Alpha DAC Series 3

A Breakthrough In Audio Quality And Value
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Product Highlights

  • The Alpha DAC Series 3 uses advanced technology from the award-winning Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 to provide sonic excellence never before possible at anywhere close to the price of the Alpha DAC Series 3.
  • Compare the Alpha DAC Series 3 with an Alpha USB noise isolation interface to any DAC available at any price and you will be amazed by their audio quality.
  • The Alpha DAC Series 3 replaces the Alpha DAC Series 2. However its audio quality and technology are much closer to the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3. The Alpha DAC Series 3 includes MQA Rendering capability.
  • Excellent PCM audio quality from 32kHz to 192kHz
  • Excellent MQA Rendering quality to beyond 384kHz
  • Ultra-low phase noise conversion clocking
  • Outputs can connect directly to power amplifiers
  • All metal Series 3 IR Remote Control

Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 3 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
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Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 3 Specifications

  • 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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