About the brand

Berkeley Audio Design, LLC was founded by alumni of Pacific Microsonics, Inc., developer of the HDCD process and the Pacific Microsonics Model One and Model Two, widely considered to be the highest quality professional ADC and DAC ever produced.

In the process of developing the Model One and Two they became familiar with the amazing fidelity of Model One and Two master recordings, especially 24-bit recordings made at the Model Two’s native sampling rates of 176.4kHz and 192kHz.

They realized that few outside of Model One and Two users in the recording industry would ever hear music reproduced with that level of detail, ease and verisimilitude – a level of fidelity they felt was “closer to the microphone feed” than even first generation open-reel analog tapes. To their ears it was a new paradigm of audio fidelity.

Berkeley Audio Design was formed with the goal of making that level of fidelity available to music lovers and audiophiles everywhere.

The Berkeley Alpha DAC Reference Series is not only the absolute state of the art in digital-to-analog conversion, it also goes far beyond even this superlative to redefine what’s possible in digital playback.

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Detailed information on individual models and technical data are best found directly with the manufacturer. We urge you to request specific demonstration or discussion with CDF directly for all of your questions.


Digital

  • Digital to Analog Converters:
  • Alpha DAC Series 2
  • Alpha DAC Reference Series
  • USB to SPDIFF/AES Converter:
  • Alpha USB
 
 

Overall Great Service

I want to thank all of you for your courteous, caring and overall great service. Have been listening to the new amps and they sound wonderful. They seem to be working perfectly. I am also quite impressed with the Luxman Dac. I'm looking forward to getting all my cd's downloaded to…

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Repeat customer

Dear Graeme, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience at CDFaudio. You definately have a repeat customer here! I went back home to listen to the same piece I heard on the Shindo setup and I get it! What I previously thought was warm and inviting was…

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Professionalism and devotion

Good morning Graeme, I've received speakers thursday night at 7:00 P.M. as promised. After dedicated manutention and very great care of the environment , map the room and placed very professionally the two speakers. It was a joy to watch the work like an artist who his creating a new…

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Exceptional Customer Service

Hi Graeme , I wanted to thank you for the exceptional quality customer service as well as the hospitality of your store. I find that whether you buy a 20$ adapter, a pair of headphones for 400$ or a set of speakers for 20000$ every customer are treated equally and…

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Thanks for everything – including the scotch

Hi Jennifer It was great seeing and speaking with you at Salon Son et Image and thanks a lot for your invite. Everything was fantastic: the scotch, appetizers, and the most important  - great people! Many thanks for the great time! Oles  

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