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  1. Hi SNA, For sale in excellent condition a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus. Finish/Colour - Black Original stand also included per photos. Original power brick. Thanks for looking.
  2. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Brunswick or Frankston. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  3. Further Information: Late last year I picked this well regarded DAC up off the forum but have decided to stick with the bluesound node for ease of use Immaculate condition, includes the very heavy geiseler wall plug. Pickup Baulkham Hills or Sydney CBD, happy to ship at buyers cost
  4. Further Information: My beloved NAD M51 DAC up for sale. Had it a few years now, bought from new. Now replaced by an admittedly better but far more expensive Gustard X26pro. NAD DAC is working perfectly, sounds great and is in excellent condition - Except the remote which isn't So I've included a generic one that works ok. Has loads of inputs and a very good digital attenuator - I ran it directly into my power amp which worked well and easily drove it to max power. Happy to Demo, or can post insured - very strong double boxes and foam packaging so should be fine. Low price to sell ! More info : https://nadelectronics.com/product/m51-direct-digital-dac/ Review : https://www.whathifi.com/nad/m51/review
  5. I am selling my iFi xDSD Gryphon. Purchased 18 months ago from Addicted to Audio. I am selling because I don’t use it. I am a speaker guy and purchased this when I went overseas in Nov 2022. There is a crack in the plastic over the top of the digital screen but the digital screen is not damaged and works fine. Other than that the unit has had very little use and is in perfect working order. Comes with all original accessories, instructions, box, etc. Comes with iFI suede protective cover also.
  6. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Brunswick or Frankston. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  7. Lumin T2 streamer, DAC Preamplifier. Amazing bit of kit. I purchased this from the original owner. Comes double boxed in cloth bag with original purchase receipt. Selling as I decided to stick with the BluOS system in my home as I have 3 sound systems throughout the house. This unit presents as new and still has 12 months manufacturer warranty remaining. This is a reference quality streamer with a lot of features. The LUMIN T2 heralds the first redesign of the classic A1/T1 main boards and chassis. This new approach combines solid CNC panel construction with X1 technology to hit the performance sweet spot. LUMIN T2 is available in Black or Silver finish. New generation processor provides DSD512 and 384kHz playback Dual ES9028PRO SABRE DACS USB digital audio output Precision 32-bit internal digital volume Discreet clock system for precision timing Low-noise switching power supply with dual stage regulator Resampling to every supported format up to DSD128 and PCM384kHz MQA full decoding Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, MQA, TIDAL, Qobuz, TuneIn and AirPlay-compatible All the usual LUMIN refinements From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want Native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and AirPlay-compatible, giving you access to tens of millions of songs The unique and intuitive LUMIN App described as “the most convenient interface in existence” by Tinman. LUMIN programme of continuous development that has seen Roon, MQA, and Spotify support added Reviews of Lumin T2: Upscale Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E0UUA0mSog OCD Guy: Review and sound demo:
  8. Further Information: Hello All, Putting my recently acquisition, because I don't need it anymore. I got it to use as desktop DAC into my Headphone AMP, but decided to go desktop DAC as well. If you want a bargain. here it goes. It doesn't have any scratch or mark to it. I will add more photos later.
  9. Further Information: Up for sale, Wadia 12 DAC. Oldie but still very good converter. Have upgraded it with Burson Audio opamps, high frequency extension is better and more resolving. Capacitors have been replaced with high quality ones and some smaller value replaced with polypropylene film caps. Great value and those older Wadia converters do sound great. please feel free to ask any question you may have. Shipping is included. Thank you for your time
  10. Further Information: Mark Levinson No. 5101 SACD/CD, Network Streamer, DAC in perfect, unmarked condition. Comes with all original packaging, cartons, manuals, and remote. This unit has been used primarily as a DAC with its Precision Link II performing on-par with many hi-end standalone DACs (IMO). Rarely used as a SACD/CD player, but the results here are outstanding, especially on SACD. I have a separate streamer so has never been used for streaming purposes. Two and a half years old with 5-year warranty, this player was purchased new by me from a Melbourne retailer (receipt available on request). *Firmware update performed 08 February 2024* REVIEWS Highly praised in reviews including StereoNet's Mark Gusew: "The company’s engineers have gone to great lengths to keep the noise floor as low as possible, with five individual power supplies for the DAC chip alone – while four more (two per channel) provide power for the analogue output stage. The unit itself has two main sources of power. A special switching power supply provides power for the SACD drive and all the digital circuitry, while a linear power supply with a toroidal transformer and low-noise Schottky rectifiers provides juice for the analogue circuitry" ... VERDICT: "There’s no denying the innate feeling of luxury every time you use Mark Levinson equipment, and this makes ownership rather special. The №5101 continues this sensation, and to my mind, establishes benchmark performance levels for others to aspire to." https://www.stereonet.com/au/reviews/mark-levinson-5101-streaming-sacd-player-dac-review The Absolute Sound said: " there is certainly a case for the No 5101 if you are looking for one of the best possible DACs for streaming...the No 5101 is also exceptionally clean and neutral. If you need any technobabble to support this conclusion, Mark Levinson’s literature notes that the No 5101 has five individual, ultra-low-noise voltage regulators that power an ESS Sabre 32-bit PRO series D/A converter to unleash maximum performance. Proprietary jitter-reduction circuitry and user-selectable digital filters—seven choices for PCM and four for DSD—along with ample regulated power