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  1. Just thought I'd put up a post to draw attention to Burson's new offering. https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/conductor-3/ Looks very nice, although I will admit to being a little confused about the power supply description.
  2. Item: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ Location: Brisbane - Free express insured post AUS wide Price: $2699 offers considered Item Condition: Presents as new - 27/8/19 Reason for selling: NLR - upgraded (I hope!) to Auralic/Luxman combo Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: For Sale Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ $2699 ono “As new” Condition Bought AUS store 27/8/19 Designed in New York The only reasonably priced high end DAC with MQA hardware decoder needed to hear full original resolution of Tidal Masters Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily reference USB2 DAC, but also line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier. It integrates digital and vinyl hi-res playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. All integrated functions are of the premium grade. Both phono preamplifier as well as a headphone amplifier are of the highest quality, they challenge dedicated units costing thousands of $$. Brooklyn DAC+ was launched at RMAF 2017 in October 2017 and is now shipping. It replaces Brooklyn DAC which has now been discontinued. Brooklyn DAC+ features the following improvements as compared to Brooklyn DAC: - Sabre 9028 Pro chipset ( 9018 in older model) - Higher grade, more transparent and less noisy analog attenuator circuit. - Improved analog input performance - Improved Phono Stage transparency - Improved Headphone Amp sound (more detail, more definition) - Dual mono analog path SPECIFICATIONS : CONVERSION: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range MQA HI-RES DECODER: built in certified hardware MQA™ decoder DIGITAL INPUTS: USB2 Class2 (OSX, Linux driverless, all formats), AES/EBU (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), Toslink/ADAT 2x S/PDIF (PCM up to 192k, up to DSD64 DOP), SDIF3 DSD up to DSD256 CLOCK: “Mytek Femtoclock Generator™” 0.82ps internal jitter, Wordclock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD) ANALOG OUTPUTS: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous, 50 Ohm impedance HEADPHONE OUTPUTS: Reference High Current, High transient Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to drive headphones. BUILT-IN ATTENUATOR: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and head- phones, 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass. BUILT-IN ANALOG PREAMP: Line level input or Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled. AUDIO INTERFACE FUNCTION: All digital inputs can be routed into computer via USB2. Allows connection of external digital sources such as CD Players and digitizing ADCs. REMOTE: Included, universal remote capable FIRMWARE: Upgradable via USB Control panel WORLDWIDE POWER SUPPLY OPTIONAL DC/BATTERY POWER INPUT: 12VDC DIMENSIONS: WxDxH=8.5x8.5x1.74”=216x216x44mm WEIGHT: 4lbs, 2kg WARRANTY: 2 years Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Naim DAC-V1 - DSD DAC, Class A Head Amp, Preamp Location: Sydney Inner West Price: $1,150 plus postage Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: no longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a spectacular, versatile DAC offer from Naim which is a current model retailing for $3,150, although Melbourne HI-FI has an EX display model now for $2,400 https://www.stereophonic.com.au/naim-dac-v1-digital-to-analogue-converter/ https://www.melbournehifi.com.au/collections/dac/products/naim-audio-dac-v1-ex-display It provides: - DSD DAC via USB - 24/192 via optical, BNC and coax (has 5 inputs) - Class A Headphone Amplifier - It has been my reference amp to drive my Focal Utopias, plenty of power, clean and engaging sound (typical Naim signature) - Fully analogue, digitally controlled pre-amplifier with RCA and Naim proprietary outputs - Linear power supply - Remote control The unit was purchased from Stereonet about 5 months ago. I initially purchase it for use as headphone amplifier, but it was so good that I sold my other DAC and preamplifier and made this the corner stone of my system. I am now downgrading pretty much all my system to collect some cash which is needed for unexpected circumstances not related to hi-fi. This DAC received 5 stars of What hifi and "best buy" on The Ear. These are some reviews: https://www.whathifi.com/naim/dac-v1/review https://www.audiostream.com/content/naim-dac-v1-review-page-2 https://theaudiophileman.com/naim-v1-dac/ http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/naim-dac-v1-digital-analogue-converter https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/naim-dac-v1-dac-nap100-amplifier/ The unit presents as new, no marks or scratches. I dont have the original box but given the compact size it can be packed very safely and easily in a different box (I can use the one it was posted to me in) This is the original AD from Stereonet. (Note that there are no marks what so ever on it, as it would appear from the photo in the old AD. I will add some extra photos tomorrow.)
