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Bryston BDA-3.14 DA Converter Owner's manual
BDA-3.14 Streamer / DAC
Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions.....................................2
General.........................................................................4
Welcome.................................................................4
Description.............................................................4
Features..................................................................4
Shipping Box and Packing Material.......................4
Installation....................................................................4
Ventilation..............................................................4
Connecting to A/C Power.......................................4
Audio Connections.......................................................4
Connecting Source Components..........................4
USB Audio...............................................................5
HDMI Audio.............................................................5
Connecting to a Stereo..........................................5
HDMI Passthrough..................................................6
Integrated Digital Player..............................................6
Connection to Network..........................................6
Connection to Wireless Network...........................6
Software Introduction............................................7
Media Player...........................................................7
Now Playing............................................................8
Stored Playlists.......................................................8
Alternate Views.......................................................8
Configuring Music Library......................................9
Front Panel.................................................................10
Rear Panel...................................................................12
Firmware Update.......................................................13
SVC Ethernet WebUI...................................................13
Windows Driver Installation.......................................14
JRiver Media Center: Windows............................15
JRiver Media Center: OSX....................................15
Foobar 2000..........................................................15
Configuring Playback Software.................................15
Serial Protocol......................................................16
Command Format................................................16
Remote Control..........................................................16
Network Access....................................................17
IR Control..............................................................17
Specifications and Dimensions.................................17
General
Welcome
Thank you for your purchase of a Bryston BDA3.14 Streamer / DAC! Decades of ongoing research
and development have merged our expertise in
streaming with our top level DAC. With this model,
Bryston sought to achieve maximum compatibility
with a wide range of digital source components
yet preserve state-of-the-art audio quality while
including our highly sought after digital playback
technology. Our customers are a tremendous
resource to whom we look for a measure of success.
Please feel welcome to contact us with feedback
and suggestions.
Description
The BDA-3.14 is a state of the art stereo digital to
analog converter plus high resolution streamer
that accepts digital input from up to 10 source
components and connects to an analog line-level
preamplifier. Both DSD and PCM audio data are
supported. Advanced engineering and application
of techonological advancements mean that
even previously highly regarded digital source
components may have dramatically improved
sound quality when connected to the BDA-3.14.
Features
Bryston BDA-3.14 includes the following features:
• 10 different digital inputs plus a built in high
resolution streaming system
• Digital preamp capability
• Analog audio out via single ended RCA or
balanced XLR connections
• PCM Audio up to 384 kHz sampling rate and 32
bit word lengths supported
• DSD Audio up to DSD256 (quad rate)
• Asynchronous USB Class 2.0 Audio inputs
• Stereo HDMI Audio with video passthrough
• Traditional digital inputs: S/PDIF via BNC, RCA,
or Toslink. AES/EBU via balanced XLR
• Remote control via ethernet, USB, RS232, or IR
• Video passthrough (HDMI audio out)
• User selectable upsampling
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Available in either 17 inch or 19 inch wide
C-Series dress panel in silver-toned (clear
anodized) or black anodized aluminum.
Shipping Box and Packing Material
Please keep the original shipping box and all
packing material. This will ensure the BDA-3.14 is
protected in future transport. In the unlikely event
you have a problem and must return it for service,
you must use the proper packing material. Ship
the BDA-3.14 only in the original packing material
as the unit is not insurable by carriers otherwise.
Replacement packing materials consisting of a
shipping carton with plastic foam inserts is available
from Bryston for a small fee.
Installation
Ventilation
The BDA-3.14 is a cool-running line level
component. It generates far less heat than
amplifiers and many other components. It can be
safely placed inside furniture or an equipment rack.
However, it should not be tightly enclosed. Some
airflow is desired.
Connecting to A/C Power
Please check the Data Plate on the right rear of
the amplifier to verify power requirements agree
with your location. Plug the IEC-320 C14 end of the
power cord into the BDA-3.14, then plug the other
end into an approved and grounded A/C receptacle.
