The Bryston BDA-3.14 is an enhancement of the multi-award-winning BDA-3 DAC that can decode up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM music and up to DSDx4 natively, so that each format is processed at its native resolution, without any fidelity-reducing sampling-rate conversions. As with the BDA-3, the BDA-3.14 has ten discrete inputs including four two-channel HDMI connections, asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, and digital coaxial, plus it includes Bryston’s network module, which facilitates control via TCP/IP and RS-232. But the BDA-3.14 also offers streaming capabilities via a built-in music player that delivers access to network-connected storage and USB drives as well as streaming services such as Qobuz, Tidal, Roon and Internet radio. The BDA-3.14’s digital volume control enables users to use it to drive an amplifier directly, thus eliminating the need for a preamplifier. No need for a remote, either, because the Bryston BDA-3.14 can be controlled via a phone, tablet or computer using Bryston’s recently-updated ‘Manic Moose’ user interface.
‘The Bryston BDA-3.14 delivers the performance and unmatched build quality that music aficionados and audiophiles have come to expect from Bryston,’ said George Poutakidis, of BusiSoft AV, which distributes Bryston in Australia. ‘It’s a sleek, easy-to-use ultimate performance streamer/DAC that has all the features and facilities necessary to make it an essential inclusion in any modern home entertainment system.’
When it becomes available in Australia next month, the Bryston BDA-31.4 will sell for $US4,195 (RRP).
For more information, contact BusiSoft AV