Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 2


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  • The Alpha DAC Series 2 employs new clocking and isolation technologies that provide enhanced imaging precision, timbral purity and resolution.
  • Unequalled interpolation technology up-samples 44.1kHz CD’s to provide almost 176.4kHz quality and produces superb fidelity at all sampling rates from 32kHz to 192kHz
  • IR remote control of all functions including volume and balance allows direct connection to power amplifiers
  • Advanced input signal jitter rejection
  • BADA encrypted input allows future support of HDMI and other DRM formats


  • Input selects AES, SPDIF, Toslink or BADA 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

"The original Alpha DAC was a groundbreaking product, both in absolute performance and in its spectacular value. The Alpha DAC Series 2 is considerably better, and in musically significant ways." "The Alpha DAC Series 2 would have received my highest recommendation had it cost $15,000. Yes, it sounds that good. That it sells for $4995 qualifies as a minor miracle." —Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound,, November 2011

Input sampling rate: 32kHz to 192kHz
Input word length: 24-bit
Two channel analog stereo outputs: XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced
Digital Inputs: AES - Single XLR 110Ω, SPDIF - BNC 75Ω, Toslink – Optical, BADA encrypted - RJ-45
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 maximum, +12dBu or lower recommended
Unbalanced analog output level: 3.25Vrms maximum, 2Vrms or lower recommended
Digital attenuation and balance control: 0.1dB/step with .05dB/step 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 field upgradeable through signal inputs
Enclosure dimensions: 1.75”H X 16.5”W x 10.4”D, 19” rack mount option
Mains power: 100/120/240VAC, 50/60Hz, IEC power input connector
Power consumption: 25W, designed for continuous operation

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