BDA-3 DAC

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1120 on: 26 Nov 2018, 12:21 pm »
Any update on new matching universal player?

Hi,

Universal player?

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1121 on: 26 Nov 2018, 07:44 pm »
Hi,

Universal player?

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 :D yes please for BDA-3.

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« Reply #1122 on: 26 Nov 2018, 08:11 pm »
Hi Georgios

If you mean a player that does audio and video I do not think that market will be very viable given that streaming services are taking over the world.

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1123 on: 26 Nov 2018, 08:30 pm »
Hi Georgios

If you mean a player that does audio and video I do not think that market will be very viable given that streaming services are taking over the world.

james

True. But a CD/SACD dedicate transport with HDMI/AES output will be nice. Moon/Ps Audio and some other companies are still making transports so maybe there is still some room?

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1125 on: 8 Dec 2018, 06:32 pm »





That is fantastic :-) congrats Bryston!

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1126 on: 8 Dec 2018, 10:08 pm »
It's great to see the praise still coming in for the BDA-3. I've had mine for more than a couple of years and have never thought about upgrading my DAC since.

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1127 on: 9 Dec 2018, 12:58 pm »
It's great to see the praise still coming in for the BDA-3. I've had mine for more than a couple of years and have never thought about upgrading my DAC since.

I have the same feeling - the BDA3 is very special and easy to  live with  :thumb:!

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1128 on: 22 Dec 2018, 04:11 pm »
I've been off-line for awhile have there been any software updates for the BDA3 this year?

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1129 on: 22 Dec 2018, 05:15 pm »
I've been off-line for awhile have there been any software updates for the BDA3 this year?

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No updates.

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1130 on: 25 Dec 2018, 04:20 pm »
MEMO: To All Bryston Customers
SUBJECT: Bryston BDA-3 DAC – Customer Germany

Hi James,

I thought it over and just could not resist. I finally ordered the last BDA3 that was available at Avitech in Vienna. That should be it for the next 10 years 😊

James, it sounds fantastic!

I compared a Mytek, T+A, Sugden, Violectric and the Bryston BDA3. The Bryston is by far the best. Also nice: older recordings do sound good. With the T+A these not-ideal recordings cannot be heard at all. A lot of money – but I am very happy with the DAC.

Merry Xmas!
Holger


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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1131 on: 28 Dec 2018, 11:07 pm »
I purchased 2 DSD 256 recordings from Native DSD.  I have them on the internal hard drive of my BDP-2 and attempting to play through the USB of the BDA-3.  No
thing responds.  I downloaded the same recordings in DSD 128, and both are playing back fine.  I thought the BDA-3 could decode DSD 256?  Is there something I'm not doing correctly?
David

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1132 on: 29 Dec 2018, 02:49 pm »
Hi David, maybe the problem is bdp-2, which can't stream Dsd as BDP3 does. So it worked with dsd128 but not for dsd256
My two cents
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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1133 on: 29 Dec 2018, 02:59 pm »
Grant,
It works fine with DSD 64, DSD 128, and DXD, files which I have on the internal BDP-2 drive.  I wonder if DSD 256 need to be on an external drive and come in through USB to the BDP-2 (then out via USB to BDA-3, which is the current set up).  Anyone?

David

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« Reply #1134 on: 31 Dec 2018, 01:10 am »
I think Grant is right.  Try streaming it directly from your computer to the BDA-3 (via direct USB cable).

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1135 on: 6 Jan 2019, 10:03 am »
Hi,

I'm looking to get an SoTM SMS-200 as a Roon endpoint to connect to my wonderful BDA-3 via USB. Does it make sense to get the Ultra (which has the extra sCLK-EX clock board) versus the standard version...? Or does the BDA-3 reclock the signal no matter what so any job the sCLK-EX clock would be doing would be a waste of money?

Also, if anyone has any experience with this combination, I would be very interested in knowing if a power supply upgrade makes a big difference in combination with the BDA-3 - if any at all.

James Tanner, any feedback from you would also be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much!

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1136 on: 6 Jan 2019, 11:27 am »
Hi,

I'm looking to get an SoTM SMS-200 as a Roon endpoint to connect to my wonderful BDA-3 via USB. Does it make sense to get the Ultra (which has the extra sCLK-EX clock board) versus the standard version...? Or does the BDA-3 reclock the signal no matter what so any job the sCLK-EX clock would be doing would be a waste of money?

Also, if anyone has any experience with this combination, I would be very interested in knowing if a power supply upgrade makes a big difference in combination with the BDA-3 - if any at all.

James Tanner, any feedback from you would also be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Hi

Yes the BDA-3 re-clocks any incoming signal.

james


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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1137 on: 6 Jan 2019, 11:33 am »
Hi

Yes the BDA-3 re-clocks any incoming signal.

james

Thanks James... so, just to confirm, the extra sCLK-EX clock board is pretty much useless in this case?

I noticed with past dacs that some change sound significantly depending on the source power supply, while others not that much. Should the power supply of the source have any effect with the BDA-3? 

Thanks for all your input,
M.

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1138 on: 6 Jan 2019, 12:50 pm »
Hi

I do not think the source power supply would affect how the BDA-3 handles the incoming signal unless the power supply was wholly inadequate.

james

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Re: BDA-3 DAC
« Reply #1139 on: 6 Jan 2019, 04:50 pm »
Be interested to know if anyone has ever tried this unit with a BDA-3 or if JT would consider it a viable upgrade for the BDA-3?
http://www.titansaudiolab.com/en/products/Helen/Helen.html