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  1. 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:
  2. Hi I have been waiting for the makers of R2R ladder DACs with great reviews to release combo DAC/headamps. Holo have announced their Cyan model with balanced out - choose either PCM or true DSD direct models; Metrum’s new Amethyst is PCM only with single ended; and the Soekris (1541 with balanced & single or 1421 with single) and all of these offer these R2R ladder DACs with inbuilt Headamps. Prices are : Holo - tba but under Usd$1500 say Aud$1,900 Metrum - Euro 945 incl shipping say Aud $1,435 Soekris 1541 - Euro 1290+55 ship Aud$2,045 Soekris 1421 - Euro 735+55 shipping Aud$1,200 Metrum is no oversampling only and the others may offer nos and os but this is unconfirmed. Metrum and Soekris sell direct for the above prices but expect to add up to another 33% to 60% if buying locally but they not yet advertised locally in google searches. I am leaning to the Holo but little detail yet. (I use an Aries mini as streamer powered by Gieseler LPS) All of these 3 are apparently high quality DAC'S so it will be the one with the best headamp that gets my $$. I look forward to seeing comparisons of these 3. The other brand in a similar vein is Denafrips - but I have not seen any announcement from them yet. Schiit only have lower end combo models. I will be happy to lend whatever I buy for a local comparison.
  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: Metrum Acoustics Octave NOS Mini DAC + Audiophilleo 1 Location: Melbourne Price: $950 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Still have been using this and enjoying it, I am glad I have had a chance to hang on to it for a bit longer. However, want to try other projects so need funds. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This works flawlessly and sounds lovely, so I might end up regretting this but I am certain this combination will be extremely hard to better for less than $1000. Both are well regarded units in their own right, and they certainly work very well together producing beautiful organic sound. The Audiophilleo 1 Mk2 retails at over $1100AUD alone, http://www.audiophilleo.com/Home/Buy, so hopefully this combination will provide good bang for your buck . shipping is roughly $39 dollar
  5. Item: Metrum Hex DAC Location: Melbourne Price: Cost $3,600 Sell $1800 . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Metrum Adagio ($11,000 ) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Extra Info: Owners are very satisfied with this DAC , that's why you hardly ever see them available for sale . Includes built in USB module and Synergistic Research Red Fuses . Excerpt from the Absolute Sound Review = The Metrum Hex is a truly inspirational sounding DAC, it is relaxed, open, extremely revealing and has superb timing and dynamics. The Octave is good, but this is in another league to most of the other converters on the market . I didn’t have one to hand but the DAC that comes to mind as being close in many respects is the MSB Platinum IV Signature, a £12,000 converter last time I looked and among the very best on the planet. The Hex really does punch at that level. It is high definition in terms of detail resolution, very strong on dynamics and beautifully timed. You get all the life out of a recording without the grain that often accompanies vibrant sounding digital audio. It is vinyl standard in all except noise levels which are naturally much lower. It doesn’t sound like vinyl because there isn’t the character of mechanical playback that is intrinsic to the format but it does all the good things that vinyl can; energy, excitement and considerable musical communication. Put on a decent hi res recording and the musicians are placed firmly in the room in such living, breathing form that only your eyes will tell you it ain’t so. The Hex reveals almost as much about the quieter instruments in the mix as it does for those at center stage. This is clearly an extremely quiet converter, one that keeps highs clean and presents them in a solid, tangible fashion so that they recreate the defining edges of each note in a convincing fashion. The Hex is a high end bargain. Pictures:
  6. Item: Metrum Hex DAC Location: Melbourne Price: Cost $3,600 Sell $1700 Firm . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Metrum Adagio ($11,000 ) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Extra Info: Owners are very satisfied with this DAC , that's why you hardly ever see them available for sale . Includes built in USB module and Synergistic Research Red Fuses . Excerpt from the Absolute Sound Review = The Metrum Hex is a truly inspirational sounding DAC, it is relaxed, open, extremely revealing and has superb timing and dynamics. The Octave is good, but this is in another league to most of the other converters on the market . I didn’t have one to hand but the DAC that comes to mind as being close in many respects is the MSB Platinum IV Signature, a £12,000 converter last time I looked and among the very best on the planet. The Hex really does punch at that level. It is high definition in terms of detail resolution, very strong on dynamics and beautifully timed. You get all the life out of a recording without the grain that often accompanies vibrant sounding digital audio. It is vinyl standard in all except noise levels which are naturally much lower. It doesn’t sound like vinyl because there isn’t the character of mechanical playback that is intrinsic to the format but it does all the good things that vinyl can; energy, excitement and considerable musical communication. Put on a decent hi res recording and the musicians are placed firmly in the room in such living, breathing form that only your eyes will tell you it ain’t so. The Hex reveals almost as much about the quieter instruments in the mix as it does for those at center stage. This is clearly an extremely quiet converter, one that keeps highs clean and presents them in a solid, tangible fashion so that they recreate the defining edges of each note in a convincing fashion. The Hex is a high end bargain. Pictures:
