FRENCH digital audio specialist B.audio is now offering a turbo’d version of its B.dac called the B.dac EX, which adds onboard streaming facilities and room correction features.
“The extended version of the B.dac, the B.dac EX, is a response to many requests for network playback and D/A conversion functionalities in a single product,” the company says in its press release.
“The B.dac EX includes a network input giving access to streaming functionalities, as well as a USB slot for direct connection of storage media.
“Additionally, a DSP-based acoustic correction feature offers a wide range of possibilities for adjusting to the listening environment.”
According to the company, “streaming inputs are optimally interfaced with B.audio’s patented Source Jitter Removal (SJR) technology, a process that effectively eliminates 100% of the source jitter. Enabling the conversion circuitry to work optimally, SJR provides unmatched digital-to-
analogue conversion quality regardless of the audio format used.”
Available features include:
- compatibility with UPnP, MPD, LMS, NAA, Roon, Airplay and Spotify.
- access to streaming services (Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify, etc) via compatible iOS and Android applications.
- playback of various formats, including PCM up to 384kHz, DXD, DoP, and native DSD up to DSD 256.
- integrated cloud / UPnP server (data stored on USB media accessible over the network).
The onboard DSP’s parametric acoustic correction allows the user to extract the best from the listening environment.
“In-house developed, this functionality is based on a 64-bit architecture. The overall gain is determined automatically without user intervention, which guarantees the absence of saturation regardless of the parameters used. These specific features preserve the signal quality, thereby ensuring an optimal result.”
These features have also been added to the company’s B.dpr EX preamplifier and other digital products, all of which are already available now.
B.audio was formed in 2016 by brothers Cédric and Sébastien Bermann, both engineers, and their father Gérard. The company is based in Saint Hippolyte, located in the eastern region of France. All B.audio products are designed and manufactured in France.