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  1. Item: Benchmark DAC 1 Location: Adelaide Price: $385 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I have no time for critical listening so I'm selling all my stereo equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Works perfectly and in excellent cosmetic condition. I use this as an outboard DAC taking a digital feed from a Sonos Connect. It then feeds straight into a power amp. Pictures:
  2. Item: PS Audio PerfectWave DAC Mk II w Bridge Location: Sydney Price: Price Drop to $2500.00 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Down-sizing Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Fantastic sounding DAC in great condition, has had little use. Black. Lots of digital inputs, can be used as pre-amp (RCA and balanced outputs) Comes with original remote (unused) and power cords. Original packaging (double boxed). Pick up CBD or Chatswood, or can ship at purchaser's expense Pictures:
  3. Item: Schiit Gungnir Delta Sigma DAC Location: Footscray, Melbourne Price: $650 Item Condition: Good, dent on front corner Reason for selling: Thinning the herd Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Prefer Pickup, will post at buyer's cost. Great sounding dac, started my Schiit Dac journey< moved up the Schiit ladder from this. This Dac saw off a MF M1 Dac, Rega Dac & Klein Dac. Great sound! Pictures:
  4. Item: Chord 2Qute Dac and Gieseler LPSU Location: Footscray, Melbourne Price: $1300 Item Condition: Dac Great, LPSU Good Reason for selling: Thinning the herd Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Prefer Pickup, can ship at buyers expense. Dac in excellent condition, I have the box and everything that goes with it. The LPSU is in good condition, it makes the already great dac sound amazing! Pictures:
  5. Item: Densen B420XS CD player, Black. Location: middle of nowhere in SE Qld Price: $1400 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Extraneous to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with the Gizmo remote control and associated charger. Contains a coaxial digital input on the back so it can be used as a single input stand alone DAC. A very smooth, very refined player. RRP was $4K aussie at time of purchase, and that was back when the aussie dollar still had some strength left in it. I have the double box with original packing so can post pretty much anywhere. Postage (anywhere within Oz) is included in the full asking price above. Pictures: The cd player being the one in the middle.
  6. Hi, What is the best way to reduce noise/jitter when I was using Power over Ethernet from router through tp-link av1200 to tp-link switch then to bluesound node 2? My tp-link switch is power by linear power supply and I’m using wireworld chroma CAT8 from switch to BSN2. I have search several options: 1. Using fiber optic converter tp-link MC200MC. It is only for short distance 1m. Total cost USD400 including fiber optic cable, SFP and linear power supply for media converter. 2. Gigafoilv4. Total cost USD600 including LPS. 3. Acoustic Revive LAN isolator RLI-1. Total cost USD250.
  7. Item: Geiseler GroB 3 input version Dac Location: Beautiful Brissy Price: $1500 inc postage Item Condition: Like new Reason for selling: Change of direction Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This Dac needs no introduction. It’s the best stand alone Dac I have ever owned. Will destroy most DACs as 3 times the price. This is the 3 input version. I have fitted vibration resistant feet which actually made a difference Pictures:
  8. Item: DAC HOLO AUDIO SPRING R2R LVL2 Location: Sydney Price: $2100 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: Upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have bought this unit last February 2018. In excellent condition featuring R2R technology and 512 DSD. XLR and RCA inputs as shown on the pictures. This unit has a clear, crisp and holographic images in the right system. Superb DAC in its class. I've been listening to it via SOtM 200 and it's very nice combination. I've been chasing Meridian, Ayon and DCS for some time and I think I have found it? Pictures:
  9. SHF Mona Vale


    Item: NAD M51 DAC Location: Sydney Hifi Mona Vale Price: $900 Item Condition: Excelent Reason for selling: Trade in Product Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: https://sydneyhifimonavale.com.au/products/nad-m51-dac Comes with original packaging Pictures:
