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Berkeley Alpha DAC Reference Series 3

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Experience uncompromising audio quality with the Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 from Berkeley Audio Design. Crafted with the finest components, it delivers a powerful and richly detailed listening experience, making it the perfect choice for those seeking luxury quality.

Breakthrough DAC Technology Redefines Digital Audio Quality

• Unequaled PCM audio quality from 32kHz to 192kHz

• Unequaled MQA Rendering audio quality to 384kHz and above

• Ultra low phase noise conversion clocking

• Ultra low distortion variable output attenuator

• Outputs can connect directly to power amplifiers


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The Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 receives 2020 SoundStage! Australia Outstanding Performance Award

“The Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 3 takes the flag for the best DAC I’ve had the

pleasure of reviewing… To the truest encapsulation of the word ‘Reference’, when it comes to the

Alpha DAC Reference Series 3, I can but add one succinct word to celebrate its purest meaning: Triumph.”

—Edgar Kramer, Editor-in-Chief, Soundstage! Australia, December 2020

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Comments by experienced third party industry listeners after hearing the Reference Series 3

"It's like a transparent window on the microphone feed because the DAC is so transparent.

The resolution of the ambient halo of air around instrumental outlines is astonishing.

Even Red Book has bloom and dimensionality."


"I sat down to evaluate the DAC. Two hours later I realized I had forgotten the task at hand and

was completely lost in the music, captivated by the artistry of the performances.

I can give no higher compliment."