Pre-CES: B.M.C. Audio announces PureDAC

Germany’s B.M.C. Audio is announcing a new product line, the PureLine. The net-net here is this: the lineup is targeting a much lower price point.

First off the line will be the $1,600 PureDAC, with a PurePhono preamp and PureMono amplifiers to follow.

The casework on this unit is sick, on par with the much more expensive gear coming out from B.M.C., and if you’re wondering how this unit only costs $1,600, you’re not the only one. More details from the press release:

The PureDAC delivers a DAC of the highest quality. It combines its DAC 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 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.

Note that the head-amp on the DAC looks like it supports both 1/4″ plug and balanced/XLR. I’m told that the feet are extra-tall for ventilation and not because it’s insecure or anything.


  1. Pretty. Maybe they meant 16K. Seems like a misprint! Isnt BMC known for expensive but great products. Maybe it a loss leader. Something an audiophile can buy that introduces them to BMC and entices them to save for their other products. Which is a fair marketing idea.

  2. It almost looks too good to be true at that proce point. Also, balanced headphones require either a single four pin xlr jack or a pair of three pin xlr jacks.

      • Actually it’s a 3-pin jack in the picture. I’m sure it’s a mistake and the actual unit will have a 4-pin jack.

      • I see the jack, but it looks like a three-pin jack. I find it strange that they would put a three-pin jack on the front so I assume an error was made somewhere.

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