Quick Overview

APL Hi-Fi DSD MR Reference Tube DAC

The DSD-Master Reference is our top-line Digital to Analog converter, specifically made for the most enthusiastic audiophiles who prefer true analog sound, comparable to state of the art vinyl.
It is an all-hand-made boutique, designed and built with the best possible audio quality in mind, cost-no-object.
Inspired by reference vinyl sound quality, the DSD-MR pleases with a very natural sonic character that is truly unique.
From the quadruple DSD processing rate, to the differential Class-A tube output stage, the DSD-MR proves technology and refinement of the highest level.
The DSD-MR is based on a modular design, allowing a cost-effective future upgradability of any internal stage.

Manufacturer's website APL HI-Fi


APL Hi-Fi DSD-MR Specifications

Digital Inputs

  • Two S/PDIF Coaxial digital inputs with WBT NextGen true 75 Ohms Gold plated RCA connectors.
  • AES/EBU professional standard balanced digital input with Gold plated Neutrik connector.
  • Note! S/PDIF and AES/EBU accepting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM.
  • TOSLINK Optical digital input.
  • USB input accepting PCM from 44.1kHz to 384kHz as well as DSD64 and DSD128 in DoP format.
  • Note! All PCM rates from S/PDIF, AES/EBU, Optical and USB inputs are converted to DSD128 or DSD256, user selectable.
  • DTR input uses proprietary encrypted DSD, as well as PCM via balanced LVDS transmission, similar to I2S.

Analog Outputs

  • Single Ended RCA outputs with top-line Furutech Rhodium plated RCA connectors.
  • Balanced XLR outputs with top-line Furutech Rhodium plated connectors.
  • Note! RCA and XLR outputs cannot be used simultaneously. Please select RCA or XLR from switch on the back.
  • Output level – 2.3V RMS at 0dBFS.
  • Output impedance – approximately 20 Ohms.

Power input and fuses

  • IEC power inlet made by Furutech NCF series.
  • 115V or 230V / 50-60Hz, factory pre-set.
  • Other power input voltages available on request.
  • 0.1A fuse for standby power supply.
  • 2A special Gold fuse by AMR for main power supply.

Dimensions and weight

  • W450 x H120 x D380 millimeters.
  • Height with feet included – 140 millimeters.
  • Weight – 24.5kg unpacked.
Please find reviews below:

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APL HI-FI DSD-MR DAC DSP-SR Music Server Review in " AUDIOPHILE STTYLE " Online Magazine, March 2019