  10. I am considering the purchase of a new DAC, my key requirements being: It supports MQA It has a preamplifier built in with Home Theatre (HT) Bypass (supporting balanced XLR inputs from an AV preprocessor) The sound quality should be a substantial upgrade over my Marantz AV8802A AV preprocessor Not essential, but it ideally should have network streaming built in, with the primary objective to stream Tidal I’m finding it surprisingly difficult to find units that tick all the above boxes. Specifically very few DACs have HT Bypass. I’d like to connect the DAC directly to my amplifier to bypass my AV system (but have the AV system connected to the same amplifier via HT Bypass). I could connect the DAC to the Marantz 8802A in pure direct mode but I understand that the Marantz will still do an A to D and D to A conversion for the volume control, which would restrict the performance of the DAC. Correct me if I’m wrong here. So the two candidates I’ve seen so far are: Simaudio Moon 890 Mytek Manhattan II Has anyone had experience with the above DAC/preamps? Any other DACs to consider? Really at the start of my investigations so look forward to hearing any thoughts or recommendations based on the above mentioned intentions. My gear is B&W 804D3, Simaudio Moon 860A, Marantz AV8802A, Rel S/3 SHO subwoofer connected via high level inputs, streaming via Audirvana via UPnP or the Tidal app on iOS. Thanks in advance
  11. Tom Dougherty

    SOLD Musical Fidelity V-DAC II

    Sold on eBay. Item: Musical Fidelity V-DAC II. Location: Adelaide, SA. Price: $250. Item Condition: Used, perfect condition. Reason for selling: Purchased amplifier with built-in DAC. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased new in 2012, has been in stoage since 2014 when I purchased a new amplifier. Note: no original packaging, only cable included is power supply. Pictures:
  12. Item: Chord Hugo 2 (black) and 64 Audio A12t custom IEMs Location: Sydney (2000) Price: $2,800 $2,700 $2,600 (Hugo 2), $1,600 $1,500 (A12t) Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: No longer need a high-end portable / transportable setup. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Hugo 2 - SOLD This is an excellent portable / transportable DAC / amp that will also work very well in a desktop setup. It’s one of the best I’ve tried. See the very positive impressions here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-hugo-2-the-official-thread.831345/. And, for example, the professional reviews here: https://www.whathifi.com/chord/hugo-2/review, https://www.themasterswitch.com/review-chord-hugo-2, https://darko.audio/2017/09/top-of-the-pops-chord-electronics-outstanding-hugo-2/. Purchased in October 2018 from Minidisc in Australia. Comes with box and original accessories. Perfect condition. Happy to ship. Shipping and any Paypal fees at the buyer’s expense. RRP is $3,700 AUD. https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/hugo-2/ A12t This is one of the best IEMs I’ve tried. It’s very musical and engaging while still detailed, not fatiguing at all, and has excellent bass without sacrificing anything else. See positive impressions, for example, here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/crinacles-iem-ranking-list-275-entries-06-01-19-update.857498/. I demo’d the U12t against the U18t, Tia Trio and Campfire Andromeda and preferred the U12t. They are also flawlessly made – the nicest shells I’ve had in a custom IEM. Purchased in October 2018 from Acustoms in Australia. Comes with box and original accessories (including both m15 and m20 modules). 64 Audio in the US will reshell for $399: see https://www.64audio.com/faq. Please let me know if you need more details about this. Happy to ship. Shipping and any Paypal fees at the buyer’s expense. RRP is $1,999 USD. https://www.64audio.com/product/A12t-Custom-In-Ear-Monitor Pictures:
  13. Hi All, Selling the below 3 components. No longer using this gear so it has to go. I take care of all of my hifi. My ebay name is alex789hifi and have 100% positive reviews so you are comfortable purchasing. I dont have the box for the centre so 'prefer pickup. Will wrap if required, I have metres of bubble wrap ,soft cloth & will double box for protection. Í do have the boxes for the AMR and Onkyo. Any questions send me a PM. Item: Kef Reference 204/2C (Rosewood Gloss) Speaker Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-and-av-speakers/kef-reference-7-2-496220/review Item: AMR DP-777 DAC Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Good (Perspex covers over tubes have faded slightly) Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $8000 (no longer current model) https://www.stereophile.com/content/abbingdon-music-research-dp-777-da-processor-page-2 Item: Onkyo M500R power amp Location: Gladesvile 2111 (NSW) Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: RRP $5000 current model https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/amplifiers/onkyo-m-3000r-and-m-5000r-940283/review
