Metrum Menuet R2R DAC

Metrum Menuet R2R DAC


In order to improve upon the Hex we stopped looking towards to our secret industrial chip, and implemented our new Transient technology as used in our flagship Pavane . The Menuet is using the same basic frame as used for the Hex. However to avoid internal vibration the electronics are built on a well damped  sub chassis .

The Menuet is using four Transient™ R2R ladder modules as used in the Pavane. These modules can handle extreme high sampling rates but are limited to current industry standards which has its maximum (384kHz) on the USB input. Like the Pavane digital data will be split over two 12 bit clusters. Each dac cluster processes a portion of the data in the most linear region of the dac chips and as a result a full 24 bits range in the analog domain will be realized. Despite the single board design, channel separation is close to a dual mono operation. This contributes to the flawless positioning of instruments. The result of this process is an extremely fast and accurate behavior and brings  listening experience on a higher level .

menuet back

In short, the Menuet is a DAC that has taken all the lessons and experiences that her designer has learned over the years, and combined them in an ambitious DAC that can fit in every system. It is musical, honours the Non-oversampling principle while simultaneously incorporating the technological progress that has been made over the years, 

Menuet inside

Working principle:
Mains voltage:
Output voltages
Frequency response:
Output impedance:
Sampling rate:
Non oversampling dac. Forward (FPGA) corrected, 2 Dacs pro channel in
differential mode.
max. 30 VA via 2 separated torodial transformers.
110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz
1x optical, 2x coaxial (1x BNC and 1x RCA).
2x RCA  Neutrik © cinch connectors. 2x XLR balanced output.
RCA : 2 Volts RMS.
XLR:  4 Volts RMS
1Hz – 20 khz -1dB. 44.1 kHz sampling.
1Hz – 65 kHz -1dB .192 and 384kHz (USB)
0.01 % THD
-145 dB related to 2 Volt RMS
RCA 100 Ohm. XLR 200 Ohm
Optical 44.1 – 96 kHz sampling rate.
Coax and AES/EBU: 44.1 -192 kHz . USB 44.1 – 384kHz sampling rate
320 x 85 x 320 mm.
6 kg.