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  1. Item: Bricasti M1 DAC Location: Sydney Price: $5,500 Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, buyer pays for delivery costs Extra Info: Firmware upgraded to 1.3.2. Power supply also upgraded. Well reviewed product. Comes with original box and remote control unit. This is the highly reviewed audiophile grade M1 DAC from Bricasti Design, who also manufactures professional equipment for the music industry. This is a high end DAC and competes with DACs selling at 2-3 times the RRP price. Just Google and you will see all the positive reviews from hi fi reviewers and consumers alike. The M1 digital to analog converter is a dual mono design; there are two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analog circuitry. This design ensures that analog crosstalk is virtually nonexistent, that the necessary power requirements for each channel are well met and isolated from each other and the digital processing is isolated, having its own power supply. With the twin DAC design, the dynamic range for each channel is optimised by using the stereo ADI 1955 D/A converter in a mono configuration. The M1 also includes Bricasti's own proprietary filter technology. This DAC produces the most natural and organic sound based on my years of audiophilia and has been partnered with a Antipodes DX music server feeding into a Vitus RI-100 amp serving a pair of YG Acoustics Carmel 2's. A number of SNA'ers have been to my place to listen to this combination and have had the usual "jaw dropped" experience. For the complete specifications on this unit you can check out the manufacturer's website http://www.bricasti.com/en/consumer/m1.php I respect the well researched consumer so will leave it here. PM me if any questions. Pictures:
  2. Item: Bricasti M1 DAC Location: Sydney Price: $6,000 Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Downsizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only, buyer pays for delivery costs Extra Info: Firmware upgraded to 1.3.2. Well reviewed product. Comes with original box and remote. Pictures:
  3. Item: Bricasti M1 Dual Mono USB DAC Location: Adelaide Price: Relisted Item Condition: Mint condition in original box Reason for selling: Need the funds so my system needs to go! Payment Method: Local pickup or direct deposit for interstate buyers Extra Info: ‘The M1 is one of the best DACs available on the market at any price’ – Dagogo 2015. The last DAC you will ever need! Designed as a reference component of the highest possible quality, the acclaimed Bricasti M1 regularly appears in the world’s best systems. Described as ‘the last word in external digital-to-analogue convertors’ and offering the ‘best digital playback’ available, the M1 supports samples rates up to 352.8kHz/24 bits and DSD format with absolute perfection. Featuring two completely isolated channels, each with its own dedicated linear power supply, D/A converter, DDS clocking, and analogue circuitry. One of three known Australian-delivered Bricasti M1s. Includes original remote, instructions and Bricasti packaging. Technical specifications: DSD, DSD64 and DSD128 playback Supports sample rates of up to 352.8kHz and 24 bits Latest generation asynchronous USB interface Dedicated dual mono design Extremely low jitter @ 6 picoseconds Minimum and linear phase filters Numerous glowing reviews can be found: http://www.dagogo.com/bricasti-design-model-1-usb-dac-review https://www.whathifi.com/bricasti-design/m1/review https://www.stereophile.com/content/bricasti-design-m1-da-converter Dimensions: 43.2w x 28d x 6.4h cm Pictures:
  4. The February 2016 meeting of the Sydney Audio Club sees us once again gather for an afternoon of fine music, great sound and amicable company. Each month, the Sydney Audio Club presents high end audio systems for our members and guests. It's a bit like a private audio show once a month where you can hear and discuss equipment that you might not otherwise have the chance to audition. And you can bring along your own music to test the capabilities of the system or to just share with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. For our February meeting we will be evaluating various ways to get a digital signal into your system. Does a CD ripped to disc sound better than the CD itself? Does a music server sound better than a computer audio solution (ie. music player software running on a PC or Mac)? Does an inexpensive solution like the Popcorn Hour stack up against either of the above? We’ll ensure the digital signal is sent to the same DAC in all setups, and that the rip to disc and the rip to flash are sourced from the same CD. And we’ll try to ensure the volume levels are the same across all setups. The event is meant to be fun and entertaining as well as informative… but we won’t be drawing any indisputable conclusions from these evaluations!! However, you may walk away with ideas you can then try at home. These are the setups we’ll have available on the day: Oppo BDP105 playing from a USB flash drive Oppo BDP105 playing the CD layer Wyred 4 Sound (W4S) Music Server Mac Mini music player (playing Pure Music V3) Popcorn Hour C300 That’s a lot of configuration changes and a lot of listening so we may not get through it all. We’ll take hints from the audience and listen to what people are most interested in. But we expect the preferences to be close to the order of the setups as shown above. Details of the system…. Wyred 4 Sound (W4S) Music Server – Refer to http://www.deephzaudio.com/Wyred%204%20sound%20Price%20Page%20Australia.html Oppo BDP-105 Universal player – The ubiquitous universal player with the excellent ESS Sabre 32 DACs. Refer to https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/ and http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/oppo-bdp-105-universal-blu-ray-player-and-dac/ Mac Mini (late 2012 version) – with i7 processors, 16GB memory, SSD system disc. Music files on 1TB SSD with Thunderbolt connectivity. The computer is configured as a bare-bones dedicated music player with only essential services running. Bricasti Design M1 – Refer to http://i.nextmedia.com.au/avhub/australian-hifi_reviews_2014_2014-07_bricasti_design_m1_dac_review_test_lores.pdf and http://www.audiostream.com/content/bricasti-design-m1-dac Audio-GD Master-10 integrated amp – “Fully balanced design, the gain stages and pre-driver stages working on class A , built by discrete analog stages without any OPA or coupling caps in the signal channels.†Refer to http://www.audio-gd.com/Master/Master102015/Master-102015EN.htm Energy Veritas 1.8 Floorstander speakers – Older speakers now but still sounding good. These were last at the club back in February 2015. Refer to http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/energy-speaker-systems/veritas-v1-8/prd_122534_1594crx.aspx and http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/551/ Cabling will be by Nordost, Wireworld and Synergistic Research. The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD or USB flash drive (sorry, no vinyl this month). All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others of a similar mind. Guests are always welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. We will welcome you at the door. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley Road, Epping When: Sunday 14th February 2016 Doors open 1pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au tomwaters@sydneyaudioclub.org.au
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