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  1. I have no idea what this sounds like and as there are no internal pictures to what standard the output Valve section is . Bitstream DAC's were noted for being smooth so perhaps not the best candidate for a Valve output stage as it may make this just too smooth and mellow . All that aside this is an interesting lot and if it was under £200 then reasonable value as well . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mission-DAC5-Digital-to-Analog-Converter-with-Valve-Output/283642430862?hash=item420a68058e:g:AYQAAOSwTaFdRzOz
  2. Bought from a fellow Wammer for a project that is now on hold. Comes with double box packaging and all accessories. Great sounding bit of kit in absolute mint condition. https://www.richersounds.com/cambridge-azur-851n-sil.html Prefer collection/Wam taxi from Exmouth in Devon but will post at buyers risk/cost. £845 + Postage Sold via ebay
  3. Musical Fidelity V-DAC II high res DAC with coaxial, TOSLINK Optical and USB inputs. Smart aluminium case. Includes the standard wall power supply and instructions V-PSU II regulated power supply which is an upgrade for the DAC and up to 2 more V products. Includes mains cable, 3x output cables and instructions. Both are in superb condition, fully working and come with their original packaging. 145 gbp plus shipping at cost
  4. Bryston BDA-3 - Hifi Audiophile Reference External DAC Black, Very good condition. Very minor marks from using for two years. My Price: £2500 (Lowered from 2800). Retail price: £3600 This is a multi award winning Digital to Analogue converter in wonderful condition. Stereophile's Editors' Choices & many more awards. Don't have the original box anymore, so collection in central London preferred. Buyer can test the BDA-3 and make sure everything is all right. Payment by cash, paypal, monzo. If you're interested and need shipping please get in touch. Features: Dual 32Bit AKM DAC IC's Discrete Class A analog output stage Independent analog and digital signal paths Independent power supplies Massive support for different PCM and DSD resolutions HDMI video pass-through with audio out (4K video pass-through) Dimensions: 3.63” H x 17” W x 11.12” D 92.20mm H x 431.8mm W x 282.45mm D (431.8mm faceplate) 8.5 lb/3.9 kg
  5. I'm looking to sell my M2Tech Young DAC which has given sterling service over the past 6 years. I have the original packing for the unit along with it's standard power supply which will need an adapter since it's a Euro plug type. One thing to mention is that there are problems when trying to use from a Windows 10 source. As in it won't connect I've been using it with no problems from various Linux servers/streamers/Raspberry Pi's. The DAC itself has a couple of scratches on the top plate and on the MCRU power supply the covering on one of the wires has come loose from the connector - just to confirm it's the wrapping and not the wires. Here's a few pictures showing the DAC and power supply - hopefully this will give you an idea of the condition. On another forum (AOS) there's a thread regarding a capacitor change which can be beneficial to the sound (https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?39955-m2tech-young-dac-observations&highlight=M2Tech+young) I have one of the capacitors mentioned in the post linked and will be included in the sale. I'm looking for £250 plus delivery - I usually use Royal Mail and it would roughly work out to approx. £20 (signed for/insured).