  7. Item: Metrum Acoustics Pavane R2R DAC (silver) Location: Glen Waverley, Victoria Price: $4295 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Need cash Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Recently purchased from another SNA member. This DAC blows everything else I've ever tried out of the water. Schiit Gumby is a joke compared to this. Most opinions rate this as superior to the Schiit Yggy as well. Will demolish anything below that level. Reviews: https://www.audiostream.com/content/metrum-acoustics-pavane-0 http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/metrum-acoustics-pavane-digital-analogue-converter-dac http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/metrum-acoustics-pavane-dac/ My personal review 28th Nov 2017 on HeadFi: Pictures (taken from previous SNA seller from whom I purchased):
  8. Item: Metrum Hex DAC Location: Melbourne Price: Cost $3,600 Sell $1700 Firm . Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Upgraded to a Metrum Adagio ($11,000 ) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash on Pick up, Paypal, Bank Transfer , COD Extra Info: Owners are very satisfied with this DAC , that's why you hardly ever see them available for sale . Includes built in USB module and Synergistic Research Red Fuses . Excerpt from the Absolute Sound Review = The Metrum Hex is a truly inspirational sounding DAC, it is relaxed, open, extremely revealing and has superb timing and dynamics. The Octave is good, but this is in another league to most of the other converters on the market . I didn’t have one to hand but the DAC that comes to mind as being close in many respects is the MSB Platinum IV Signature, a £12,000 converter last time I looked and among the very best on the planet. The Hex really does punch at that level. It is high definition in terms of detail resolution, very strong on dynamics and beautifully timed. You get all the life out of a recording without the grain that often accompanies vibrant sounding digital audio. It is vinyl standard in all except noise levels which are naturally much lower. It doesn’t sound like vinyl because there isn’t the character of mechanical playback that is intrinsic to the format but it does all the good things that vinyl can; energy, excitement and considerable musical communication. Put on a decent hi res recording and the musicians are placed firmly in the room in such living, breathing form that only your eyes will tell you it ain’t so. The Hex reveals almost as much about the quieter instruments in the mix as it does for those at center stage. This is clearly an extremely quiet converter, one that keeps highs clean and presents them in a solid, tangible fashion so that they recreate the defining edges of each note in a convincing fashion. The Hex is a high end bargain. Reviews :- http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/metrum-acoustics-hex-digital-converter/ http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum2/1.html http://headphone.guru/metrum-acoustics-hex-dac/ Pictures:
  9. Item: Metrum Pavane (Black) Location: Sydney Price: $4500 NEG (RRP ~$7500 AUD) Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Funds needed elsewhere Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Hello everyone, Up for a reluctant sale is my much loved Metrum Pavane the flagship Non Oversampling (NOS) R2R DAC from the Dutch company, Metrum. A couple of comparisons to start off with: Vs Auralic Vega Completely different sound, the tonality of the Pavane feels spot on with natural musical timbres, male and female singers feel much more real whereas the Vega sounds a bit bleeched and lacklustre trying to give the impression of resolution which sounds a bit artificial. Pavane also gives a better sense of coherent lushness, bite and impact of the piece. It can be mistaken to be a bit laid back but it is just as resolving as the Vega, definitely more dynamic and at par (if not slightly better) in terms of openness and scale of the piece with the Pavane sounding both deep as well as wide in terms of the soundstage, with no constriction of the music. In fact it has great bottom end differentiation and resolution with better portrayal of bass (can be stomping but not overwhelming) and overall power. Sound is much more romantic, musical and sweeter than other DACs I have come across. All in all, this is a reluctant sale for what I consider to be an end game DAC as money is needed elsewhere. Vs MSB Analoge -The Pavane came very close with the difference being approximately 5-10%. I was not very interested in shelling out a lot more $$ to upgrade to the MSB (as well spending more on all of its upgrades) as the Pavane ~ MSB. Hence I did not listen more to it and cannot offer an in-depth comparison. I think all in all, if you are able to spend $$ to get this, it actually offers great performance for the price better than a lot of its peers. Please find attached a few reviews of the product http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/metrum-acoustics-pavane-digital-analogue-converter-dac “The hardest part is to put into words the overwhelming feeling of happiness that the Pavane’s presentation and naturalness brought to my system, more so than any DAC that I can remember. A year ago I would not have believed this performance level is possible at this price.” http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/metrum/1.html - More the technicalities behind the Pavane and its Non Oversampling nature One thing I would like to mention based on my experience with the Pavane is that I have found it to be ruthless with bad recordings. That means, it would benefit from HQ music with a good source – Feed it these and you’d be in eternal bliss. Guaranteed :). Please feel free to PM me. Happy to answer any questions. I have all boxing and can ship with insured shipping on the buyer. Will post pictures soon. Thanks for looking!.