  4. Item: Metrum Octave Dac Location: Brunswick Vic 3056 Price: $300 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: need usb Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Picked this up on here a few weeks ago. I'm reshaping my system and this unit isn't going to fit in. This is a very well regarded and we'll reviewed DAC. Please note that the flap on the optical input is gone. Still connects fine. Technical Specs (from Metrum Acoustics): Hardware setup : Non oversampling, 4 DACs per channel. Power supply: Via external unit 2 x 9 Volt AC . Inputs: 1x optical Toslink, 1x coaxial (Neutrik © Cinch connector) Outputs: 2x goldplated Neutrik © RCA connectors. Output voltage: 2 Volts RMS max. Slewing rate: 35 Volts/µS Jitter: < 40 pico Seconds Frequency range: 1Hz 0dB till half sampling frequency -3dB. Low pass filter: -3 dB first order 65 kHz. Distortion: < 0,04 % THD. Noise: -130 dB related to 2 Volt RMS output. Output impedance: 82 Ohm Sampling frequency: 32 - 96 kHz 16 or 24 bits. Max. 176.4 kHz for coaxial input Dimensions H x W x 😧 30.5 x 103 x 240mm. Weight: 1331 gram. ( power supply unit + Dac) . Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  5. Item: PS Audio Nuwave DSD DAC Location: KEW 3101 Price: $700 pick up cash or $730 shipped. Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Purchased new by me from Magenta Audio in SA about 2 years ago. Has been put on rack and rarely moved, except for swapping cable etc. So it's in excellent full working condition. The build quality on these is fantastic. This is a heavy solid unit, that will shame a lot of the ordinary builds out there. I was using usb, coax and toslink and all work perfectly. The driver that is provided for USB on Windows 7 works perfectly - never a tick or dropout - unlike other Schitt out there I was using RCA for the first 6 months and then switched to XLR with positive effect - as my amp also has XLR input. I did notice a tiny nick/smudge on the underneath front corner when taking the photos, otherwise condition is excellent. Usual dust specs/ finger prints ... *** I have the original box and manual so can ship if required. *** *** You will need to supply your own power cord as I was using an oyaide one *** Specs: https://www.psaudio.com/nuwave-dsd/ Reviews: https://www.stereophile.com/content/ps-audio-nuwave-dsd-da-processor https://liquidaudio.com.au/ps-audio-nuwave-dsd-dac-upgrade-review/ http://highfidelity.pl/@main-702&lang=en Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  6. Item: Micromega MyDac RRP 500 Location: Loftus, Sydney ( Southern Sydney, 2232 ) Price: $200ono + postage if needed ( do not have original packaging, but will send well packaged ). Item Condition: Used, looking really good. All it has done is sit there and work 🙂 Reason for selling: NLR, looking to try something different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Looking to sell my Micromega MyDac, bought from SNA a while back. Hasn't missed a beat. Just would like to try something different. If you have a DAC of similar value would consider a trade. Link to the product... http://micromega.com/en/products/my-range/mydac/ Here are a couple of reviews. Here CNET call it an instant classic... http://www.cnet.com/au/news/the-micromega-mydac-is-an-instant-audiophile-classic/ Here is where Darko call it VERY good but not a classic. https://darko.audio/2012/10/micromega-mydac-review/ There are more if you would care to google. Photos:
  7. Item: Mytek Brooklyn DAC Location: Melbourne Price: $1,400 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Changed tack - gone fully active Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Mytek named this the Brooklyn DAC - but it a lot more than that. It is an excellent and very flexible DAC, and one of the first to support MQA, and with multiple filter profiles. The specs in the picture below spell out better than I can the formats supported (up to 32 Bit, 384 MHz plus DSD) with output through RCA or XLR. It is also a very flexible analog / digital Preamp, including phono equalisation, and excellent headphone amp. All in one small package with an extremely versatile and informative digital display, and remote control of volume and key functions. Short form Stereophile review can be found here: https://www.stereophile.com/content/mytek-hifi-brooklyn-da-processor%C2%96headphone-amplifier There is a longer print version from their magazine with more detailed technical view I can provide to anyone interested. There are also many other reviews around. I bought this from a fellow SNA'r a couple of years back and have found it awesome. Only selling (along with valve and solid state amps, speakers) as I have moved to an all-in-one active system. You will find a lot of recent information on the DAC+ update - having listened to both I tend to agree with the reviewers that DAC+ is a small step up, but not one that justifies the premium of buying new. I have original packaging and am happy to post at purchasers expense Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  8. Item: Mytek Stereo 192-DSD DAC Location: Perth, WA Price: $650 + postage Item Condition: Full working condition Reason for selling: prefer vinyl Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Inter-Bank Extra Info: I am the original owner of this DAC which was bought in Singapore 5 years' ago. The unit is still in mint condition, as seen from the photos. On an average 4 hours per month of usage, as I prefer vinyl. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  9. Item: KHADAS Tone Board Location: Brunswick VIC Price: 50 Item Condition: new unopened Reason for selling: not going to use it Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought this for US$99 plus postage after getting enthused about ASR review, but eventually realised I'm never going to actually use a bare DAC board. But apparently it's pretty good! Photos:
  10. Item: Eastern Electric minimax tube dac plus Location: sydney Price: $350 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: too many Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: purchased this dac on sna about a bit more than a year. It has been performing very nicely. I have now upgraded to a more expensive dac therefore it is for sale to someone next to enjoy. It is a hybrid tube and solid state option dac. There is one tiny scratch mark on the top rear of the unit as shown but nothing to worry about. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. Item: AUDIOLAB M-DAC with Bonus Analysis Plus USB cable Location: MEL Price: $550 Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a fantastic DAC and i've enjoyed it more than i expected to. I've used it mostly for USB audio which it does amazingly. I've since got a streamer/dac which i'm also happy with, so don't need this anymore. I will throw in a bonus Analysis Plus Purple USB cable with the sale.