  14. Re-listing with a price reduction Item: Peachtree audio iDac (Reference DAC with Remote in new conditions) Location: Brisbane Price: AUD 500 + shipping Item Condition: Nearly new Reason for selling: Recently bought a pre-amp with built DAC (ESS ES 9018 Sabre DAC) for convenient. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I was searching for Peachtree DAC ITx after trying MF V90, Schiit MODI Multibit and Arcam irDAC and found this iDac with a dealer in New Zealand. Perhaps only new piece left in the whole world. Brought new in last September and enjoyed every bit of it since then. This is a reference level DAC with ESS ES9016 Sabre³² Ultra DAC and originally sold for $1399 in Australia. It has a very smooth presentation. I used it with MF A5 CR Pre (see my other items) to connect laptop, CA DVD99, SBT streamer and Apple TV. Another feature of the iDac is 2 buttons in back panel for Hi-Bit/Lo-Bit options and Filter options NOS/NAL. NOS stands for "no filtering or oversampling," NAL for "nonaliasing." Also it has an old style iPOD doc for older generation iPods and iPhones. The DAC is still in new conditions and comes with remote, manual and power code in the original box. I did a comparison between iDac connected to pre-amp via analogue in and built-in DAC in the pre-amp and found no difference in sound quality. Local buyers are welcome to come and listen at my place in bay side area of Brisbane. Please note that iDac has inbuilt power supply so no need of an external power supply to improve SQ. If you are familiar with Sound Quality of Peachtree DAC ITx , iDAC is next level from SQ point of view and muck larger than ITx as seen in the last photo. Please not that MF A5CR in the photo is for sale in a separate listing. Specifications · 6 digital inputs ( 1 USB, 2 Coax, 2 Optical, 1 iPod dock) · 2 video outputs Component and S-Video · Fixed line-level output · ESS ES9016 Sabre³² Ultra DAC · 24Bit/96kHz USB capability · 24Bit/192kHz SPDIF capability · Frequency response 5Hz-100kHz · S/N at the analogue output 118dB · Output voltage 2V · Output impedance 10 ohms · Jitter measured at the master clock < picoseconds · Transformer-coupled digital inputs for ground isolation · Galvanically-isolated USB stage to reduce noise from computer’s switching power supply · Internal linear power supply • Maximum power consumption 20W · Dimensions 3½” H x 9” W x 10” D · Weight 8 pounds Reviews https://www.stereophile.com/content/peachtree-idac-da-converter https://www.peachtreeaudio.com/media/reviews/idac-theabsolutesound-review.pdf Manual: https://www.peachtreeaudio.com/media/support/iDac_Manual.pdf
  15. Item: DCS Debussy DAC v2.30 & Scarlatti Master Clock v1.00 Location: Sydney, NSW Price: Debussy $6,000; Scarlatti Clock $3,000 Item Condition: Good Condition Reason for selling: upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash or Bank Cheque, COD Only Extra Info: Upgraded to latest firmware which supports DSD/128 and 24/352.8, 24/384. Sounds absolutely awesome! I use it with a mac and audirvana and have found that the choice of software also effects the sound quality. The clock makes a huge difference to the sound, giving it more air, better detail and making the image rock solid. Comes with a brick of a remote control! Pictures:
  16. Item: DAC: Forsell air reference Location: QLD: Sunshine coast - can deliver to SEQ as I have meetings in Brisbane and gold coast coming up. Price: $2100 ono PLUS FREIGHT Item Condition: EXCELLENT Reason for selling: TOO MUCH STUFF Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank trasfer etc THIS IS THE LEGENDARY FORSELL AIR REFERENCE DAC, $7500usd on release WHICH WAS DOUBLE THE PRICE OF EVEN THE MARK LEVINSON DAC,AT THE TIME A STUNNING PIECE OF GEAR, AN ANALOGUE SOUNDING DAC ,AT ITS BEST, HAS RCA AND BALANCED OUTPUT COMES WITH ORIGINAL BOOK AND TRANSPORT CRATE! Very, very nice DAC. I preferred this to the ps audio DS dac, yggy, sfd-1, pavane, dave and many others double or triple the price. UNIT IS MASSIVE, wider than most rack width, amazing condition, only problem is the feet on it are a bit sticky? I have mine sitting on isolation pods. Peter Forsell (the mad dentist) created the forsell air transport which is regarded by many as the best transport ever made - albeit it required a hydraulic air pump and was prone to expensive repair bills due to its sensitive and sophisticated mechanism. It was designed to be paired with this DAC for a top of the line digital system to compete with 30k analogue systems. The transport and DA are highly sort after in asia due to their wonderful tonality (slight warmth and bloom bust still maintaining bite and detail). The story goes that he wanted to create a dac and transport because he was not happy with the high end available at the time. He used his vast wealth and resources as the owner of a near billion dollar medical tech company to build this gear, then promptly stopped manufacturing for the public. This dac is very similar in design and sound the the Bremen no1. Which is Donald Norths favourite DA: http://www.dnaudio.com/Bremen big pic.htm Bonus: I fell in love with this dac when I heard it with this incredible system in Singapore in the Adelphi. sft-1>forsell>kagura pre and power amp > pro ac d100 Feel free to ask any questions! Bonus:
  17. Luckiestmanalive

    SOLD: LiTe Dac AH - NOS TDA1543

