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  1. Item: Simaudio Moon 340i D3 DAC board (Model D3) Location: Byron Bay Price: $500 ONO including shipping within Australia Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not required as I own a separate DAC Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: Recently upgraded to a MOON 340i including DAC and I don't need the DAC board This DAC supports DSD64/128/256 + up to 32-bit/ 384kHz on USB More details about upgrading your 340i here - https://www.wifihifi.ca/LatestNewsHeadlines/ReviewUpdate:Moon340iIntegratedAmplifier.html Pictures:
  2. Item: Electrocompaniet ECD-1 fully balanced 24-bit 192khz upsampling DAC Location: SYD - Inner West Item Condition: good cosmetically and excellent functionally Price: $650 (was around $4k new) - $15 donation to SNA on sale Reason for selling: NLR, clearing space Payment Method: Pickup – Cash, PayPal (friend or add 3%) Extra Info: 24Bit 192KHz upsampling DAC from Electrocompaniet, the same DAC that was used in their legendary EMC-1 UP CD-Player, accepting 16 - 24Bit inputs. Four inputs (1x XLR-AES/EBU, 2x RCA Coax and 1x Toslink) accepting 16-24 bit input signals. Two digital outputs (Toslink & RCA) and two analogue outputs (XLR balanced and RCA single ended). Sound is very musical and smooth with that lovely Electrocompaniet house-sound. Great detail and dynamics, built like a tank and with the exception of a USB input (no USB) can still very much hold its own nowadays. Turns a half decent CD player (used as a transport) into something quite amazing ... or grab yourself a USB to RCA/Toslink converter and use with any USB source. The DAC is in excellent working condition, there are some minor blemishes on the perspex front and the top of the unit Link to Electrocompaniet Website: http://www.electrocompaniet.no/products/classic/digital/discontinued/ecd1.html Happy for serious interest to inspect in person (pm me please). Local pick-up will be given preference, but would be able to pack safely and post at buyer's cost if required. Happy to deliver free of charge within the Sydney Metro or close by area. Cheers, Ralf
  3. Item: Metrum Acoustics Hex NOS DAC in black with HiFace USB Option, including all original packaging and driver CD Location: SYD - Inner West Item Condition: Excellent Price: $1,650 (was around $4k new) including insured postage in AU (discount for local pick-up) - $25 donation to SNA on sale Reason for selling: No more second system (and not again for at least another 18-24 months), clearing space Payment Method: Pickup – Cash, PayPal (friend or add 3%) Extra Info: Fantastic DAC from Metrum Acoustics in the Netherlands, non-oversampling, with two optical, RCA coax, BNC coax and USB inputs. Outputs are either RCA unbalanced or XLR balanced. Fully dual differential design with eight DAC chips per channel. Sound is fast, detailed, organic (not "warm" or bloomy) ... music just sounds "right". This was reviewed exceptionally well by a great number of people and is a very reluctant sale. I actually would not be overly sad if it doesn't go, even though I am under strict orders by the boss to clear out a great number of things due to space constraints 😀 Link to 6moons review below (as it is practically three reviews in one): http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum2/1.html Specs: 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 110/115 VAC & 220/230 VAC 60/50Hz Inputs: 2x optical Toslink & Coaxial 1x BNC and 1x RCA, AES/EBU module optional & USB module optional. Outputs: 2x gold RCA connectors & 2x XLR balanced Max Voltage Output: RCA: 2 Volt RMS max & XLR: 4 Volt RMS max Slewing Rate: 35 Volt/uS 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 to 192kHz & USB (option):44 to 192 kHz Dimensions: WxHxD 320 x 85 x 320 mm Weight: 5500 grams including USB module Happy for serious local interest to inspect in person (pm me please). Cheers, Ralf
  4. Item: Burson Conductor V2+ Location: Brisbane Price: $999 plus postage Item Condition: good, apart from small scratch on the top Reason for selling: not needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought recently from fellow SNA member. Ran only for a few hours. Wanted to check whether the DAC was an improvement over the one of my Bluesound vault. Couldn't hear a difference at the volume I usually listen to. Have original packing, postage no problem Pictures:
