The Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series is simply one of the best DACs available, often called a "breakthrough product." The Berkeley Reference DAC I’m selling now is little used and in pristine condition. It’s the Series One version, which has gotten rave reviews from Absolute Sound
and Computer Audiophile
This unit is eligible for the new Series Two upgrade. So at my selling price, you could upgrade it to the $19.5K Series Two for substantially less.
As the Absolute Sound wrote about the Series Two: "[It] delivers significantly better sound quality than its predecessor, and in ways that matter the most to musical enjoyment."
And in the Computer Audiophile preview of the Series Two: "[It offers] sonically important updates to the digital side of the DAC, with most of the upgrade revolving around the analog section...Based on my several hours with the Alpha DAC Reference Series 2, I can say I heard my music like never before."
And whether or not you upgrade this unit, Berkeley will offer a MQA software update for either this Series One or an upgraded Series Two DAC later this year. And your unit need not be returned to the factory for the MQA upgrade.
Price NOW = $10,700 plus shipping & insurance
Two photos here, more available, questions quickly answered.
Dave, who says his overbuying can become your great bargain