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
 
 

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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Passion and motivation

I'd like to take moment to thank you for the warm welcome and time we spent together in your store earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and understanding more about your business. I'm thrilled with your passion and motivation towards the high end of the audio world and…

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Hospitality and generosity

I wanted to take a second to thank you and everyone at the shop for your hospitality and generosity yesterday during the digital demonstration. The spread you laid out went above and beyond what was necessary or expected. The champagne and orange juice took it one step beyond. A nice way to…

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Spared no effort to ensure my satisfaction

Just a quick note to express my appreciation for the dedicated attention I received from the friendly folks of Coup de Foudre, particularly Graeme, and Jennifer. You spared no effort to ensure my complete satisfaction, and that's exactly what I received, complete satisfaction. Although I live 3 hours away from…

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Courteous and thoughtful

I want to drop you a quick thank-you note for being so courteous and thoughtful late Friday night. I sincerely was not expecting your hospitality, especially so close to your closing. I am impressed that you started up the VTLs for me even though there really wasn’t any time to…

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