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Alpha DAC Series 3

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Alpha DAC Series 3

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

Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 3
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 3

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

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