Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

High-end DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier with MQA Decoding


The Mytek Brooklyn DAC + is our favorite high-end DAC/preamp/headphone amplifier that features an impressive set of features and specifications. It also features MQA rendering and decoding making it one of the most affordable audiophile grade DAC/preamp/headphone amplifiers with this ability. In addition to providing some of the best digital capability on the market today it also has a phono analog preamp built in making it a virtual Swiss Army knife and the centerpiece of a great audio system. 

The sound is studio grade and that should come as no surprise given that Mytek also makes a line of recording studio converters and DACs used to make the very music we enjoy!  




Brooklyn DAC+ features include:

  • Sabre 9028 Pro chipset
  • Higher grade, more transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit
  • Improved analog input performance
  • Improved Phono Stage transparency
  • Improved Headphone Amp sound (more detail, more definition)
  • Dual mono analog path


The Brooklyn DAC + has the same features as Brooklyn DAC but with an improved sound. It’s not a huge improvement, but noticeable, as the Brooklyn DAC is still considered excellent sounding and one of the best values in this price category when compared to the competition.




Conversion: PCM up to 384k, 32bit PCM, 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, dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to drive headphones
Built-In Attenuator: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and head- phones, 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass
Clock: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator™” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD)
Built-In Analog Preamp: Line level input or Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled.
Audio Interface Function: 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)
Power Supply: Worldwide power supply (optional DC Battery power unit, 12VDC)
Dimensions: W x D x H = 8.5" x 8.5" x 1.74” = 216mm x 216mm x 44mm
Weight 4lbs, 2kg
Warranty 2 years


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