Audio Connections
Connecting Source Components
The BDA-3.14 can accept DSD or PCM coded digital
audio from up to 10 sources. Any source component
capable of producing raw PCM, DSD, or DoP (DSD
over PCM) audio is supported. Audio formats such
as Dolby Digital, DTS, and other surround sound
audio formats are unsupported.
Each of the available inputs can decode a subset
of all available input formats. Further, a source
component may have multiple interconnect options
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that can be used with the BDA-3.14. Choose first
by compatibility with desired audio formats, then
by order of sound quality. Source component
permitting, multiple digital connections can be
made between the source component and BDA3.14.
PCM
DSD
96 / 24 192 / 24 384 / 32 DSD-64 DSD-256
Toslink
RCA
BNC
XLR
HDMI
USB
I²S
Source audio greater than 192kHz PCM or all DSD is
automatically downsampled to 192kHz / 24 bit when played
through internal streamer.
The question of which available input offers the best
sound quality is not easily answered since it also
depends on the quality of outputs on the source
unit. Among S/PDIF inputs, BNC is favored for
highest sound quality followed by RCA, then Toslink.
AES/EBU (XLR) input is often superior to S/PDIF due
to its balanced (therefore noise rejecting) topology.
USB offers the most comprehensive compatibility
with various audio formats and can offer most
excellent sound quality. HDMI is ubiquitous on
televisions and cable and satellite boxes as well as
DVD and blu-ray disc players among other media
servers. It also has the unique feature of offering
digital transmission of SACD audio from select
players. When choosing from many available inputs,
there is no substitute for listening!
USB Audio
Unlike traditional digital audio interfaces, USB is a
2-way multi-purpose interface originally developed
for computer peripherals. Bryston’s advanced
implementation is fully USB Audio Class 2.0
compliant. Additionally, we use a highly advanced
asynchronous protocol whereby digital audio jitter
is virtually eradicated by slaving the attached audio
player (computer or dedicated music player) to the
ultra-precise master clock in the BDA-3.14. Modern
Macintosh and Linux computers do not need extra
device drivers installed. To use the BDA-3.14 with
Microsoft Windows computers, please install the
driver according to the instructions in ”Windows
Driver Installation” on page 14. Note that when
switching between the two USB inputs, a few
seconds delay in playback is normal. The BDA-3.14
can only maintain one active USB handshake at
a time. Some digital USB sources such as Bryston
BDPs will require you to reinitialize the USB audio
device when switching between USB inputs.
HDMI Audio
The BDA-3.14 can receive both PCM and DSD audio
over the HDMI, but cannot receive encoded digital
audio such as Dolby Digital or DTS. The BDA-3.14
will request 2-channel un-encoded audio from your
source component.
The BDA-3.14 uses EDID to obtain the correctly
formatted audio signal from the source. As a
2-channel only component, the BDA-3.14 will
attempt to only retrieve the stereo program material
from a disc and will ignore any Dolby or DTS
program.
Connecting to a Stereo
The BDA-3.14 can be used with or without a
separate preamplifier. The BDA-3.14 is factory
configured to start with the volume control set
to approximately 60dB below full output in
order to prevent bursts of energy from damaging
downstream equipment. If you use the BDA-3.14
with an external preamplifier, you will want to set
the default volume to 100% (0dB). From the webUI,
go to Audio Devices, Startup Volume, and define
your desired value.
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Integrated Digital Player
Connection to Network
Note that the maximum output from the BDA3.14
RCA jacks is 2.0V and 4.0V on XLR balanced. An
amplifier with a gain of 29dB can generate 100 watts
with only 1 volt input.
Analog output is provided via left & right stereo pairs
of XLR balanced outputs and RCA single-ended
outputs. Balanced output is usually preferred when
available on the partnering amplifier or preamplifier
especially when long runs (greater than 3 meters)
of interconnect cable are required. Connect the Left
and Right outputs to the respective inputs on the
amplifier or preamplifier. Note that the BDA-3.14
has a default volume level of -60dB at turn on.
When connecting to an analog preamplifier, set
the BDA-3.14 volume to max 0dB for bit perfect
operation.