  5. Been going through the Gieseler DAC threads to dig up owners’ reviews & impressions over the past 2 years. Together, they provided an impressive picture of how well Clay has made his DACs and has lead me to consider purchase the upcoming Groß DAC with balanced outputs. Groß Reviews & Impressions illbarto 18 Sep 17 compared with Klein II Snoopy8 5 Oct 17 compared with Audiolab 8200CDQ, 13 May 18 compared with 2Qute, PS Audio Direct Stream jnr BAM 6 Oct 17 compared with PSAudio Directstream bhobba 28 Nov 17, 22 Jan 18 compared with PSAudio Directstream Ancientflatulence 15 Dec 17 Suopermanni 23 Dec 17 compared with Gungnir Multibit Bill125812 18 Jan 18 compared with PS audio Nu Wave scumbag 18 Jan 18 compared with PS Audio Direct Stream jnr RussB 23 Feb 18, 8 Apr 18 compared with Klein, Chord Qutest Mattw 4 Mar 18 6 Mar 18 14 Mar 18 compared with Starting Point Systems DAC3 Mike13 6 Mar 13 compared with Chord 2Qute, 13 May 18 compared with 2Qute, PS Audio Direct Stream jnr Francisco 8 Mar 18 Stereophilus 11 Mar 18 compared with Mola Mola Makua, PSAudio Directstream, Chord DAVE Assisi 11 Mar 18 compared with Mola Mola Makua Rosco8 24 Mar 18 compared with Cayin (Valve/SS), ARCAM-II DAC II Bunno77 26 Mar 18 compared with Geek Pulse S Infinity Rawl99 2 Apr 18 compared with Killer rmpfyf 2 Apr 18 compared with Killer Conch 16 Apr 18 compared with Klein II, Chord 2qute, Accuphase Dac50 Max Headroom 10 May 18, 13 May 2018 compared with 2Qute, PS Audio Direct Stream jnr Konverter Reviews & Impressions (Has pre-amp as well) ~Spyne~ 29 Apr 17 Woadl 13 Jun 17 compared with Auralic Vega Klein II Reviews & Impressions Andrewyuri 1 May 16 compared with Klein Jonny 31 Jul 16 compared with Antelope Gold Klein Reviews & Impressions GPK 17 Jun 15 Bill125812 28 Jun 15 compared with NAD M51 naggots 29 Jun 15 rambada 7 Aug 15 matt200sr 10 Aug 15 naggots 21 Sep 15 on SE version scumbag 16 Oct 15 compared with MyDac joz 29 Oct 15 pete_mac 5 Nov 15 compared with audio-gd DAC16DSP pop9745 25 Nov 15 compared with Chord Hugo, Resonessence Labs Concero HD, and Ifi betocool 1 Dec 15 woadl 1 Dec 15 andrewyuri 13 Apr 16 compared with Arcam irDac, Nad M51 Jventer 15 May 16 compared with PSAudio Directstream NcA 27 May 16 Tellmidd 16 Jul 16 Powerav 15 Oct 16 Zypr 16 Jan 17 Terry0 11 Mar 18 compared with Oppo 205, Bluesound Node2 Please post if corrections, additions required…
  6. jocknoz

    FS: Vitus RCD 100

    Item: Vitus RCD 100 DAC/CD Player Location:Perth Price: $6500 Item Condition:As new, unmarked Reason for selling:Fund change of equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Been in equipment rack from new, PM for any additional info Pictures:
  7. Item: Bel Canto 3.7 Dac/Preamp Location: Perth Price: $2800.00 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: In excellent condition, recently purchased from fellow SNA'er. I would happily keep this Bel Canto as it is an awesome Dac/Preamp and I have had a few quality dacs over the past 18 months to be able to comfortably say it even bests the highly regarded Luxman D-06. Unfortunately this has to go as I have just purchased a pair of Mola Mola Kaluga mono blocks at considerable expense and I need to claw back some funds. Happy to post Aus wide in original packaging at buyers cost. If using PayPal buyer to cover fees. Well below current RRP $7070.00 Pictures:
  8. Item: M2Tech EVO DAC TWO DAC 32 Bit DSD/DXD (relisted) Location: Forestville NSW Price: $400 + postage (price drop) Item Condition: Used, good appearance Reason for selling: Too many DACs Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT PayID Extra Info: I'd bought this new and it has been a good and flexible DAC when needed. Comes with remote and volume control. Boxed and ready to post. One point to note is that it is by default USB bus powered ie it gets it via the USB cable connected to the source. The optional choice (and I'd recommend) is to use a Linear Power supply (LPS). The input Voltage is pretty flexible with 7.5V to 15V. Was bought about $800 - see current advertisement here https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/M2TECH-EVO-DAC-TWO-DAC-32-BIT-DSD-DXD-NUOVO-GARANZIA-UFFICIALE-ITALIANA-/252599099022 Let me know also if you want interconnects or USB cables. Manufacturer site here - http://lnx.m2tech.biz/products/evo-two/evo-dac-two/ link to manual - http://lnx.m2tech.biz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Evo-DAC-Two-User-Manual-PrA.pdf Pictures:
