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?


I had no idea that I could update my M1 to a series 2.  

When I went with the MDX board I thought that was an excellent step. Can hardly imagine what the series 2 brings!

Yes, Bricasti is pretty amazing with their upgrade path for the M1.  I'm confused though about the previous comment of a multicolor display.  Mine, and others all have the standard red display and the remote has alway been available as an option.  Here's the pricing of the upgrades from a few months ago.

Effective 1/2023

M1 upgrades

MDx Processor upgrade: $1250

The MDx processor is our latest enhancement to the product line, this upgrade will provide for native DSD256 with USB, and greatly improved Master Clock Sync, yielding an overall improvement over the previous hardware revisions of the processor noted above. Commencing 1/2020 the MDx processor was implemented in all new production for all products.

M1 factory upgrades

M1 Series II upgrade from M1SE with MDX: $2500

SE upgrade: $1000 MDx is not included.

Network Upgrade: $1500 with new rear panel , MDx is not included but recommended

Legacy Upgrades for older M1s

Remote upgrade Kit: $450 Adds the remote to older pre front panel IR capable M1s, includes external IR receiver and remote.

M1 Remote: $250 Replacement M1 remote, does not include IR receiver.

Considering there are cost savings if multiple upgrades are performed at the same time, package discounts available for M1 upgrades please contact us for more information and quotation. In some cases the rear panel may have to be replaced to support the upgrade.

All prices are exclusive of return shipping which with ground service is about $40-60, we will quote it at the time we are shipping.



The new display on the M1S2 just became available.  I haven't seen it advertised anywhere but it was on the M1S2 at Axpona.  I just got my M1S2 last week and I got the new display but I knew about it and it did cost me more.  The colors are blue, red and off-white (it almost matches the color of the knob).  I don't know if I would send a M1S2 with the red display back for the new display but since my M1SE was already going there for the upgrade, I decided to spend the extra bucks and get the nicer display.   The new display looks great.

Nifty.  I must have just missed the change when I had my M1 upgraded to the series II a few months back.  How much was the up charge for the color display?    

Can someone post pictures of the new display?  I will likely upgrade my M1SE/MDx/Network player to the M1series ii but wondering about the color display.