MoFi Electronics Goes Digital With The StudioDAC

MoFi Electronics StudioDAC

The electronics arm of MoFi has been producing some really decent analog products since it first entered the market a few years ago. Partnering with longtime designer Andrew Jones was just the latest in a long line of turntable and other HiFi products. This week the company announced it was dipping its toe into the digital domain with the launch of a $600-ish digital converter in roughly the same footprint as their UltraPhono pre.

The StudioDAC is fairly straightforward with its approach, offering a top-down view to the inner workings with knobs and lights on the top panel. The relatively small footprint is a welcome one for desktop warriors, and the fairly basic connections on the back panel should suffice for most computer-based setups as well. The design is based around a ESS9038Q2M chip, and is also a collaboration with Michal Jurewicz of Mytek.

More details in the press release below.

“MoFi Electronics Introduces the StudioDAC

Ann Arbor, MI – February 1, 2024

MoFi Electronics, a manufacturer of acclaimed high-performance audio equipment, is pleased to announce the StudioDAC, a digital-to-analog converter created in collaboration with Mytek Audio engineer Michal Jurewicz. The StudioDAC offers an exceptional listening experience at a very attainable price point. Supporting DSD, DXD, and MQA audio formats, the MoFi StudioDAC allows users to immerse themselves in their favorite music with exceptional clarity and fidelity. The StudioDAC is proudly manufactured in the United States, embodying MoFi Electronics’ unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality audio components.

Significant Design Features of the MoFi StudioDAC
Designed and Manufactured in the USA, the StudioDAC represents meticulous craftsmanship and quality.
Multiple input options including USB 2.0, S/PDIF and Toslink to provide seamless integration with various audio sources.
Full MQA decoding and rendering, delivering an authentic listening experience for MQA-encoded music.
Low-noise precision clock generator, the StudioDAC minimizes jitter, resulting in an unadulterated audio experience.
Apodizing Filter that eliminates sharp edged high-frequencies and mitigates pre-ringing artifacts to create a more natural sound which accurately reflects the original analog signal.
LED indicators intuitively display the incoming audio format and resolution for easy confirmation of bit-perfect playback.
Outboard power supply is included for low-noise playback and allows for future upgrades.

“Our goal was to create a high-performance DAC that surpasses the sound quality one expects from an affordable design. Working with an experienced and respected engineer like Michal Jurewicz of Mytek Audio, combined with countless hours of listening for careful voicing and fine-tuning, resulted in the MoFi StudioDAC having a transparent, engaging and pure sound that we’re very proud to put the MoFi Electronics name on.”
-John Schaffer, President MoFi Electronics.

The MoFi StudioDAC sets a new standard for the crowded sub $1000 category of DACs,
thanks to its combination of a comprehensive feature set, a highly musical sonic signature
and American craftsmanship. The StudioDAC represents a genuinely compelling option for
those seeking an engaging, elevated and affordable digital audio experience.

The MoFi Electronics StudioDAC is available now with an MSRP of $599.00 USD”

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