PMC Distribution is introducing the Bryston BDA-3.14 multi-function DAC (£3,900) later this year. It adds an array of features to the BDA-3 DAC platform including a built-in music player (streamer), onboard digital volume control and updated user interface. The BDA-3.14 offers streaming capability with access to network-connected storage and USB drives as well as streaming services such as Qobuz and Tidal alongside Internet radio. An updated version of Bryston’s “Manic Moose”, a user interface, back end audio system and playback software for phones, tablets and computers provides users with intuitive control over all functionality, alternatively it can be run with Roon.
The BDA-3 DAC can decode up to 384 kHz/32-bit PCM and up to DSDx4, each format is processed in its native resolution and Bryston’s re-clocking circuit is designed to reduce jitter to “nearly unmeasurable levels”. The analogue output stage is fully discrete. The BDA-3 features ten discrete 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—for integration with smart home platforms.