Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC Series 3 with MQA

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Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC Series 3 with MQA

Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC Series 3 with MQA

$10,950.00

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Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC Series 3 with MQA

$10,950.00

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  • Description

    MY TAKE: Another winner from Berkeley Audio! - Galen Carol

     

    The Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 3 - A Breakthrough in Audio Quality and Value

     

    Product Highlights

     

    The Alpha DAC Series 3 uses advanced technology from the award winning Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 to provide sonic excellence never before possible at anywhere close to the price of the Alpha DAC Series 3.
     

    Compare the Alpha DAC Series 3 with an Alpha USB noise isolation interface to any DAC available at any price and you will be amazed by their audio quality.
     

    The Alpha DAC Series 3 replaces the Alpha DAC Series 2. However its audio quality and technology are much closer to the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3. The Alpha DAC Series 3 includes MQA Rendering capability.

     

    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

     

    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

     

    Specifications

     

    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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Berkeley Audio Alpha DAC Series 3 with MQA

$10,950.00

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Description

MY TAKE: Another winner from Berkeley Audio! - Galen Carol

 

The Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 3 - A Breakthrough in Audio Quality and Value

 

Product Highlights

 

The Alpha DAC Series 3 uses advanced technology from the award winning Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 to provide sonic excellence never before possible at anywhere close to the price of the Alpha DAC Series 3.
 

Compare the Alpha DAC Series 3 with an Alpha USB noise isolation interface to any DAC available at any price and you will be amazed by their audio quality.
 

The Alpha DAC Series 3 replaces the Alpha DAC Series 2. However its audio quality and technology are much closer to the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3. The Alpha DAC Series 3 includes MQA Rendering capability.

 

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

 

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

 

Specifications

 

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