Berkeley Audio Design SPDIF Input


According to their website and the photo, the SPDIF input takes only BNC, not RCA termination. I know of RCA adaptors for BNC terminations, but do not know of RCA to BNC adaptors, if there are such things.

What SPDIF digicables are BAD owners using? I use a Stealth Sextet AES/EBU for my transport to DAC, but am not aware of equivalent quality BNC terminated cables.

Thanks.

Neal
nglazer
I think this is what you need. I have a couple of these on my DACs and they work quite well.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?sourceid=navclient&oq=&rlz=1T4DMUS_enUS305US305&q=RCA+to+BNC+adapters&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10546853561807035384&ei=6AahS7fSB4zsswOvgLHTCw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CBwQ8gIwAQ#
Stereovox/i2Digital use an connector that is both BNC and RCA.
These are supposedly impendance matched:

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-VA-MBFR-3H-Female-Adapters/dp/B0009HMUH0/ref=pd_cp_e_1
i would guess that you can get any cable made with bnc terminations. i inquired when i purchased my bada and they recommended using the aes3 input so thats the one i use. i tried many digital cables and the mit oracle ma-x digital cable was significantly better than all (including the sextet). i am sure they would terminate any way you needed.

i sure love that dac!
Thanks, Comrades. I knew you would answer. I am looking to audition BAD DAC, even though I emailed this question to them and they never responded. I would use AES/EBU for CECD transport, but for iTransport or DVD player would use SPDIF, and now I can use RCA Kharma Grand Ref digicable I have on hand.

Neal
Much has been made over the impedance of BNC versus RCA connectors. In my system, an RCA terminated digital cable with so called 75 ohm RCA/BNC Monster adaptors sounded better than 2 BNC terminated cables.

So to me, the issue of what will provide the best sound is not all that clear cut to me. I suspect it depends on the available terminations and design details of each unit, The Monsters adaptors do sound better than the other adaptors I tried (crappy nickel?). Also, the more more metal mass, the longer the terminations may take to settle in. I find XLR, binding posts and BNCs all seem to take longer than RCA.