Berkeley Audio Design was founded in 2006 by Michael Pflaumer and Michael Ritter, two audiophiles who were also developers of the HDCD process and alumni of Pacific Microsonics Inc.

A leader in digital audio, Berkeley Audio Design takes digital-to-analog-conversion (DAC) to an unprecedented level, redefining what can be expected of digital playback. While most competing companies use off-the-shelf DACs with off-the-shelf digital algorithms, Berkeley develops proprietary digital algorithms and uses state-of-the-art parts and manufacturing processes. The result is an immediacy in music reproduction that is as real as a microphone feed in a recording studio. Berkeley Audio Design can bring this unparalleled audio fidelity into your home.