  10. Asking Price – $450 $550 + Postage. Original packaging included. Reason for sale – Upgraded, no longer needed Location – Ingleburn / Rhodes (Sydney) Payment – The usual! Description I originally bought this DAC to see what R2R technology can do vs Delta Sigma/FGPA etc. This is an extremely analogue sounding DAC (think Non Oversampling (NOS), midrange, timbre saturation etc.), in many ways quite different to the VEGA. But don’t let the price fool you, it’s still quite resolving even though I used it mainly for change of flavor. I have really enjoyed switching between the two but to be honest this hasn’t gotten that much usage after I got the VEGA. Plenty of reviews for this interesting DAC – even at its full price of 795 euros it has been described as “stupid good value” in the 6moons review: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/metrum_octave_e.html - Summarizes the DAC very nicely http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum/1.html http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2011/09/metrum-nos-mini-dac-octave-first-impressions/ I had this on listing late last year but upon testing it prior to postage realized I wanted to have a metrum in my system purely because of the tonality of the products. Even the DAVE does not give me the same level of 'feel' for music as the tone on a Metrum here. Have recently purchased a Pavane so this needs to go. Will post pictures soon. Can bundle Audeophileo 2 as well which was being used with it. Thanks for looking!:)
  11. Asking Price – $500 + Postage. Negotiable Reason for sale – Upgraded, no longer needed Location – Ingleburn / Rhodes (Sydney) Payment – The usual! Description I originally bought this DAC to see what R2R technology can do vs Delta Sigma/FGPA etc. This is an extremely analogue sounding DAC (think Non Oversampling (NOS), midrange, timbre saturation etc.), in many ways quite different to the VEGA. But don’t let the price fool you, it’s still quite resolving even though I used it mainly for change of flavor. I have really enjoyed switching between the two but to be honest this hasn’t gotten that much usage after I got the VEGA. Plenty of reviews for this interesting DAC – even at its full price of 795 euros it has been described as “stupid good value” in the 6moons review: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/metrum_octave_e.html - Summarizes the DAC very nicely http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum/1.html http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2011/09/metrum-nos-mini-dac-octave-first-impressions/ I had this on listing late last year but upon testing it prior to postage realized I wanted to have a metrum in my system purely because of the tonality of the products. Even the DAVE does not give me the same level of 'feel' for music as the tone on a Metrum here. Have recently purchased a Pavane so this needs to go. Will post pictures soon. Can bundle Audeophileo 2 as well which was being used with it. Thanks for looking!:)
  12. Price - $500AUD NEG Reason for sale – Upgraded, no longer needed Location – Ingleburn / Rhodes (Sydney) Description: I originally bought this DAC to see what R2R technology can do vs Delta Sigma/FGPA etc. This is an extremely analogue sounding DAC (think Non Oversampling (NOS), midrange, timbre saturation etc.), in many ways quite different to the DAVE or VEGA. But don’t let the price fool you, it’s still quite resolving even though I used it mainly for change of flavor. I have really enjoyed switching between the two and listen more to its recently upgraded DAC the Pavane than the DAVE (via my headphones). Plenty of reviews for this interesting DAC – even at its full price of 795 euros it has been described as “stupid good value” in the 6moons review: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/metrum_octave_e.html - Summarizes the DAC very nicely http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum/1.html http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2011/09/metrum-nos-mini-dac-octave-first-impressions/ I had this on listing late last year but upon testing it prior to postage realized I wanted to have a metrum in my system purely because of the tonality of the products. Even the DAVE does not give me the same level of 'feel' for music as the tone on a Metrum here. Have recently purchased a Pavane so this needs to go. Can bundle Audeophileo 2 as well which was being used with it. Thanks for looking!
