Bricasti Design

Bricasti Design was founded in 2004 by ex-Harman Specialty Group employees Brian Zolner and Casey Dowdell. Brian started at the original Lexicon in 1984 and held various positions in sales, developed its international sales network for both professional and consumer markets for the Lexicon brand, and before leaving was VP of worldwide sales. Casey later joined Lexicon as a DSP software engineer, and his primary focus was algorithm development for professional and consumer products including work on high end reverberation, Logic 7, and later Mark Levinson products when development for that brand became part of the group in MA with the closure of Madrigal.

m1 dac front side

The M1 digital to analog converter is a dual mono design; there are two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analog circuitry. This design ensures that analog crosstalk is virtually nonexistent, that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing is isolated, having its own power supply. With our twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimized by using the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration. The M1 also includes Bricasti's own proprietary filter technology, further opening new territory with what is achievable in a modern D/A reference.

Optional versions:

  • Special Edition (SE) - upgrade also available
  • Limited Edition (LE)

M1 Limited and Special Edition information

  • DSD, DSD64 and DSD128 playback.
  • Features the latest generation asynchronous USB interface.
  • Dedicated dual mono design.
  • Highly acclaimed, proprietary filter technology.
  • Extremely low jitter @ 6 picoseconds.
  • Supports sample rates of up to 352.8kHz and 24 bits.
  • Minimum and linear phase filters.

Remote Control

m1 remote

Included is an IR receiver that connects to the back of the M1 and may be positioned as desired. Operate all major functions of the M1 such as volume control, filter selection, and input source, to name a few.

Digital Inputs


      • USB: USB-2
      • XLR: AES/EBU 24 bit Single Wire
      • RCA: SPDIF
      • Toslink: Fiber Optic

Sample Rates:

      • USB: 44.1 kHz - 384 kHz, DSD 64x, DSD 128x
      • AES, SPDIF: 44.1 kHz - 192kHz
      • Toslink: 44.1 kHz - 96 kHz

Frequency Response Dig I/O:

    • DC to 24 kHz @ 48 kHz
    • DC to 96 kHz @ 192 kHz

Balanced Analog Output

  • Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
  • Impedance: 40 ohm
  • Max output level: +22 dbm
  • Min output level: +8 dbm
  • D/A Conversion: 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling
  • Frequency Response @44.1k: 10 hz- 20 kHz +0dB, -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range: >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k: .0006% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

Unbalanced Analog Output

  • Connectors:RCA
  • Impedance: 40 ohm
  • Output level: +8 dbm (2V RMS)
  • D/A Conversion: 24 bit delta sigma 8x oversampling
  • Frequency Response @ 44.1k: 10 hz- 20 kHz -.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range: >120dB A-Weighted
  • THD+N @ 1k: .0006% @ 0dbfs / .0004% @-30dbfs

m1 dac front side

m1usb back

m1 inside80

Making the M1

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