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  1. Item: Auralic Vega Location: regional NSW Price: $1700 $1400 last price reduction $1300 including postage in Australia only, otherwise it goes on eBay Item Condition: has some minor issues, see below Reason for selling: got two of them Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this unit from eBay and it has a couple of issues: there is a dent in the base, it doesn’t affect sound quality though the control knob doesn’t click in for menu access, all menu items are however accessible from the included remote the display is slightly patchy This an awesome Dac which despite these issues still sounds awesome. There are tons of reviews on the web. This Dac beats any of the competitors I’ve tested including, bel canto, matrix and a whole bunch that have faded into obscurity. This unit came from the uk, hence the 230v designation. I have box, remote and manual Happy to provide more details on request I am open to reasonable offers Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Auralic Vega Location: regional NSW Price: $1700 Item Condition: has some issues, see below Reason for selling: got two of them Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I bought this unit from eBay and it has a couple of issues: there is a dent in the base, it doesn’t affect sound quality though the control knob doesn’t click in for menu access, all menu items are however accessible from the included remote the display is patchy reflecting the fact that the previous owner probably had it on 24*7 that said, it still sounds awesome. There are tons of reviews on the web. This Dac beats any of the competitors I’ve tested including, bel canto, matrix and a whole bunch that have faded into obscurity. This unit came from the uk, hence the 230v designation. I have box, remote and manual box belongs to another unit, I have the original. Images have been updated Happy to provide more details on request Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Matrix X-Sabre Dac, Bel Canto Dac 3, Accuphase T107 Tuner Location: Regional NSW Price: see below Item Condition: Good, used Reason for selling: I finally managed to buy a Dac I really wanted, need to pay for it Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: SOLD: Matrix x-Sabre Dac. In my humble opinion, a largely underrated DAC. Based on the ESS Sabre 9018 Dac, it is extremely musical, plenty of detail as you would expect, it creates a wide sound stage, slightly narrower than the best I have heard, but top-to bottom it just sounds right at least in my rig. I don’t have the original box any more, documentation can be downloaded from the web. I am asking $725 shipped in Oz for this little gem. SOLD: Bel Canto Dac3. This Dac has been well reviewed and is a solid performer. In some ways it presents a slightly more relaxed presentation of the music than the Matrix Dac, but it is unfailingly musical if not quite as vivid. The Dac3 comes with the original box with a remote control, manual etc. I am asking $750 shipped in Oz for the Dac3. SOLD: Last but certainly not least is the Accuphase t107 tuner. If you have read the reviews you will know this is the real deal. I just dont listen to the radio much these days and want to pass it on to someone who can appreciate its many fine qualities. The Casework work is not perfect - there are some scratches on top of the front plate, it needs new batteries but the tuner works fine, my price reflects these imperfections. I don’t have the original box or documentation but I will pack it securely. I am asking $700 shipped for this. Tuner. As I am travelling I don’t have photos available to me right now, but I will upload some when I get back to the farm, which is tomorrow night. I appreciate you looking Pictures:
  4. I’ll buy if you are willing to ship
  5. Item: Bel Canto Dac 3 Location: Central NSW Price: Open to reasonable offers over $1200 $1000 Item Condition: like new, in box Reason for selling: trying out various Dac options Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Wonderful sound, read the reviews to get a sense of the capabilities of this Dac . This is a 240v unit. To summarise: Neutral in its representation Wide deep sound stage Wide range of input options including SPDIF, AES/EBU, OPTICAL, USB i would be happy to consider a partial trade for a Auralic Vega, Benchmark Dac 2 or similar len Wallis has a bel canto Dac 3 currently list well above $2000! Its a poor picture I know, I’ll try to take some better ones in the morning. Pictures:
  6. Budget is $1500 - $1900 and I don’t mind buying used. I tried the Audio DG and it didn’t work in my system. DACs owned so far arcam irDac audio dg ref7 (I think) schitt gungnir (multi bit) matrix x sabre The matrix is closer to my preferred representation, bit it’s sound stage is not quite up to the mark. I’ve been thinking of either a used: benchmark dac2 gustard x20u bell canto dac2 or at a stretch a Ayre dsd Dac (matches my amp) The dac im trying to find will hang off the back of my oppo 105 which I use mainly for streaming, movies etc. My Ayre CD player (run straight into the Ayre 7) is my reference for the sound I’m am trying to achieve. Alas nothing has come close yet.
  7. I’m looking for a bit of advice. I am considering replacing my Matrix x Sabre Dac. Don’t get me wrong I don’t dislike it but I am looking for a (small) stepup in audio quality. key considerations are ability to throw a large deep sound stage (where it exists), tonal accuracy, ability to extract the last ounce of detail and conveying the natural ebb and flow of the music. Balanced outputs is mandatory, digital inputs should comprise the usual suspects spdif, fibre and USB. i am aspirationally rich and financially challenged, so price is another consideration. Please no recommendations for $5k DACs. i appreciate your honest feedback.
  8. Why are you all in Perth? Come to bathurst, great place to live and listen!
  9. Item: Accuphase T107 FM Tuner Location: Country NSW Price: $900 obo Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, direct bank deposit Extra Info: This is a top rated tuner from one of the most respected audio manufacturers. The sound quality is amazing, pulling in signals where some of my previous tuners have failed. Alas, I just don’t get the time these days to enjoy it. please note batteries need to be replaced. Willing to ship anywhere in Australia at buyers expense Pictures: stock photo
  10. @Astrosound Thank you, I only realised my mistake when I was driving to Sydney. all fixed
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