Bryston BDA 2 DAC
The most notable difference between the BDA-2 and BDA-3 is in addition to PCM playback, that the BDA-3 is fully DSD enabled. It can decode up to DSD-256 through the asynchronous USB inputs and even accept SACD input via HDMI. The BDA-3 has a whopping 10 separate inputs including four 2-channel HDMI, asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, and digital coax. It also includes our network module which
facilitates control via TCP/IP and RS-232—a must for modern home automation.
Though the BDA-3 represents our most forward thinking engineering, the BDA-2 sounds fantastic as well.
The BDA-2 is limited to PCM data at up to 192kHz / 24 bits and lacks the HDMI interconnectivity and ethernet control of the newer model. The choice is yours. Are you ready to jump into DSD downloads? Do you want to connect your television
or blu-ray player to your stereo system? If so, the BDA-3 is the perfect match. If not, pick the BDA-2 for astonishing sound quality without paying for features you don’t need.
The Bryston BDA-2 is a state of the art external Stereo DAC (digital to analog converter) which delivers superb sonic performance through re-sampling and re-clocking of the digital input signal. The BDA-2 incorporates a new asynchronous USB input capable of 192/24bit resolution. It is compatible with CD Drives, Sound Cards, Computers, Music Servers, etc.
Inputs: USB Class 2, 4x SPDIF (2 BNC, 2 RCA), 2x Optical (TOSLINK), AES/EBU
Outputs: RCA Single Ended, XLR Balanced, SPDIF Bypass (RCA)*
Control: RS-232 (DB9)**
- Dual 32Bit AKM DAC's
- Discrete Class A analog output stage
- Independent analog and digital signal paths
- Independent dual power supplies
- Synchronous upsampling (176.4K/192K)
- 44.1, 48, 88, 96, 176, 192K Sampling
- 16-24Bit, 44K-192K PCM and USB
- Available with silver or black faceplate
- 17”or 19” faceplate available
- Rack mountable option available (1U)
- BR2 remote control available (see Accessories in Other Products
- 2.75” (2" W/O feet) H x 17” W x 11.5” D (17" faceplate)
- 69.85mm (50.8mm W/O feet) H x 431.8mm W x 292.1mm D (431.8mm faceplate)
- 2.75” (2" W/O feet) H x 19” W x 11.5” D (19" faceplate)
- 69.85mm (50.8mm W/O feet) H x 482.6mm W x 292.1mm D (482.6mm faceplate
- 12.5 Ibs