  9. MF V90 DAC and Schiit Audio MODI Multibit DAC Location: Brisbane Musical Fidelity V90 DAC: SOLD Cosmetically 8/10. Few scratches on the back panel(See photos attached). Second owner. (Manufactured in Aug 2013) Working well with no issues. Sound wise more dynamic than Schiit in my system. Price: AUD 225 including shipping within Australia. Schiit Audio MODI Multibit DAC: Withdrawn Bought new only 2 weeks ago from Addicted to Audio. Will come in the original box No issues whatsoever. Receipt will be provided to avail the warranty. Price: AUD 329 including shipping within Australia. (Paid 429) Payment Method: Bank deposit, Cash on collection for local buyers, Paypal Reason for selling: End of experimenting (hobby) to find a suitable DAC and finally decided to settle in to Peachtree DAC which I found best for my ears. Pictures:
  10. Mungbean66

    SOLD: FS: Lenehan PDX DAC

    Item: Lenehan PDX DAC Location: Canberra, ACT Price: 650 + post Item Condition: 7/10 Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup or post - Cash, Paypal (buyer pays fee or as friend and family) Extra Info: These DACs need no introduction. They are wonderful sounding and have an incredible mid-range. I have recently purchased a DAC that lets me switch between USB and SPDIF optical but unfortunately the PDX only does USB. I did toy with the idea of adding a SPDIF optical to IS2 card and connecting it to the current IS2 connection but decided I would stick to the DAC without tubes so I could leave it on permanently. The DAC could easily have a HDMI or Ethernet connection added to the back and connected to the current IS2 connection (BNC connectors) for more modern IS2 output devices. My unit has the PCM1704UK chips, MCap gold/silver output caps and Genelax Golden Lion 6922s. Included will be a set of Voskhod 6922s that I paid $50 for recently. Convenience really is the only reason I am letting this go. Now the unit has been worked on by good techs, whose work is good and some non techs whose work was not so good. The work is passable but I like to be very honest when I sell things so the buyer doesn’t have any complaints. When I received the unit the pads on the PCB had come off because the caps weren’t secured properly but I also repaired this and it won’t be a problem moving forward. I have done some work and I will list it here. I replaced a faulty HIFACE USB module with a much better AMANERO USB module and have done a semi-permanent installation (with the cabling) in case someone wanted to re-install an original HIFACE USB module. I recently replaced the R-core transformer which was vibrating and suffering from hum and at the same time fixed the output caps so that they were more secure and uniform. Now the unit is sounding fantastic. I am happy to audition it at my house or if you’re in Canberra, I can drop past and you can listen in your system. Pictures:
  11. Item: Audiolab M-Dac+ w/DHLabs Silver Sonic XLRs Location: Ascot Vale Price: 1200 Item Condition: Near Mint Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Approx 1 year old. Used in my study system driving an M-PWR. excellent DAC as reviews will attest, excellent pre section and headphone amp Simplifying the setup, so no longer required. Local pickup preferred and more than happy to deliver within reason. I’ve got original packaging and can post if required, but this is a last resort. I travel a bit in central Victoria too so happy to drop off within reason of the GV Hwy. Pictures:
  12. Item: Chord Electronics QBD 76 USB Bluetooth DAC Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Victoria Price: $4,250 ovno Items Condition: Great condition, no scratches or marks, fully functioning and sounding sublime. This is a non smoking, pet free house Reason for Sale: Upgrade....its a passion for me!! Im looking for a DAVE if there is a part exchange anywhere??!! Payment Information: Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Direct Transfer Extra information: I’ve had this remarkable DAC for a few years now and it’s never disappointed me. It replaced a Wavelength USB DAC, which was also very capable, but the clarity and the extended detail that was achieved with this Chord DAC was astounding. Although it’s always about the sound, you should also remember that this is a piece of artwork. It’s beautifully crafted, shimmers Blue hues from the corner of the room and at a couple of KGs it has presence.....this is not just another generic black box!! There’s masses of connectivity, optical, USB, co-axial, and Bluetooth. I stream to it, run a transport into it and USB my Digital Media.The manual is http:// https://www.manualslib.com/manual/899220/Chord-Qbd-76.html Question welcome, and I’m happy to audition it to any serious party!
