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Item Condition: Used
Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.
Suburb or Town: Maitland
State: New South Wales
Payment Method: Cash or EFT
Reason for selling: Opportunity knocks

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The X-SABRE from Matrix Audio marries an XMOS USB DSP to the well-established ESS Sabre 9018 Reference decoding chip for DXD (24bit/352.8kHZ) and DSD (1bit/2.8224MHz or 5.6448MHz) joy.

Playback resolution is indicated by a series of front panel LEDs. The USB input can also decode PCM streams of up to 32bit/384kHz; as can the coaxial and AES/EBU inputs. The X-SABRE offers single-ended and balanced outputs.

It is machined from a block of billet aluminium and is the best DAC you will hear under a grand easily beating my costly Weiss.

From a review:

I just can't say enough about the fantastic look and feel of this thing. It's currently sitting in my rack next to the $4,000 Resonessence Labs Invicta, the $1,800 AURALiC Taurus, and the $4,800 Esoteric D-07. The little X-Sabre, priced considerably less than those, does not look at all like a cheaper class of equipment. In fact it's arguably among the best of the bunch. Aesthetics are subjective of course but I find its look (which I call "high-tech minimalist") to be well thought out as well as beautifully executed... "it does have a lot of things going for it - top level ES9018 Sabre DAC, balanced outs, impeccably built enclosure, XMOS asynchronous USB, and DSD capabilities. But at the core of the device is really good sound."


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Hi

 

I'm interested in this DAC, not for me, but for a fellow music lover who dislikes parting with his dollars.  So, I'll see if I can interest him, a genuinely difficult task, to buy it.  Would you ship it to postcode 7252 for that price?

 

And a further question, is it the MQA model?

 

TIA

 

John

 

LATER:  I heard baCK FROM HIM - MIRACLE, HE WANTS IT!  So, let us negotiate the freight and work out how to pay you.

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I just woke up to the fact your unit does not have a remote control, something expected by my friend.  Is that correct?

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