Manhattan II

Mytek Manhattan DAC Converter Details

The Mytek Manhattan DAC Converter is Mytek's finest achievement. They listen, from the sound of their circuitry and parts all the way to their customers voices. Manhattan lets you hear the very same studio quality the mastering engineer has heard in their studio. They're proud to have created a new reference level design with a look and feel that's only surpassed by it's sound.

From tried and true analog solutions to cutting edge digital design, Mytek is chosen by the worlds leading music professionals. Mytek founder, Michal Jurewicz, EE, has began his professional career in the late 80's working at New York's largest recording studios; the Hit Factory and Skyline. In 1992 Michal founded Mytek at Manhattan's Skyline Studio, home to legendary producer Nile Rodgers. Designed to remedy the poor sound of early digital recordings, Mytek converters quickly became studio favorites for mixdown and tracking.

In 2002, Mytek's digital expertise lead to the development of the DSD Studio Master Recorder for Sony's SACD project. This paved the way for future Mytek DSD products. Used to record hits for the likes of David Bowie, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, James Taylor, Norah Jones, and Stevie Wonder, Mytek also became a leading choice for top mastering engineers and analog tape transfer facilities.

Today, with the advent of High Resolution Downloads ⅞ it is possible for the first time to hear the sound of the studio in your home. In this vein, Mytek released the award winning Stereo192-DSD DAC, selling thousands of units around the world and earning a loyal, dedicated fanbase. Designed for professionals and consumers alike, the Stereo192-DSD DAC became Mytek's most successful product to date. Building upon this success. Mytek has now released the Manhattan DAC Headphone Headphone PT exclusively designed for home play-back environments. Working closely with the world's leading industrial designer, a modern beautiful component was created.

Mytek Manhattan II DAC Converter Features

  • Sculpted Design - Working with worldclass industrial designers a unique form emerged. Beautiful yet practical for heat dissipation and electrical dampening.
  • Bi-Metal Fabrication - The inner steel chassis covered in Mytek's custom milled aluminum enclosure helps to reject external electrical interference and lowering noise.
  • Elevated & Isolated - The 18lbs (8kg) mass dampens vibrations while isolation spikes diminish mechanical vibration providing a stable, artifact-free listening experience.
  • Femto Clock Technology - Mytek's new Femto Clock that's incorporated into their C777 Clocking architecture pushes jitter and the noise floor below measurable levels.
  • Highest Resolution Support - Modern high resolution audio formats support for PCM 32 bit 384 khz DXD to Quad DSD256 11.2 mhz.
  • Discrete Analog & Digital Power Supplies - Two separate isolated power supplies for the analog and digital stages that lower noise and crosstalk while increasing power and consistency.

Mytek Manhattan II DAC Converter Specifications

  • CONVERSION: PCM up to 384k, 32bit, MQA ®, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range.

    MQA Hi-Res DECODER: built in certified hardware MQA ® decoder

    DIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT, 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256

    ANALOG INPUTS: RCA Line In switchable to Phono with Optional Phono Card insterted, second pair of RCA Line In, third pair XLR Balanced Line In.
    Analog inputs are router through minimalpath state of the art analog attenuator directly to analog and headphone outputs.

    ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous, 50 Ohm impedance

    HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, 0 Ohm out impedance. Dual headphone jacks, designed to drive demanding headphones. Balanced operation w/optional Mytek adapter.

    BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32bit attenuator or purist relay bypass.

    CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator (tm)” 0.82ps internal jitter,
    Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for
    multichannel operation, includes mch DSD)

    AUDIO RECORDING FUNCTION FOR DIGITAL SOURCES: All digital inputs can be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitizing ADCs.

    REMOTE: Included, universal remote capable

    FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control Panel App (Win and Mac)

    OPTIONAL PRECISION PHONO ANALOG PREAMP CARDHigh End M/M, M/C Phono Preamplifier with custom nickel core step up transformer , relay switchable and tunable. Input impedances, transformer ratio, RIAA curves and choice of gain can be changed within the menu or using the remote via relay switches. Optional card is sold separately and is user installable.

    OPTIONAL "ROON READY" NETWORK/Wi-Fi CARD: Turns the Manhattan II into network streamer with 24/192k andDSD64 maximum throughput. Compatible w/ Roon, Airplay, DLNA/UpnP, Spotify Connect, IOS, Android

    POWER SUPPLY: Switchable 115/230VAC (100V Japanese version available)

    DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=17"x10.5"x1.95"=432x267x50mm

    WEIGHT: 16lbs, 8kg

    WARRANTY: 2 years