HDMI Passthrough
Incoming digital video may be passed through
to another receiver such as a surround sound
processor or display using the HDMI output. The
HDMI output can only pass HDMI audio when a
non-HDMI input is actively selected. See PTHD
command in “Serial Protocol” on page 16. The
digital audio outputs mirror the inputs. No sample
rate conversion or any other processing is applied to
the output.
HDMI inputs are 1.4a compliant and can pass 4K
video at up to 30fps. HDMI input 4 is HDCP 2.2
compliant. Video is passed through to a connected
monitor at the native resolution with no processing
or conversion.
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The BDA-3.14 features an integrated digital player
capable of playing back music files stored locally
and through select digital streaming services
available online. Unlike Bryston BDP series products
which feature a front panel display and menu
navigation system, The BDA-3.14 internal streaming
system must be operated by its web based graphical
user interface. As such, the BDA-3.14 needs to be
connected to the network via ethernet or with an
optional wireless adapter available separately from
Bryston or authorized dealer.
The BDA-3.14 has two ethernet jacks on the back.
Connect the one labeled “ETHERNET” to your
network router. The LEDs on the jack should light up
and flash occasionally indicating activity.
Connection to Wireless Network
When a wired connection is not practical, a wireless
adapter can be used by inserting it into one of the 4
“USB ACCESSORY” ports.
Upon first boot with the wireless adapter connected,
the BDA-3.14 will create its own wireless network
called Bryston Digital Player.
1. Connect your controller (laptop,
smartphone, tablet) to this network using
the password ‘bryston1’.
2. Point your web browser to
http://192.168.57.1 if not automatically
redirected. The Dashboard section of the
webUI will appear.
3. Click or tap the button “Click
here to set up your wifi”
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Software Introduction
4. Select your WiFi network and click Continue.
At the time of writing, the current firmware on your
BDA-3.14 is a version we call Manic Moose. Manic
Moose describes the Bryston engineered firmware
including our user interface. Unlike many other
products, the BDP can be operated entirely within
the web browser of a portable controller such as
an iPhone, iPad, Android device, desktop or laptop
computer. As such, there is no need to download an
app. On all devices, simply open the web browser
on your device and enter the following address:
http://my.bryston.com
Then click the link that corresponds to
your BDA-3.14. It will be called BDA3PI. You
will see the “Dashboard” for your player.
5. Choose the correct security type
for your network. Continue and
enter your network password.
6. Click Save. Unit will reboot and connect to
your network. Bryston Digital Player network
will no longer be available and your control
device (phone, tablet, etc.) will most likely
automatically reconnect to your home
network.
The Dashboard provides access to a variety of
settings, BDA3.14 input selection, technical player
information, system notifications, and most
importantly, media. Media Player is used to access
your personal music library stored on an NAS or
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USB attached drive. bRadio is an internet radio
directory, and Applications allows access to Tidal
online streaming service.
Within the scope of this brief introduction, we shall
explore Media Player.
Media Player
Clicking or tapping Media Player from the
Dashboard takes you to the Media Player where
you will spend the most time enjoying your music.
Note that our web application is fully responsive
and re-orients itself depending on landscape or
portrait orientation of your device. For brevity,
illustrations below are for landscape orientation.
single tracks or a combination thereof to the cue to
form a playlist. Simply click or tap the + icon beside
any field, folder, or track name to add that item and
all music contained beneath it to the queue. The
illustration above shows 9 tracks from an album in
the queue.
Once tracks are placed into the Now Playing
queue, they can be reordered or removed from
the queue entirely. Click or tap-and-hold the track
number then drag it into the desired position in the
queue to reorder or onto the Now Playing area to
remove. To clear the entire playlist, click or tap the
Clear instruction beneath the track timeline in the
Transport Control area.
Stored Playlists
Store any Now Playing queue for future
recall by clicking SAVE in the Now Playing
area. Title the playlist and click Save.
The Media Player can be understood by recognizing
four distinct areas: Transport Control (the horizontal
header), and the three vertical columns beneath it.
Left to right, they are the Now Playing area which
is your current queue, Current Track which shows
album art, artist, song title, album name, and
resolution for the currently playing song, and Add
Files which provides hierarchical access to your
music library.