  6. Superb PS Audio DLIII DAC upsamples everything to 96 or 192kHz/24bit Superb PS Audio DLIII DAC upsamples everything to 96 or 192kHz/24bit. This is a 230v-250v unit. These are extremely reliable and sonically superb. ALL inputs (SPDIF, Optical and USB) are upsampled to 96 or 192 (you select on front panel). On the photo of the rear below, the optical input is almost invisible due to the black rear panel and the black plastic of the optical socket, but please believe me, it IS there! It is a clean unit and works perfectly. I have owned it for several years, and it has performed faultlessly. Boxed, with manual and UK power cable. This is the unadulterated PS Audio version, but even so, it has had some professional upgrades: 1. The power capacitors have been upgraded to Mundorf M-Lytics. These are superior to the originals. 2. Mass damping has been added internally to parts of the casing. 3. RF shielding has been added in some areas internally. 4. Soft absorbent feet have been added. These four upgrades make a significant difference to the quality of the DAC. £350 ono. UPS delivery in the UK £10. (I'll pay for the postage if the full price is agreed) It is on eBay at the moment, which you can bid on if you like, or just make the agreement on here with me and I'll cancel the eBay advert. But be quick, or it'll go! Why am I selling this? Because I have just bought another of these ( the top Cullen MkIV modded version) which has even more modifications and I just don't need two DACs, otherwise I'd keep it! https://www.psaudio.com/ps_faq/why-does-the-dliii-dac-sound-so-much-better-than-other-dacs/
  7. Ifi Micro idsd DAC & Headphone Amplifier For Sale Plays all audio file types, sample rates - MQA/DSD/PCM/DXD PCM 384khz (up to DXD), DSD 128, MQA Renderer Gibbs Transient Optimised Digital (GTO) Filter (Latest 5.3c firmware) USB 3.0 RCA outputs (for connecting to Hifi or active speakers) Headphone output (6.3mm output) 3.5mm Input 3D Matrix Plus and XBass Plus controls (headphones) Excellent DAC and Powerful Headphone Amp Internal Battery SPDIF input/output - Coaxial in & out and optical input Preamp (variable output) or fixed direct output Unit comes with USB cable, manual, original box and some accessories RRP £495, this is £300 so this is a bargain buy
  8. SOLD Time to sell this lovely DAC/Pre-amp/Headphone amp. In addition to being a 192/24 and DSD 256 capable DAC, it is also a full function analogue pre-amp with balanced inputs and outputs. And it has balanced and single ended headphone outputs, and is an ideal partner for the likes of Sennheiser H600s and 800s. Digital Inputs - Coax, Optical, AES/EBU and USB, Bluetooth AptX, plus front USB port for phones/tablets Analog inputs - 1 pair RCA, 1 pair XLR Outputs - same as above. All the inputs & outputs are clearly marked on the back panel so can be seen on the photos. The remote control can switch inputs, control volume and dim or switch off the display which itself has various modes. All inputs can be individually set to unity gain - e.g. if you want to use it as a standalone DAC with another preamplifier Specs are here: https://www.oppodigital.com/headphone-amplifier-ha-1/ I have the manual and all original packaging. UK RRP was £1200, but they seem to be selling for more than that on ebay now so will post in the UK for £700. I have owned it from new, bought from a UK dealer.
  9. Just replaced this amazing bit of kit with Auralic's sensational Vega G1. Streaming made easy, Tidal, Quobuz integrated into Auralic's own control interface Lightning DS (Apple). Play Spotify, bluetooth, as well as wired or wireless. Comes pre-fitted with 1TB internal SSD, original packaging & tool, and with iFi ultra low noise PSU. 2.5 years since bought new from Audio Emotion, £685 worth of musical goodness, for just £395. Postage will be whatever it costs, collection & demo available if you're near St Albans. Check the reviews on the web, but in summary it's a terrific streamer & dac.
  10. Up for grabs is my Antelope Zodiac Gold DAC, preamp and dual headphone amp and matching Voltikus power conditioner/supply, both in black. I've had the units from new but couldn't really say how old they are, I would estimate 4-5 years old. They are in very good condition with only a minute paint chip on the edge of the Zodiac unit, but you have to look VERY closely to see anything. Functionally there are are no issues. The remote control has some scuffing which is in line with it's age and use. They will come complete with original boxes, manuals and original leads (mains, link between Voltikus and Zodiac, optical cable and USB cable) as well as the metal remote. The unit has multiple digital inputs (USB, 2x optical and 2x S/PDIF). For full disclosure, there is an issue with the polystyrene packing for the Voltikus (pictures below). I'd like a quick sale so am asking £1,275 including delivery to UK mainland and of course the units are available for collection/inspection from Huddersfield. There are a couple of similar units on a well known auction site for c. £1,750 so I think the pricing is a real bargain. I can also include a 1m Acrolink digital cable (6N-D505070II) for an additional £85. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Photos on Flikr here (also lower definition images below) https://www.flickr.com/photos/yorksmark/albums/72157702797422282 Mark