  13. Item: Metrum Acoustics Octave NOS Mini DAC + Audiophilleo 1 Location: Melbourne (North West) Price: $975 (for both) $950 not separating currently as they work so well together Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Freeing up funds for a streamer/dac combination Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: This has worked flawlessly and sounds lovely, so I might end up regretting this but I am certain this combination will be extremely hard to better for less than $1000. Both are well regarded units in their own right, and they certainly work very well together producing beautiful organic sound. The Audiophilleo 1 Mk2 retails at over $1000AUD alone, http://www.audiophilleo.com/Home/Buy, so hopefully this combination will provide good bang for your buck . shipping is roughly $39 dollars Pictures:
  14. Item selling – Auralic VEGA, reluctant sale Asking price – Asking $2550. Original RRP ($4799) Reason for sale – Funds for Upgrade Location – Ingleburn / Rhodes (Sydney) Condition - I’d give it a 9/10 in terms of condition. Hours on clock (2748). Comes from a smoke/pet and child free environment. Payment – The usual! Description This is an excellent DAC that has been a very faithful companion since last year. Sad to see it go to a new home but I need the funds for something else. The VEGA has plenty of rave reviews staking out ‘the recommended spots’ in several reviews Eg. Featured on 2015 Recommended components on stereophile - http://www.stereophile.com/content/2015-recommended-components-fall-edition-digital-processors#cEfs1JK2jf1xwVMf.97 Other reviews have also reviewed them favorably eg. http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/auralic5/1.html Features that I personally love it for Transparency, ability to render sounds in a natural manner, able to capture dynamical swings effortlessly but above all no digital glare present when rendering music. As always, can drop off in Sydney. It does not come with the remote. The other main thing I would comment is that it’s an amazing piece of technology from a cost/benefit perspective. It hits the sweet spot extremely well – As an example, I would say the VEGA is about 80-85% of the DAVE. Only comes with the DAC. Remote not included in price Item selling - Metrum NOS mini DAC Asking Price – $400 Reason for sale – Funds for Upgrade Location – Ingleburn / Rhodes (Sydney) Condition - 9/10 Payment – The usual! Description I originally bought this DAC to see what R2R technology can do vs Delta Sigma/FGPA etc. This is an extremely analogue sounding DAC (think Non Oversampling (i.e. NOS), midrange, timbre saturation etc.), in many ways quite different to the VEGA above. But don’t let the price fool you!!, it’s still quite resolving even though I used it mainly for change of flavor. I have really enjoyed switching between the two but to be honest this hasn’t gotten that much usage after I got the VEGA. Plenty of reviews for this interesting DAC – even at its full price of 795 euros it has been described as “stupid good value” in the 6moons review: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/metrum_octave_e.html - Summarizes the DAC very nicely http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/metrum/1.html http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2011/09/metrum-nos-mini-dac-octave-first-impressions/ Will post pictures for both soon when I get back.
  15. Seeking any of the above. Kindly contact me if you have one for sale. Thanks!
  16. Item: Metrum Octave Location: Melbourne Price: $600 plus shipping Item Condition: Excellent condition. Works perfectly. A few light marks on case. See photos. Reason for selling: Bought the Octave MkII Payment Method: EFT, Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Includes PSU umbilical cord and original boxes. Pictures:
  17. I am using a SBT(EDO) >Audiophilleo 1 > Metrum combination, which works really well with recordings up to 24/96. Yesterday, I finally downloaded a 24/192 file from Linn records to test if my Metrum can go past the 176 mark. Presto.....the file plays, but the sound is in 'slow motion'! The SBT shows a sample rate of 192, but the Audiophilleo 1 display shows a sample rate 44. Is this simply because my Metrum DAC is limited to 176 and doesn't supporting high enough sample rates? Or is there something else going on here? Usually the Metrum dac's red indicator light comes on when it doesn't support a format....so I am kind of hoping there is another explanation for the 'slow motion' sound? Any ideas?
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