Bricasti M3 In the house

Just got a Bricasti M3 with the Ethernet renderer module. Looking forward to breaking this piece in. First impressions are: it’s a winner. I am curious what ways folks who have this DAC (or other Bricasti models) run it; over ethernet or USB? I will report my findings as the days tick by; Right now it’s cooking on ethernet out of my InnuOs Zenith MKIII into an ether-regen into the M3;

@garynospamm, The M3 does a great job driving my VanAlstine M225 monos, for evaluations and reviews and weekends I'll take 2 minutes to put the VAC in the system for that extra tube flavor. I think you will be surprised how well the M3 solo will drive your amp.


Hello,  I just got my M3 about two weeks ago.  I use it mostly for streaming Qobuz and ripped CDs from my Innuos Zenith mk3 and Innuos Phoenix USB.  

My unit has MDx 1.08 firmware.  I see you just updated your M3 to 1.14.  I’m curious as to what is the nature of this upgrade, what did it cost, and how did you update your M3 with this firmware?


Contact Bricasti. They will send you a SD card with the firmware upgrade. Easy install


I think the upgrade was $100.  They send you a chip. You need to remove the top of your unit and put in the chip and it updates the Bios. It did add a few more configurable filters to choose from (which have very minor differences, but I cannot tell which I prefer).  it was pretty easy.