  12. 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.
  13. Item: Pro-ject DAC Box FL Location: Berowra Heights, Sydney Price: $80+postage Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: Upgraded to DAC with dual optical inputs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Simple, small form factor DAC. The “FL” means filterless. “The basic idea is to avoid all digital filtering, which is generally thought imperative to avoid aliasing distortion at ultrasonic frequencies, and instead use multi-bit conversion at the native data rate (no up-or oversampling).” The only reason I upgraded was for the extra inputs. Otherwise I have been really happy with this unit. Comes with Eversure power supply. No original box, but I can securely box it for postage.
  14. Item: Nuforce HDP DAC/Headphone Amp/Preamp Location: Kew, Victoria Price: $250 Item Condition: great condition Reason for selling: not using headphones much Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: can be used singularly as a DAC, headphone amp or preamp. Or a combination of of these as well as being usb/computer compatible or stand alone. I've used this as DAC and headphone amp on my main hifi set up running a cd transport into it as well as a music streaming service. I've also used it as a preamp running active speakers. I've also used it as a DAC on my computer. It is compatible with optical fibre, coaxial and USB digital set ups. Comes with power supply, usb cable and resin stand so it can be stood up vertically Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Item: Audio Note DAC 2.1 level C Location: St Kilda VIC Price: 1700 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Can post. Extra Info: Audio Note Kits DAC 2.1 level C. Audio Note's highly regarded 1x oversampling approach with an Analogue Devices 1865 dac chip and transformer coupling. These DACs are as musical as all get out and often referred to as having that "analogue" sound. For a time this was known as the DAC 3.1 and now the closest new kit is the DAC 2.1 Signature. Currently US $1650 as a kit. This is an early kit so it still contains Audio Note parts. It is built with genuine Audio Note Tantalum resistors, and in the power supply a combination of Audio Note copper, Kasei (newly upgraded) and Black Gate capacitors, and Mundorf M-Tube caps. Signal board caps are Black Gate and Jupiter bees wax signal caps. Valves are all relatively new and currently Tung-Sol 6x5, Phillips 5687, and Siemens ECL 82. A USB board is available from ANKits and there is plenty of potential to tinker with these to get the sound dialed-in to your liking. Configured with AES and BNC inputs which could easily be changed to an RCA. ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER This product has not been manufactured by a qualified individual or company, therefore contains electrical circuits that do not necessarily comply with Australian Standards. As the advertiser I do not warrant that the product complies with Australia Standards or is free of defects and accept no liability for the repercussions in the event of equipment failure including for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. The publisher of this website is in no way liable and takes no responsibility for any injury or death resulting from, whether directly or indirectly, any accident that may happen as a result of the failure of the product being sold. If in doubt, seek the services of a qualified electrician to inspect the product to ensure it is safe for use. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  16. Item: Denafrips Terminator DAC Location: Sunshine Coast QLD Price: $5,200 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded, no longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Transferable warranty. Original double box/packaging. No power cord. Black Termie in excellent condition. Willing to post within Australia only, at buyers expense. Just over 12 months old. Warranty transferable ( I need to notify Alvin at Vinshine to let him know the new owners details). Genuine reason for sale - upgraded to a DAC costing over 3 times the price of the Termie. The Termie is such a wonderful sounding DAC and a bargain both in terms of sound and build quality. I could have EASILY stayed with it but an opportunity to get the other DAC arose and I just couldn't resist. Add PayPal fee (if not paying via family etc). Double boxed 56cm x 60 x 26. It should be just under the 22kg max allowed by Aust Post but I'll have to check.