Now Playing
To play music, add music from your library to the
queue. You can browse your music sorted into
folders just like it is organized on your drive, or by
select metadata tags such as artist name or album
name.
You can add entire artist collections, single albums,
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Recall saved
playlists by
clicking Playlists
in the Add Files
area.
Alternate
Views
Clicking
brings up the
Song View which
displays a table
of information for songs in the current queue.
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Clicking brings up the Artist View which lists
artists down the narrow left column. Clicking on any
artist displays albums by that artist.
SMB or AFP shares available on the network can be
connected by using the NAS Setup menu located at
the bottom of the Dashboard.
1. Click the Add Share button to bring up the menu.
Configuring Music Library
The BDA-3.14 integrated player can access music
from an unusually broad variety of sources including
USB disk and Network Attached Storage. Streaming
services Tidal and Qobuz are supported (within
regions in which these services are available).
Internet Radio including a lossless stream from
Radio Paradise, Roon, Shareport-Sync (an Airplay
emulator) and other services are also supported.
USB Disk
USB thumb drives, portable and self powered hard
drives, and SSDs are all compatible. Plug your drive
into one of the USB Accessory ports. Note that the
maximum current draw from these ports is limited.
It is probably better to consolidate your library to a
single drive rather than across mulitple drives. This
becomes especially important if you are using a wifi
dongle. When using a wifi dongle, using network
attached storage or a desktop model hard drive with
its own power supply is considered mandatory in
order to adequately power the wifi dongle..
2. Select the correct device found on your
network that contains your music. The fields
will automatically populate based on your
selection. Add user name and password for
your network share if required then click Next.
3. Choose the desired available shared folder on
your selected device using the drop down menu.
Click Next, and the BDP will return to the NAS
Setup menu start page and the BDA-3.14 will
begin indexing the music in the share.
Tidal / Qobuz Login
1. Enter the Media Player area of the web UI by
clicking Media Player in the top right corner.
2. Click the Media Player Settings icon.
Simply connect your drive and the BDA-3.14 will
automatically scan the drive for all compatible
audio files.
Network Attached Storage
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Front Panel
1. Power / Standby
Press this button to toggle the BDA-3.14 on or
into standby mode.
Unlit BDA-3.14 is not receiving power. Plug unit
into AC mains power.
Red Plugged into AC Mains but in standby
mode.
3. Expand the Tidal and/or Qobuz menu. Enter
your login and password for the respective
service and choose the sound quality level
that corresponds with your subscription.
Click Save.
Internet Radio
Internet Radio is accessible through Radio in Default
View. Stations are sorted by genre and subgenre.
Each station’s streaming bitrate is indicated so
you can gauge sound quality. Radio Paradise is a
listener supported popular eclectic station which is
available in lossless FLAC streaming. This station is
accessible through Radio as well with a special link.
You may use any one, all, or any combination of
these elements in your music library. They are all
accessible from the Media Player Default View.
In fact, you can add music to your Now Playing
queue from any of these sources at once so that, for
example, your playlist may contain songs from your
local library, Tidal, Qobuz, and perhaps finish with
an internet radio station to keep music going after
your specially selected playlist is exhausted.
Green BDA-3.14 is on and operational.
Blinking Secondary power supply failure. Contact
Red Bryston technical support.
2. Input Selector
Ten input select buttons each have
corresponding LEDs above them. Each button is
labeled with a name corresponding to an input
on the back panel. Pressing an input button
activates that input and the BDA-3.14 receives
digital audio from the source component
connected to that input. The input’s LED will
light green when active and receiving audio and
will light red when active but no audio is present
on that input. Only one input can be active at
a time. Input 1 (Optical / Streaming) can be
toggled between the optical input on the rear
or the internal streamer. When lit yellow, the
streamer is selected.
3. Upsample / Mute
Press to toggle an optional upsampling mode.
When engaged, the internal sample rate
converter upsamples incoming 44.1kHz and
88.2kHz digital audio to 176.4kHz. In this mode,
the upsample LED lights amber. All 48kHz
and 96kHz digital audio upsamples to 192kHz
and the LED lights green. When disengaged,
the LED is not lit. The Upsample feature does
not affect the internal streamer, HDMI or USB.
