Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 3 Digital to Analog Converter

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Alpha DAC Series 3 - A Breakthrough In Audio Quality And Value
  • The Alpha DAC Series 3 uses advanced technology from the award-winning Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 to provide Reference Level Performance never available before at this price.
  • Compare the Alpha DAC Series 3 to any DAC at any price and hear its superior audio quality.
  • Excellent PCM audio quality from 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Excellent MQA Rendering quality to beyond 384kHz
  • Ultra-low phase noise conversion clocking
  • Outputs can connect directly to power amplifiers
  • All metal Series 3 IR Remote Control
  • Available with a Silver or Black front panel
    Controls & Indicators
    • Input selects AES, SPDIF1, SPDIF2 or Toslink inputs
    • Lock LED indicates input signal lock
    • HDCD LED indicates HDCD code detected
    • Phase sets the absolute phase
    • Invert LED indicates absolute phase inverted
    • 3 digit LED display of Stereo/L/R attenuation, Sampling Rate and Filter type
    • ± controls set attenuation level and select Filter type
    • Mode selects Stereo/L/R attenuation, Sampling Rate and Filter type display modes
    • Dim selects multiple display brightness levels
        • Input sampling rate: 32kHz to 192kHz
        • Input word length: 24-bit
        • Ultra-low phase noise Precision Clocking at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz sampling rates ± 100 ppm
        • Two channel analog stereo outputs: XLR balanced with pin 2 positive and RCA unbalanced
        • Digital Inputs: AES - XLR, 110Ω; SPDIF1 - BNC, 75Ω; SPDIF2 - BNC, 75Ω; TOSLINK - Toslink optical connector
        • MQA rendering automatically detects MQA Core decoded signals and performs MQA rendering to 384kHz and above
        • HDCD decoding detects 16-bit flag at 44.1kHz or 24-bit flag at all sampling rates
        • Multiple digital filter options
        • Balanced analog output level: +18dBu (6.15Vrms) maximum, +12dBu (3.1Vrms) or lower recommended
        • Unbalanced analog output level: 3.25Vrms maximum, 2Vrms or lower recommended
        • Digital volume & balance control: 0.1dB/step with .05dB/step L/R gain trim, 60dB range
        • Frequency response at ≥ 88.2kHz sampling rates: ± 0.1dB from < 0.1Hz to 35 kHz, - 3dB at 59kHz for 176.4kHz and 192kHz sampling rates
        • Distortion at recommended levels: all products ≤ -120dBFS
        • THD+N at maximum level: < -110dBFS
        • Firmware is upgradeable through signal inputs
        • Enclosure dimensions: 2.3”H X 16.7”W x 10.6”D
        • Weight: 11.6 lbs.
        • Mains power: 100/120/240VAC, 50/60Hz
        • Power consumption: 25W

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