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  1. Further information: What Hifi 5 Star rating "The pricey DAC 8 is one of the most organic-sounding digital products we've heard" "Wonderfully big, authoritative, refined presentation; mighty bass; top class refinement; solid build" -accept signals up to high-resolution 24Bit/192kHz level -inputs optical, coaxial and USB are here, accompanied by the rarer BNC and AES/EBU alternatives. -outputs include RCA and balanced Original RRP $12k excellent cosmetic condition fully functional with no problems or issues Remote control included Original owners manual, windows driver cd (windows 7) Factory shipping carton for safe transport Smoke free, pet free home Buyer to pay PayPal fees if applicable Local pickup available or shipping at buyers expense Photos form part of description Recently serviced by Chris at Kimil Electronics Sydney - the best in the business- balance of 3 months warranty remaining From the Audio Research Website: We are pleased to introduce the new DAC8 digital to analog converter. Although physically similar to its predecessor, the DAC8 represents new engineering that advances the state of the art in high resolution USB audio and S/PDIF audio. Audio Research has maximized the USB capability of the DAC8 by incorporating USB 2.0 HS (High Speed) which runs at 480Mbps. USB 2.0 HS has a lower jitter specification than USB 2.0 FS (Full Speed 12mbps), consequently the DAC8 is capable of reproducing music at higher definition/resolution (up to 24/192) than products communicating at USB 2.0 FS speeds (24/96). In addition, the DAC8 employs a low jitter Dual Master Oscillator design that will provide superior digital to analog conversion via its USB 2.0 HS input as well as via the more traditional S/PDIF (RCA, BNC, Toslink and AES/EBU) inputs that are also included on the DAC8. Our USB 2.0 HS audio interface is optimized for all six sample- rates currently in popular use; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz. In the past, S/PDIF was the default interface mode for High Resolution music files at 176.4 and 192kHz. Now, with Audio Research's Dual Master Oscillator, USB 2.0 HS interface, and our Quad D/A converter design, USB audio is finally elevated to the status once dominated by S/PDIF. Consequently, regardless of whichever digital input you select, the Audio Research DAC8 promises to provide a superior listening experience. In addition to the High Performance USB design, the DAC8 features: "DAC8 HD Audio Device" software drivers, which allow listening to your music in its native sample rate as well as assuring BIT PERFECT, low jitter, data transfer from the computer to your DAC8. Because PC and Mac operating systems do not adequately support sample rates over 96kHz, Audio Research has developed ASIO drivers to make the USB audio experience sonically transparent at all sample rates. Sample Rate measuring function: Measures and displays the correct digital sample rate being sent to the DAC8. This works in USB as well as S/PDIF mode. Consequently, at a glance, you always know exactly which sample rate is being decoded. The DAC8 employs four 24-bit D/A converters. Each channel uses dual 24-bit D/A converters running in mono mode to lower the noise floor and increase the dynamic range. Dual Master Oscillators: When the time base of any DAC is not an integer multiple of the digital music sample rate, decoding and quantization errors occur. Consequently, the DAC8 uses two low jitter Master Oscillators; one for 44.1, 88.2 & 176.4kHz sample rates and the other for 48, 96 & 192 kHz sample rates. The DAC8 automatically selects the correct Master Oscillator the instant digital music is detected at the selected input. All inputs are galvanically isolated from the source to reduce or eliminate noise and/or jitter from entering the DAC8. The Analog amplifiers in the DAC8 have received the same attention to detail as the digital section. Each channel of the DAC8 uses a true direct-coupled differential amplifier with a bandwidth in excess of 90kHz. The DAC8's USB and S/PDIF inputs are designed to accept signals from an HRx, 176.4kHz, 24-bit, High-Resolution music server system playing HRx's DVD-R recordings. See www.referencerecordings.com/HRxSETUPS.asp for recommended music server setups. By virtue of all of the above points and our proprietary software drivers, intrinsic jitter has been reduced to less than 10ps. DAC8 HD AUDIO DEVICE SOFTWARE DRIVERS: The DAC8's USB driver software provides your computer with special high-speed audio drivers not supplied by MS Windows or Mac OS. The Audio Research USB drivers are specially designed to assure low jitter BIT PERFECT data transfer between the server/computer and the DAC8 at all sample rates. Our drivers setup the USB interface to guarantee bandwidth, independent of active bulk transfers from the hard drive. From the ARC icon in your computer's input tray you can set the DAC8 to any sample rate from 44.1 to 192kHz and allow the music server/management software to up or down convert your music to the selected sample rate. Music lovers can use custom sample rate conversion algorithms or other file formats provided by third party suppliers such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, J Rivers Media Center, Media Monkey, FooBar, and many others to optimize your music experience. The DAC8 is a fully balanced, zero-feedback, solid-state design utilizing a direct-coupled FET output stage with generous regulated power supplies and seven stages of regulation. There are separate new digital and audio power transformers, and the board material is the same as what we use in our Reference products. Dynamic, forceful, immediate, and possessing remarkable resolution and transparency, the DAC8 is a sonic knockout that is worthy of the finest music systems. With a choice of high-resolution 24/192 S/PDIF inputs (RCA, BNC, AES/EBU and Toslink) in addition to the highest resolution 24/192 USB available, the ability to adjust sample rates, the DAC8 provides the new standard in high performance digital music playback. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  2. Dear All Stereonet members I am listing for sale Audio Research Ref 5se Pre-Amp and Audio Research Ref DAC. Both of them in excellence condition and working perfectly. They are come with remote control, Boxes and book i am not sure where they are since i am moving home. If you want more information just PM, I will reply ASA i can . Thank you for looking. Photos:
