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Line Magnetic Audio LM 502CA Gold Series Vacuum Tube DAC - EOFY special price current stock only

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Line Magnetic Audio LM 502CA Gold Series Vacuum Tube DAC - EOFY special price current stock only

Line Magnetic Audio manufacture a remarkable range of equipment. Including amplifiers and speakers that pay homage to the designs of Western Electric.

We stock and display a wide choice of LM Audio Vacuum Tube products. Models that we do not have on display are available for order...please enquire.

You can buy with confidence from Mcleans. We are the accredited Australian importer of Line Magnetic Audio.

All models that we sell are CE Certified and built for Australian use. They have internal 240V transformers - not just a '240V' sticker on the rear.

Warranty is 2 year warranty (90 days on tubes) when you buy from Mcleans.

LM-502CA digital DAC takes Xmos USB audio technology which utilises high speed USB 2.0 receiving and decoding 32bit/192kHz high resolution digital signals.

LM-502CA digital DAC is designed with top grade ESS 9016 DAC chips.

LM-502CA digital DAC features five digital inputs: AES/EBU, BNC, USB, OPTICAL, and COXIAL.

It is an asynchronous design that makes beautiful music, from its low distortion, Ultra-low-jitter Clock Recovery technology to high quality separate power supply for Analogue and Digital part: Toroid power transformer for Digital part while EI power transformer for Analogue part.

LM-502CA digital DAC offers a choice of outputs: Tube output or Solid-state Output.

Digital circuit has taken high speed rectification circuitry while Analogue parts has taken 6Z4 for tube rectification.

LM-502CA will lock onto any signal input at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz with the front panel LCD display showing the input frequency.

LM-502CA incorporates LM Audio's world class leading Tube analogue output stage. Two pieces of 12AU7 are employed at Tube buffer to true tube output.


  • Frequency Response: 15Hz~50kHz
  • Sampling Rate: 32bit 44.1KHz 48KHz 88.2KHz 96KHz 176.4KHz 192KHz
  • Digital Input Impedance: 75Ω
  • Output Impedance: 2kΩ (Tube), 600Ω (Solid State)
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Size (W×D×H): (376 x 345 x 191.5 )mm
  • Output Voltage: 3V+-0.5dB (Tube), 2.5V+-0.5dB (Solid State)
  • THD: 0.5% (Tube), 0.02% (Solid State)
  • Power Consumption: 24W
  • 240V Australian model, CE Certification.


Line Magnetic LM-502CA Vacuum Tube DAC REVIEW on -

"It looks like a CD player. It can perform in both solid state and tube mode. It’s a game changer..."


Positive Feedback Online, July/August 2014 edition - Ken Micallef reviews the LM-502CA.

"What attracted me to Line Magnetic was its beautiful and affordable line of integrated tube amps. Built like mini-tanks, they offer tremendous value for dollar."

"When Charlie Haden played the bass, it simulated a conversation more so than any other bassist I've ever heard. "Message to A Friend" is a true beauty from the album, and carries special meaning as Metheny and Haden were very, very close. This is indeed a performance, not a reproduction. The Line Magnetic disappears, and I am humbled."







How does it sound?

After just 40 hours burn-in, the LM-502CA is proving to be a significant product in the quest to enjoy digitals many benefits, without the downsides often experienced with 'transistor only' DAC's. 


On inspection, the overall build quality, and fit and finish, is superior to all but the very very best that the high end has to it has us, this DAC will win you over. 



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