  13. Item: Cambridge Audio DAC Azur 851D Location: Melbourne Price: SOLD Item Condition: Excellent, like new, one small mark on the top Reason for selling: upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased May 2017, comes with original double box, manuals, remote Pictures: All images are of the DAC being sold.
  14. Item: Rega DAC (with an iFi Nano which can be used as a USB to S/PDIF converter) Location: Bunyip VIC, Southeast Melbourne Price: SOLD. including an iFi nano to use as a USB to S/PDIF converter Item Condition: Used, excellent Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash; Paypal (add 3%); Bank Transfer Extra Info: I got this as an upgrade from my Musical Fidelity V-DAC II earlier this year, and got the iFi nano to use as a USB to S/PDIF converter. Instead of getting the new Rega DAC-R, which has up to 192 kHz via USB, I figured this would be a far cheaper way to get all the benefits of hi res through USB without shelling out $1200. Now with this combo, you can have all the benefits of the hi res through the Rega DAC without paying three times the price. The DAC is in excellent condition. See the photos I took in natural outdoor light, with the intention of showing the unit as it appears. What you see in the photo is how it looks. There are very minimal cosmetic markings, if any, on the DAC. The iFi is a bit more cosmetically challenged, and I have documented this in the photos. The good thing is that while it works perfectly, it is very small, runs on USB power only, and can be easily hidden out of sight if that's what you want to do. It can also handle 192 kHz and DSD in its own right if you want that. But my intention was to use it simply as the USB converter, as the Rega DAC only came out with 48 kHz through the USB for some reason. So if you're playing files from your computer, ruun the USB into the iFi nano DAC, then the co-ax digital out from there into the co-ax in on the Rega, and you have equalled the Rga DAC-R in performance, for all intents and purposes. The Rega DAC retailed for $1199 when it was on the market. I went deaf in one ear from a virus a few months ago, and have neither a need nor desire for my hi fi gear any longer. After months of deliberation, I've decided to sell it all, so please have a look at my other listings in case there is anything else you might like. You are welcome to come and pick it up from Bunyip, about 20 minutes east of Pakenham. Or I am also happy to deliver it anywhere in Melbourne for free if you prefer. Alternatively, shipping can be arranged at the buyer's expense. https://www.whathifi.com/rega/dac/review https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ifi-nano-idsd.19896 Pictures:
  15. Item: Cambridge Audio DacMagic plus (black) + 2 Audioquest Cinnamon 50cm XLR cables Location: Melbourne Price: 400 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: upgrade Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Comes with original box (I am the only owner). It is around 1 year old. https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/en/products/hifi-and-home-cinema/dacmagic-plus Pictures:
  16. Item: PS Audio Nuwave DSD DAC Location: Bunyip VIC, Southeast Melbourne Price: $1400 + Shipping. Will deliver free anywhere in Melbourne if desired. Item Condition: Used, excellent, some minor/negligible hairline marking on the high gloss top when seen under strong light. Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Cash - Paypal (add 3%) - Bank Transfer Extra Info: I bought this in March this year brand new. This DAC is the finest I have ever owned and I'm sorry to part with it. It was meant to be my endgame DAC, so its a regretful sale to a good home. The Nuwave DSD is the same DAC stage used in the PS Audio Stellar. It handles all PCM files, as well as DSD 64 and 128. I photographed the unit in natural light to show up as much of the surface as I could. As you can see, the very minor surface marks on the high gloss top are virtually invisible. I'm also throwing in the Cambridge Audio interconnects in the photo. I went deaf in one ear from an inner ear virus a few months ago, and have neither a need nor desire for my hi fi gear any longer. After months of deliberation, I've decided to sell it all, so please have a look at my other listings in case there is anything else you might like. You are welcome to come and pick it up from Bunyip, about 20 minutes east of Pakenham. I am happy to deliver it anywhere in Melbourne for free if you prefer. Alternatively, shipping can be arranged at the buyer's expense. https://www.psaudio.com/nuwave-dsd/ https://www.stereophile.com/content/ps-audio-nuwave-dsd-da-processor Pictures:
  17. wendersnaven