When upsample is lit RED, it indicates the unit is
muted.
4. Lock Indicator
Check that the BDA-3.14 is properly
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Sample Rate
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44K1
48K0
DSD 1X
88K2
96K0
DSD 2X
176K4
192K0
DSD 4X
352K8
384K0
LOCK
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synchronized with the digital source component
selected by observing the Lock LED. If lit green,
the DAC and selected source are properly
synchronized, therefore the BDA-3.14 is properly
receiving audio and should therefore be
producing analog output. If it is unlit, check that
the source component is playing and is properly
connected to the selected input. When blinking
red, it indicates that the internal streamer is
booting up and not yet ready.
5. DSD Input Indicator
When the BDA-3.14 is receiving DSD audio from
the selected source, the incoming data rate is
indicated by a lit LED. DSD x1, DSD x2 and DSD
x4 are interchangeably referred to as DSD-64,
DSD-128, and DSD-256 respectively. When the
incoming format is native DSD, the LED lights
amber. When the incoming format is DSD over
PCM, the LED lights green.
UPSAMPLE
OPTICAL
MUTE
STREAMING
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HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
SPDIF 1
SPDIF 2
AES
USB 1
2
USB 2
1
8. Input LED Indicators
While these normally indicate which input is
selected (Green when signal is present, Red
when no signal is present), the 10 input LEDs
can also act as a volume control scale while
the volume is being adjusted. The BDA-3.14 is
calibrated so that the top 30dB of the volume
range is represented by the scale. While the
volume is being adjusted up the LEDs will
begin progressively lightning yellow from left to
right to indicate that the volume is rising. The
opposite is true while volume is actively being
decreased.
6. PCM Input Indicator
When the BDA-3.14 is receiving PCM audio from
the selected source, the incoming data rate
is indicated by a green lit LED. 44k1 indicates
44,100 samples per second, 48k0 indicates
48,000 samples per second, etc.
7. Infrared Receiver
The BDA-3.14 can be controlled by an IR remote
control such as models provided by Bryston
or third-party manufacturers. Refer to “Remote
Control” on page 16 for a table of available
commands.
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14
USB ACCESSORY ETHERNET
HDMI 4
BALANCED
BALANCED
SINGLE
ENDED
RIGHT
SINGLE
ENDED
ANALOG OUTPUTS
LEFT
RS232
AES/EBU
SPDIF 1
SPDIF 2 TOSLINK
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9. A/C Input
An IEC-320 C14 power inlet provides for
connection of an IEC-320 C13 equipped power
cord. Before connecting the power cord,
check that the voltage rating on the data plate
conforms with your locality. Upon applying
power, the BDA-3.14 will enter standby mode.
See “Connecting to A/C Power” on page 4.
Analog Outputs
Balanced and single ended analog output
are provided via respective left/right pairs of
XLR and RCA jacks. When using a separate
preamplifier, be sure to set the default volume
to 100%. When using the BDA-3.14 connected
directly to an amplifier, note that the default
startup volume is -60dB but can be changed in
the webUI Audio Devices settings menu.
Digital Audio Inputs
Four traditional digital inputs are provided to
receive audio from source components. Each
corresponds to a matching source selector
button on the front panel.
AES/EBU: 110Ω Balanced XLR
S/PDIF 1: 75Ω Coaxial RCA
S/PDIF 2: 75Ω Coaxial BNC
Toslink: Toslink Fiber Optic
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USB Audio Inputs
Two “Type B” USB Class 2.0 Audio inputs are
available to receive audio from computers,
media servers or other compatible source
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HDMI 1
HDMI OUT
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HDMI 2
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10.
HDMI 3
SVC ETHERNET
STATUS
TRIGGER IN
IEC 320-C14
USB AUDIO 1 USB AUDIO 2
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USB
CANADA PETERBOROUGH
ONTARIO
POWER INLET
CONTROL
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components. See “USB Audio” on page 5.
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HDMI Inputs
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HDMI Output
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Control Interfaces
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Trigger Input
17.
