M2Tech Young D/A processor & Palmer Power Station battery power supply Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

M2Tech Young: Solid-state, DC-powered D/A processor. Inputs: two S/PDIF (RCA, 75-ohm BNC), 1 AES/EBU (XLR), 1 optical S/PDIF (TosLink), 1 USB (female Type B). Output: single-ended on RCA female. Sampling frequencies (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192*, 352.8**, 384** (*not on TosLink, **only on USB). Resolution: 16–24 bit (S/PDIF, AES/EBU), 16–32 bit (USB). Frequency response: 10Hz–20kHz, +0.1/–0.5dB (Fs=44.1kHz); 10Hz–90kHz, +0.1/–0.1dB (Fs=384kHz). Signal/noise: 121dB (A-weighted, 24-bit/192kHz, 20kHz bandwidth). THD+N: 0.0003% (24-bit/192kHz). Maximum output voltage: 2.65V RMS (7.5Vp–p at 0dBFS). Supply voltage: 15V–18V DC. Supply current: 240mA at 15V.
Serial number of unit reviewed: 0669.
Price: $1499.
M2Tech Palmer Power Station: Battery power supply. Output voltage: 15V DC. Output current: 1A peak. Output noise: <15ÊV (20kHz bandwidth), equal to 100nV/sqrt(Hz). Charge time: 3.5 hours, ±0.5 hour. Capacity: 3.4Ah. Input voltage: 90–264V AC, 50–60Hz; 100–370V DC. Input current: 2A (full load and battery charging, 115V AC), 1A (full load and battery charging, 230V AC).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 0136
Price: $1249.

Dimensions: Each 7.8" (200mm) W by 2" (50mm) H by 7.8" (200mm) D. Weight (approx.): 2 lbs (1kg).
Approximate number of dealers: 173.
Manufacturer: M2Tech S.r.l., Via Gramsci 5/B, Polo Tecnologico, I-56023 Navacchio di Cascina (PI), Italy. Web: www.m2tech.biz. US distributor: TEAC America, Inc., Consumer Products Division, 7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, CA 90640. Tel: (323) 726-0303, x749, x776, x741. Web: teac.com.

M2Tech S.r.l.
US distributor: TEAC America, Inc.
7733 Telegraph Road
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303, x749, x776, x741

volvic's picture

Great review and really sleek looking design, author is spot on about the competition that exists at this price level and the outstanding level of performance now being offered.  While I lament the loss of physical media the performance improvement we are getting now for our dollar was unheard of 10 years ago and is most welcome.  

JadenKrosis's picture

Do you think a decent power conditioner would do the same job of cleaning up the sound as the Palmer power station did?

Jon Iverson's picture

I've not tried this, so can't say. Sorry.

JadenKrosis's picture

Thanks, I suppose I`ll have to give it a try and see for myself. I bought the Young as an upgrade to my Halide dac HD so I could get into the 24/192 realm. 
I had 3 dacs on my wanted list for this upgrade, the NADM51 and Benchmark dac2 and I went with the Young per your review.
The Young has proven itself to be everything you described, and has brought a new level of musical enjoyment to me.
I have one other question if anyone can answer, what is your opinion/knowledge regarding RCA to XLR adapters?
The Young has only RCA outs and my sub/sat system has ony XLR inputs so I`m using a set of Cardas adapters and cant help but wonder if I`m defeating a purpose or losing a benefit somewheres with this set up.