Bryston Intros Streaming DAC in BDA-3.14
Bryston has introduced the BDA-3.14 multi-function DAC (digital to analog converter) that adds an array of features to the BDA-3 DAC platform. The BDA-3.14 will be available from Bryston dealers beginning Q4 2019 and carry an MSRP of $4,195 USD.
The BDA-3.14 offers streaming capability 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. Digital connectivity between the internal music player and the DAC is managed using the I2S protocol, a premium interface standard used for connecting digital audio devices together that preserves audio and clock data with virtually zero error. The BDA-3.14 also features a digital volume control, enabling users to drive an amplifier directly. An updated version of Bryston’s Manic Moose user interface for phones, tablets and computers provides users with control over all functionality.
Not much else is known about it but it will launch at CEDIA. In the meantime, Bryston is here.