The MQA module is available as an option and will be recognized as soon the module is installed in its socket. The module includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ‘MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

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MQA and the Sound Wave Device are registered trade marks of MQA Limited.© 2016

The I2S module can be installed instead of the USB module. A new technology is used to make the I2S data format more reliable. Actually this format was made for internal use and not able to drive long data lines. Sonnet is using a kind of  data transport based on the typical impedance of a standard UTP cable. By using this technology it is important that both transmitter and receiver is made for this quite heavy load of 100 Ohms. As a result lengts of 30 meters between source and receiver can be used  without loss and jitter.


The I2S module is dedicated for Sonnet products like for instance our Hermes streamer. However in some cases by removing four jumpers on top of the module it will act as a high impedance receiver and therefore more flexible to match with other products. Still Sonnet Digital Audio cannot guarantee the correct behaviour in conjunction with other systems. If you have any doubts about the correct match with our products don't hesitate to contact us.

Like  the standard USB option our dacs can be ordered including the I2S module .

Price build in:

Euro 250 incl. 21% V.A.T. for Europe 
Euro 205 Outside Europe


Separate delivery:
Euro 365 incl. 21% V.A.T. for Europe 
Euro 300 Outside Europe

Price build in: 

The I2S module is free of charge in case it will replace the USB module


Extra in the same order:
Euro 50 incl. 21% V.A.T.
Euro 40 Outside Europe

Separate delivery:
Euro 100 incl. 21% V.A.T. for Europe 
Euro 80 Outside Europe

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