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Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 2 with MQA rendering upgrade

Berkeley Alpha DAC Series 2 with MQA rendering upgrade

2,000.00 USD

  • Price 2,000.00 USD
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I am offering a Berkeley Alpha Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Series 2


I am asking $2,000.00 USD but would also entertain a best offer.

Berkeley Audio Design, $4,995.00, if purchased new.  This DAC is in excellent audio condition and includes the remote and user manual. Firmware was recently upgraded to V3.0 with MQA rendering (~$600 Value).  

The DAC has been located in a smoke-free home with AC and humidity control in the summer. Cosmetically, there are surface scratches on the top of the unit (see photo), but otherwise in very good condition.


If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email or text.  Price includes UPS ground shipping in the continental U.S. 


FYI, the following taken from the Berkeley Audio Design website.

The Alpha DAC Series 2:
-Controls & Indicators
• Input selects AES, SPDIF1, SPDIF2 or Toslink 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

• 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, SPDIF1 - BNC 75Ω, SPDIF2 - BNC 75Ω, Toslink - Optical
• 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


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