    Item: TEAC UD-301 DAC/AMP Location: NSW 2153 Price: $300 (+$15 Local Shipping) Item Condition: No noticeable scratches, tiny bit of oxidation on the aluminum frame (see pictures) Reason for selling: Time for a change Payment Method: Pickup or shipping at buyer's expense Extra Info: around 2 years used, includes manuals, stock power cable (EU plug), no box Pictures:
  18. Item: Apogee Rosetta 200 192/24 Mastering DAC / ADC Location: Sydney Central Price: $800 + shipping Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Cash on pickup or bank deposit Extra Info: Hi. I would like to sell my Apogee Rosetta 200. This is a studio mastering 2ch A/D and D/A converter with 192 kHz 24 bit support. I purchased it over 5 years ago and has been my reference DAC at home, but I just upgraded so I decided to let it go. You can check the specifications info online e.g.: https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/apogee-rosetta-200 https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rosetta200 Inputs are S/PDIF coax, optical, and AES/EBU, and also has word clock sync. Analogue output is XLR balanced. I used to use AES/EBU with Word clock to my CD transport, and it sounded really amazing. Apogee is one of the top professional studio A/D - D/A companies in the world, and many great albums were created using these models. Note that this is a Rosetta 200, not the multi-channel Rosetta 800 or the old the predecessor Rosetta. You can use it as just a good audiophile DAC, or also use it as a high quality 192kHz/24bit ADC for recording, digitising LP etc. Apogee moved on to a more modular multi-channel Symphony system since then, so this Rosetta 200 is their last stand-alone mastering 2ch DAC. FYI it doesn't come with the optional firewire card. I tried but never bothered with it because it didn't sound good compared to S/PDIF, and nobody wants Firewire these days. If you want to hook up to a PC then it's much better to just get some external USB to S/PDIF or AES/EBU converter. The sound quality is very warm, colourful and really shines on rock music (I guess that was the target market professionally). It doesn't have the typical harshness or dryness that many professional DACs tend to have, so it works very well as a home listening DAC as much as in a studio. It works even better if your source supports clock sync. Feel free to ask me any questions. Original price was $1795 USD, and I remember I paid around $2500 AUD new. I have the original box and packing. It is fairly heavy and shipping will be expensive, so pickup is preferred (Sydney Uni/Central area, but I can meet at some CBD stations as well). Pictures:
  19. Item: NAD M51 DAC Location: Richmond, Victoria Price: $850 Item Condition: as new - used Reason for selling: upgraded to PS Audio Directstream Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: NAD M51 DAC For sale is my trusty NAD M51 DAC. It offers a lovely sound, and excellent flexibility as it can operate as a digital pre-amp. It was well & copiously reviewed upon release around 6 years ago. I've had this unit for 3 years. It has been kept in the rack in a smoke + pet free environment. The unit is in very good condition. Operationally, it is excellent. Cosmetically, also excellent. It comes with original boxes and remote. NAD says (https://nadelectronics.com/product/m51-direct-digital-dac/): "One of our Masters Series’ finest components to date, the M51 Direct Digital™ DAC uses the same high precision digital processing as our groundbreaking M2 Direct Digital Amplifier, but in a new format that easily interfaces with high performance analogue components, including our M22 Stereo Power Amplifier. With features such as extremely low noise, low distortion, wide dynamic range, superb linearity and exceptionally low digital jitter, the M51 will help bring your home theatre system to life. With the ability to accept PCM data rates up to 24 bit/192kHz, the M51 makes it perfect for listening to high resolution downloads, allowing you to hear your favourite songs in the best audio quality possible. Possessing two HDMI inputs and one output with video pass through, the M51 seamlessly becomes the heart of a video 2.0 system, further displaying the M51’s remarkable versatility and innovation..." "While the M51 includes the industry standard SPDIF, AES/EBU, Optical and Coaxial inputs, it also includes the latest USB technology called USB Audio Class 2. USB Audio Class 2 supports sample rates of 192kHz releasing the previous limitation of USB at 96kHz. A device USB port is included allowing direct connection of a PC or Mac. The M51 offers two HDMI inputs and one output with video pass through. This opens up the possibility of using the M51 Direct Digital DAC as the heart of a “Video 2.0” system using the mandatory two-channel linear PCM soundtrack from Blu-ray or DVD to make a compelling