    Item: LiTe Dac AH non-oversampling Dac using 8 x Phillips TDA1543 chips Location: Sydney, Camperdown or city during business hours Price: $140 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need money to pay for new turntable Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I've had this for quite a few years hooked up to an airport express for airplay and it has been great. But it has been relegated to the cupboard since I bought a Mac Mini and Dac with USB interface. I've kept it on the off chance I would find another room for it but now I need the money to pay for my new turntable so it is with some sadness that I have to part with it. Note that it has both optical and coax inputs (switcheable) but no usb input. Also, I have not touched it but there are plenty of tweaks you can do that supposedly elevate its performance. I thought it was fine as stock - see this review: https://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/lite_dac_e.html Pictures:
  18. Item: Audioengine D1 24-BIT DAC Location: Leichhardt NSW Price: $100 Item Condition: Great- no marks of wear Reason for selling: Sold my speakers for a set of bluetooth (with built-in DAC) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Comes with protective case, setup manual and can throw in some decent RCA cables. Pictures:
  19. Item: Burson Conductor CV2+ (yes, this is the version with the DAC) Location: Sunny Nanango, Qld, 4615. Price: $550 firm (includes postage to the eastern states, maybe an extra $10 or $20 to WA or TAS) Item Condition: Excellent, just over 2 years old. Reason for selling: I've upgraded to a Gross DAC so the faithful Burson is not required anymore. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with original double box and all original extras, cables, remote, etc. See pics for details. Pictures:
  20. Item: Redgum CD5ENR 2005 model. Location: Nanango, Qld, 4615 Price: $450 firm Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: I have 5 cd players and need to cull a few. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Made with custom silver wiring for the first owner. This model does not have a remote control so I was only using it as a DAC. Very detailed, very energetic and very fast sound. No original box, will wrap securely before packing. Will also test play before sending. Pictures: Here is a pic of it sitting on top of the pre and mono-block amps I used to have.
  21. Snoopy8

    GIESELER Groß DAC Review

    Review Setup GIESELER Groß DAC with usb only input option (standard has s/pdif & usb inputs). Groß connected to Sotm SMS-200 with Audioquest Carbon usb cable. Used XLR outputs to SGR CX3B (Mk 1) powered speakers. Bass optimised with dual subs (SVS SB13U, SB-2000). SMS-200 bridged to Synology DS414 NAS to access music. Used MPD server on SMS-200 and MPDroid on phone for playback. Update 17 Feb 18: Upgraded equipment with Uptone ISO Regen, Behringer DCX2496 with Behringer Mods. Swapped positions of subs with SB13U doing more and further bass optimisation using Multi Sub Optimisation. Update 17 May 18: Upgraded SMS-200 to Ultra version which brought a lot more nuance the music. External Appearance & Remote The unit has a smart looking front, with a power button and 4 line display. Update 17 Oct: new firmware removed Channel, now 3 line display The rear panel has a usb input, XLR and RCA outputs and a 9V AC input from an external transformer to feed low noise internal PSU's. Update 17 Oct: Note that Groß has output transformers which allows it to be directly connected to power amps or powered speakers. Smaller and much lighter than previous Audiolab 8200CDQ (DAC plus pre-pro, CD player, headphone amp). 8200CDQ displayed both the bit depth and sample rate but Groß only the sample rate. Groß display could do with brightness adjustment because it was too bright at night. The remote was slim and easy to use. Red power button cycled through home menu, screen off, large volume and filter display. Channel Up/Down cycled through filters, Volume Up/Down, plus mute button. Volume control was digital with a bypass available for a pre-pro. In my case, requested that bypass be disabled to prevent an accidental overload on the amps in the CX3Bs. Setting up on the SMS-200 was straight forward. After plugging the usb cable into Groß, the SMS-200 picked up the DAC. Then, manually changed DAC setting from non-DSD to DoP in Eunhasu MPD setup. Update 17 Feb 18: using DSD instead of DoP. DAC Comparison As expected, Groß out-performed 4 years old 8200CDQ (which was highly acclaimed then). The difference was marked when switching back to the 8200CDQ after a few hours on the Groß, with less detail, transparency and naturalness among many things lacking. Looking forward to reviews of others comparing Groß with more recent DACs. Update 17 May 18: The Groß comfortably beat the 2Qute with better detail, sound stage, clarity in my setup. Listening Experience Most of my music consisted of ripped 16/44.1 flac, with some purchased 24/96 flac and also have ripped DSD64. Groß is my first unit able to