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The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series.


To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”. The MP-D201 is the supreme level of digital control centres. It has all the needed I/O’s to interface to basically everything digital 1 and with it’s modular design, new interfaces can be added as their technologies satisfy our high quality demands. With the built in masterclock and sample rate conversion, it reduces jitter to the lowest level possible. Combined with the four stereo dacs in the analog stage - it gives the best possible precision achievable with todays technologies.


The analog stage uses the same type of discrete modules found in the MP-P201 and MP-L201 and offers true balanced configuration, including our well-known relay based volume. This offers superior performance over any digital volume on the market today. Used together with a separate preamplifier, the build in volume can naturally be fully bypassed. These extra features, makes the MP-D201 a full preamplifier for the person who primarily uses digital sources, and has only need to a few analog inputs.

Vitus Masterpiece MP-D201 mk iii DAC/Preamp

  • Technical Specifications

    INPUT                          No.                                Impedance       Details

    USB                             1 class A/B

    S/PDIF - RCA               2                                   75Ω                  24B/96KHz

    S/PDIF - XLR                2                                   110Ω                24B/96KHz

    Analog - RCA               1                                   10KΩ                OPTIONAL

    Analog - XLR                1                                   10KΩ                OPTIONAL

    Sensitivity (analog)        2 steps                          2/4VRMS 

    OUTPUT                      XLR                                RCA

    Available                      1 (L+R)                            1 (L+R)

    Impedance                  75Ω                                75Ω

    Frequency response    +800KHz                        +800KHz

    Signal to noise ratio     >110dB                          >110dB

    THD + noise                > 0,01%                         > 0,01%



    Type                            Relay controlled fixed resistor network

    Digital gain                  -111dB to 0dB

    Analog gain                 -101dB to +10dB


    DAC                            Digital Audio Technology

    Master Clock               VA Module - upgradable

    Frequency Tolerance    +/- 5 ppm

    Samplerate                  792khz using Engineered S8 DSP module

    Resolution                   24 bit

    DAC                            4x AD1955 in mono configuration



    Standby                      <1W

    Operation                    36W



    Height                         135 mm

    Width                          435 mm

    Depth                          430 mm

    Weight                         25 Kg



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