Status LED
Four HDMI inputs are available. 1 through 3 are
each version 1.4a and HDCP version 2.0. Input 4
is HDCP 2.2 compliant. They may receive PCM or
DSD audio, but not surround formats. See “HDMI
Audio” on page 5.
When an HDMI input is selected, the output will
pass video signals along to the next connected
HDMI receiver such as a television or surround
processor. See “HDMI Passthrough” on page 6.
Three two-way control interfaces are available
to enable BDA-3.14 control by home automation
systems. See “Remote Control” on page 16 for
connection diagrams and protocol details.
Power/Standby can be toggled from a master
component such as a preamp using this input.
The connector is a standard 3.5mm tip sleeve
commonly referred to as a “mono mini plug”.
Signal should be AC or DC between 3 and 12
volts. When voltage is present at the tip, the
BDA-3.14 will remain powered on. The BDA-3.14
powers off when voltage is removed.
LED lights to indicate the following status:
Red: Standby
Green: On
Amber: Starting up Blinking Amber: Updating firmware
Blue: Self programing. Do not power off
18.
Data Plate
BDA-3.14 Streamer / DAC
The data plate indicates hardware version, serial
number, and A/C mains voltage of your unit.
19.
USB Accessory
20.
Ethernet
These 4 USB inputs can be used to attach drives
for the internal media player, a wireless adapter,
or a BOT optical drive. Note that the maximum
combined current draw from all available
accessories is 2A. If you use a portable hard
drive (one without a separate power supply),
we advise you do not use any other unpowered
accessories attached. Consequently, if you need
to use a wireless adapter, we advise you use
either a self powered drive or NAS for your music
storage.
This is the primary network connection for the
BDA-3.14. When connected to the network, you
can control all aspects of the built in media
player, change inputs, control volume, and
apply firmware updates.
Firmware Update
As with all Bryston products, the BDA-3.14 may
receive occasional firmware updates to ensure
reliable operation and add new features. You will be
alerted of new firmware available by a message on
the Dashboard of the webUI
of the page beneath Settings.
2. If you wish, you can review the release notes to
see what has changed. Then click “Update” to
proceed. The BDA-3.14 will download and install
the update, then reboot itself automatically.
SVC Ethernet WebUI
A simple webUI is provided when the SVC Ethernet
jack is plugged into your local area network that
provides the user with access to volume, source
selection, BCON side firmware updates, ability to
rename inputs and a command terminal. Access this
webUI by using your web browser to visit http://
my.bryston.com Click the link called BDA3BC.
To update the firmware:
Click (or tap) and hold any input to rename that
input. For example, maybe you want HDMI 1 to read
SACD instead. Simply click and tap on an input to
change to that input. Volume can be adjusted by
either tapping the buttons on either side of the
slider, or by grabbing the slider itself.
1. Click the Update Firmware button at the bottom
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Windows Driver Installation
When using a Windows based external media player
connected to the USB Audio inputs, you will need
to install a USB Audio Driver on the media player.
Unlike Macintosh and Linux systems which include
device drivers which automatically recognize high
resolution audio devices, using the BDA-3.14 at the
highest possible resolutions with Windows based
computers and music servers requires installation
of the Bryston USB driver. The provided driver is
compatible with Windows 7 or later versions.
Bryston provides this driver on our website at
http://www.bryston.com/drivers.
To install the driver follow these instructions:
1. Download the driver to a memorable folder such
as Downloads or your desktop.
2.
4. The installation process will initialize. Read
the instructions as they appear and click NEXT.
5. You will then be asked to confirm
or change the installation directory
for the driver. Click Next once done.
Using File Explorer, navigate to that folder and
double click the file titled
BRYSTON_USB_DriverSetup_v(obtained version
number).exe
6. Installation will continue during which time you
will be able to monitor progress. Click NEXT to
continue when prompted.
7. Upon successful installation, you will be asked to
disconnect and reconnect your BDA-3.14 unless
you have not already connected it. Connect
the DAC and click NO to detect the BDA3.
