Berkeley Audio DesignAlpha DAC Reference SeriesBerkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series , Less Than A Year OldConsidered one of the best DACs on the market. See Absolute Sound and Computer Audiophile reviews. I just purchased it in late December, so it is only 11 months old.  I have put less than 100 hours...10712.00

Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series , Less Than A Year Old [Expired]


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Considered one of the best DACs on the market. See Absolute Sound and Computer Audiophile reviews. I just purchased it in late December, so it is only 11 months old.  I have put less than 100 hours on it, so it's basically brand new with original box, manual and remote. I have a great rating and have been an Audiophile for many years, so please no low ball offers and no wasting time.

 

I have confirmed that this unit is eligible for the version 2 upgrade and the MQA upgrade when available  later this year.

                                                 

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A few quotes from the reviews:

Computer Audiophile

The Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series is a DAC for the ages. Delicacy, detail, and unparalleled transparency are hallmarks of the RS. Reproducing soft yet present background instruments as clearly as the lead guitar is something only the Alpha DAC RS has done in my system. This DAC is capable of hooking the listener in to hours long listening sessions even at the expense of getting other work done. I know of no DAC available today that can reproduce Redbook CD content as well as the Alpha DAC RS. Period. If I could afford it and my job allowed it, the Alpha DAC RS is the only DAC I'd use for the foreseeable future.

The Absolute Sound

The Berkeley Alpha DAC Reference Series is not only the absolute state of the art in digital-to-analog conversion, it also goes far beyond even this superlative to redefine what’s possible in digital playback. This is a landmark product in that it crosses a threshold of sound quality and musical expressiveness that renders moot the idea that digital can only aspire to mimic analog rather than offer its own set of virtues. And breakthrough the Alpha Reference is. I’m confident in saying that the Alpha Reference will be remembered decades from now as a turning point in digital audio sound quality.

 

Berkeley Audio Reference DAC Specifications

Input sampling rate: 32kHz to 192kHz / 24-bit

Ultra low phase noise Precision Clocking at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz sampling rates ± 100 ppm

Digital Inputs: AES - XLR, 110Ω; SPDIF1 - BNC, 75Ω; SPDIF2 - BNC, 75Ω; TOSLINK - Toslink optical connector

Dimensions: HxWxD 3.5" x 17.5" x 12.5", 30 lbs.

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