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Field-Installable MQA Rendering Upgrade   

MQA Rendering and Greatly Improved PCM Audio Quality    
Now Available for Every Berkeley Audio Design DAC   

unsolicited comments from owners who installed the MQA Upgrade:

"I am completely amazed. It only took a couple of seconds to know this is a huge improvement."
"It took about 0.5 seconds to begin the laughing in glee at the difference. Astonishing.....truly."
"I performed the upgrade this past weekend, and am delighted with the audible improvement!"
"The results are absolutely brilliant. The whole thing just sounds as close to live as I've heard."
"MQA sounds terrific but PCM is too good to be true. Don’t know how you did it, but it’s genius."

The Field-Installable MQA Rendering Upgrade is available directly from Berkeley Audio Design or through your Berkeley Audio Design dealer if they perform the installation. The Upgrade is provided as a complete kit sent by FedEx Express that can be installed by an owner in less than 30 minutes.

To order the MQA Rendering Upgrade kit please email info@berkeleyaudiodesign.com with the serial number of your Alpha DAC, Alpha DAC Series 2, Alpha DAC Reference Series or Alpha DAC Reference Series 2.  We will respond promptly with an email that provides complete ordering and payment information.

 

Reviews & Awards

 

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The Alpha DAC Reference Series 2 MQA receives 2017 DAC Of The Year Product Of The Year Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #279 January 2018

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Reference Series 2 receives 2016 DAC Of The Year Product Of The Year Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #269 January 2017

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Reference Series receives 2014 Overall Product Of The Year Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #249 January 2015

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Reference Series is reviewed by Robert Harley in The Absolute Sound Issue #246 October 2014

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The Alpha DAC Reference Series receives best D to A Converter rating in Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware (CASH) List September 2014

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The Alpha DAC Reference Series is reviewed by Chris Connaker in The Computer Audiophile September 2014

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The Alpha DAC Reference Series receives 2014 Golden Ear Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #245 September 2014

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Series 2 and Alpha USB receive 2014 Editors Choice Awards in The Absolute Sound Issue #241 March 2014

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Series 2 and Alpha USB receive 2013 Editors Choice Awards in The Absolute Sound Issue #231 March 2013

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Series 2 receives 2012 Product Of The Year Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #229 January 2013


 

 

 

The Alpha DAC Series 2 and Alpha USB receive 2012 Editors Choice Awards in The Absolute Sound Issue #221 March 2012


 

 

 

 

The Alpha USB receives best USB to S/PDIF Converter rating in Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware (CASH) List March 2012

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The Alpha USB is reviewed by Chris Connaker in The Computer Audiophile March 2012

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The Alpha DAC Series 2 is reviewed by Robert Harley in The Absolute Sound Issue #220 February 2012

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The Alpha USB receives 2011 Product Of The Year Award for Technology Breakthrough of the Year in The Absolute Sound Issue #219 January 2012

 

 

 

 

The Alpha USB is reviewed by Robert Harley in The Absolute Sound Issue #214 July 2011

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The Alpha DAC receives 2011 Editors Choice Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #211 March 2011


 

 

 

The Alpha DAC receives 2010 Editors Choice Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #201 March 2010


 

 

 

The Alpha DAC receives 2009 Golden Ear Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #193 June/July 2009

 

 

 

 


The Alpha DAC receives 2008 Product Of The Year Award in The Absolute Sound Issue #189 January 2009

 

 

 


The Alpha DAC is reviewed by Robert Harley in The Absolute Sound Issue #189 January 2009

 

 

 

 

The Alpha DAC receives best D to A Converter rating in Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware (CASH) List December 2008

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The Alpha DAC is reviewed by Chris Connaker in The Computer Audiophile December 2008

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