  17. Item: Emotiva XDA-1 DAC/Digital Preamp Location: Balwyn, Vic Price: $340 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Have box for this happy to ship Australia wide at buyers expense. Very handy as a standalone dac to poweramp/active speakers as it has adjustable volume control. I included a sample shot from the net of the rear panel to show inputs/outputs.
  18. Item: EE Minimax DAC Location: Melbourne Price: 300. Item Condition: Excellent. Reason for selling: Unused gear Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with the following upgrades: Valab Stepped attenuator, Burson discrete opamps (2x dual, 2x mono), Genalex-Gold Lion 12AU7/ECC82/B749 tube. Audio-gd opamp extenders to allow the top cover to be closed. 6moons review: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/easternelectric/dac.html Photos:
  19. Item: Metrum Octave DAC by Metrum Acoustics, Black with Silver faceplate, Coax & Optical inputs Location: Perth WA Price: $### + postage if required (will donate $15 to SNA) Item Condition: Works flawlessly. Please note that the small flap on the optical input socket has gone astray (priced accordingly); see photo Reason for selling: Exploring other chipsets Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Boxed weight : 1.7kg Boxed Dimensions : 360 x 285x 85 mm Extra info: Includes Metrum CD (contains manual), power supply interconnecting cord, and original box (will further wrap in robust brown paper if posting) Technical Specs (from Metrum Acoustics): Hardware setup : Non oversampling, 4 DACs per channel. Power supply: Via external unit 2 x 9 Volt AC . Inputs: 1x optical Toslink, 1x coaxial (Neutrik © Cinch connector) Outputs: 2x goldplated Neutrik © RCA connectors. Output voltage: 2 Volts RMS max. Slewing rate: 35 Volts/µS Jitter: < 40 pico Seconds Frequency range: 1Hz 0dB till half sampling frequency -3dB. Low pass filter: -3 dB first order 65 kHz. Distortion: < 0,04 % THD. Noise: -130 dB related to 2 Volt RMS output. Output impedance: 82 Ohm Sampling frequency: 32 - 96 kHz 16 or 24 bits. Max. 176.4 kHz for coaxial input Dimensions H x W x 😧 30.5 x 103 x 240mm. Weight: 1331 gram. ( power supply unit + Dac). Photos:
  20. Item: Wiess DAC202 Location: Perth. WA Price: $4300 Item Condition: Excellent condition Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Premium quality smooth sounding DAC with quality headphone output and volume control that allows you to directly drive a large power or integrated Amplifier. In excellent condition with no marks or defects. Good quality firewire cable included in price. Original high quality box and book manual included and both in excellent condition. Always used in a clean smoke and pet free environment. Original price for this DAC was between $7800 to $9400 before upgraded model was released and now sells for over $13,000. Refer to the following link for more information https://soundreference.com.au/weiss-dac202 Will post to Australia and NZ Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  21. Item: HEX DAC by METRUM Acoustics, Black, USB/Coax/Optical inputs Location: Perth WA Price: A$ **** + registered postage if necessary. Will donate $30 to Stereonet. Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Feeling adventurous again Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal (friends or add 3%) Includes: Metrum CD (manual & driver), Power cord, original box/packaging (If posting, will further wrap package in robust brown paper) Boxed Dimensions: approx. 400 x 400x 180 mm Boxed Weight: approx. 6.7kg Specifications (from Metrum Acoustics): Type of Dac: NOS (non-oversampling) dual mono DAC, 8 dacs per channel in fully dual differential mode Power Requirements: 45 VA three separate toroid transformers. 18 Voltage regulators 220/230 VAC 60/50Hz Inputs: 2x optical Toslink , 2x Coaxial - 1x BNC & 1x RCA, 1x USB Outputs: 2x RCA connectors & 2x XLR balanced Max Voltage Output: RCA: 2 Volt RMS max & XLR: 4 Volt RMS max Frequency Range: 1Hz 0dB until half sampling rate -3 dB Distortion: < 0,03 %THD Noise: -125 dB / 16 bit & -130 dB / 24 bits Output Impedance: RCA 40 Ohms & XLR: 80 Ohms Sampling Rate: Optical: 44.1 to 96 kHz / Coaxia1:44.1 to 192kHz / USB: 44.1 to 192 kHz Photos:
  22. Hi, I want to watch UHD movies through my stereo setup. TV to be connected to the DAC via Toslink. Is the Topping D30 good enough for this? Any other budget recommendations will be apreciated. Cheers.
