Posted on 13th September, 2019


The Bryston BDA-3.14 Multi-Function Streaming DAC is coming to the UK.

Bryston's new BDA-3.14 multi-function DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) will be available in the UK later this year.

Sporting a built-in music player, onboard digital volume control and updated user interface, the BDA-3.14 will undoubtedly be another quality Bryston product.  
The BDA-3.14 offers streaming capability via a built-in music player that can grab music from your network-connected storage, USB drives as well as streaming services such as Qobuz, Tidal, Roon and Internet radio.

Bryston BDA-3.14 Streaming DAC

Bryston BDA-3.14

Digital connectivity between the internal music player and the DAC is managed using the I2S protocol. I2S is a premium interface standard used for connecting digital audio devices together that preserves audio and clock data with virtually zero error.

For smart devices, an updated version of Bryston's “Manic Moose” user interface hand you intuitive control over all the units functions.

Digital Skills

The multi-award-winning BDA-3 DAC can decode up to 384 kHz/32-bit PCM music and up to DSDx4 natively.

Each format is processed in its native resolution and so preserves absolute bit-perfect signals all the way to the analogue outputs.

Additionally, Bryston's ultra-precise re-clocking circuit reduces jitter to nearly unmeasurable levels.

Analogue Love

Bryston BDA-3.14

Furthermore, Bryston's proprietary analogue section is entirely free of the integrated circuits which can limit bandwidth and dynamic range of so some DACs.

For maximum flexibility, the BDA-3 features ten discrete inputs, including four 2-channel HDMI, asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, and digital coax.

Also, you get Bryston's network module which enables control via TCP/IP and RS-232 - a handy addition for modern smart home platforms.         

Ian Sutton, PMC Distribution UK divisional director, told StereoNET:

Bryston has a fantastic reputation for delivering exceptionally high performance and now, with the merging of its digital music player and DAC into a single chassis solution, music enthusiasts can enjoy a sleek, easy-to-use ultimate performance streamer/DAC combo as centre-piece of their digital entertainment system.

Price and availability

The BDA-3.14 will be available from UK Bryston dealers late Q4, 2019 and have an MSRP of £3900 inc. VAT.


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