Merason Frerot


According to the motto “less is more”, Merason products are designed and created with one goal in mind: the purest musical reproduction possible. No shuffling through complicated menus or deciphering technical jargon, just pure music. That’s what Merason products are for.

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Input signal processing
The frerot has one USB, two RCA and two Toslink inputs. The USB input is based on Amanero technology and ensures a low-jitter music signal thanks to two precise oscillators, which is additionally galvanically isolated by capacitive isolator components. The signals arriving at the other inputs are also galvanically isolated and de-jittered by means of transformers. This guarantees that no external interference can affect the sensitive signal.

Digital-to-analog conversion
The task of digital-to-analog conversion is performed by a 1794A converter module from Burr Brown. The analog current signal is elaborately converted into a voltage signal in a discrete setup, which is buffered in Class A technology and routed to the output. The frerot is fully balanced, i. e. a total of four independent channels are implemented from the two converter modules to the output.

Power supply
As with the DAC1, each functional unit has its own power supply, and there are ten in total. Unlike the DAC1, all four output channels are supplied by one supply, which is generated by a switching voltage regulator.

Meticulous attention has been paid to the layout and component selection to ensure that both ensure good sound, which has been verified in many sessions and confirmed by many listeners.

Made in Switzerland
As with the DAC1, all critical work is done exclusively in Switzerland.

Add Merason Pow1
The Pow1 is perfectly tailored to the needs of the frerot. Two linear supplies power the audio section and a third lays the foundation for the individual supplies of the digital audio and logic sections in the frerot. The transformer with large dimensions is designed according to Merason specifications.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 18 × 22.5 × 5 cm
Output Max

4 V RMS (balanced), max
2 V RMS (unbalanced)

Frequency Response

20 Hz bis 20 kHz +/- 0.2 dB


< 0.006 %

Signal-to-noise Ratio

> 120 dB


BurrBrown 1794A, discrete I/V stage

Power Supply

9V DC, 12 W via enclosed external power supply unit. Enclosed external power supply unit 100V to 240V AC / 50 to 60 Hz, 40W

Ambient Temperature

10°C to 30°C, 50°F to 86°F

Humidity Max

80 %, non-condensing

Input Format

44.1 kHz@16 bit, 44.1 kHz@24 bit
48 kHz@16 bit, 48 kHz@24 bit
88.2 kHz@24 bit
96 kHz@24 bit
176.4 kHz@24 bit
192 kHz@24 bit