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EMM Labs

In the early days of SACD, Sony needed to transform an intriguing concept into a sonic reality. They turned to one of the world's leading experts in digital converter design: Ed Meitner.

Meitner and his team at EMM Labs worked hand-in-glove with Sony and Philips to refine the SACD format and establish the unparalleled sonic purity for which it is now known. The company soon developed the first complete multichannel DSD playback system from disc to preamplifier.

EMM Labs has since become one of the most respected makers of high-resolution audio recording and playback products. The company's products are used by professional recording studios and audiophiles alike, and are known for their accuracy, transparency, and musicality.

Today, EMM Labs converter systems are the de facto DSD reference of the recording industry. Currently, almost every new SACD in production is being made with EMM Labs' DSD converters.

EMM Labs is now bringing the same peerless level of performance into audiophile homes throughout the world. The company's latest products are designed for a wide variety of applications and are, without question, the most sophisticated expression yet of EMM Labs innovation and technology.

If you are looking for the ultimate in high-resolution audio, then EMM Labs is the company for you. Their products offer a level of sonic realism that is simply unmatched.

Studio Client Comments:

"Ed's converters are the first DSD converters that were superior to anything I have ever heard. It is not an overstatement to say that Ed's analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog DSD converters have set a new standard of sound quality for digital audio. It turns out they are great PCM converters as well."
Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios
(Phil Collins, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Nirvana, and many more..)

"Ed Meitner's designs are the reference point for anyone serious about very high-performance audio."
George Massenburg, George Massenburg Labs
(Multiple Grammy Award-winning Engineer/Producer)

"One of the main reasons our clients are happy with the high-rez work we do is that it’s done using Ed Meitner's converter."
Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering

"I have used the ADC8 and the DAC8 on my recording projects and have never had such an overall satisfying recording experience. These converters are so transparent and accurate that they have changed the way I work."
Tom Jung, Recording/Mastering Engineer, DMP Records

"I will not do a session without out EMM Labs DSD converters or Switchman, they have become that much a part of my essential must-have list!"
Michael Bishop, Chief Recording Engineer, Telarc International Corporation

"The sonic purity and transparency of the Meitner converters have been key in Telarc's success in using DSD technology to make the best sounding SACDs that can be produced. All of Telarc's pure DSD/SACD titles have been made using Meitner converters."
Bob Woods, President and Recording Engineer, Telarc International Corporation

"Ed Meitner's designs of audiophile equipment are and industry benchmark. He is now at the forefront of the movement to DSD technology."
James Guthrie, Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer (Pink Floyd)

"I was recently playing back a SACD master through Ed Meitner's great converter, and I was starled at the realism of it. I was a trumpet player when I was in college, and believe me - this sounded like a real trumpet in my room."
Edwin Outwater, President, Musiktech Advisors Inc.
Recording/Mastering Engineer (MGM, Polygram, Warner Bros)

"The Meitner converters were leagues better than anything else available. Today, Ed's converters are the benchmark. If you are serious about high-resolution and audio in the general, DSD in particular, there is no other reference."
Shawn R. Britton, Chief Audio Engineer, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

EMM Labs proudly supplies and supports our professional products users:

  • Abbey Road Studios
  • Acoustic Sounds
  • Airshow Mastering
  • Ambient Recording Co.
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • ATMA Classique
  • AudioQuest Music
  • Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • BIS
  • Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering
  • Bruce Botnick Productions
  • Buzz Records
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Challenge Records
  • Chesky Records
  • Chick Corea
  • David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • Delos
  • Denon
  • Diana Krall
  • Digidance
  • Disques Lyrinx
  • DMP Records
  • DMT Rentals
  • DTS Pro
  • EMI
  • Exton
  • fone
  • Gallo Acoustics
  • Groove Note Records
  • In-Akustik
  • Indigo
  • Kimber IsoMike
  • Linn Records
  • MasterMix
  • Mobile Fidelity
  • Octavia Records
  • Opus 3
  • Pentatone
  • Philips SACD
  • James Guthrie (Pink Floyd)
  • Polyhymnia International
  • Pure Mastering
  • Right Track Recording
  • Sadie
  • Saidera Records, Seigen Ono
  • Sony Music
  • SoundMirror
  • Sterling Mastering Studios
  • Steve Marcussen Mastering
  • Studio Champagne
  • Telarc Records
  • Tracy Chapman, Paul Du Gre (Engineer)
  • Universal Mastering
  • Universal Music
  • Virgin Records
  • Water Lily Acoustics
  • Wind Over the Earth
  • Wonderland (Stevie Wonder)
  • Zen Mastering (Chick Corea, Kimber Isomike)
  • ... and many others.