enable the best possible digital reproduction.” https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/mark-levinson-no-5101-network-streaming-sacd-player-and-dac-no-5206-preamplifier-and-no-5302-power-amplifier/ MLNo5101 SPECS GENERAL Output Voltage: 3.0V RMS single-ended at full scale (0dBFS) 6.0V RMS balanced at full scale (0dBFS) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 94dB single-ended (wideband, unweighted, referred to 3V RMS output) >106dB balanced (wideband, unweighted, referred to 6V RMS output) Power Consumption: Standby: <0.4W Power on: 32W Digital Audio Connectors: 1 optical digital input (Toslink) 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF input (RCA) 1 optical digital output (Toslink) 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF output (RCA) Output Connectors: 1 pair single-ended line-level outputs (RCA) 1 pair balanced line-level outputs (XLR) Control And Network Connectors: 1 RS-232 port (DB9 connector) 1 IR input (1/8"/3.5mm phone jack) 1 12V DC trigger input (1/8"/3.5mm phone jack) 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector) 1 USB-A connector 1 Wi-Fi antenna connector (SMA receptacle) Wireless Format: 2.4GHz, 802.11b/g/n Supported File Types: FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG up to 24 bit/192kHz DSF, DFF up to 5.6MHz (DSD128/DSD 2X) AAC up to 24 bit/96kHz MP3 up to 320kbps/48kHz WMA up to 192kbps/48kHz Dimensions/Weight (Unit): Height: 4.97"/126mm; Height without feet: 4.50"/114mm; Width: 17.25"/438mm; Depth: 18.36"/466mm; Weight: 25.5 lb/11.5kg Dimensions/Weight (With Packaging): Height: 11"/279mm; Width: 27"/686mm; Depth: 24"/610mm; Weight: 35.7 lb/16.2kg *** If not sold at listed price I'll be keeping the unit *** First three photos of actual unit...additional are file pics. More photos/info available on request.
  11. Essence Electrostatic ‘High Definition Audio Control Center’ (HDACC) 1. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Essence HDACC is a DAC/preamplifier/headphone amplifier with a twist — the addition of an HDMI input and output (pass-through) connections. It is designed to allow multiple audio sources to be controlled, switched and output to a variety of audio equipment. With its 6 audio inputs (including an HDMI input) and 6 audio outputs (including a 6.3mm headphone output) you can integrate and convert any digital or analog audio source to any type of amplifier or active speakers. This device has a built-in sampling rate converter which can upscale audio signals between 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz (24-bit). With HDMI connectivity, it allows the user to embed or de-embed audio within the HDMI signal path. For professionals, the Ti TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier, XLR (Low-noise Professional Balanced output) and 6.3mm headphone jack (3.5 mini-jack adaptor supplied) offer unparalleled audio quality. With a highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system, and with an OLED display and IR remote for controlling the device the HD Audio Center is an incredibly useful tool for getting the most out of your audio devices. 2. APPLICATIONS • Multiple input/output Audio Center • Audio format and sampling rate conversion • Professional audio system integration with XLR balanced outputs • Mac/PC USB audio output support • Analog to digital or digital to analog audio conversion • HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding 3. PACKAGE CONTENTS • 1×HDACC • 1×Remote Control (with battery) • 1×6.3mm to 3.5mm Headphone Adaptor • 1×Software CD • 1×5 V/3 A DC Power Adaptor • Operation Manual 4. FEATURES Main • HDMI v1.3 Deep Color, HDCP Compliant, and Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 (24/96K) Audio • Supports HDMI 3D formats: Framing Packing, Side-by-Side (half), Top-and-Bottom • 6 Input, 6 Output HD Audio Control Center • 4 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog Inputs • 3 Digital Outputs, 2 Analog Outputs and Headphone Output • Full system control from IR remote or main control dial via OLED display. Digital • HDMI, USB, Optical and Coaxial digital audio inputs support LPCM stereo • HDMI input supports LPCM stereo in all modes but can pass surround sound signal whilst in bypass mode • All digital inputs support 192kHz sampling rate at up to 24-bit resolution • HDMI, Optical and Coaxial digital outputs • All digital inputs can be SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) to 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz via DSP Engine (Digital Signal Processing) • Highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system • HDMI Audio output (video is always bypassed to HDMI output) can either output the incoming HDMI (HDMI Bypass Mode) or embed the selected audio signal (HDMI Input Mode) Analog • Built-in Ti TPA6120A2 high quality headphone amplifier output • Professional XLR balanced stereo output • RCA analog stereo output • RCA analog stereo input • Mini-jack (3.5mm) stereo input • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Less than 100dB (-20dBFS) • Analog inputs provide digital output sampling rates up to 192 kHz Misc • IR Remote with direct source, power and mute buttons • HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding • Volume control of analog and headphone outputs or just · headphone output via remote or main control dial • Direct power and mute button on unit • High viewing angle OLED display • Headphone output fades in after system is muted • 6.3mm headphone output (3.5mm mini-jack adaptor supplied My case scenario Quite a few systems on the market use an AV pre/pro to convert HDMI sources to two-channel audio. I have my music and video library split between physical CDs/DVDs/Blu-Rays and ripped media stored on NAS. Vero4K media player (Kodi box) aggregated all these media files and output signal to Essence HDACC via HDMI. Essence HDACC split the signal and bypass video to TV via HDMI and decode audio either to power/integrated amp or headphones (or both). I bought this device directly from Essence Electrostatic CEO Bob Rapoport in 2016 after exchanging a few emails with him. Condition The device is in overall very good condition: • some elements on the LED screen appearing dimmer compared to others. While this defect may not be easily noticeable (see last photo), it is worth mentioning. • There is still a soft protective film on the display. It has some minor scratches visible on photos. Once removed, the display will be free of any scratches. • There are some cosmetic hairline scratches on the back near the HDMI output (see photos).
