This Bryston BDA-3 DAC is one of the more highly regarded in
the industry, having received numerous rave reviews including the coveted
Stereophile Class A+ rating. It is
considered one of the best DACs available with a very analog, musical
sound. It also has unusual
versatility through its inclusion of not only the usual inputs (dual USB,
Optical, AES/EBU and Coaxial with both RCA and BNC connectors) but also 4 HDMI
inputs and a HDMI pass-through.
This allows decoding of DSD not only from computer files but also from
SACD players. Indeed it supports PCM
sample rates from 44.1kHz through 384kHz (double what many DACs support) as
well as DSD 1X through 4X. The
resolution of the file being played is indicated via LEDs on the front panel. You also have the choice to apply upsampling
or not depending on your preference.
The Bryston BDA-3 also has both balanced XLR and unbalanced
RCA outputs to allow easy connection to any preamplifier or integrated
amp. This particular unit has the
less common black faceplate and looks quite striking. It is a trade-in from a customer and is under three years
old. The BDA-3 is in really
exceptional shape; I looked it over and found no surface marks. The only way you would get one cleaner is to buy new. Operationally it is perfect handling a
wide variety of digital files and inputs with aplomb. It will be shipped in the
original box and packing and includes the manual and power cable. Please contact us with any
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Keith Moorman, Owner