8-channel DAC for the B80/B16 Mothership
Part of Burl's flexible B80 Mothership system, the BDA8 digital-to-analog converter module gives you eight channels of ultra-high-quality analog audio output. Its conversion circuitry is extremely accurate, flawlessly recreating chest-thumping lows, breathtaking highs, and magnificently detailed stereo images. But the key to the BDA8 D-to-A module (and, in fact, the whole B80 Mothership system) is Burl Audio's extreme focus on the analog signal path, which rivals the topography of any high-end piece of analog gear. So, whether you're sending signal to your favorite outboard gear or to your studio monitors, the sound you get from the Burl Audio BDA8 is second to none.
Burl Audio based the circuitry inside the BDA8 on their highly acclaimed B2 Bomber DAC - a phenomenal-sounding 2-channel D-to-A converter found in many high-end professional studios. Powered by an ultra-low-jitter clock that's locked in sync with the rest of your B80 Mothership, these converters more than stand up to any dedicated, professional-quality digital-to-analog converters out there. What's more, the BDA8 gives you a total of eight channels of conversion, all packed into an affordable, compact module.
Many professional D-to-A converters fall short when it comes to the analog side of the process, providing you with excellent digital accuracy but unnaturally sterile sound. That's what inspired Burl Audio to develop the unique signal path in the BDA8. Using an entirely Class A, discrete-transistors-based signal path with no capacitors, the BDA8 provides you with both clarity and the extremely high headroom required to respond smoothly to highly dynamic audio. When you hear the BDA8 in action, you'll think "natural" not "digital."
Part of the beauty of the BDA8 and the B80 Mothership system as a whole is its incredible modular flexibility, which lets you fit a ton of digital conversion into just a few rackspaces. That's great, because once you hear Burl's converters in action, you'll want to run every channel of your mixes through them! Need a system for summing? No problem! Just load up your B80 Mothership chassis with a few BDA8 modules and you have all the D-to-A conversion you need. How about a tracking system with the capacity for monitoring in 7.1? All you need is a single BDA8 8-channel D-to-A converter and a handful of BAD4 4-channel A-to-D modules. And with other exciting new modules on the way, you'll find endless uses for your Burl Audio B80 Mothership system.
• 44.1k Hz to 192k Hz, 24 bit, 4 channel ADC
• Circuit path based on B2 Bomber DAC
• Latest Burl Audio BOPA2, OP-AMP
• All class A, discrete transistors signal path, zero caps
• DSUB 25 connectivity