Burl Audio B2 Bomber DAC

Two-channel 192kHz digital/analog converter
Burl Audio B2 Bomber DAC
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The Burl B2 Bomber DAC is the most significant piece of audio gear in your studio, and you don’t even own it yet. You’ve spent a fortune on great mics, great mic pres, and a kick ass DAW, but unfortunately you are missing one key component; a DAC with an audio path worthy of your recordings.

Open up your best mic pre and look inside. You will see high-quality components like tubes, large transformers and high quality capacitors. Open up your DAC and you will find cheap 10 cent capacitors and run-of-the-mill 25 cent op-amps, even when you’ve spent a lot of money on your interface. Most DAW hardware interfaces are designed for interconnectivity with little attention to the analog audio path, or even the conversion, let alone the tone.

The B2 Bomber is designed for great specifications, but more importantly, it is designed to give you the ultimate in recording tone. For years now people have been trying to figure out why their digital recordings don’t have the warmth and feel of analog tape recordings. Burl tried using tube mic pres and great compressors, but there was still something missing. There was still that blurriness, that graininess and lack of depth that comes with digital recordings.

Burl Audio was finally able to solve this problem by designing an analog audio path that is complimentary to your mic pre and to the analog to digital process. By using a revolutionary hybrid circuit with a proprietary transformer, the Burl Audio BX1, and a discrete class-A, zero feedback, zero capacitor signal path, they achieved dynamic and tonal balance.

Using a B2 Bomber in the studio is like taking the governor off of your recordings. And, the B2 is not just for tracking. Mix down and mastering were the main focus of the B2's layout and design.  With 30 segment peak amplitude and RMS metering, the B2 lets you know exactly how hot you are running your signal which is critical for mastering. The attenuator settings on the front easily allow you to change input headroom giving you the ability to hit the front end hotter or colder depending on what the material calls for. And don’t be afraid to run the B2 Bomber hot, it only sounds better. Couple that with an extremely low jitter clock source, and you have the B2 Bomber DAC, the most significant piece of gear in your studio.



  • 24 bit/44.1k Hz to 192k Hz,  two-channel ADC
  • Proprietary, high definition, BURL Audio BX1 transformer input
  • All class A, discrete transistors signal path with zero feedback, zero caps
  • Audiophile quality 6 position attenuator with standard headroom settings
  • High definition metering with simultaneous RMS and peak indication
  • Two AES and one SPDIF output with dual AES wire support
  • BNC word clock input with two outputs of extremely low jitter clock
  • Frequencty resonse at 48kHz sample rate is 12Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.1dB
  • Frequencty resonse at 96kHz sample rate is 15Hz to 46kHz, +/- 0.1dB
  • Frequencty resonse at 192kHz sample rate is 18Hz to 94kHz, +/- 0.1dB
  • 120dB Dynamic Range (A- weighted), 117dB (no weighting)
  • -100dB THD+N (+4dBU = -15dBFs)
  • -94 dB THD+N (+18dBU = -1dBFs)
  • Rugged, Made in USA design

Additional Information

Condition New
Chassis 19-in Rackmount
Rack Spaces 1u
Digital Inputs 2
Analog Inputs N/A
Input Connectors Digital RCA, AES/EBU XLR, Optical, BNC, Digital RCA
Digital Outputs N/A
Analog Outputs 2
Output Connectors Analog XLR, BNC
Computer Connection Ethernet
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Dante

The most transparent D/A audio interface I've ever witnessed. It cares not what genre you run through it, everything is handled with excellent quality and each track in the mix is easy to work with. I could listen to music all day on this without fatigue. I suspect this is about as good as it gets at any price. manual sample rate switcher for internal clock could be a pain if you change sample rates often. The 1U rackmount box is very durable, the knobs and switch are heavy duty with an authoritative click. Meter is nice with RMS and Peak. Most of the heat in the unit is in the back left from the discrete op-amps, vents on sides and top for switching ps and op-amps. If you need unbalanced RCA you'll need a custom cable made by someone like blue jeans cable, they will need to float pin 3, do not ground pin 3!

tl;dr World-Class at attainable price.

By Shaun J on December 17, 2018

For many years I've used the Universal Audio 2192 Master Audio Interface as the DAC/Word Clock in my home stereo. So, when I learned that the designer of the UA 2192 had formed his own company and had come out with an "improved" version of the DAC in the UA 2192, I ordered one straightaway. I found the B2 Bomber DAC offers same rich, high quality conversion of the UA 2192, but did not notice any improvement. What has been a huge disappointment is that neither of my digital disc transports can lock onto the word clock output of the B2 DAC, although neither ever had a problem with the UA 2192. Just to add to the confusion, my TASCAM disc recorder locks on to the word clock output of the B2 DAC without a hitch. Extensive correspondence with both Burl and the local dealer has proven fruitless, as has sending the unit back to the dealer for a once-over. Regrettably, Esoteric has been no more helpful than Burl in addressing this issue. So I've got a great DAC here, possibly better than my $13000 Esoteric D-03 at a fraction of the price, but I'll never know because I can't access one of its most important functions.

By Joel on June 29, 2014

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