ryston's BDA-2 digital-to-analog converter ($2395) builds on the the company's BDA-1 DAC, adding dual 32-bit DAC chips and a new asynchronous 24-bit/192kHz USB input to the design. The BDA-2 features fully discrete, proprietary class-A analog circuits and two independent linear power supplies, one each for the analog and digital sections. Inputs include USB, RCA and BNC coaxial, TosLink, and AES/EBU, while both both balanced XLR and single-ended RCA outputs are available. The input signal is reclocked and resampled to reduce jitter. Remote control is an option.
"The BDA-2 was built upon the award-winning BDA-1 architecture, which emphasized isolation, low noise and imperceptibly low levels of distortion and jitter," James Tanner of Bryston offered, adding that "the new 32-bit DAC chips deliver stunning resolution and detail."
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