$4,995.00

Digital To Analogue Converter

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Description

Description

“The original Alpha DAC was a groundbreaking product, both in absolute performance and in its spectacular value. The Alpha DAC Series 2 is considerably better, and in musically significant ways.” “The Alpha DAC Series 2 would have received my highest recommendation had it cost $15,000. Yes, it sounds that good. That it sells for $4995 qualifies as a minor miracle.”

—Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, February 2012

Product Highlights

    • The Alpha DAC Series 2 employs new clocking and isolation technologies that provide enhanced imaging precision, timbrel purity and resolution.

    • Unequaled interpolation technology up-samples 44.1kHz CD’s to provide almost 176.4kHz quality and produces superb fidelity at all sampling rates from 32kHz to 192kHz

    • IR remote control of all functions including volume and balance allows direct connection to power amplifiers

    • Advanced input signal jitter rejection

Controls & Indicators

  • Input selects AES, SPDIF1, SPDIF2 or Toslink inputs

  • Lock LED indicates input signal lock

  • HDCD LED indicates HDCD code detected

  • Phase sets absolute phase

  • Invert LED indicates absolute phase inverted

  • 3 digit LED display of Stereo/L/R attenuation, Sampling Rate and Filter type

  • ± controls set attenuation level and select Filter type

  • Mode selects Stereo/L/R attenuation, Sampling Rate and Filter type display modes

  • Dim selects multiple display brightness levels

Specifications

  • Input sampling rate: 32kHz to 192kHz

  • Input word length: 24-bit

  • Two channel analog stereo outputs: XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced

  • Digital Inputs: AES – Single XLR 110Ω, SPDIF1 – BNC 75Ω, SPDIF2 – BNC 75Ω, Toslink – Optical

  • HDCD decoding detects 16-bit flag at 44.1kHz or 24-bit flag at all sampling rates

  • Multiple digital filter options

  • Balanced analog output level: +18dBu maximum, +12dBu or lower recommended

  • Unbalanced analog output level: 3.25Vrms maximum, 2Vrms or lower recommended

  • Digital attenuation and balance control: 0.1dB/step with .05dB/step trim, 60dB range

  • Frequency response at ≥ 88.2kHz sampling rates: ± 0.1dB from < 0.1Hz to 35 kHz, – 3dB at 59kHz

  • for 176.4kHz and 192kHz sampling rates

  • Distortion at recommended levels: all products ≤ -120dBFS

  • THD+N at maximum level: < -110dBFS

  • Firmware field upgradeable through signal inputs

  • Enclosure dimensions: 1.75”H X 16.5”W x 10.4”D, 19” rack mount option

  • Weight: 9 lbs.

  • Mains power: 100/120/240VAC, 50/60Hz, IEC power input connector

  • Power consumption: 25W, designed for continuous operation
Brand

Brand

Berkeley Audio Design

Berkeley Audio Design has brought first-rate digital-to-analog conversion to both pros and audiophiles by with the new Alpha DAC converter. Berkeley Audio Design also created High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD), as well as the Pacific Microsonics Model Two, widely considered among both pros and knowledgeable consumers as the finest analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters found in the world’s best mastering rooms. Overture, nationally recognized as the leader in the field of high end audio, home theater and home electronics, is America’s premier analog dealer. We are proud to offer Berkeley Audio Design components. If you are interested in purchasing a Berkeley Audio Design product, you can trade-in any electronic component toward a Berkeley Audio Design component by filling out Overture's Trade-In Form.