  11. Jolida’s new dac - Black Ice DSD with mega mods Selling as I need a dac with a remote control for my TV system. Jolida have changed their name due to the collaboration with Jim Fosgate to Black Ice Audio (I know!). Their new Jolida Glass DAC in 384/32 DSD form has had a few mods over the popular Mk3 with a revised dac board (Jim’s design) and a new layout to the power supply board. Has the same headphone output that also controls the RCA output. These retail at $800 excl freight, VAT duty etc. This one for sale has the following upgrades and sings! • Gold Furutech IEC mains connector •Updated fuse (either a HiFi Tuning or Synergistic Research, can’t remember) •DC filter cap on mains board now a Modwright film in oil cap •Some power supply caps upgraded to Jensen, Audio Mote Keisei, 2x Blackgate for the low voltage feed •Key cap on dac board now an Audio Note Keisei (board is designed by Jim Fosgate) •5v regulator for dac board now New ClassD type •Silver output wired onto Audio Note silver plated RCA’s •Output tubes the Raytheon CK5755 Reliability Controlled types •Some chassis dampening •Output caps now Modwright film in Oil •Herbies tube dampers •Spiked on Ebony feet, brass tipped So about £380 worth of upgrades excl labour. I can’t get the WIFI of the dac to work. Supposed to be able to stream to it over the internet from an Apple device. Downloaded the WiFi receiver driver (an Apple app). But I can’t get it to link. Think it a USA only thing. Someone WiFi savvy may sort it but best to mention I cannot get it to work (Jolida replaced the Bluetooth version with a WiFi feature). Sounds ace reckon still burning in though as keeps improving. Maybe 300 hours on it. Would not sell it but really want a remote control dac. Selling for £600 incl U.K. post. Original box and manual but no UK power cable (does not fit in the box). More photos to follow.
  12. Teddy Pardo TeddyDAC, satin black finish Due to major changes to my system, I now require a DAC with balanced outputs and volume control. Which means this fantastic TeddyDAC is up for grabs. I recently ‘upgraded’ to a Chord Qutest but sold it on because I preferred the Teddy – it’s that good. The Chord just had the edge in terms of detail, but the Teddy was a keeper due its warm analogue sound, free of nasty digital edge, a natural body weight to instruments and voice, big bass and massive dynamics. I am the second owner, I bought this in Feb 2012 and I believe it was under a year old at that time. I have the original packaging. This can manage up to 24/192 on spdif (2 x phono inputs and one optical), 24/48 on USB I believe. In excellent condition. There is one really tiny nick which I never noticed before now, spotted when I took photos (circled in photo). Perfect working order, however, for the sake of openness I should mention it does struggle to lock on to 24/176 for some reason and always has. I just set my streamer to upsample 24/192 and all is fine, only own two albums at that bitrate anyway. Asking £525. Please see my other items for sale: https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/131984-fs-zingali-zero-otto-floorstanding-loudspeakers-high-efficiency-excellent-condition/ https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/131982-fs-octave-v70se-tube-amplifier-integrated-black-box-immaculate-condition/?tab=comments#comment-2360143 https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/132293-fs-chord-epic-twin-speaker-cable-bananas-375-m-pair/ Photos: Manufacturer’s product page: https://www.teddypardo.com/dacs/teddydac.html Testimonials from that site: "I cannot explain what happened, but when I sat down and had another good listen I was met with probably the best digital sound I've experienced in my system!" Read the full review on TNT audio “The TeddyDac wiped the floor with the stand-alone nDac. Better clarity, soundstage.......well just about everything!” “The nDAC regained some composure and PRaT when powered by the Teddy XPS but the Bass was ill-defined and booming, drowning out the vocals and musical detail. I am absolutely sold on the TeddyDAC and look forward to gaining even more performance during the 14 day burn-in period.” "It is an astonishing piece of equipment. The musicality and ease of presentation is spectacular. There is apparently nothing wrong with digital as a recording and playback medium. I am pleased to write, that I came to discover this fact with your DAC only. Recordings that were tiring to listen to, sounded dense and congested are actually enjoyable. The level of detail retrieval is nothing short of wondrous, improvements are universal: dynamic range, treble, midrange, bass, PRaT, sound stage width and depth, subtlety and I could go on, but you know this already. Bypassing my old but highly modified and updated Naim NAC-42 is a revelation. The analogue signal from the DAC now is sent directly to a Marchand Electronics active crossover unit, that is used to feed a highly modified NAP-160 to drive the bass/midranges and a NAP-110 for the tweeters."