  3. A completely new direction for me, so I'm starting a new thread. Adding this to the old thread did not make sense. Said I'd stay away from valve pwr amps; and had reservations about horns, but stuff comes up and I made a change to what I never envisaged. It sounds good, but still more changes to come. From Magneplanar 20.7 to Trio XD. From AVM MA 8.2 to AR Ref 160M. From Koetsu Onyx to Ortofon MC Anna. The Onyx had a low output resulting in the phonostage running out of gain on the MG20.7. The MC Anna has even lower output, but luckily the change to Trio XD gives me plenty of gain to easily cover the low output of the MC Anna. For over two decades I have not been happy with my analog set up. It has under performed. I think I needed to use a step up transformer for the Onyx and have the Onyx retipped by Koetsu. With the MC Anna I love my analog sound. The Trio is not flat to 100hz. The REL does not go much above 120hz. We have a problem Houston. No midbass in the current setup. I've been moving the subs around, but there is no cure for component limitations. (See Later, I changed Trio setup). These pictures are ugly, but I'm an audiophile not a bloomin' home decorator. The setup is Ortofon MC Anna on Graham 1.5t on Aura tt. AR ph8 phonostage. AR Ref 6 preamp. AR Ref 160M pwr amp. Trio XD maiin speakers. REL 212se subs. Cables are Audioquest and Synergistic Research. Two dedicated 20A circuits and 2 dedicated 15A circuits. Custom fuses on any component that needs them. They do reduce noise floor.
  4. Further information: For sale I have an Audio Research DAC 8 in excellent condition , I am the original owner , the unit was taken out of the box , sat on the shelf & left there . I have everything except the original box which I put in the recycle bin as I never intended to sell the unit ... Currently being used as an outboard DAC for my Oppo Bluray which seems a waste of such a superb unit . It will be very securely packed , happy to arrange delivery or meet up within 100klm of Byron Bay . Still available , 1st enquirer did not proceed . Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  5. Item:intergrated Audio Research Tube amp Price Range: 5-10k Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: pls give me offers
  6. Further information: For Sale is the Wilson Watch Dog 2 Subwoofer - A passive subwoofer with Watch controller. This is one of the finest subwoofers ever built and for this very reason Wilson Audio have kept this the same for over 15 years! While they have upgraded and added onto their speakers in some cases twice over. The Watch Dog has remained. Perfection cannot be improved on. As this is a passive subwoofer it needs a Mono amplifier - I have paired it with an Audio Research DS450m which is an explosive combination. Every item has its original box so shipping is certainly not a problem. The WATCH Dog is an ultra-high-performance, compact, passive subwoofer. There’s a widespread myth that since subwoofers operate in the low to subsonic frequency range, the sonic quality of the amplifier used to drive them is not critical. Couple that with the fact that FTC-mandated criteria for power amplifier specifications don’t apply to active subwoofers—a loophole which allows manufacturers to wildly inflate performance claims for what are, in many cases (no pun intended) the severely sub-standard amplifiers built into their subwoofers. The finish is Wilson ivory which is an upgrade colour. I estimate this sub package to have only 150 hours of use since new. For the asking price you are effectively paying less than retail for the amp or controller and getting the rest of the package for free. RRP of the entire package was around 35k. Listed price is exclusive to SNA members. A brand new set of original spikes aka "puppy paws" are included. https://www.wilsonaudio.com/products/watch-dog/watch-dog-subwoofer Photos:
  7. Item: Audio Research VSi60, Martin Logan EM-ESLs (pair), Auralic mini, power conditioning and all cabling Location: Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Price: $5000 for the lot (prefer no split) Item Condition: Excellent all round, Auralic a bit yellowed from sun. Reason for selling: Cashflow crisis Payment Method: Pickup only - Cash, COD Only Extra Info: Amp and speakers were listed separately, now throwing in the other items to get this sold, due to a cashflow crisis (still ongoing!) forcing me to part with the system I always dreamed of. It’s all boxed up now at my home for quick sale, all in perfectly sweet working order, looks as new - with the exception of the Auralic mini. Really can’t deal with organizing shipping but am happy for an intermediary to hand over cash and collect for a courier. Sorry- lots going on! The amp alone is worth the $5k 🤦🏼‍♂️ Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Looking at mono block options from Krell to Boulder to PS Audio to Vitus. AVM or ARC but great dual mono single case amps considered. Price Range: Have a very large prefrence to swap for my Gryphon Sonata pre amp and Gryphon Antileon Signature class A power A Item Condition: New or Used - Used probably Extra Info: Size is a consideration the gryphon power amp is 90 kilos and too long ( just a bit too large for mr room. rack etc so looking at options )
  9. Item: Audio Research D400 Mkii Power Amp, 200W/channel @8ohm Location: Brisbane Price: $1800 Item Condition: Very good for age Reason for selling: Downsizing audio equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Link to Audio Research specs: ARCDB - D400 WWW.ARCDB.WS I have owned this powerful solid state amp for many years. It can handle pretty much any speaker you wish to play with it. Its now a bit big for my needs and doesn't get used much. There is thin vertical scratch on the left sidefront fascia. It may be able to be polished out. I have left it alone as it doesn't affect the sound. This a 240v model. Happy to demo for anyone interested. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
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