B.M.C. Audio Makes PureDAC is More Affordable

The latest digital-to-analog converter features a built-in headphone amplifier.

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Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio is cranking out something a little more affordable for its line. Featuring a built-in headphone amplifier, the PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter promises to deliver an audiophile-quality performance.

Now, when we say it’s affordable, know that this is in comparison to the rest of B.M.C.’s Reference-level models. However, the $1,600 unit promises to be a high-quality DAC with a reference-level headphone amplifier, a balanced preamplifier, and B.M.C.’s own Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM). The latter is a volume and amp control system that can calibrate gain without messing with the input signal.

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The PureDAC has separate volume controls for the amp and preamp and B.M.C.’s Load Effect Free (LEF) technology. Other features include a high-res asynchronous USB interface, digital AES/EBU, Toslink and coaxial inputs, balanced analog outputs, RCA output jacks, and a special B.M.C. link for connecting directly to a B.M.C. amplifier.

B.M.C. says that the PureSeries will also include the PurePhono Preamplifier and the PurePhono Amplifier.

The company plans to make the PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter available to B.M.C. dealers sometime in the first quarter of 2013. The MSRP on the product will be $1,600.

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