Integrated D/A Converter

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Integrated D/A Converter

DV2 integrated D/A Converter

The DV2 builds on EMM Labs’ ground breaking technology used in flagship, multi-award winning DA2 converter by integrating EMM’s high resolution volume control system (VControl™) into discrete, single bit converter.

VControl™ maintains the input signal without re-quantization allowing for complete transparency at any volume setting, wide attenuation range, and no loss of audio resolution.

16xDSD MDAC2™ and MDAT2™ DSP

MDAC2™ is the worlds first fully discrete single-bit D-to-A converter with an internal conversion rate of 1024fs (16xDSD) and is completely free of inherent non-linearity that plagues every mass market chip created to date.

MDAT2™ DSP has been refined and updated to synergistically work with the MDAC2™. The MDAT2™ DSP performs real-time transient detection in addition to processing and up-conversion of all incoming audio before being sent to the MDAC2™ for conversion.

Specification----Key Features

DV2 White Pages

USB Isolation, MFAST™ and MCLK2™

TThe USB interface includes EMM’s proprietary hardware galvanic isolation. In combination with MFAST™, high-speed asynchronous jitter removal technology and and MCLK2™ custom built clock, jitter is completely removed from the conversion process.

The DV2 features a multitude of inputs and support for PCM up to 24bit/192kHz, DSD, 2xDSD, DXD, and for the first time in any EMM Labs product, MQA® via USB.

Key Features

  • Proprietary & discrete dual differential D-to-A converters (MDAC2™)
  • New high resolution volume control system with High/Low output gain control (VControl™)
  • Latest generation Meitner Digital Audio Translator signal processing technology (MDAT2™)
  • Enhanced technology for instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance (MFAST™)
  • Proprietary asynchronous clocking system (MCLK2™)
  • USB interface with custom hardware galvanic isolation
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs
  • 2xDSD, DXD (352/384kHz) & MQA® support over USB
  • User controlled signal polarity
  • Custom aerospace-grade ceramic circuit boards
  • EMM Optilink for connection to an EMM transport
  • Precision-machined aluminum chassis & remote control
  • Service USB port for future software upgrades
  • RS-232 serial port for wired remote control

Power Supply:

Proprietary high-isolation resonant mode power supply for silent & eco-friendly operation. Factory set to 100V or 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz. Maximum 30W consumption

Personal Audio Design

With its redesigned analog and digital systems, integrated high resolution volume control, discrete componentry, and user-friendly operation, the DV2 can be connected directly to the amplification stage in any high fidelity system with ease.


Digital inputs:

EMM Optilink (CD/SACD)

AES/EBU, 2x S/PDIF Coax, 2x S/PDIF, TOS & USB up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD

USB also supports 2xDSD, DXD (352/384kHz) & MQA®

Stereo Analog Outputs:


Output Impedance:

300 ohms balanced (XLR)

150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)

Output Levels (High/Low):

XLR outputs: 7.0/5.0V (+19.1/16.2dBu)

RCA outputs: 3.5/2.5V (+13.1/10.2dBu)


W x D x H: 438 x 400 x 161mm

Weight: 17.2kg

Materials PDF / Downloads

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EMM Labs DV2 Awards
"it had become clear that the DV2 is one of the finest-sounding DACs with volume control that I've ever heard in my reference system.", Jason Victor Serinus

Writing from his test bench, JA noted that the DV2 offers resolution that's "close to the state of the art." Recommended Components 2022, Stereophile, September 2022.
Both the EMM Labs DV2 and the Meitner MA3 DACs are in Stereophile's Recommended Components 2023
The EMM Labs DV2 is a Class A+ component, and the Meitner MA3 is a Class A component. Both are in the Digital Processors Section of the guide. Recommended Components 2023, Stereophile, April 2023.

"..one of the finest-sounding DACs with volume control that I've ever heard in my reference system." Jason Victor Serinus

"The MA3 doesn’t just take you from Point A to Point B; it makes every journey a joy." Jason Victor Serinus
DV2 Integrated Converter, Soundstage! Ultra Review
"...DV2 D/A converter is the best-sounding DAC I’ve ever heard, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. In terms of life, warmth, fluidity, resolution, and realism, the DV2 has redefined what I thought possible from a fully digital product."
Aron Garrecht, Soundstage! Ultra, October 2020.
EMM Labs DV2, Stereophile Class A+ Recommended Components 2022