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  1. Forgot to mention that this is Aesthetix’S current model.
  2. The Pandora DAC comes with the optional preamp module which sounds very very close to the dedicated Aesthetix Calypso Preamp that I used to have (also sold here).
  3. Item: Aesthetix Pandora Tube DAC+Tubes+Anti-Cables Location: Hills District Sydney Price: $2,800$3,400 + postage (Current RRP $8,500) Item Condition: Excellent without a mark on it. Original packaging and a brand new unopened remote still in bubble wrap Reason for selling: NLR. This DAC sounds so good! I was planning to have it upgraded to the Eclipse edition but couldn't afford/justify the $6,500 upgrade cost so I upgraded to another DAC Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank T T Extra Info: The Pandora DAC comes with the optional preamp module which sounds very very close to the dedicated Aesthetix Calypso Preamp that I used to have (also sold here). Tubes upgraded to NOS Telefunken 12ax7 smooth plates. Tubes only a few months usage. Also included in the deal: Tungsol 12ax7 x 2 used Tungsol 12ax7 gold x 2 used Electro Harmonix 6922 x 2 used A pair of Anti-cables used (costed me over $400) I'm the second owner, bought it from an SNA member here. This is the probably the most musical DAC I have ever heard. Extremely emotionally engaging and brings soul to your music. Please see below as to how it compares to my previously owned PS Audio Perfectwave Mk2 with bridge: You are getting a very good deal for the price asked! A few reviews for the Pandora DAC (Note that Aesthetix’s Pandora DAC is identical to the Romulus CDP minus disc transport): "This all-tubed CD player and DAC is one of the greatest bargains in high-end audio today. What makes the Romulus special is that it sounds so "un-digital," particularly at this price. Rather than sounding flat and congealed, the Romulus opens up the spatial presentation and gives instruments and voices room to breathe. The player has an expansive quality along with a sense of top-octave air and openness. The tonal balance is rich and warm in the bass, which, coupled with the treble smoothness, results in an immediately engaging and fatigue-free presentation. The Romulus doesn't sound "tubey" in the classic sense, but neither does it sound like solid-state. The design and build-quality are beyond what's expected at this price. If you have no analog sources, the Romulus can serve as a preamplifier and DAC with multiple digital inputs, provided you purchase the variable-output option ($1000). Thanks to an innovative hybrid analog/digital volume-control, there's no loss of resolution no matter what the volume setting." -Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award (September 2014) "Excellent dynamic impact and bass slam with sweet mids and highs." -Jon Iverson, Stereophile Class A Recommended "The Romulus is another home run for Aesthetix, combining innovative circuit design, premium-quality parts and construction, and first-rate sound. This player was never anything less than musically communicative and immensely enjoyable, even in the context of a cost-no-object system. The Romulus is a flat-out bargain at its price, and invites comparison with much more expensive players. In fact, I’d call the Romulus a giant-killer, offering one of the highest price-to-performance ratios in digital playback today". The Absolute Sound
  4. BTW,the Pandora sounds so much better than my PS Audio Perfecteave Mk2 with bridge!
  5. Price dropped. Don't miss out your opportunity to purchase this wonderful sounding DAC at less than half of its current RRP.
  6. Thanks for that mate. Will definitely clarify it with local distributor if there’s one.
  7. thanks, tried this one as well. The number is already disconnected.
  8. Hi guys Just wondering who’s the current distributor for Synergistic Research products. I’m quite interested in their HFT products which come with a unconditional 30 day money back guarantee but don’t know where to buy them in Aus. I’ve tried Melbourne HI-FI however they are no longer the distributor for SR products. Thanks in advance Steven
  9. BTW, this DAC has an optional built in analogue preamp and it sounds very good!
  10. Spare slot is for another digital interface, like another USB input.
  11. Will also include a pair of 8 feet Anti-Cables Speaker Cables 3.1 that cost me $319 USD.
  12. Item: Aesthetix Pandora Tube DAC+Tubes+Speakers Cables Location: Hills District Sydney Price: $3,000$3,400 including postage (RRP $8,500) Item Condition: Excellent without a mark on it. Original packaging and a brand new unopened remote still in bubble wrap Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank T T Extra Info: Upgrade of tubes to NOS Telefunken 12ax7 smooth plates. Tubes only a few months usage. Also included in the deal are the below used tubes: Tungsol 12ax7 x 2 Tungsol 12ax7 gold x 2 Electro Harmonix 6922 x 2 I'm the second owner, bought it from an SNA member here. This is the probably the most musical DAC I have ever heard. Extremely emotionally engaging and brings soul to your music. Please see below as to how it compares to my previously owned PS Audio Perfectwave Mk2 with bridge: A few reviews for the Pandora DAC (Note that Aesthetix’s Pandora DAC is identical to the Romulus CDP minus disc transport): "This all-tubed CD player and DAC is one of the greatest bargains in high-end audio today. What makes the Romulus special is that it sounds so "un-digital," particularly at this price. Rather than sounding flat and congealed, the Romulus opens up the spatial presentation and gives instruments and voices room to breathe. The player has an expansive quality along with a sense of top-octave air and openness. The tonal balance is rich and warm in the bass, which, coupled with the treble smoothness, results in an immediately engaging and fatigue-free presentation. The Romulus doesn't sound "tubey" in the classic sense, but neither does it sound like solid-state. The design and build-quality are beyond what's expected at this price. If you have no analog sources, the Romulus can serve as a preamplifier and DAC with multiple digital inputs, provided you purchase the variable-output option ($1000). Thanks to an innovative hybrid analog/digital volume-control, there's no loss of resolution no matter what the volume setting." -Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award (September 2014) "Excellent dynamic impact and bass slam with sweet mids and highs." -Jon Iverson, Stereophile Class A Recommended "The Romulus is another home run for Aesthetix, combining innovative circuit design, premium-quality parts and construction, and first-rate sound. This player was never anything less than musically communicative and immensely enjoyable, even in the context of a cost-no-object system. The Romulus is a flat-out bargain at its price, and invites comparison with much more expensive players. In fact, I’d call the Romulus a giant-killer, offering one of the highest price-to-performance ratios in digital playback today". The Absolute Sound Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  13. I knew it’s a quite dated ad...never hurts to ask though, haha.
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