Metrum Musette R2R Ladder Digital Analogue Converter

Metrum Acoustics

In order to improve upon the Octave we stopped looking towards our secret industrial chip, and instead implemented our new Transient technology as used in our flagship Pavane. 


  • The Musette is designed on  the same basic frame as used for the Octave  but to get more flexibility, both  front and back panel have been changed as one more digital input is added. Like her predecessor, the Musette is available in both silver and black. 

  • The Musette is using  two Transient R2R ladder Dac One 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. The result of this process is an extremely fast and accurate behavior and brings  listening experience on a much higher level . Despite the fact that both dac modules are build on the same board an extremely high channel separation of 100 dB is realized. This contributes to flawless positioning of instruments. In other words, a DAC we are rightly proud of.

  • Working principle: Non oversampling dac based on Transient technology.

    Power: 15 VA transformer. 

    Mains voltage: Average power 5 Watts, standby < 1 Watt  110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz

    Inputs: 1x optical Toslink, 2x RCA coaxial and 1x USB.

    Outputs: 2x RCA 

    Output voltage: 2 Volts RMS. 

    Frequency response: 

    1Hz - 20 khz -2.5 dB. 44.1 kHz sampling. 

    1Hz - 65 kHz - 3dB . 192 and 384kHz (USB)

    Distortion: 0.007 % THD

    Noise: -140 dB related to 2 Volt RMS

    Output impedance: 100 Ohms.

    Sampling rate: 

    Optical 44.1 - 96 kHz sampling rate.

    Coaxial 44.1 -192 kHz

    USB: 44.1 - 384kHz sampling rate

    Dimensions: WxHxD 190 x 60 x 245 mm.

    Weight:2 kg.