3. User Account Control will ask you “Do you want
to allow this application to make changes to
your PC?” Click YES.
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BDA-3.14 Streamer / DAC
Configuring Playback Software
Now that your driver is installed, you will need to
configure your playback software to address the
BDA-3.14 as the sound output device. Unless your
goal is for the BDA-3.14 to play all audio from the
computer, you will most likely want to configure
your audio playback software to take exclusive
control over the BDA-3.14 for the best possible
sound quality. You should refer to the help files
associated with the software for specific setup
instructions, but the basics for JRiver Media Center
and Foobar 2000 are included below.
JRiver Media Center: OSX
1. Select Audio Device BDA3 Audio 2.0 [CoreAudio].
2. In Device Settings, check the boxes indicating
that the device should be opened with
Exclusive Access and Integer Mode should be
used.
3. Set Bitstreaming to Yes (DSD) presuming you
wish to also play DSD program material.
JRiver Media Center: Windows
1. Open Jriver Media Center.
2. Press Ctrl+O or go to ‘Tools’ then ‘Options’
3. In the left column, choose the ‘Audio’ category
of options, then click ‘Audio Device’
4. Select Bryston BDA-3.14 (ASIO) from the drop
down menu. Do not choose BDA-3.14 (Direct
Sound) since that engages the system audio
mixer which defeats the bit-perfect nature of
playback and is detrimental to sound quality.
4. In DSP Studio, enable Output Format. Output
Encoding should be none. For all sample
rates 384,000 and below, Output should be No
Change.
Foobar 2000
In order for Foobar 2000 to best address the BDA3.14, you will need to install the ASIO support plugin
available on the Foobar 2000 website.
1. Open Foobar 2000.
2. Press Ctrl+P or go to ‘File’ then ‘Preferences’.
3. In the left column, select the ‘Playback’ settings
category, then click ‘Output’.
4. From the ‘Device’ dropdown menu, select
ASIO : Bryston USB Audio ASIO Driver.
5. Click ‘Device settings’ and check the ‘Maximize
Device Volume During Playback’ box.
6. JRiver audio playback should now be routed
through the connected USB input.
Note that the WASAPI driver will not pass native
DSD, only DSD over PCM (DoP).
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Remote Control
The BDA-3.14 can be controlled and monitored
through a variety of mechanisms including TCP/
IP when connected to your local area network,
USB, RS232, DC trigger, and IR. When using TCP/
IP, connect the SVC Ethernet port to the network as
well as the standard port. SVC Ethernet interface IP
address should be used to issue commands.
Serial Protocol
The BDA-3.14 can receive commands and can send
responses to each command. It can also (optionally)
broadcast automatic responses to certain system
events such as front panel button presses.
Commands can be sent over RS232, RS485 (with an
RS232 to RS485 interface) and TCP/IP using HTTP
cmd.cgi.
The RS232 input is a 3.5mm mini-jack configured as:
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Transmit
Receive
Ground
carriage return character. For RS232, this is ASCII
code 13. TCP/IP commands are terminated with
a period (.) Responses are returned in the same
format as commands. Note that responses may
contain up to 320 characters. All characters
preceding the # or %23 and following <CR> or .
are ignored. Do not insert #, spaces, <LF>, <TAB>
or other non-ASCII characters inside the command
string.
The following are selected commands most useful
for setup and everyday operation. Find complete
documentation by accessing the BDA-3.14 over your
local area network or by contacting Bryston.
Comm. Param. Description
MMUT
Muting of audio
00
Mute Off
01
Mute On
02
Mute Toggle
QS
Query Status
MPWR
Command Format
3
D2
C1
C2
C3
C4
P1
P2
TCP/IP %23 3
D2
C1
C2
C3
C4
P1
P2
RS232
#
... CR
... .
The command format always begins with a
command start character.
The next two digits are the Device ID. The first of
which is always “3” for BDA-3.14s, and the second
will be “0” except when using RS232/RS485 in a
multi-drop configuration.
Next are C1 through C4 which comprise the
command name. These are typically uppercase
ASCII letters.
Following the command name are the arguments
or parameters for that command. These are two
or more ASCII characters.
