Stereophile: MU1 is “Product of the year 2021”

We were struck with joy when we opened this month’ issue of Stereophile. The MU1 has been awarded the “Product of the Year Award 2021” in the Digital Component category! Wow… 

John Atkinson’s review was quoted in the text: “Oh my!” JA exclaimed (in writing) after hearing music made with data sent via the AES3 output. He had been listening to an early digital recording via the MU1’s Ethernet connection and switched to AES3, upsampled to 176.4 kHz. The recording now sounded “dramatically better”. “The tonal balance was still warm but the congestion was reduced, adding depth to the soundstage and increasing the separation between instruments and groups of instruments within that stage.” 

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