SELECT DAC Details

SELECT DAC Details

The SELECT DAC offers unbelievable performance. It comes loaded with our best features. You only have to decide inputs and outputs you need or if you want to wait and decide later. You can have it just the way you want it.




Pick Color

The SELECT DAC is available from stock in several popular colors. Any other custom color may be requested but will add to your delivery time. Select color option:

  All Matte Black
  Matte Black with Gold Trim (Knob, buttons and feet)
  Matte White with Stainless Trim (Knob and Buttons only)
  Champagne with Gold Trim (Knob, buttons and feet)
  Custom color is desired (please add 6 weeks for production)


Output Format

To optimize the DAC performance an Output Module is installed. You may select the module that best meets your needs. If your system changes, you may swap modules yourself for only the cost (if any) between them.

  Balanced with MSB Volume Control - One pair of High quality balanced outputs with 1 pair of Balanced Analog Inputs. (Included).
  RCA with MSB Volume Control - One pair of High quality RCA outputs with 1 pair of RCA Analog Inputs. (Included).
  Two Modules: One Balanced pair of Inputs and Outputs, and One Single Ended pair of Inputs and Outputs, each with MSB Volume Control (add $11985).

  Add RCA Subwoofer Outputs (uses one input slot) Add $3995.
  Add Balanced Subwoofer Outputs (uses one input slot) Add $3995.


Pick First Input Module (included)

There are Four Input Option Slots. Some input modules contain more than one input so many inputs are possible. Please note that adding a subwoofer output uses up one input slot. Two are included in the basic SELECT package.

  Add Optical and Coax inputs with Word Sync Clock Output
  Add XLR Balanced input with Word Sync Clock Output
  Add Dual Pro I2S with 2 cables (for Signature DATA CD, UMT V and Signature UMT V) input
  Add Quad Rate DSD USB input
  Add Audio Renderer input
  Add 2nd Balanced Analog input (only one can be added)


Pick Second Input Module (included)

There are Four Input Option Slots. Some input modules contain more than one input so many inputs are possible.

  None - I am happy with one input.
  Add Optical and Coax inputs with Word Sync Clock Output
  Add XLR Balanced input with Word Sync Clock Output
  Add Dual Pro I2S with 2 cables (for Signature DATA CD, UMT V and Signature UMT V) input
  Add Quad Rate DSD USB input
  Add Audio Renderer input
  Add 2nd Balanced Analog input (only one can be added)


Pick 3rd Input Module

There are Four Input Option Slots. This third input is optional.

  None - I am happy with two inputs.
  Add Optical and Coax inputs with Word Sync Clock Output $3995.
  Add XLR Balanced input with Word Sync Clock Output $3995.
  Add Dual Pro I2S with 2 cables (for Signature DATA CD, UMT V and Signature UMT V) input $3995.
  Add Quad Rate DSD USB input $3995.
  Add Audio Renderer input $3995.
  Add 2nd Balanced Analog input (only one can be added), Add $3995.


Pick Fourth Input Module

There are Four Input Option Slots. This fourth input is optional. You cannot select this input if you have already selected the Subwoofer Output option.

  None - I am happy with three inputs.
  Add Optical and Coax inputs with Word Sync Clock Output $3995.
  Add XLR Balanced input with Word Sync Clock Output $3995.
  Add Dual Pro I2S with 2 cables (for Signature DATA CD, UMT V and Signature UMT V) input $3995.
  Add Quad Rate DSD USB input $3995.
  Add Audio Renderer input $3995.
  Add 2nd Balanced Analog input (only one can be added), Add $3995.


Pick Power Supply

The SELECT DAC requires two SELECT Power Supplies. One power supply is for the digital and one for the Analog. You have the choice of a Dual Supply or may may upgrade to two single supplies at twice the power rating and with amazing isolation.

  Standard DUAL SELECT Power Base (included, $19950 value)
  Upgrade to a pair of Single SELECT Power Bases(Add $19950.)*

*Power Bases may be upgraded after purchase for same price if DUAL supply is returned before the pair of single supplies are shipped out. Otherwise there is a 20% restocking fee on the DUAL supply.



Pick FemtoSecond Clock Upgrade

This reference Femto 33 Clock at 33 femtoseconds jitter and the Galaxy Femto 77 Clock with jitter under 77 femtoseconds (.077 psec) offers unprecedented accuracy. There is no more accurate clocks available for audio. Sonic benefits guaranteed. Choose the clock you wish to have.

  Standard with Galaxy Clock (included)
  Upgrade to Femto 33 Clock (Add $9950.)

Headphone Amp
Add SELECT Headphone AMP

Although the SELECT can drive conventional headphones without an external amplifier, electrostatic headphones still need an external amplifier. The SELECT Headphone amplifier provides and amazingly tranperant interface between the SELECT and your electrostatic headphones. Includes analog pass-through so you can still use your conventional system without any re-wiring.

  I do not use Electrostatic Headphones
  Add the SELECT Headphone Amplifier (Add $37950.)

Interconnect Cable
Pick Interconnect

It is very important that interconnects match both the resolution and impedance of the DAC. MSB SELECT Interconnects offer a superior matched impedance cable with amazing time coherency.

The stock length is 3 feet or they can be ordered in any custom length.

  None - I happy with my own Interconnects. (Add $0)
  Add SELECT RCA Interconnect (Add $24950. plus $1990/foot over 3' long)
  Add SELECT XLR Interconnect (Add $24950. plus $1990/foot over 3' long)
  Custom Length Interconnect from 1 to 50 feet


SELECT UPGRADE POLICY

The SELECT is an expensive DAC Program and the details can be very important to you, the customer. Here is how it works:

  • 10 year warranty - if it breaks, we will fix it. You ship it to us (and pay the shipping), and we will ship it back repaired (and we will pay the shipping). If we can send parts to our local distributor to save shipping cost we will.
  • 10 upgrade guarantee - You may upgrade the SELECT as often as you like for the difference between the price you paid and the current price. You ship it to us (and pay the shipping), and we will ship it back upgraded (and we will pay the shipping). If we can send parts to our local distributor to save shipping cost we will.

DATES - From the date MSB ships a SELECT, the ten year clock starts to run. It does not matter if it is shipped to a dealer or customer directly.
REGISTRATION - This upgrade is transferable between customers but only if the original registration card has been sent in. It is also transferable from a dealer to a customer. It would be wise for the dealer to fill out and send in the SELECT registration because customers may forget. But we have no way of knowing when the SELECT was sold and who is the original owner if the information has not been supplied.
DAMAGE - Units sent back for an upgrade or replacement are assumed to be in good condition. There should be no damage besides normal wear and tear as would be expected on a product of this price. Scratched, dented or damaged product will be repaired and the cost of the repair will be added to your upgrade cost, including 'free' upgrades. When you drop it on the floor, a 'free' upgrade will not get you a new unit.
RETURN SHIPPING - Shipping the unit back for an upgrade is the customers or dealers responsibility. There are sometimes difficult customs requirements. MSB will do our best to prepare the customs forms to minimize import and export costs.