Check out our new product video for the Mytek Brooklyn, Jaguar’s hottest product of 2016 and 2017. The Brooklyn is a DAC, Preamp, Headphone Amp, Phono Preamp and MQA Converter. We’ve used it for 6 months in the Jaguar Reference System and were amazed how this little box can drop into a $150K system without standing out like a weak link.
The Mytek Brooklyn was one of the first DACs with MQA decoding capability and is also the first DAC we’ve seen with a phono preamp section. The sonic performance of today’s solid state electronics is so incredible that with a few chips you can now achieve the same results you used to get from a $2K phono preamp (the phono is an analog circuit, not digital). When you evaluate the Brooklyn you understand the value of having Mytek’s world-class engineer, Michal Jurewicsz, design the product.
The Brooklyn has more feature capability than any other component we’ve ever encountered…in a 2-channel stereo setup, just add a power amp and speakers and for HeadFi you only need headphones. The sonic presentation is balanced and extremely revealing. Having used the Mytek Manhattan I in the Jaguar Reference System for about a year, we find the Brooklyn achieves 90% of the detail retrieval, but is much easier to drop into any system without adjusting the voicing.
Click the video below to hear how music recorded directly from the Brooklyn sounds. When a component sounds this good on your computer, you know it’s going to sound amazing in your system. For more info, click the Jaguar Online Store link below, to see the reviews and awards the Brooklyn has won.
Note: Watch in Full-Screen, 1080HD mode, for the best viewing experience.