PMC will introduce the Bryston BDA-3 digital to analogue converter (DAC), Bryston’s highest resolution DAC to date at the Bristol Show next February. The BDA-3 differs from earlier Bryston DACs in that it adds DSD playback up to DSD-256 through its asynchronous USB inputs, it also has the capability to accept an SACD input via HDMI. For maximum flexibility, the BDA-3 has ten 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).
The Bryston BDA-3 utilizes a brand new decoding chipset that can decode PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit and up to 4x DSD natively. Each format is processed in its native resolution, preserving bit-perfect signals all the way to the analogue outputs. Additionally, Bryston’s ultra-precise re-clocking circuit reduces jitter to near 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”. UK Retail price: £3,200.00 inc vat in silver or black finishes.