Product description

    Alpha DAC Series 3 - A Breakthrough In Audio Quality & Value

    - The Alpha DAC Series 3 has superb resolution of low-level detail, including three-dimensional sound staging.

    - 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 32 kHz to 192 kHz

    - Excellent MQA Rendering quality to beyond 384 kHz

    - 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

    Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 3 User's Manual

    Alpha DAC Series 3 Receives TAS 2021 Golden Ear Award

    2021 Golden Ear Award


    Controls & Indicators

    - Input selects AES, SPDIF1, SPDIF2 or Toslink inputs

    - Lock LED indicates input signal lock

    - HDCD LED indicates HDCD code detected

    - Phase sets 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

    Balanced Analog Output Level: +18 dBu ( 6.15Vrms ) maximum, +12 dBu ( 3.1Vrms ) or lower recommended

    Unbalanced Analog Output Level: 3.25Vrms maximum, 2Vrms or lower recommended

    Digital Volume & Balance Control: 0.1 dB / step with .05 dB / step L/R gain trim, 60 dB range

    Frequency Response at ≥ 88.2kHz Sampling Rates:

    ± 0.1dB from < 0.1Hz to 35 kHz, - 3dB at 59kHz for 176.4kHz & 192kHz sampling rates

    Distortion at Recommended Levels: all products ≤ -120dBFS

    THD+N at Maximum Level: < -110 dBFS

    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

    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

    Shipping Weight & Dimensions:   14.6 Lbs, 21" x 15" x7"

    Firmware is upgradeable through signal inputs !


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