Bel Canto DAC3 Digital to Analog Converter and Digital Preamp
Super flexible and compact DAC from Bel Canto made right here in the good old USA. Every type of input you might want plus both RCA and XLR for outputs. Best of all you can set the unit to variable output and use it as a digital preamp.
Bel Canto Audio Designs is based in Minneapolis, MN and manufactures in the USA. Products include Hi Fi Home Stereo Components, USB DACs, and Complete Audio System
• RCA and XLR analog outputs
• Optical Digital, AES/EBU, USB, and BNC+RCA Coaxial Digital Outputs
• IEC Power Socket
Accurate to the recording
8 - Very Slight Signs of Use
Working perfectly and tested in our lab.
Just the unit and power cord
Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.
8.5" (216mm) W by 3" (76mm) H by 12.5" (318mm) D
Link to Manual:
Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better
Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best
Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Better
Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Best
Kimber Kable - Digital AES/EBU (XLR Connector) Interconnect
Kimber Kable - Select Series Reference USB Cable
Kimber Kable - Coaxial Digital Interconnect
Kimber Kable - Optical Digital Interconnect
Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better
Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best
We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating.
After the visual inspection we connect the DAC’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We are equipped to test optical, coaxial, and USB inputs at Redbook CD Quality. We start with a test signal to verify signal lock and proper output on both channels. If the DAC has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If the DAC has multiple Optical and Coaxial inputs they are all checked for proper lock. USB inputs are tested with a Macbook Pro.
After proper function is verified, we set the DAC up for a listening test to evaluate general audio reproduction quality and monitor for clicks, pops, or any other audible signs of issues related to dropped signal lock or failing audio output stages. We often connect DACs under evaluation to our long term test rig for a long test stint to verify stability under real world operating conditions.
D/A processor with remote control of digital input and volume. Digital inputs (5): AES/EBU (XLR), S/PDIF (BNC, RCA, TosLink), USB. Sample rates handled: 32–96kHz (S/PDIF, AES/EBU), 32kHz–48kHz (USB). Analog outputs: RCA (1 pair), balanced XLR (1 pair). Maximum output levels: 4.5V RMS balanced, 2.25V RMS unbalanced. Output impedance: 200 ohms balanced, 500 ohms unbalanced. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.5dB (CD data). THD+N: <0.0005%, 1kHz at 0dBFS, balanced output. IMD (CCIF): <0.0005%, 19+20kHz. Output noise: 3µV RMS, A-weighted. Dynamic range: 129dBA. Master clock jitter: 1 picosecond RMS, 5ps p–p. Power consumption: 15W.