I for one feel that Roon is the best thing that has happened for streaming audio, so this is really good news. The Sound The intention if the M1 is to provide a state of the art, Digital to Analogue converter, utilizing the best designs and materials that can be found today. Your mileage may vary. With complex music, the M1 keeps even the most silent sounds clearly audible, whereas they tend to sink into the mix sooner with the Wadia. This in part is made possible by the lowering the jitter to extremely low levels, providing a pure digital signal chain with no SRCs sample rate converters or digital volume controllers, superior digital filter design, coupled to a fast transparent analogue signal path with a discreet analogue output section and plenty of good clean linear power for optimum analogue performance. The SE version is mainly different in that it has Stillpoints feet, which would be bypassed on the Artesania rack anyway.

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Produced in limited quantity, with special packaging and serial number, the Gold M1 is truly limited and unique. My unit has linear supplies for all three sections. It really is that good. Presented in the classic anodized brlcasti and aluminum finish, the M1 Special Edition incorporates Stillpoints feet that are engineered and optimized exclusively for the design.

The M1 is loaded with leds, and these are clearly visible through the ventilation slits.

There are two broad categories: Point-to-point bricqsti, a labor intensive process, improves signal flow by eliminating various connectors which can degrade a signals performance. For their more impressive dimensionality coupled with their more natural flow I suspect that many people will prefer the Minimum Phase filters. To do this there has to be an inherent amount of delay in certain parts of the frequency spectrum, leading to a certain brifasti of rippling in the output before the leading edge of notes.


As mentioned, the M1 also sounds harmonically rich, but it is not a creaminess layered on top as could be said is done with the Levinson S CD player.

Notify me when new comments are added check your spam folder. Taking a dedicated stand-alone preamp out of the equation gives a shorter, less complex signal path, which promises greater transparency and detail.

The Wadia has been part of my system for a while now, and that is because it just matches very well. Conversely, the Esoteric is quite happy to impose its own character on the sound, and this character has to fit the system in which it is used.

In the other setups however I also used Belden and even a standard power cable. With these dynamic speakers rather than dipole ribbons the Bricasti was actually a much better match than the Wadia. Without a preamp the sound is more honest and more direct.

This provides tweaking perspective for people with shelved racks, but also paves the way to consider the M1 Special Edition, which among other upgrades employs specially designed Stillpoint feet.

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The separation goes as far as having dedicated DAC circuits per bricastl and individual power supplies. Bricasti M5 network player 14 August We were unable to send your message. The intention if the M1 is to provide a bricasyi of the art, Digital to Analogue converter, utilizing the best designs and materials that can be found today.

Your email address will not be published. The M1 is robustly constructed of milled and CNC machined aluminium sections. Network Player Option First incorporated for the M12 Dual Mono Source ControllerThe Bricasti network interface and media renderer option allows any M1 to be seen as a DLNA device on an audio network and server as an audio device to play or ,1 to through a wired connection on your network.


What also worked very well was the Black Rhodium Concerto interlink.

Bricasti M1 DAC is a high end, dual mono, twin DAC design, designed to offer state-of-the-art test bench performance in your home audio system — or indeed in the studio. The M1 has a variable output, so can be connected directly to a power amplifier or active stereo speakers.

The Overture reveals an impressive nricasti with dynamic extremes, and an inviting ability to render a large soundstage with sharply focused instrumentation.

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Analog outputs are available in balanced XLR and unbalanced Cinch. This was such a good match that I did not try any other cables in the main setup. It provides quite possibly the very best sound in its price class and should beicasti considered a true reference standard.

Admirably, Bricasti is committed to developing the M1 throughout its life. Christiaan Punter Owner of Hifi-Advice. The interesting thing is that the Bricasti threads a very fine balance and prevents sounding like either of the stereotypical DAC deliveries. Next Apogee Duetta Signature part 4.