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

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  • 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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