two-channel high definition theatre presentation. Many symphony orchestras and some specialty music labels are also released in HD recordings on Blu-ray or DVD. The M51 is fully 3D video compatible but there is no surround sound decoding or video processing...." Reviewers said: (Stereophile) "I admit to having been a little suspicious at first of the PCM-to-PWM approach that NAD has taken in the M51. That was before I'd had a chance to live with it for a couple months. Nothing raised an eyebrow, and the claimed benefits in jitter rejection and filter design have obviously paid off. I prefer DACs that reveal as much as possible about what was captured on the tape or in the digits, and couldn't care less about adding a rose-colored tint to dodgy digital sound. In this regard, the NAD M51 succeeds with a wonderfully detailed and revealing sound best described as honest, with a friendly smile. And it was a pleasure to listen to. In other words, bitstream brilliance." Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-m51-direct-digital-da-converter-page-2#euZkR1lJvjSOgScr.99 (What Hifi - https://www.whathifi.com/nad/m51/review) "The M51 sounds sensational. In fact, we’d go further than that by saying it’s one of the best NAD separates we’ve heard in recent memory." (SoundStageHifi - https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/498-nad-masters-m51-direct-digital-digital-to-analog-converter) "The DAC market is a crowded place. To make any headway, a new entrant -- even one from a thoroughly established brand like NAD -- needs to offer something special. Feature-wise, the Masters M51 matches its competition, and ups the ante with those two HDMI inputs and its pass-through facility, making it the only high-end DAC of which I’m aware that really fits in the two-channel home-theater space ... The M51’s sound, too, is something a bit different. Other DACs take a tighter hold on the music, tease out more detail, or create a better-defined soundstage. What the Masters M51 offers is a sound that’s smooth, laid-back, and always pleasant, no matter what you throw at it. Its slight favoring of the midrange imbues the sound with just a hint of extra warmth. For many listeners, such a combination is a recipe for audio bliss." Pictures:
  20. Item: Audio Note 2.1 kit DAC Level B signature version 6922 Location: Box Hill South, VIC Price: $1400, now $1200 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Cash, DD or PP to a friend The unit weighs around 10kgs and I am happy to safely pack and post this at cost. Extra Info: I bought this from the cabbageman about 2.5 years back. In that time I have hardly used it. I made a significant digital upgrade 6 months back too. That item set me back 5 times what I am asking here. Besides, I am getting back into vinyl bigtime right now. Completely plaguerised below is info from Hollis' original advert. Includes Genelex gold pin new stock tubes, Brimar 6x5 rectifier (more transparent sound), and Mullard OEM (Blackburn factory) 6x5 rectifier Signature level, including silver wiring, silver RCAs, solder, silver AN-V ,tantalum resistors & Blackgates for the analog board, Jensen caps etc. Transformer coupled design There are 2 separate power supplies, 1 for digital board and 1 for output analog board, and is controlled by separate switch at the back. Has RCA and XLR inputs, selectable at the back See photo for the build quality, from another SNAer Basically this one: http://www.ankaudiokits.com/dac2_1.htm A beautiful full bodied NOS transformer coupled DAC, - it's better off with someone that will use it. Besides, I need to get to see the carpet on my music room floor again sometime soon! (yes, it's still that bad!) In lovely condition and it all works perfect of course. Under strong sunlight a slight hairline scratch across can just be noticed on the front facia. Not too sure when that happened and you have to be just on the right angle etc to see it. I just want to be transparent here. It has both RCA for SPDIF and AES/EBU (my preference) for digital inputs. The power supply has a massive trannie and chokes and is valve rectified and regulated as well. This DAC is full of quality components! If you want USB, just purchase the board and bits and fit it straight into the slot already there. Any further questions - just ask. Pictures:
  21. Item: Marantz HD-DAC 1 with Upgraded RCA Cables Location: Torquay Price: (Currently selling for around $1450 in stores) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + Fees, COD Only Extra Info: Well known DAC / Headphone Amp in excellent condition. 24 bit/192 kHz and DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz Digital inputs: 2 x optical, coaxial, USB B, USB A Analogue inputs: 3,5 mm Analogue outputs: RCA (fixed), RCA (variable) Headphone out: 6,3 mm Frequency response: 2 Hz - 20 kH S/N ratio: 106 dB THD: <0.0012% Reviews Below: https://www.stereolifemagazine.com/reviews/item/1044-marantz-hd-dac1 http://www.hifi-review.net/213-marantz-hd-dac1.html http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/marantz_hd_dac1.htm https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/info/hi-fi-guide/marantz-hd-dac1-a-delight-for-the176445 Pictures: JJ
