BDA-3.14 Streaming DAC From Bryston
29th August 2019
Bryston has introduced the BDA-3.14 multi-function DAC featuring streaming with access to network-connected storage and USB drives as well as services such as Qobuz, Tidal, Roon and Internet radio
Digital connectivity between the internal music player and the DAC is managed using the I2S protocol. The BDA-3.14 also features a digital volume control as part of the pre-amp facilities.
An updated version of Bryston’s Manic Moose user interface for phones, tablets and computers provides users with control over all functionality.
The DAC can decode up to 32bit/384kHz PCM music and up to DSD256 natively. A re-clocking circuit reduces jitter while the analogue section is free of integrated circuits that, “…limit the bandwidth and dynamic range of so many competitive DACs,” said the company.
The BDA-3 has 10 inputs including four 2-channel HDMI, asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, TOSLINK and digital coax. It also includes Bryston’s network module, which facilitates control via TCP/IP and RS-232. Price is $4,195.
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