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Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 1


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This product Features Canadian HiFi's Gold seal of approval, Hence we offer a 30 day Money back Guarantee,less shipping and also feature a 1 year full trade In policy, where you recieve full Value credit for the item less shipping and taxes. Feel free to contact us with any questions

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$16,000.00 $6,500.00

This Unit Is in Excellent Shape and works flawlessly

It almost goes without saying that the Alpha Reference’s resolution is simply stunning. This DAC reaches down into the finest micro-details of timbre, transients, spatial cues, inflection, and dynamic shading. Everything is right there, laid out in a completely natural way that doesn’t call attention to itself as detail. The treble is ultra-smooth, silky, and richly resolved. Even compared with other digital that could be considered as having a smooth treble, the Reference is lacking the metallic bite that has plagued digital audio since its inception. This combination of rich detailing, massive resolution, and timbral liquidity in the top end is simply unprecedented.



Input sampling rate: 32kHz-192kHz
Input word length: 24-bit
Inputs: AES /EBU, SPDIF on BNC (x2), TosLink
Outputs: Balanced on XLR jacks, unbalanced on RCA jacks
Output level: 6.15Vrms at 0dBFS (balanced); 3.25Vrms at 0dBFS (unbalanced)
Digital volume control and balance: 0.1dB steps, 0.05dB L/R balance, 60dB range
Remote control: Volume, balance, input selection, absolute polarity reversal
Digital filter: Custom, user selectable
THD+N: <–110dBFS at maximum output
Firmware: Upgradable through signal inputs
Warranty: Three years parts and labor
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 3.5″ x 12.5″
Weight: 30 lbs.
Price: $16,000