  22. Item: AMR DP777SE with Gemini cable Location: Brisbane Price: 3000 firm Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Not used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Ive now got a pair of avantgarde zeros so the amr is redundant. I was going to keep it for a second system but I doubt I'll ever get around to it so it time to let it go Ive had a couple of questions about which version this is so just to clarify, this is the "signature" edition. Some people seem to think the version with the quad board upgrade or USB board upgrade is the SE "signature" edition, it isnt. The signature is a complete overhaul of the previous version which was the base model with a quad board upgrade.  Pictures: 
  23. Item: CENTRANCE DACmini DAC and Class-A Headphone Amp Location: Sydney North West Price: $325 $275 $250 plus postage (RRP $799) Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Upgraded to PS Audio DSD DAC Jnr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This is a reliable and a nice sounding DAC / headphone amp and I used it as a desktop DAC until i bought the new one. I have the original box, so postage should not be a problem. A snippet from the website: DACmini[emoji769] CX is not just a USB D/A Converter. DACmini CX is one of the world's highest-performing digital audio devices. Its precision-engineered audiophile circuitry is designed to elevate your system's sound quality to a new level. Featuring 192kHz/24-bit performance over SPDIF and 96kHz/24-bit, driverless connectivity over USB, an analog input, and both headphone and line-level outputs, DACmini is an extremely flexible device that can upgrade the sound quality of any audio system. It easily connects to such sources as a Mac desktop or laptop (including Mac mini), Windowsdesktop or laptop, music server, iPod/iPhone, Apple TV, Airport Express, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Squeezebox, to name just a few, providing a variety of ways to create an audiophile playback system. A few reviews from the web below: https://www.stereophile.com/content/centrance-dacmini-cx-da-converter https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/centrance-dacmini-cx.14422/reviews http://www.tonepublications.com/review/centrance-dacmini-cx/ http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/first-look-listen-centrance-dacmini-cx-dacheadphone-amplifier/ https://centrance.com/products/dacmini/cx/ Pictures:
  24. Item: Topping D50 DAC (Black colour) Location: 3044 Price: $280 Item Condition: like new, with box and all accessories. Reason for selling: funding a Chord Qutest Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: i bought it late Jun/2018, using it while funding for the Chord Qutest. Highlights features: 2 x ESS SABRE ES9038Q2M 2nd generation of XMOS USB Xu208 PCM sampling rate up to 768kHz and DSD512 7 PCM digital filters It has good reviews all around the internet. https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-topping-d50-dac.2403/ Pictures:
  25. Hello, I am interested in building an audio PC to connect to the following equipment: Powered bookshelf speakers: Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Subwoofers: B&W DB4S Preamp & DAC: Essence HDACC II-4K Subwoofer Equalizer: SVS AS-EQ1 Music: Locally stored in various lossless formats. I have no intention of using streaming services like Tidal. Many of the topics I am reading seem to focus on output over Toslink, USB to an external DAC or local decoding with analog output, no mention of output over HDMI. The Essence HDACC II-4K has the best sound (according to the manufacturer) over the HDMI input. I am leaning towards Audirvana as the player as I like the fact that it has a iOS app for remote control and it gets excellent reviews for audio quality. I see that a Windows version of the player is going to be released before the end of this month so I will test it on my Windows laptop and MacBook Air. I am also comfortable building a HDPLEX machine running Linux or a Nano (headless) Windows Server 2016. But I feel like the law of diminishing returns comes into play here given that I am outputting over HDMI. I like the aesthetics of the Mac Mini but I have read mixed reviews of its audio quality. However none of these mention outputting over HDMI. I would appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks Dan