FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, April 20, 2020
proudly introduces the An "all out" assault on the state-of-the-art, the EMPIRE establishes Mytek as a top echelon player at the top of high end audio products category. The Streamer is and features internal Roon Core that can drive both the ultra-high performance EMPIRE DAC and external Roon endpoints. There is a dual mono fully balanced differential analog preamplifier with an ultra quiet phono stage for both MC and MM cartridges. Going one step further, a high current, dual mono, fully balanced headphone amplifier is part of this extraordinary package.
The heart and soul of this state-of-the-art component is the new on-board Empire DAC which represents the highest performance and most musically engaging Mytek DAC ever. Built around two highest performance Sabre 9038Pro DAC chipsets, this dual mono fully balanced circuit is capable of 32-bit/768kHz PCM, DSD512 and MQA while achieving dynamic range greater than 133dB. DAC and Preamplifier functions are controlled by a brand new, offering new functionality via easy software upgrades, gradually released in the future as the Platform progresses.
The EMPIRE streamer is a new Product Category, which combines state of the art analog design with modern digital, wifi and internet ready, control platform in one great sounding, easy to use functional device. It’s draws from nearly 3 decades of award winning digital audio engineering and manufacturing experience coupled with future visionary software driven products. This represents the very finest one box solution for both music lovers and audiophiles, all housed in a chassis milled from a single block of aircraft grade aluminum. Furthermore, as a result of both its modular hardware design and software based platform, the EMPIRE Streamer can be easily described as "future proof". EMPIRE Series will be extended with an addition of similarly constructed EMPIRE Monoblock Amplifiers planned for 2021.
EMPIRE DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier Significant Design Features:
Streamer built in. Operated either via front panel touchscreen or Roon Remote on a smart device.
The first Empire Streamer units will become available in Dec. 2020 with shipping in quantities by Feb. 2021 MSRP of $19 995 in U.S. or € $19 995 (VAT incl) in E.U.
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