  13. Up for sale is my Bel Canto Dac 2.5 brought from Midland Audio Exchange about 18 months ago as ex demo at the time. This is a wonderful Dac and has served me well during the time only to be replaced with a Lampizator Atlantic. In the time that Ive had the Dac its seen off quite a fair amount of competition to say the least. Features of the Dac includes a wonderful preamp, I used to use it quite effectively to drive my AN monoblocks. It has USB, optical, 2x Spdif, AES and analogue inputs. Outputs are RCA and balanced. The preamp can be bypassed which is how I used it in latter days when I brought a passive preamp. A remote control is included. When I get home tonight I will add a few pictures. Im looking for £700, buyer to pay for postage or collect from Dudley in the West Midlands. User manual http://www.belcantodesign.com/pdfs/UG_DAC2_5v1.pdf Online review http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue66/belcanto2.5.htm Pictures of the actual item for sale Untitled by henleymajor, on Flickr Untitled by henleymajor, on Flickr
  14. As per headline, Auralic Aries mini for sale, owned since new and fully boxed, working etc. No point in writing a lot of stuff here, you guys know what it does, if you don't you can look it up on the web. Purchase also includes iFi power supply (this makes a MASSIVE difference to the sound). Can be supplied with 2 TB SSD or without storage. £450 with 2 TB SSD and enhanced power supply £350 including power supply (no hard drive included) Any questions, just drop me a line and I'll get back to you as soon as I see it.
  15. Selling my Yamaha CD-S3000 SACD/CD Player/Dac. Immaculate used condition. Comes in original packaging with remote control. Would consider PX offers. Looking for a DAC with volume control. Collection from Woolwich Arsenal. £1950
  16. Hello All, I have bought a set of Sennheiser HD650 for my son for Christmas. At the moment he is living in student residence studying classical guitar at the Royal Academy. He has a Mac Book Pro and a Samsung phone to deliver music. Can anyone advise me on a DAC/AMP combo for up to £200 max. Everything keeps returning to Chord Mojo but its just too much cash. Could be a desk top or portable. So far looked at. Oppo HA-2SE Schiit Fulla 2 And loads of other leads and youtube videos and only one that grabbed me was OPPO HA-2SE. Any advice welcome. Refine sound out of PC and just headphone amp?
  17. Stereophile Class A dac with an excellent 100 step preamp. AES, SPDIF, COAXIAL, OPTICAL and USB inputs. Balanced and single-ended outputs. Very good condition, with original BC packaging, boxes, instructions, etc. Very spacious and detailed sound, with exceptionally refined treble. Worth pampering with a good mains cable! £500?
  18. Bit of a rambling one here Wammers so please bear with me. Bit of background - I have an HP Microserver with 32TB of space servering up all my media via Plex over a wired network throughout the flat. While I haven't been keeping up to date on the latest tech in hifi, I'm fairly comfortable learning new stuff, so feel free to go into techy detail if you think it will help. For example I'm happy to run a separate server software for music only if that's going to make things easier - server can handle plenty more stress. Bedroom Requirements I'll be moving my stereo system out of my bedroom and into the spare room - looking for a simple, streamlined replacement solution for the bedroom and my thinking is to either get a fully wireless system or, at most, a wired system with a single box that streams everything to attached speakers. Due to space limitations, the speakers have to be (a) very forgiving of placement and (b) not very big. As it won't be a critical listening system and merely there for enjoyment and convenience, what are my best options? At the moment I'm considering Sonos or Bluesound but I'm not even sure how it would work. Do I need to have a base to connect wirelessly to the speakers or are they controlled on the phone? If they can be controlled by phone but it's preferable to have the base, why is that? And how does the sound of, say, two Sonos Ones compare to having, the Sonos Amp plus two small bookshelf speakers? Remember that the point of this system is fun and unobtrusive and above all, easy to use - so while I want good sound, it doesn't need to compete with a proper hifi. In this case, good enough is good enough (but I also don't want it to sound like a pair of Monster Beats!) Budget isn't set but lets start at £1k and see what answers I get Computer/Hifi Room Requirements The stuff moving from the bedroom - I have a Resolution Audio Opus 21 CD player which I love, so that's staying, and the Totem Sttafs are staying too. I'll probably be replacing the Roskan Caspian MkII with something that has better synergy. Now the main question is whether the onboard DAC on the Opus frmo the PC is worth using, or should I be looking at something more recent too, to open up higher res audio? The Opus 21 DAC is 4 Burr Brown PCM1704 @ 32 - 96 kHz / 16 - 24 bit. Would I be better off grabbing something that can do it all (MQA/DSD etc). I have to admit that while I'm comfortable with tech, this is an area I've fallen waaaay behind the eightball on, so happy to be schooled and convinced either way here. I usually tend to err on the side of future-proofing though, so if there's something I should be looking at, I'm all ears (and I usually like the Chord DAC sound if that helps) Again, budget is moderately flexible, let's say £1k for the amp and £500 for the DAC as a starting point. (These will all be second hand so I think we'll have plenty to play with) Other questions For the Computer/Hifi setup I'm also open to a one-box solution with onboard DAC if that's going to work more elegantly. I was eyeing up the Peachtree Nova but thought better of it as it doesn't have the latest Hi Res capabilities, but if there's something else I should consider, feel free to point it out. At the moment I'm considering amps from Sim Audio, Plinius, Ayre and Sugden (whatever falls within the c.£1k range second hand) so would need to compete with that sort of level, but obviously if it has onboard DAC I'd spend more (c.£1.5k) as I'd be saving on the DAC side of things. Experience tells me this is likely to be less of an option than the separates though.
