BDA-3 Digital to Analog Converter

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We as audiophiles often seek 'giant killer' components. Though the phrase is loosely used, rarely, if ever do we find such elusive equipment. The BDA-3 is one of these rare specimens. An extraordinarily well engineered DAC, the BDA-3 is compatible with virtually any digital source component and features measured performance that is very near the theoretical limit of the digital audio streams it can decode. Such a well executed DAC can resolve the finest details in your digital recording with aplomb. Besides it's superb measured performance, it's a total joy to use and listen to. It is operationally easy to understand and sounds better than anyone could expect. Regardless of your digital audio budget, this should be on your short list.

Features

  • 10 different inputs including 4 HDMI, 2 USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF RCA, S/PDIF BNC, and Toslink
  • PCM support up to 384 kHz / 32 bit
  • DSD support up to DSD-512 (x4)
  • User selectable upsampling for some inputs
  • Separate power supplies for analog and digital circuitry
  • Fully discrete Class-A balanced analog outputs
  • Control via IR, RS232, IP, or 12V trigger
  • Aluminum chassis and metalwork. Machined and anodized aluminum dress panel.

Options

  • Silver or black faceplate
  • 17” or 19” faceplate (non-rack mountable)
Specifications
DimensionsInches: 17 or 19 W x 3.4 H x 12 D
Weight8.5 lbs | 4 kg
Frequency Response:20Hz - 20kHz: ±0.1dB
THD+N (20Hz-20kHz):<0.002%
Voltage Output:XLR: 4V | RCA: 2V
Noise:RCA: -134dB
XLR: -140dB

Larry Greenhill

Stereophile

I had no choice but to buy the review sample, and I recommend that the BDA-3 be listed in Class A+ of Stereophile's "Recommended Components."

Karl Schuster

The Absolute Sound

"Bryston’s BDA-3 DAC surpasses the high-value performance standard set by the BDA-2, enables inexpensive HDMI-equipped disc players to function as premium source components, and adds exceptionally engaging DSD playback to its potent mix of virtues. I’ve already purchased the review sample as my new reference."

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Made In Canada

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20 Year Warranty on Analog and Loudspeakers

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