High resolution sound Bryston's new BDA-3 is company's highest resolution Digital to Analog Converter yet. A brand new decoding chipset can decode up to 384 kHz/32 bit PCM music and DSD natively. Practically all digital source components can be connected. The new BDA-3 features 10 inputs including 4 HDMI, 2 Asynchronous USB, and S/PDIF over BNC, RCA, or Toslink optical inputs.
DSD & PCM High resolution music downloads have smashed through the previous resolution limit of 192 kHz/24 bit. Each format is processed in it's native resolution preserving absolute bit-perfect signals all the way to Bryston's proprietary analog output section. Custom re-clocking circuit engages all incoming PCM signals and strips off the embedded clock. The new DAC replaces that information with ultra high precision clock reducing jitter to nearly immeasurable levels. Bryston's analog section is completely free of integrated circuits that limit the bandwidth and dynamic range of so many other DACs. Our proprietary analog circuits draw on decades of expertise building the world's finest line level electronics and amplifiers.
An unprecedented degree of versatility is designed into the BDA-3. Not only are USB and HDMI available interfaces for extremely high data rate music that audiophiles demand, but they ensure compatibility with high performance computer based music playback systems and combination stereo and home theater systems. Movie enthusiasts without the appropriate space to dedicate to multi-channel home theater can connect Blu-Ray and DVD systems to the BDA-3 for high quality 2-channel PCM playback. SACD collectors have a new upgrade path. The built-in decoders in most universal disc players leave room for improvement. Those equipped with HDMI outputs find never before heard detail, space and resolution when connected to the Bryston BDA-3. Info and photos by Bryston.