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Item: Audio-GD Digital Interface Version 1 + Class A Power Supply
Location: Surfcoast, Victoria
Price: $165 + Post, Cost around $US 300 delivered when purchased
Item Condition: Brand New, Never Used
Reason for selling: Selling Off Items From An Unopened Box from Move Several Years Ago
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + 3% or Friend / Family
Brand new, never used as boxed around the time of moving and has been in an unopened box until a few weeks ago, so now having a cleaning out.
Full review by John Darko at link below.
Full Specs at Audio - gd site below
Item: Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 with femto clock upgrade
Location: Sth Gold Coast
Price: $600 Firm (incl. delivery within metropolitan Australia - would also help out if you are further afield).
The current RRP for the DAC-1 in Australia without the upgraded clock is $1250. The only difference being the higher resolution capability of the USB module in the current productions.
Item Condition: Excellent. Not a mark on it.
Reason for selling: Having a change
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+ any fees), COD Only
Extra Info: DAC was purchased new from Deep Hz Audio in November 2015 with the femto clock upgrade which cost an additional $275. I decided on the DAC-1 with upgrade over the DAC-2 as I didn't need the pre-amp or other features and by all accounts SQ is pretty close between the two. The USB on this unit is limited to 24/96 but goes higher over coaxial (and toslink I assume). Non-DSD version too.
I've really enjoyed this DAC but thought I would have a change. I think there is some transferable warranty.
Here is the W4S link including features and specification. This is for the current V2 model although the features list seems identical other than higher resolution over USB. Here are the Positive Feedback review and 6 Moons review of the DAC-1. The latter includes some comparisons with other DACs including PS Audio.
There is more info out there on the DAC-2 which will give you a good idea of performance. This link explains the differences between DAC-1 and DAC-2.
Item: Audio-GD DAC19DSP - PCM1704UK R2R chips and Amanero 384 USB conversion
Location: Lower Nth Shore, Cammeray, Sydney.
Price: $600 firm
Item Condition: 9/10 - superb condition
Reason for selling: Upgraded to PS-Audio Perfect Wave. Now surplus.
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash.
This was Pete_Mac's Dac before I purchased it after he repurchased it and then on-sold it again.
He is far better describing all things audio than me, so I've simply quoted parts of his text from the original ad - Hope no one minds.
Simply put, this is a great DAC for the money and I might have put 20hrs on it since purchasing. However, in my journey of trying DAC's I've crossed over to a PS-Audio number and that is a keeper (for the time being).
Bought this DAC brand new from audio-gd, sold it, and bought it back again. I'm an enormous fan of the audio-gd PCM1704UK sound due to its tonal and timbral goodness (I've owned four different audio-gd PCM1704UK DACs and keep coming back to them!). I still haven't heard a DAC at this price point with such natural, effortless tonal reproduction.
This DAC has 2 x PCM1704UK R2R chips and the audio-gd DSP1V5 digital processor. This allows selectable oversampling (including non-oversampling if desired), selectable stopband attenuation, dithering, and phased locked loop reclocking. You can tailor the sound extensively by enabling or disabling these options via shunt jumpers (provided with the DAC, of course!)
Importantly, this DAC has been upgraded to the latest spec Amanero 384 Combo USB board. This asynchronous USB board is the best OEM board available IMHO. It sounds clearly better than the previous USB32 USB board (which itself was no slouch). There's absolutely no need for an external USB to SPDIF converter with this board.
The Amanero board performs FLAWLESSLY with the Squeezebox Touch with EDO app installed, and Windows drivers are available from the audio-gd website.
The drivers are far less finicky than the USB32 drivers too. There's a reason why audio-gd now include this USB board as standard on all of their top DACs.. it's the best!
At the same time that I undertook the Amanero upgrade, I installed a brand new audio-gd R-core transformer. The original was perfectly functional, but had a tiny, tiny hum when you stood about 30cm from the DAC. Me being me, I wanted the DAC to be dead-silent... and now it is.
These two recent upgrades were not cheap, hence the asking price for this superb DAC (recent DAC19 saales have been around $450-550). The equivalent DAC from audio-gd is over AUD$1300 landed in today's money once optioned-up with the Amanero upgrade. This DAC will give you PCM1704UK and Amanero goodness for under half that.
I am confident that you won't find a DAC19DSP in this condition, with a brand new transformer and the Amanero 384 Combo USB board.
If the DAC doesn't sell at my asking price, I will most likely keep it.
Pick-up is preferred. Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.