play native DSD; previously DSD converted to PCM during playback. Long time favourite, Parce Mihi Domine (Jan Garbarek & Hillard Ensemble, Officium, 16/44.1 flac) had never sounded so good. Jan Garbarek’s saxophone was more natural and transparent and there was clarity in the position of the saxophone relative to the Hillard Ensemble. In numerous 16/44.1 flac, Groß managed to bring out the details and improved the imaging, depth, sound stage. Vocals, particularly female (e.g. KD Lang, Hallelujah, Hymns of the 49th Parallel) had a presence. Even relatively poor classical recordings sounded cleaner. Groß does 16/44.1 flac very well. With higher resolution music, the piano in Gjeilo’s North Country II, Stone Rose, 24/96 flac was natural and as close as I have heard to a real one. When the flugelhorn comes in, imaging was good and realistic. Diana Krall’s My Love Is, from Love Scenes, 24/96 flac, had deep tight bass bass, tighter than I knew, with an excellent voice. Groß managed to improve the bass a bit more in an already optimised dual sub setup. Groß’s DSD capability is outstanding. Eagles’s Hotel California from the same named album was a revelation in native DSD64. Detailed, transparent, nice sound stage. Much better than 16/44.1 and beat 24/96 version. Similarly, Arnesen’s Magnificat 4: Et Misericordia from Magnificat album (DSD64) on 2L label was very good. However, in an unfair comparison, it could not (& not expected to) match the atmosphere and presence of 5.1 PCM with the piano and organ behind the conductor. DSDs came across superbly on the Groß. Could have written a lot more about how good the listening experience was but above was a fair representation. Update 17 Oct: The listening experience improved after 30 to 40 hours of use. Not sure whether this was because I was getting more used to the Groß’s presentation? Female vocals continued to capture my attention with their presence. And still amazed by the details in PCM material. DSDs remain outstanding, problem now is opening wallet to get more DSD material. Update 17 Feb 18: Details, sound stage improved with the upgrades (ISO Regen, Behringer Mods and Amanero firmware). Am surprised how much the Amanero firmware contributed to audio quality. DSD made my wallet lighter but brought more smiles. North Country II in DSD has now replaced the 24/96 PCM version as my favourite piece, with the piano better. Filters The Groß with the AKM AK4497EQ DAC chip came with 6 filters: Super slow roll-off: no echo reproduces natural sound Short delay, slow roll-off: minimal echo reproduces original sound Slow roll-off: minimal echo reproduces original sound Short delay, sharp roll-off: post echo enhances bass sound Sharp roll-off: pre & post echoes make powerful sound. Low dispersion short delay: sound quality optimised Selecting the filter was via the remote and could be changed on the fly for PCM. Filters do not apply to DSD. There were supposed to be subtle differences between filters, but was beyond my old ears to resolve consistently. Update 17 Feb 18: finally found differences! Used short delay, slow roll-off, previously low dispersion short delay, to reduce the echo. Found the short delay, sharp roll-off and sharp roll-off filters had too much echo. Firmware Owning the first USB unit is wonderful and exciting but came with imperfect beta firmware. The firmware was derived from the Gieseler Konverter (same AK4497EQ DAC chip plus pre-pro) and still displayed channel in first line. Also, there were pops when skipping DSD tracks, and occasional pops elsewhere. Will get update once these niggles have been resolved. Update 17 Oct: Firmware has now been updated which removed channel in display, eliminated the annoying pops/clicks. It turned out that the Konverter firmware had the same problem. Both sets of firmware now been overhauled and improved. Update 17 Feb 18: Used Amanero2003_71A firmware optimised for Linux players (SMS-200) . Note that this is different to the Groß firmware referred above. Skip Groß If You … Like the unboxing experience and want to make a YouTube video of it. GIESELER Audio has spent R&D dollars on how it sounds and none on the packaging (but unit was well packed with 3 layers of bubble wrap). Bonus was no one was tempted during shipment! Update 17 Oct: Clay has sourced a double box for shipping Desire international brands with big reputations, leading edge look & feel and extensive reviews. GIESELER Audio have well regarded niche products here on SNA. It may yet gain a wider acceptance as a result of Groß! Conclusion Proud and delighted to own an Australian designed and manufactured DAC which delivered superb audio. In summary, WOW! Update 17 Oct: a theme coming through from the early owners is that the Groß DAC is addictive and we want to listen to it even more. Update 17 Feb 18: With the upgrades, enjoying the Groß DAC more than ever. p/s Clay Gieseler @Gieseler Audio is a fantastic person to deal with and service is second to none.