  19. Hi I currently have an aging system comprised of Rotel 991 SA CD player Naim nac72/hicap/nap140 amp mission 773 speakers Android TV with Spotify premium connected to a Cheap £100 Topping DAC via Toslink Synology NAS I’ve been amazed at how good the optically linked TV can sound with Spotify at 320kbpm and wondered if addding a better DAC might improve things further ? The bit I don’t understand is what difference does it make changing the source of the digital information entering the DAC. Would I benefit from a better source than the TV ? If so what would you recommend and why? Btw - budget ~ £700 Many thanks
  20. Excellent DAC with the really extensive feature set. It's ideal as the main hub for your multimedia and TV as HDMI ARC is supported. Effectively, DAC is capable to capture HDMI output from your source and capture the audio stream only with HDMI (video) out forwarding to your TV set. That way, you could easily route HDMI audio from your source. It's a really great feature not commonly supported. Apart from HDMI support 2x analogue (front 3.5mm and rear RCA ports), optical, coaxial and USB inputs are supported. Also, DAC features balanced and single-ended outputs together with digital output (passthrough). Really great connectivity on offer. You will be hard-pressed to find any device with a similar feature set and sound quality at this price point. This was taken out of the original box for picture taking, but otherwise as new condition. There is still a screen protector in place and device packaging itself includes all original accessories intact. £215 with free UK shipping
  21. Exemplary amplifier form NuPrime. This was imported from US as it was very difficult to source NuPrime audio components without the official UK distributor presence (to this date) It is roughly 1 years old in perfect condition with original accessories (including Bluetooth dongle) and packing. https://nuprimeaudio.com/product/ida-8/?v=79cba1185463#tab-local_3 £650
  22. iFi Audio iDSD Micro DSD D-A Convertor. £350 iFi Audio Micro iUSB3.0 Power Supply. £320 iFi Audio Mercury USB Cable IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. £85 iFi Audio Gemini Dual-Headed USB Cable IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. £120 All in excellent condition with box and accessories.
  23. The Lyngdorf 2170, a true digital amp or if you prefer 'power dac' ,a complete one box solution that replaces preamp,power amps and dac, and it includes Lyngdorf's 'room perfect' room correction . http://www.lyngdorf.com/products/tdai-2170 Keith
  24. Seems like an bargain price for a decent DAC. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROKSAN-KANDY-K3-DAC-Silver-Finish-Save-900-BNIB/202480727615?epid=2243184324&hash=item2f24cab63f:g:~rUAAOSweUlbM7an:rk:1:pf:0
  25. I am surprised that BP don't have a thread on here, so let's start one! I only own the baby in the range, the Border Patrol DAC. This little box is just superb, and knocks that ball out of the park in terms of VFM. I compared it to the Schitt Yggdrasil, at twice the cost, and a Lampizator, at four times the cost, and preferred its balance of sound. My version just has a spdif input and the uprated PSU. Downsides? It will handle files up to 9624, but really only uses 16/44.1. Won't handle DSD, or unfold MQA. But, really when it sounds THIS good I don't care. I agree with this, even if my experiences with 'other' DACs is rather less extensive: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/04/16/review-borderpatrol-usb-digital-to-analogue-converter-se-version/ M