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Review MSB Premier with Director – Silence of the bits

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Pros

  • Very clean playback
  • Easily install upgrades
  • Beautiful pre-amp
  • Beautiful design

Cons

  • Quality costs.... money
  • No analog input

Price: € 47500

Build quality
Usability
Sound
Price
MSB Premier - Director

The Test Setup

We tested the MSB Premier with Director on our reference system, but in the process we also used the MSB 202 power amplifier.

Type test
Single Test
Inputs
  • Digital Coaxial
  • Digital Optical
  • Digital AES
  • Digital USB
  • Streamer ethernet
Outputs
  • Analog XLR
Product type
D/A-converter
Max samplingrate
3072 kHz
Max bit depth
32 bit
Weight
21 Kg
Dimensions
  • Width: 43 cm
  • Depth: 30 cm
  • Height: 5 cm
Production country
United States
Measurements
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - with director - passthrough
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - with director - passthrough
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - video mode
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - video mode
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - normal mode
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - normal mode
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - with director
MSB Premier - Impulse - 24-44 - with director
MSB Premier - Imaging 24-48 - normal mode
MSB Premier - Imaging 24-48 - normal mode
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - video mode
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - video mode
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - Director passthrough
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - Director passthrough
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - Director mode
MSB premier - imaging - 24-48 - Director mode
MSB Premier - Freq response - Video Mode - 24-192
MSB Premier - Freq response - Video Mode - 24-192
MSB Premier - Freq response - Director Video Mode
MSB Premier - Freq response - Director Video Mode
MSB Premier - Freq response - Director Mode
MSB Premier - Freq response - Director Mode
MSB Premier - Freq response - 24-192
MSB Premier - Freq response - 24-192
MSB Premier - dynamic range
MSB Premier - dynamic range
MSB Premier - Director Passthrough - Freq response
MSB Premier - Director Passthrough - Freq response
MSB Premier - THD_N vs Freq
MSB Premier - THD_N vs Freq
MSB Premier - phase response
MSB Premier - phase response
MSB Premier - phase response theatre mode
MSB Premier - phase response theatre mode
MSB Premier - noise and interference
MSB Premier - noise and interference
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-192 with Pasithea
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-192 with Pasithea
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-192 with director
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-192 with director
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-48 - video mode
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-48 - video mode
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-48 - Director
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-48 - Director
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-44- video mode
MSB Premier - noise and interference - 24-44- video mode
MSB Premier - Lineairity
MSB Premier - Lineairity
MSB Premier - Jtest - Director Mode
MSB Premier - Jtest - Director Mode
MSB Premier - Jitter 24-48
MSB Premier - Jitter 24-48
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