Berkeley Alpha DAC 3


Berkeley Alpha DAC 3

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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


Input sampling rate: 32kHz to 192kHz

Input word length: 24-bit

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

Two channel analog stereo outputs: XLR balanced with pin 2 positive and RCA unbalanced

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

MQA rendering automatically detects MQA Core decoded signals and performs MQA rendering to 384kHz and above

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 (6.15Vrms) maximum, +12dBu (3.1Vrms) or lower recommended

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

Digital volume & balance control: 0.1dB/step with .05dB/step L/R gain 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 is upgradeable through signal inputs

Enclosure dimensions: 2.3”H X 16.7”W x 10.6”D

Weight: 11.6 lbs.

Mains power: 100/120/240VAC, 50/60Hz

Power consumption: 25W

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