Mola-Mola has taken the discrete DAC section from its Makua preamplifier and released it as a separate unit. A two board stack, incoming digital audio is upsampled to 32bit/3.125MHz, converted to PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and sent to twin mono DACs on the second board
The new Mola-Mola DAC includes discrete 32-stage Finite-Impulse-Response (FIR) output stages combined with 4th order filtering I/V converters that turn the PWM into analogue.
Other features include a digital volume control, Roon Ready functionality and headphone outputs. Inputs include Optical (Toslink), S/PDIF, AES/EBU (XLR), USB type B, Ethernet (Roon Ready), Bluetooth (A2DP, APTX), I²S over HDMI. Outputs are balanced (XLR), balanced headphone (4-pin XLR), 6.3mm headphone jack and programmable trigger outputs (3.5mm jack).
The Tambaqui supports PCM up to 32bit/384kHz (over 24bit/192kHz via USB and Roon only); DoP and Native DSD up to quad speed (again, USB and Roon only).
Spanning 200 x 110 x 320mm, it weighs in at 5.2kg. Price? £8,999.
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