Bryston BDA-3 Digital to Analogue Converter
Shipping Febuary 2015
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 has the capability to accept SACD input via HDMI. For maximum flexibility, the BDA-3 has an astonishing 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—a must for integration with modern smart home platforms.
With the BDA-3, music aficionados get the very best playback of high-resolution digital files including DSD with the additional flexibility of being able to connect a television or Blu-ray player to their audio system.
The Bryston BDA-3 utilises 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, preserving absolute bit-perfect signals all the way to the analogue outputs. Additionally, Bryston’s ultra-precise reclocking circuit reduces jitter to nearly immeasurable levels. Bryston’s proprietary analogue section is completely free of integrated circuits (ICs) that limit the bandwidth and dynamic range of so many other DACs.