Reviewers: Marja & Henk
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Sources: PS Audio PWT; Dr. Feickert Blackbird MKII/DFA 1o5/Zu DL-103;
Streaming sources: XXHighEnd; iTunes; Devialet AIR; La Rosita Beta; Qobuz Desktop, Tidal Desktop; Sound Galleries SGM 2015 [loaner];
DAC: T+A DAC8 [loaner]; Mytek Brooklyn [loaner]; Mytek Brooklyn Liberty [in for review]
Preamp/integrated/power: Audio Note Meishu with WE 300B (or AVVT, JJ, KR Audio 300B output tubes); dual Devialet D-Premier; PTP Audio Blok 20; Hypex Ncore 1200 based monoblocks; Trafomatic Kaivalya; Trafomatic Reference One; Trafomatic Reference Phono One; Music First Passive Magnetic; The Bespoke Audio Company Preamplifier [loaner]
Speakers: Avantgarde Acoustic Duo Omega; Arcadian Audio Pnoe; Podium Sound One; WLM Sub 12; Sounddeco Alpha F3; dual Zu Submisson MKII; Soltanus Virtuoso ESL; Taket Bat-Pure super tweeters;
Cables: complete loom of ASI LiveLine cables; full loom of Crystal Cable cables; full loom of Nanotec Golden Strada; Audiomica Pearl Consequence interconnect; Audiomica Pebble Consequence;
Power line conditioning: PS Audio Powerplant Premier; PS Audio Humbuster III; IsoTek Evo 3 Syncro; AudioMica Allbit Consequence
Equipment racks: Solid Tech and ASI amplifier and TT shelf
Indispensable accessories: Furutech DeMag; ClearAudio Double Matrix; Franc Audio Ceramic Disc Classic; Shakti Stones; Kemp polarity checker; Akiko Audio Corelli and Phono Booster; Zanden ZVA-1
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Room treatment: Acoustic System International resonators, sugar cubes, diffusers
Room size: ca. 14.50 x 7.50m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls, wooden flooring upstairs, ca 7 x 5m with a ceiling height of 3.50m, brick walls and concrete floor downstairs.
Price:  €995; €179 for 1-metre TRS to XLR Metropolis cable

Last year we reviewed the €1'995 Mytek Brooklyn DAC and liked it for both its sound quality and versatility. Now Mytek designer Michal Jurewicz presents a scaled-down version of it. Again named after an iconic part of his hometown of New York City, it is the Liberty DAC; yes, after that statue. With the downsizing, the price tag lost a digit and its first '1' and we were curious what that would mean for its sound quality and versatility. So when Mytek asked us to review it, we were eager to agree.

From the delivered box we extracted a 1kg light 20x14x4 cm sized DAC in black. The top plate sported the distinctive M amid a plenitude of small holes to keep things cool. The front panel had a 6.3mm headphone output followed by a sextet of indicator LEDs each with multiple purposes and colours. When orange, the first LED from the left indicates PCM. White is for DSD, green signifies the presence of MQA-encoded signal. Actual processing of MQA, meaning that a control has been passed which validates said MQA content as being approved by the copyright owner, is indicated when this LED turns a bright blue.