The command is always terminated with a
Example of power up
command in RS232:
#30MPWR01<CR>
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Example of power up
command in TCP/IP:
%2330MPWR01.
MSRC
00
01
02
Switch between On and Standby
Off (standby)
On
Toggle On/Standby
QS
Query Status
00
01-04
05-06
07
08-09
QS
Select Input Source
Opto (TOSLINK)
HDMI 1 through HDMI 4
SPDIF 1, SPDIF 2
AES/EBU
USB 1, USB 2
Returns the currently selected
source.
PTHD
01-04
MVOL
UP
DN
xxx
QS
Pass through AV of HDMI Source
while listening to non-HDMI
input.
HDMI 1 through HDMI 4
Adjusts volume up or down.
Volume up in 0.5dB increments
Vol down in 0.5dB increments
Set to any value between 095
(-80dB) and 255 (0dB)
Query status
BDA-3.14 Streamer / DAC
Network Access
let you select the HDMI inputs or USB2.
You may connect your BDA-3.14 SVC Ethernet port
to your local area network using CAT5 or better
cable to facilitate use of the built in web-based
user interface or to control and monitor the unit
using an automation system. Once connected to
the network, you may access the web user interface
with a web browser by entering the IP address
into the address bar. For web browsers that do not
support zeroconf networking (Android phones,
etc.), you may identify the numerical IP address of
your player by using the LEDs above each of the 10
input buttons. Opto represents numeral 0 and USB2
represents numeral 9.
1. Press an unused input button (except USB2)
5 times. The first digit in your IP address will
light amber.
2. Press USB2 to see subsequent digits. The
decimals in an IP address result in no LEDs
lit.
3. Press the power button to return the front
panel to normal operation.
Example: the IP address 192.168.3.4 will show
amber LEDs above the following inputs one at a
time in order:
HDMI 1, USB 2, HDMI 2, (blank), HDMI 1, SPDIF 2,
USB 1, (blank), HDMI3, (blank), HDMI4
To program a universal remote, use the following
codes:
015 Select HDMI 1
031 Power ON
016 Select HDMI 2
032 Power OFF (STBY)
017 Select HDMI 3
030 Toggle Upsample
018 Select HDMI 4
033 Upsample ON
028 Select USB 1
034 Upsample OFF
014 Select USB 2
035 HDMI1 Pass through
021 Select Opto
036 HDMI2 Pass through
023 Select SPDIF 1
037 HDMI3 Pass through
024 Select SPDIF 2
034 HDMI4 Pass through
027 Select AES/EBU
241 Enable ext. trigger
029 Toggle Power
242 Disable ext. trigger
Specifications and Dimensions
Output
Voltage
Frequency
Response
20Hz - 20kHz: ± 0.1dB
Noise
Balanced Out: -140dB
Single Ended Out:
IR Control
IMD
You may control the BDA-3.14 with the included
remote control.
THD + Noise
Weight
To use a Bryston BR2 with the BDA-3.14, press the
D/A button. You can use the BR2 to select the inputs
SPDIF 1 and 2, TOSLINK, AES/EBU, and USB1. You
can also set upsampling on or off. The BR2 will not
Balanced: 4.0V
Single Ended: 2.0V
Dimensions
(See Diagram)
≤0.0003%
20Hz-20kHz : ≤0.002%
4kg | 8.75lbs
Inches: 17 or 19 W x 3.325 H x 11.53 D
Cm: 43. or 48.3 W x 8.5 H x 29.3 D
11.53
19” Version
17” Version
Sample Rate
44K1
BDA-3 D/A CONVERTER
48K0
DSD 1X
88K2
96K0
DSD 2X
176K4
192K0
DSD 4X
352K8
384K0
LOCK
2.800
UPSAMPLE
OPTO
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
HDMI 3
HDMI 4
SPDIF 1
SPDIF 2
AES
USB 1
3.325
USB 2
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BDA-3.14 Streamer / DAC
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Bryston Limited | 677 Neal Drive | Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X7
Canada | Phone: 705-742-5325 | www.bryston.com
300075-2
10-30-2019
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