Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC

This DAC seems pretty interesting from both an analogue as well as digital conversion point of view:

I currently own a highly modded DirectStream MKI DAC, but this DAC I really want.... MSRP is around $12K....

Any opinions on this DAC?


Again, thank you all for chiming in.  

If you notice any more notable improvements/changes as you get more hours on the new circuits, please report back.  

If/when I pull the trigger on the upgrade, I will do the same!

I received the Bricast M1se v2 from Bricasti on Friday after v2 upgrade

 I also had the Mcx board and the ethernet board installed, so a little harder to tell what the V2 upgrade brings to the table. Used transport to take ethernet out of equation 

After about 48 hours it is a much better Dac than before  upgrades. Texture of notes and Soundstage are better than the already awesome V1.



The MDX upgrade was a large step forward. My non SE M1 now is the Series 2. The series 2 upgrade is tighter, leading edge improved , image is more focused as well bigger. Bricasti delivers again and I could not be happier that I took the plunge!

 There are no downsides to the series 2 over the M1 original. Such a natural  and analog sound. Congrats to the Bricasti team. Great customer service and upgrade path re-enforces my commitment to Bricasti. 

I am a Bricasti dealer and when customers contact me about upgrading from the original DSD, Bricasti is regularly where they land.  I have not heard the new V2 yet but I do have a customer who has upgraded and has said it is better than the M1 SE in every way.  He started with the M3 and traded up.  Originally, he traded in the DSD.  

What is the turnaround time at Bricasti for the M1SE upgrade to the M1S2 not including shipping time?  The reason I ask is that I just shipped my M1SE to Bricasti and they should receive it on Wednesday and I’m trying to estimate when I’ll get it back.  Thanks!