrated amplifier harnesses the company’s acclaimed DAC – based around the ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference chip – and Class AB amplifier tech in a diminutive box. Outwardly, the M-ONE is almost identical to its M-DAC+ sibling, sporting the same compact aluminium case, central OLED display and dual rotary control scheme, but it additionally packs amplification rated at 2x 40W into 8ohm and an array of preamp inputs to cater for multiple music sources.
There are two USB inputs – a Type B socket (ideal for PC/Mac connectivity) and a Type A socket (useful for Apple iOS device docking and playback). Both are compatible with PCM data to 32-bit/384kHz, as well
as DSD64/128/256. Both are asynchronous to help minimise jitter. Optical and coaxial digital inputs support PCM data up
to 32-bit/192kHz, and three user-selectable digital filters are included to fine tune the sound. Two RCA inputs for analogue source components and Bluetooth wireless connectivity with support for aptX devices are also on board.
The Audiolab M-ONE is available now in finely textured black or silver finishes for £800, click here for more.
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