mercoledì 27 febbraio 2013 reviews the Vaughan - recensisce il Vaughan

A new, rave review of the Vaughan has been just published on This is another achievement for M2Tech's flagship. Tom Lyle points out Vaughan's transparency and quasi-analog character.

Una nuova, entusiastica recensione del Vaughan è stata appena pubblicata su Si tratta di una altro importante riconoscimento per l'ammiraglia della M2Tech. Tom Lyle evidenzia la trasparenza ed il carattere quasi analogico del Vaughan.

lunedì 18 febbraio 2013

hiFace and hiFace Evo transfer DoP (DSD over PCM) to their outputs - hiFace e hiFace Evo trasferiscono DoP (DSD over PCM) alle loro uscite

hiFace and hiFace Evo, when operated in Kernel Streaming mode or any other bit-perfect mode, can deliver DoP (DSD over PCM) to any DSD DAC through their outputs. This is very interesting to every owner of a DAC capable of decoding DSD transferred to its S/PDIF or AES/EBU input.

hiFace e hiFace Evo, se utilizzate in Kernel Streaming o qualunque altro modo bit-perfect, possono trasferire DoP (DSD over PCM) a qualunque DAC DSD attraverso le loro uscite. Questo è molto interessante per tutti i possessori di DAC in grado di decodificare il DSD trasferito sul loro ingresso S/PDIF o AES/EBU.

lunedì 11 febbraio 2013

M2Tech finalista del Premio Leonardo del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico - M2Tech at final selection for Leonardo Award by Italian Economy Development Ministry

M2Tech è una delle dieci aziende italiane start-up innovative selezionate ad accedere alla fase finale del Premio Leonardo, indetto dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico Il nome del vincitore verrà reso pubblico il 15 Febbraio prossimo. Per M2Tech, anche solo essere parte di questa ristrettissima rosa è un grande privilegio ed un importante riconoscimento all'opera di sviluppo ed innovazione nel proprio campo.

M2Tech is one of the 10 italian start-ups to access the final phase of the Leonardo Award, a prestigious prize by the Italian Ministry for Economy Development The name of the winner will be published on February 15th. Even being part of this restricted pool of companies is a great honour for M2Tech, and an important achievement of her effort for development and innovation in her field.

Joplin strikes again! - Il Joplin colpisce ancora!

The Joplin 384/32 ADC got another rave review, this time on the February issue of on-line magazine:
At its appearance, the Joplin was considered too ahead its time, but now more and more people (not only reviewers) are appreciating its stenghts.

Ecco un'altra entusiatica recensione del Joplin 384/32 ADC, questa volta (in inglese) sul numero di Febbraio della rivista on-line
Alla sua presentazione, il Joplin era considerato troppo avanti sui tempi, ma ora sempre più persone (non solo recensori) ne stanno apprezzando le doti.

venerdì 8 febbraio 2013

What we really work for

Sometimes we stop and think about the real reasons that lead us to do what we do. Job is an important part of our life and, for sure, making a living is the main reason why we work. But personally, there is another reason that made me decide to design and produce audio equipment to make mi living: the desire to make peole happy when using my equiment. I've recently received an e-mail by a Joplin user that made me really happy, as gave me, for once, the confirmation that, at least with one customer, the main goal in my job was reached. Below you can read it (I've omitted the name of this kind person for privacy reasons):

"I wanted to write to you and thank you for building the Joplin.  I am the proud owner of serial number JO-0011.
Pardon my writing to you in English, but I only speak Italian, but cannot read or write the language.
I researched many ADC's before buying the Joplin (some more expensive, some less).
I ultimately purchased the Joplin because of it's elegant design, the YouTube video from your founder, and the unit's ability to handle such a wide variety of equalization curves.
Since receiving the unit, I have been delighted with every aspect of the marvelous device. 
I've had many pleasant surprises so far:
First the user manual - it is clear and extremely well written.  In fact, it is much better than many user manuals for products manufactured in America!
Next was finding that you have provided the Audacity source updates to allow me to take advantage of 384kHz conversion.  I was able to download and build Audacity and it works beatuifully with the Joplin.
Finally, the fact that all the digital outputs are active at the same time.  This enables me to simultaneoulsy feed a 192kHz signal via USB to my computer and to monitor the output via a DAC.  No recabling or re-configuration required!
My one wish is that there was an ability to flag when clipping has occured during a recording session.  If I start a Vinyl copy, I must watch the Joplin constantly to ensure there is no clipping.  It would be much easier if I could indicate that I was starting a copy and have the Joplin light an indicator (and keep it lit until the user resets it) to indicate that clipping has occured.
I do not often write to companaies that build my products, but the Joplin is so good I felt compelled to write to you (and I sense that you may not hear back from too many customers).
I live in the United States near Xxxxxxx.  If you have any prospective customers in the area who would like to see the unit in person, please feel free to pass them my contact information.
grazie mille"