• Alpha DAC Series 3
      • Alpha DAC Series 3
      • Alpha DAC Series 3

      Berkeley Audio Design

      Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 3



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      In Store Only ! To order, please call us at (702) 910-4913. You can think of the Alpha DAC Series 3 as a distillation of the Reference Series 3 in a less expensive implementation with a breakthrough in value. Free Shipping to Continental US only !

      Product description

      Alpha DAC Series 3 - A Breakthrough In Audio Quality And 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

      Firmware is upgradeable through signal inputs


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