The Audiolab M-ONE is a compact integrated amplifier - the latest addition to the M-DAC family. While harnessing our acclaimed DAC and amp tech in a single diminutive box, an array of connections, both analogue and digital, aptX Bluetooth and USB ensure a thrilling sonic experience with up to 384kHz resolution audio.
To get the most out of its advanced sound processing, M-ONE includes a range of user-selectable filters to fine-tune sound from digital sources according to taste. Included is a selection of three PCM filters and four DSD allowing the user to tailor sonic options to cater the varying quality of audio delivered by different digital download file types and sources.
The preamp section mixes minimalist design with high-quality components, for the shortest most direct signal path to maintain sonic purity. Volume is digitally controlled in the analogue domain, and is fed directly to the Class AB power amplifier, which delivers an output of 40W per channel into 8 ohms – plenty of power to drive efficient modern speakers to room-filling volume levels without a hint of strain.
In addition to the main power amp stage, the M-ONE shares the same high-quality headphone amp featured in both the M-DAC and M-DAC+, ensuring it’s just as capable with headphones as it is when powering speakers.
"...The M-ONE can't conceal its obvious enjoyment, and flexes its small but perfectly formed muscles to really make the song a success. You'd never call this particular track the best recording to come out of the eighties, but this little system still makes it accessible and entertaining. It doesn't gloss over the mediocre recording quality, but refuses to let it spoil things.
A fine little single-box system, this strengthens Audiolab's M-Series range and gives punters like us the chance to get a compact all-in-one system with some real audiophile credentials. It's pretty simple to use, flexible and sounds surprisingly good with no obvious power limitations."