Mytek Brooklyn DAC at MCRU

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  • MQA | DSD | 24/192 decoding
  • Pre-amp | Head amp | Phono amp
  • Hi-Fi Choice 5 stars
  • Hi-Fi Critic BEST BUY
  • Brochure here
  • Optional linear PSU

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I moved from a Naim DAC-V1 to the Mytek Brooklyn for two main reasons, the built in phono stage and the support for MQA. As a Tidal user the idea that I would be able to take advantage of their MQA streaming service was very exciting. I was not let down!

Compared to the Naim, the Mytek has a much more clean and transparent feeling sound, almost clinical, though not in a bad way. I use it with a pair of Adam Audio Tensor Epsilons, fully active speakers that are made by another brand whose background is in professional audio. Combined with a Mac mini, that works flawlessly and driverlessly with the Mytek, I have a system that has a very small footprint but is, without doubt, the best sounding system I have owned. 

The best bit is the phono stage though. I had assumed this would be an after thought and sound as such. Far from it, it sounds excellent. Whilst it might not have some of the features of a top end standalone phono stage, it offers me all I need. 

I would absolutely recommend this DAC - you will need to have an appreciation for hifi that doesn’t impart an obvious signature of its own, but assuming that’s what you like, I’d be very surprised if you didn’t like what you hear here!  Mr H. Gill Jan 2017


Brooklyn is Mytek's newest, highly anticipated DAC Headphone Pre-amplifier and the first stand alone DAC to incorporate feature MQA streaming decoder.

The Brooklyn DAC features: - Stunning transparent detailed Mytek sound - up to 384k, 32 bit and DSD256 conversion - 384k, 32 bit integer USB2 Class 2 interface (no drivers for Mac, Linux, or Linux based streamers, Native DSD ASIO Drivers for Windows) - Certified MQA high resolution decoder for high resolution streaming

Choice of inputs: AES, SPDIF, Toslink, SPDIF, DSD SDIF, Analog Line In or Phono - High Performance M/C, M/M phono preamplifier (all analog signal path to output) - High Performance Dual Mono, High Current (800mA) headphone preamplifier. Dual unbalanced jacks for two headphones or balanced operation with Mytek 2x1/4" to 4pin XLR adapter - Audio Interface function: in addition to USB playback.

Brooklyn will accept digital inputs into computer via USB - Femtoclock Clock generator with jitter below 0.8ps - Wordclock input and output- stacking of units for multichannel and surround sound is possible. - optional 12 VDC power supply input - Sculpted aluminum front panel chassis - Choice of black or frosty silver - 2 year warranty

The Brooklyn can be powered using a standard power cord (230V AC input) or using 12V DC from an external power supply. We have our own fully regulated design available should you wish to choose it. 

The Brooklyn DAC special launch offer from MCRU | FREE IsoTek EVO3 Initium power lead with all Brooklyns while stocks last.


CONVERSION: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD
up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range

MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware
MQA (tm) 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

CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator (tm)” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation,
includes mch DSD)

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.

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



DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=8.5x8.5x1.74”=216x216x44mm

WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg

WARRANTY: 2 years

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