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B.M.C. Audio PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter

B.M.C. Audio PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter


  • Product Name: PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • Manufacturer: B.M.C. Audio
  • Review Date: January 08, 2013 09:35
  • MSRP: $1599
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio introduced the PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter, with a build-in headphone amplifier. The PureDAC is the first entry in a new PureLine Series of components that will be more affordable than B.M.C.’s Reference-level models. Additional products in the PureSeries line will include the PurePhono Preamplifier, which is compatible with both moving magnet and moving coil type cartridges, and the PureMono Amplifier, with B.M.C.’s exclusive Current Injection technology.

The PureDAC delivers a DAC combined with a balanced, reference-level headphone amplifier, a balanced preamplifier, and B.M.C.’s exclusive Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM), a volume and amplification control system that calibrates gain without dividing or downgrading the input signal.


The PureDAC’s headphone amplifier and preamp both have separate volume controls and employ B.M.C.’s exclusive Load Effect Free (LEF) technology. LEF handles a speaker's current demand separately from the voltage demand, increasing the amp and preamp’s efficiency. The preamp is integrated with the DAC's current-to-voltage converter, which converts and filters the DAC’s current, eliminating the need for an extra stage.

The PureDAC also boasts a high-resolution 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.

The PureDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter will be available from authorized B.M.C. dealers at the end of the First Quarter for around $1,599. For more information, visit bmc-audio.com.

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