Mass Fidelity launches Relay Bluetooth DAC

The Relay Bluetooth DAC doesn't need to be set up on a home wi-fi network, nor is it controlled via an accompanying app - users are required to just plug-and-play, and any music player app can be used, as audio is transmitted via Bluetooth.

The Relay DAC features a Burr-Brown DAC, usually found in more expensive audio equipment. This, coupled with a Cirrus microprocessor to decode lossless aptX Bluetooth, is claimed to retain "all of the musical detail".

The Relay can be used within a system that already contains an outboard DAC thanks to a Uni-fi output stage. Users have to press the power button for five seconds, after which the two RCA jacks output 24-bit S/PDIF digital, meaning audio can be streamed to two outboard DACs at the same time.

The Mass Fidelity Relay DAC is available now for £199 from Anthem AVS.

Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.