  23. Item: Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 Location: Melbourne 3199 Price: $210 Item Condition: VGC Reason for selling: Upgraded NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Nice little DAC which i have used for a couple of years, have upgraded to a new DAC so time to move on. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  24. Item: Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2 with Remote Control (Sabre reference 9018 DAC Chip) - Made in USA Location: Brisbane (bayside) Price: 550 + Shipping Item Condition: Used but in mint conditions and working well with no issues. Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer, Paypal (Buyer to pay fees) Extra Info: USA made, with volume control (can be used as a pre-amp) and Sabre reference 9018 DAC which is known for warmer sound. I have had many DACs in the past and this one replaced NAD M51. Sound quality is very smooth / warmer and another level from NAD M51. Features: HT bypass analogue RCA input. 6 Digital inputs (I2S, AES/EBU, 2 Toslink, 2 Coax) One USB input (May not work with Windows 10 though) Analogue Stereo output (Balanced and RCA) Remote Control 210-260V Design Features Perfection takes time, and the time is now. The DAC-2 is finally here! There are many contributions which make the DAC-2 an industry leading DAC. A big thanks goes out to ESS for the implementation of the finest DAC chip on the market, the Sabre reference 9018 DAC. The DAC-2 can process signals up to 32 bits in length, and 200 kHz in sampling frequency through the coax digital inputs. Because of the limitations of Optical transmission, only 176.4kHz has proven to be reliable through the TOSLINK inputs. You will find that some optical inputs will operate at rates up to 192 kHz, but is not guaranteed. The USB input will process signals up to 24 bit in length, and sample rates up to 192 kHz. The heart and soul of the DAC-2 uses the 8ch ESS chip in quad-differential mode meaning that there are actually 4 differential D-A conversion circuits for each channel in parallel. This greatly helps achieve the spectacular S/N ratio and output drive capability. Each of the Coax inputs are transformer coupled to isolate the source while maintaining proper loading. To ensure that the lowest input signal level will satisfy the digital conversion engine, the signals also pass through TTL buffers to maintain consistent signal integrity. To simplify input selection, the ESS chip is also used as the receiver chip and performs all the signal selection and routing. Automatic signal up-sampling is done internally to keep output filtering to a minimum, and is a crucial part of the jitter elimination. To ensure source immunity, the time domain jitter elimination is executed as the signal enters the DAC chip by re-clocking to the desired rate selected by the ESS chip. With an oversized toroid, more than 115,000uF of capacitance, 3 stages of filtering and 13 regulation points, the power-supply in the DAC-2 is surely overbuilt. The analog output stages are powered by a separate power-supply to ensure isolation from the digital front-end. House-keeping voltages also use separate supplies to guarantee minimal supply contamination. The digital board is supplied with 7 out of the 13 dedicated regulators to ensure tight tolerances, and consistent power delivery. The best part of the DAC-2 is the proprietary discrete output stages which represent the beginning of the analog generation. You will quickly find why W4S spent so much time developing the cleanest, most transparent, and natural sounding output stage. Instead of choosing the simple path like many others, we took the “dirt road” and it paid off big time. Our grain-free sound stage reproduction is the product of our discrete dual-differential FET input amplifier stage which uses all Dale RN55d resistors for precise control. Because of the dual differential circuits, the completely balanced signal offers balanced and unbalanced outputs which both take advantage of common-mode rejection. To complete the package, we decided to connect a 2 line display for easy verification of input selection, sample rate, and volume level. You will notice that when the DAC is locked onto a signal, the sample rate will be shown, when the signal is lost, the sample rate will read as ----. The up and down buttons on either side of the power button will allow for input and volume control up and down scrolling. From the front panel, you can toggle between volume and input selection by quickly pressing the power button. If you push and hold the power button in either input or volume mode, the DAC will power down. When the unit is off, you can quickly tap the power button to bring the unit back to life. Comes with fully functional Remote and Power Code. No original packing but will be packed safely for shipping if required. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  25. Hey All. So I am wanting to get a DAC and Headphone AMP, either as one unit or a stack is fine. $500 budget. No real preference for sound, just clean, natural, no excess bass or treble boost. Will be plugged into PC of cause, so USB, Toslink and so on will be handy. Also got about $300 for a closed set of headphones with similar sounding characteristics. Suggestions will be very helpful thanks, must be able to buy online from a decent seller, no dodgy over sea's stuff please.
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