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    NEW MSB Digital Director

    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/0...-director.html











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    Re: NEW MSB Digital Director

    So basically you take your digital input modules out of your MSB DAC and plug them into the Digital Director. Then the Digital Director outputs Pro ISL (Optical) and Control Link (to control DAC functions) connections to your MSB DAC.

    The Digital Director adds the capacity for complex filtering algorithms while retaining a noise free optical connection. This should raise the overall level of performance while having an equalizing effect between various digital inputs.

    Ken
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    Re: NEW MSB Digital Director

    MSRP of the three models?

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    Re: NEW MSB Digital Director

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    MSRP of the three models?
    New Digital Director models:

    The Select Digital Director > $27,500
    The Reference Digital Director > $24,500
    The Premier Digital Director > $14,500


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    Re: NEW MSB Digital Director

    Forwarding this email from MSB Technology:

    Greetings,

    It's here! We have been working towards this point for a few years now and are wildly excited to share the results with you. Introducing, The Digital Director. I want to take a moment to try my best at explaining what this product is and how it works. As it is a new product category, we are still figuring out the right words.

    To start, this is a DAC Upgrade. This works with all existing Discrete, Premier, Reference, and Select DACs. Any version of the digital director works with any version of our DACs. It is an additional product chassis that marries with the DAC to do extraordinary things. New firmware will be required for the DAC. Current input modules are removed from the DAC and installed into the Digital Director. With the Pro ISL and Optical control link providing two way communication will allow the DAC display and controls to operate the Digital Director as a seamless experience. This will not work as an independent product. The Reference and Select level Digital Directors have integrated linear power supplies, whereas the Premier Digital Director has an integrated switching power supply.

    The creation of this product stems from the ever diversifying market of digital sources. Servers, computers, and renderers etc. We set out to find a way to bring all bit perfect sources onto an equal footing. This required more power, processing, and perfect isolation. Mission accomplished. Having this as an external product was key for isolation. We are doing everything possible to further quite down the DAC chassis where the conversion process is most vulnerable to noise.

    Lastly, we have offloaded the digital processing from the DAC into the Digital Director. Using new high-performance DSPs along with all-new digital filters our DACs have taken a huge step forward. I was blown away hearing the soundstage snap into even sharper focus! I love how our favorite recordings continue to surprise us with new details and experiences. It seems our digital journey is not yet complete and we are excited to discover what's next.

    I will be jumping on a plane heading for the Munich High End Show shortly and am looking forward to meeting up with many of you! We will have the first Digital Directors in our showroom for listening and discussions. Take care!

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    Daniel Gullman
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