  22. Item: Schiit Fulla 2 DAC + Slappa Headphone cover Location: VIC 3106 or 3101 Price: $120 or nearest offer - donate $5 for SNE (low ballers will not be entertained) Item Condition: 9.5 /10 because not new Reason for selling: just sold headphone and no use for it. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: hardly use. Purchased it from addicted to audio mid 2018 (still under warranty but need to find the receipt somewhere). i still have the box somewhere in the store and happy to delivery express on the buyer's expense. no scracth or dent. used it less than a week. thanks for viewing. Pictures:
  23. Item: Vitus RCD 100 DAC/CD Player Location: Perth Price: SOLD Item Condition: Excellent Unmarked Reason for selling: System reconfiguration = recent opportunity to purchase Mcintosh toob Amplifier & Mcintosh Streamer/Pre Amp (Boxing Day Sales) which means this one has to go to retrieve funds. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Recently purchased from fellow SNA member @jocknoz I have mainly used this as a SPIDF Dac for my Thumb Drive player and occasionally to spin a CD. This is not an SACD Player. Does not come supplied with a USB driver, owners manual or original power cord. Items were not supplied when I purchased. I will provide a standard fare power cord. I did contact Vitus about obtaining a USB Driver for those requiring one, this was their response: No drivers needed for Linux with UAC2 compliant kernel No drivers needed for MAC OS version 10.6.4 and above ASIO/KS/WASAPI/Direct Sound drivers are necessary for Windows XP to 8 (32 and 64 bit). Licensed USB Audio 2.0 Stereo Driver for Windows can be downloaded from http://jlsounds.com/uploads/XMOS-Stereo-USB-Audio-Class2-Driver-2023(v3.34.0).rar The first photo is of my setup, the other 3 better photo's were from @jocknoz add, I am sure he won't mind me using them Pictures:
  24. Item: Wireworld Supernova 7 optical cable 1m Location: Melbourne (Dandy ranges) Price: $200 inc shipping Item Condition: Excellent 9/10 Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Used this with my PS Audio DSD and have now moved to USB. Add 2.7% if not using Paypal "send money to a friend". Pictures:
  25. Item: Danish Audio Tube 10 Reference Dac,4 piece Location: Thornton 2322Maitland Area,N.S.W Price: $1000.POSTAGE & INSURANCE INCLUDED Item Condition:GOOD COND Reason for selling:NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, bank deposit Extra Info:This dac sounds amazing ,4 piece unit , will regret selling.absolute bargain. Danish Audio design Tube 10 Reference at very special price. Converts the data to the most musically natural sounding analogue sound ever. Danish audio design Tube 10 reference is the first high-end product that exceed the limitations of traditional digital to analogue converter at uncompromised performance After long research company decided make the final step and make separated boxes for, Power source, Capacitor bank, DAC chip, and output stage with the highest quality cables supplied... music is now emotional involving as it has never been before captivating and emotional, that is what tube 10 present no other one-sized dacs/cd cannot compete with that advantage. COMPANY AND BACKGROUND: 20 years experience in the development D/A converters, has also done consulting assignments for some of the top names in audio. One-man company and everything is made by hand from own handmade prints. The PCB is special made, the solder is ESA/Space approved. Danish Audio Design is a Danish company with audio DA converter as a specialty. The founder and "DAC guru" Ole Nielsen has 20 years’ experience in the DA converter. The founder of Eben speakers "Michael Børresen" used the cheap standard Ontech dac from Ole Neilsen instead of the expansive Burmester setup when he was awarded "Editors choice" at London hifi-show by hifi+/Roy Gregory DAD is also making a tube dac for HArning Audio Arguably the world's best Reference Tube DAC to a middle class price. Tube 10 is a DAC based on PSU 10 and a modified DAC 10. Instead of using the output stage from DAC 10 it now has it's own box. The tube box is based on a 