MyTek Manhattan II DAC Headphone Amp Preamplifier

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The MyTek Manhattan II is a reference USB / Network DAC / Preamplifier.

MQA Decoder with 384k PCM and DSD256, phono and line analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier.

Integrates digital streaming and vinyl analog playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers.

The Manhattan DAC II design uses the same chassis, same power supply, and front panel circuits as the original Manhattan. It uses a completely new, redesigned mainboard. This offers a substantial sound quality upgrade, significantly better detail and resolution, and state of the art transparent analog preamplifier performance.


Manhattan II uses the world's highest performance 130dB Sabre 9038 DAC chipset. With the optional Streamer network card and your iPad or tablet, full streaming off Tidal, Qobuz, or your favorite service is only a touch away. Manhattan II is also Roon Ready for full home audio integration.

  • 32 bit integer Class 2 USB2 driverless audio interface
  • World class transparent analog preamp attenuators
  • MQA ® hardware decoder
  • Improved optional phono preamplifier card
  • New, easy to navigate menu system
Femto Clock

Femto Clock Technology

Mytek's new Femto Clock that's incorporated into our C777 Clocking architecture pushes jitter and the noise floor below measurable levels.

Manhattan II in gold

Highest Resolution Support

Modern high-resolution audio formats support for PCM 32 bit 384 kHz DXD to Quad DSD256 11.2 MHz.

Manhattan II transformer

Discrete Analog & Digital Power Supplies

Two separate isolated power supplies for the analog and digital stages that lower noise and crosstalk while increasing power and consistency.

The MyTek Manhattan II DAC is a reference USB / Network DAC / Preamplifier with MQA decoder, 384k PCM and DSD256, phono and line analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier.

Integrates digital streaming and vinyl analog playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. Phono input card is optional. Optional Roon Ready Network Card turns the DAC into streamer.

Manhattan II Inputs

Audio Recording Function

All digital inputs can be routed into a computer via USB2. This allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitizing ADCs.

Inputs and Outputs

Headphone output: Reference High Current, High Transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, 0 Ohm out impedance.

Analog inputs are routed through minimal path (no caps) state of the art analog attenuator directly to analog and headphone outputs.

Optional Cards

The optional Precision Phono Analog Preamp Card is a High End M/M, M/C Phono Preamplifier with custom nickel core step-up transformers, and a relay that is switchable and tunable. Input impedances, transformer ratios, RIAA curves and choice of gain can be changed within the menu or using the remote via relay switches. Optional card is sold separately and is user installable.

The optional Roon Ready Network Card turns the Manhattan into a network streamer with 24/192k and DSD64 maximum throughput. It is compatible with Roon, Airplay, DLNA/UPnP, Spotify Connect, iOS, and Android.


Technical Details

17" W x 10.5" D x 1.95" H
(432mm x 267mm x 50mm)
16 lbs (8kg)
Digital inputs
USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats, up to 32bit integer)
Toslink/ADAT (up to 24 bit, PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP)
SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256
Analog inputs
RCA (switchable to Phono with optional Phono Card inserted)
additional RCA Line In
XLR Balanced Line In
Analog outputs
balanced XLR
simultaneous 50 Ohm impedance
Headphone outputs
Dual headphone jacks
Balanced operation w/ optional MyTek Balanced Headphone Adapter
Available Upgrades
Roon Ready Network Card
SUT Phono Card
PCM up to 384k, 32bit, MQA®, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD 130dB Dynamic Range
MQA Hi-Res Decoder
built in certified hardware MQA® decoder
Built-in Attenuator
Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32bit attenuator or purist relay bypass
"Mytek Femtoclock Generator (tm)" 0.82ps internal jitter, Worldclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, including mch DSD and SACD. ISO playback)
Included Apple Aluminum IR remote, universal remote capable
Upgradable via USB Control Panel App (Win and Mac).
Control Panel App
Allows full control of all functions from computer
Power Supply
Switchable 115/230VAC
(100V Japanese version available)

Package Includes

  • Manhattan II DAC
  • Switchable Power Supply
  • Remote Control
  • 2-Year Warranty

    two-year warranty




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