Bryston has announced today the introduction of the BDA-3 digital to analogue converter (DAC), the company’s highest resolution DAC to date. Target MSRP for the BDA-3 is $3495 USD with a delivery date to authorised dealers of November 1st, 2015. BDA3-1a

The Bryston BDA-3 is different from prior Bryston DAC’s in that it adds DSD playback. The BDA-3 can decode up to DSD-256 through the asynchronous USB inputs and has the capability to accept SACD input via HDMI. For maximum flexibility, the BDA-3 has ten discreet 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.BDA3-2a

The Bryston BDA-3 utilizes a brand new decoding chipset that can decode up to 384 kHz/32-bit PCM music and up to DSDx4 natively. Each format is processed in its native resolution. Additionally, Bryston’s re-clocking circuit reduces jitter to “nearly immeasurable levels”. Bryston’s proprietary analogue section is completely free of integrated circuits (ICs).BDA3-rear 29

“High performance and versatility were the benchmarks that we established for the BDA-3 when we began working on the design,” commented Bryston CEO Chris Russell. “We wanted to create the ultimate DAC for traditional audiophiles as well as those enthusiasts using a computer-based system. The USB and HDMI interfaces deliver the extremely high bit rate that consumers demand while ensuring compatibility with high-performance computer-based music playback systems and combination stereo and multi-channel theater systems. With our vast array of available inputs, the BDA-3 is compatible with just about any digital source, enabling enthusiasts with older SACD or universal players to benefit from the performance of this advanced new DAC,” Russell concluded.

 

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