5U4, 5AR4, 5R4, GZ32, GZ33, GZ34 or similar rectifier tube. After the rectifier there is a choke based supply for minimal noise. The output itself is based on a 6SN7 tube. This is a very good sounding tube, and a lot of different tubes are available. The circuit itself is made of a passive I/V conversion, based on a highest quality carbon film resistor. The tube box, has high output impedance, so it is best used in combination with amplifiers with a relative high input impedance (10k or more). SPECIFICATIONS: Resolution........24bit (up to 192khz) Input.............2x Coaxial S/PDIF RCA Output............RCA) 2.5Vrms Weight............17kg / 35Lbs Review http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-accessories/acoustics-eq-room-tuning/danish-audio-design-dac-05-and-dac-10.html Testimonials From Owners Adam, Poland(Tube 10+ Cap 10 high standard tubes) since I switched to vinyl two years ago, all my library of CDs and FLAC files was left useless until now. Music from Tube 10 sounds like vinyl played on reference SET amp. It outperforms all I heard in my not so short life. Many thanks to You and Ole. Now I try to make some tube rolling, to fit perfectly to my taste. Regards, Adam. Gid,Israel (Tube 10 reference high standard tubes) I enjoy very much from the tube 10 DAC It is much better from a lot of other which cost much more Two weeks ago we had a head to head between the tube 10 dac and Mbl 1611E dac($21450.00) Tube 10 outperform in all aspects Thank a lot for the information Gid John, Belgium (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10,Tung-sol 6sn7GT black plate 1940´s) I am very satisfied with the Dac tube 10,it plays amazingly good!!! Very musical, detailed and airy. Great tone and pitch. Makes you forget it is digital format(as Kondo dac KSL does) I disconnected the Kondo and played all time dac 10,to be sure a have to change again to Kondo(i thought maybe Kondo wins in purety of tone) ....but I think Dac 10 is a CLEAR WINNER !!!! I had some doubts reading your ad......but every word you wrote is true. Kind regards John Dominique, France (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10) You say me that your way of sound is "this feeling where you just stamp your feet, and the small hairs in the back of your neck is raising " , it true . My system with the DAC 10 tube is now worldwide class. The feeling is both details, natural, pleasure So , i would like by this mail , congratulate you for the conception of the DAC and thank you for the result. Torben, Denmark (Tube 10 reference + Capbox10) Dac Tube 10 very much as described, the sound is just world class, very analog and detailed with lots of air. Dac10 is the very best I have ever owned and previously I have owned very esoteric brands, Audionote, Gryphon......... Greg, Great britain (Tube 10 reference) Starting to warm up and it really is an excellent DAC. More musical than the dCS or the EMM. I won't compare it to the Audio Note DAC 5 until it is more run in. Kaj, Sweden (Tube 10 reference) Well, I wrote a little input for Ole, and what strikes me most is that I do NOT think of as the room's influence anymore! The sound is more natural through Tube 10 Also this dac is far better than DCS P8i What I have had time to test the most is the sound between tube 10 and DCS P8i I know best, and here is the big difference, which can be a bit surprised that it could be? Wong, Hong Kong (Tube 10 reference) Overall: Very natural and linear with a good coherence of music flow. The choice of tube can make the sound very different. When I change to higher grade tubes the performance is improved dramatically. Dynamic: Outstanding. The DAC can produce a wider dynamic range compared to my previous tube DAC. The transient it produces is fast and with attack. Tonality: It has rich tonal color and does not colorate any specific range of frequency in my system. Transparency: Very clean and dark background and foreground giving rise to a very transparent tonal picture. Noise control by this dAC is remarkable. As a whole in this price range, I am very confident that it stands from many many others in the market! Wong Pictures: