Integrated D/A Converter

Music is the source of joy for wise people.

Xun Tzu

MA3 Integrated D/A Converter

Meitner Audio's innovative MA3 integrated digital-to-analog converter. The first of the next generation products. MA3 combines Ed Meitner's proven, world-class technology from the DA2 V2 and DV2 converters with the network audio streaming capabilities of the popular and easy-to-use NS1 Streamer - creating one elegant and affordable package that will enhance your music enjoyment.

Meitner MA3:

  • 16xDSD MDAC2™ DAC combined with proprietary DSP MDAT2™
  • VControl™ volume control used in the EMM DV2 converter
  • Supports DSD128/2xDSD, DXD and MQA®.
  • Built-in network streamer for integration with music streaming services.

16xDSD MDAC2™ and MDAT2™ DSP:

The MA3 uses fully discrete MDAC2™ 16xDSD single-bit digital-to-analog converters combined with MDAT2™ DSP, which performs real-time transient detection while also enhancing the conversion of all incoming audio. VControl™ supports the input signal without re-quantization, providing full transparency at any volume setting, a wide attenuation range and no loss of audio resolution.

USB, MFAST™ and MCLK2™ Isolation:

The USB interface has a patented EMM hardware galvanic isolation. High-speed MFAST™ asynchronous jitter elimination technology, working in tandem with a specially designed clock frequency (MCLK2™), ensures jitter removal from all digital sources.

Built-in network streamer:

Connect to high definition streaming services such as TIDAL, QOBUZ, and support popular music services such as SPOTIFY, DEEZER, vTUNER, etc. UPnP/DLNA support for network and NAS playback, ROON READY and ROON ENDPOINT functions , as well as direct playback of audio files via USB.

Specification----Key Features

MA3 White Pages
Key Features

  • Up to 24bit/192kHz & DSD support over all inputs: USB Audio, AES, TOSLINK, COAX and Network(RJ45)
  • 2xDSD (via DoP), DXD (352/384kHz) over USB Audio
  • Full MQA® unfolding via USB Audio and Network(RJ45)
  • Proprietary & discrete dual differential D-to-A converters (MDAC2™) with Meitner Digital Audio Translator signal processing technology (MDAT2™)
  • MFAST™ instant signal acquisition and jitter-free performance
  • Proprietary asynchronous clocking system (MCLK™)
  • VControl™ high resolution volume control
  • Galvanically isolated USB Audio interface
  • Network streaming with UPNP/DLNA and ROON READY/ROON ENDPOINT functionality
  • High resolution, Tidal and Qobuz and popular, Spotify, Deezer, vTuner plus many more, streaming audio services support
  • AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV and WMA audio file playback
  • USB service port for future software upgrades
  • IR remote and serial port for wired remote control
  • mConnect app for network control on Android, IOS and tablets
  • Newly designed strong and elegant all-metal chassis
Modular Power-Supply, modules/channels, total power 400W

Power Supply: Power factor corrected, Universal 90V-260V, 50/60Hz.

Power consumption: max. 50W, CE Approved

Personal Audio Design

With its redesigned analog and digital systems, integrated high resolution volume control, discrete componentry, and user-friendly operation, the MA3 Stereo can be connected directly to the amplification stage in any high fidelity system with ease.


Digital inputs:

AES/EBU, S/PDIF COAX, TOSLINK, USB Audio and Network(RJ45) supports up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD

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

Network(RJ45) also supports full MQA® decoding

Stereo Analog Outputs:

Balanced (XLR)

Unbalanced (RCA)

Output voltage:

XLR outputs: 4.36V (+15.0dBu)

RCA outputs: 2.19V (+9.0dBu)

Output impedance:

300 ohms balanced (XLR)

150 ohms unbalanced (RCA)

Dimensions (W x D x H:):

435 x 400 x 92mm / 17.13 x 15.75 x 3.62in


7.43kg / 16.39lbs net (with remote control)


Fine bead blasted front panel available in silver or black

Designed and Manufactured in Canada

Materials PDF / Downloads

Click on the links below to download documents and driver:

Have any questions? Write to us