The Burl Audio BDA8 is a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter daughter card for the B80 Mothership. Featuring eight channels of pristine audio conversion, Burl’s NextGen analog circuit and the BOPA14 discrete Class A op-amp, the BDA8 is the ultimate DAC.
Classic Analog Circuit Path
The BDA8 digital-to-analog converter daughter card is the result of over 25 years of research, development and experience. This world-class converter utilizes the exact same Class A discrete transistor circuit path as the best-selling B2 Bomber analog-to-digital converter. The BDA8 offers eight channels of Burl’s renowned audio quality in a compact daughter card format with DSUB connectivity for added flexibility.
The BOPA14 with BURL NextGen Analog is the result of hundreds of hours of listening tests. It boasts stunning clarity and definition and raises the bar of excellence in pro audio analog electronics fidelity. The BOPA14 is an all discrete, Class A op-amp with a minimal number of transistors. If you thought the original BOPA4 sounded good, this analog design will blow your mind with tighter bass and higher definition throughout the audio spectrum.
Burl Audio Mothership
Burl Audio are known for the innovate B80 Mothership rack device which can be customized with preamps, digital audio converters, word clocks and more. Each daughter card is equipped with transformers in the input stage and op-amps in the output stage, combining the flexibility and pristine sound of digital audio with the character and attitude of an all Class A discrete signal path. Perfect for home studios, commercial recording studios and post-production houses and broadcast facilities, the Mothership can be customized to suit any session. And with digital control options for SoundGrid, Dante and more, the B80 Mothership can even be used as a studio-grade stage box in live sound applications.
44.1 kHz to 192 kHz, 24-bit, 8-channel DAC
Circuit path based on B2 BOMBER DAC
Burl Audio BOPA14 Op-amp
All Class A, discrete transistors, zero capacitor signal path
Huge upgrade from my avid Omni. More depth and wider stereo imaging. I can’t believe I ever mixed without it!
By Kiel B on July 7, 2020
I recently made the switch to a Burl Mothership conversion system. I was previously using a system that had individual ports for each input and output, which made hooking up my patch bay or simply moving something on it a nightmare. I was so happy to find out that the BDA8 connects completely through DB25 cables, it took less than an hour to integrate it into my existing setup. The first couple sessions I recorded and mixed through the new system were night and day compared to my old rig. Everything was clearer and louder without as much signal, giving me more headroom to add EQ and compression down the road. I finally know what all the hype is behind Burl conversion and officially hooked for life.
In the world of modern audio, all roads lead to digital. Some of those audio paths are smooth and quiet as fresh asphalt, while others are made of grooved concrete that offer up road noise. No matter the route, BURL Audio'sB80 Mothership is capable of transforming your audio unlike any other converter.
At BURL Audio, the transition from analog to digital, or vice versa, is about far more than the accuracy of binary digits. It’s about what they like to call "soul power." When you hear a playback that sounds larger than life - that’s soul power. When you hear a playback and can’t believe it’s your performance – that’s soul power. When you hear a playback that just sounds like a record, even before it’s processed – that’s soul power. BURL Audio's B80 Mothership gives you that power and will be the vehicle for your journey to audio riches. Continue reading →
Burl Audio is well known for the incredible B80 Mothership, but their gear offerings extend beyond the famed converter rack and give users a number of different options in the studio. In an effort to better showcase the Burl B16 Mothership and B32 Vancouver summing mixer, we headed to the 45 Factory with Audio Consultant Andy Caitlin (a.k.a The Lasso) to work on a track that he conceived during a recent tour.
For the uninitiated, the Burl B16 Mothership is a 2-slot version of the much bigger, 10-slot B80 Mothership. The 2U rack mount form factor allows users of smaller project studios to take advantage of Burl converters. For Andy's track, he recorded piano, drums, electric guitar, and synthesizer through a B16 Mothership with the BAD8 and BDA8 daughter cards, and a BMB4 Waves SoundGrid card connecting the rig to the studio's Mac. Continue reading →
Being one of the most prestigious studios in the world, the bar is set incredibly high for the quality of gear utilized at EastWest Studios, especially for audio converters. When deciding what gear to bring into the studio, EastWest's manager Candace Stewart often looks to her clients as a source of inspiration.
"We find out what our clients want and we get it," says Candace. "I can't remember who introduced me to the BURL Audio converters, it might have been Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton / Sturgill Simpson), but they said they needed new converters. The people wanted a better converter." Continue reading →
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