Christiaan Punter of HiFi Advice, recently published an incredibly detailed review of the BDA-3.14 DAC. The BDA-3.14 takes an all-in-one approach to digital sound by combining the same award-winning technology found in the BDA-3 with the extensive audio streaming capabilities of our BDP platform, creating a flexible DAC, Streamer, and Digital Preamp. Christiaan had quite a few positive things to say about the BDA-3.14. A few of my favorite quotes include:
Anyway, the BDA-3.14 sounded really great! There was absolutely nothing standing out that I could pick at and nothing obviously missing and it all seemed just perfectly proportioned.
Clearly, the BDA-3.14 is a great DAC with a truly excellent streamer section on board. The latter is not just slapped on but implemented so well that the result is an even better sound than via the Antipodes CX+EX server. When used as a standalone DAC using its SP/DIF input with any source, it holds up strong, even in comparison with much more expensive DACs.
The BDA-3.14 has a solid and immediately likable sound with great resolution, perfect natural timbre (no artifice) and lively dynamics and without any hardness or edge. Along with the propulsive liveliness, it also has a subtle smoothness and fluidity that makes the end result revealing yet forgiving.
Read the entire review at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity’s website. You can find more information about the BDA-3.14 on our BDA-3.14 product page or find a local dealer and hear it for yourself. Listening is believing!