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Bryston BDA-3 DAC

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Bryston BDA-3 DAC
£3199.00 1In stock
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Bryston BDA-3 DAC

The Bryston BDA-3 DAC is available for demonstration in our Hull store.

Want a closer look at the Bryston BDA-3? You can view our Bryston BDA-3 Unboxing video here.

Bryston first stepped into the DAC market a few years ago with the introduction of the BDA-1 which was met with critical acclaim. This spurned Bryston on to today, where we have the BDA-3 DAC. The BDA-3 is the first Bryston DAC that is DSD ready.

The BDA-3 DAC houses two AKM DAC chips that offer up to 32-bit/384kHz resolution and the ability to decode up to DSD256, this can be done via the two USB inputs on the back. Something unique to the Bryston BDA-3 are its four HDMI inputs, Bryston state that this makes this DAC suitable for today’s home entertainment lifestyle.

Other features of the BDA-3 input selection is that it has two USB inputs alongside two digital coax, one with a BNC socket that unlike the standard RCA offers a true 75 Ohm connection, that is inherently better at transferring digital signals. Other inputs are AES/EBU and optical.

Another USB and Ethernet connection can be found on the back of the DAC, these are used for control purposes in multiroom situation.

A surprisingly light box, the low mass is made possible thanks to its aluminium casing, this in turn offers superior RF shielding for the DAC. The BDA-3 uses a linear power supply.

As you would expect from Bryston, the BDA-3 is a no frills DAC. Simple to use in every sense, all inputs have separate buttons with an indicator light above on the front panel, these lights switch to green when a signal is detected.

There is even a button for upsampling, the BDA-3 doesn't convert anything to another format or re-sample at a non-native rate unless instructed to using the upsample button. Sample rates are indicated on the front panels left hand side with lights signifying both PCM and DSD.

We firmly believe the BDA-3 is the best DAC to date by Canadian HiFi experts Bryston.


Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the Bryston BDA-3 DAC. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the Bryston BDA-3 DAC then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at  and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the Bryston BDA-3 DAC more affordable.

Finance Available - No Deposit Required

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the Bryston BDA-3 DAC, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the Bryston BDA-3 DAC email or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

Bryston BDA-3 DAC Specification:

  • Inputs: 4x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 Type B, 2x S/PDIF (1x BNC, 1x RCA), 1x Optical (TOSLINK), 1x AES/EBU
  • Outputs: HDMI, RCA, XLR
  • Control: TCP/IP, IR, DC, RS-232
  • Dual 32Bit AKM DAC IC's
  • Discrete Class A analog output stage
  • Independent analog and digital signal paths
  • Independent power supplies
  • Massive support for different PCM and DSD resolutions
  • HDMI video pass-through with audio out (4K video pass-through)
  • Available with silver or black faceplate
  • 17”or 19” faceplate available
  • Rack mountable option available (2U)
  • BR2 remote control available (see Accessories in Other Products
  • 3.63” H x 17” W x 11.12” D (17" Faceplate)
  • 92.20mm H x 431.8mm W x 282.45mm D (431.8mm faceplate)
  • 3.63” H x 19” W x 11.12” D (19" Faceplate)
  • 92.20mm H (50.8mm W/O feet) H x 482.6mm W x 282.45mm D (482.6mm faceplate
  • 15 lb/6.8 kg