  12. Does your DVD player outperform your dedicated vintage CD player? I'm keen to hear from other members with a similar experience or anyone with an informed opinion. I'm new to stereonet so go easy on me if I'm expecting too much here by way of feedback. Maybe no-one will chime in anyway. [PS: I tried to submit this topic under the section on digital output and DACS but the page wouldn't let me select that option]. I recently bought a vintage Sony CDP-397 (1992-3) to compare to my DVD players. I did not have hopes of brilliant CD sound or anything special but I was profoundly disappointed. I don't know if I was expecting too much from a vintage CD player compared to a more modern DVD/BluRay player. But I was expecting a dedicated CD Player with decent specs to perform as well, if not better than, a cheap DVD player. I will set out my testing/comparisons below. I bought the CDP-397 to see if I can better the SQ from my Denon DVD-1720 or my Sony Blueray BDP-S1100 for standard CD playback. I think I paid about $130 inc delivery on ebay - not a lot of dosh really if I can turn it into a successful project with a soldering iron. It works and seems to be in good cosmetic (near new) condition. I was hoping for an improved sound from this player - I mean, analogue PCM output via RCA into either of my amplifiers - without further digital processing. The 397 has no digital out. My denon DVD-1720 (by no means a high quality Denon) sounds better with RCA out. My Sony BD lacks RCA but sounds better set to PCM output via coax. My Kenwood Amp used for testing is RCA input only. My Yamaha RX-V793 is often hooked up to my denon by both RCA and optical. Whichever connection/amp/speaker combo I use the CDP-397 sucks. It's almost as if Sony have filtered out the bright/detailed/forward sound I was expecting. I can deal with a bright sounding cd player - all the sony's I have owned before had a decent sound-stage. I have owned a Sony Carousel from the 90's and a sony single back in the late 80's. My first impression of the CDP-397 was a flatter not-so-lively, not-so-dynamic sound compared to what I was expecting. The Bass is there, but slightly less defined compared to my DVD players, and I have a set of very punchy towers (a tight 37hz+). I noticed a very subtle HF fuzziness whenever the player converted a track with high treble cymbals. It renders a very subtle and barely discernible treble halo (like a hazy resonance) that trails off the high notes - I didn't go looking for it - I just heard it with the tweeters at ear level... definitely an artifact and it bugged me. There was no real hiss at any point including the silent sections of the tracks. So I unhooked the 397 from my Kenwood, connected it to my bright sounding Yamaha, hooked up my bright sounding Auditones and retested it. Artifact confirmed. Turning up the treble from flat only served to wash out more clarity in the upper range. The cdp-397 is probably not as bad as it sounds to me after an hour of listening and comparing - because when you focus on these things they become exaggerated. But not imagined. So I ask, should a dedicated CD player without defects sound better than a cheap modern DVD player? Maybe component age is the problem here (given the annoying HF artifact) - maybe an IC filter issue? Capacitors? Comments anyone? Sure, the Denon DVD/Sony BD players are rated 24bit/96khz & 24/192 respectively. But this adds nothing to the SQ of a standard CD recorded with limited 16bit/44khz resolution. The average CD also has a maximum Dynamic Range at around 96db, I think that's right. I don't believe the architecture of more modern DVD players is any advantage either. Please enlighten me if I'm wrong. The Denon's Dynamic Range is 98db, SNR = 115 (Sony BD player is similar). The old CDP-397 is also 98db (SNR=100). There's nothing in these specs alone that should make any real difference in sound quality (for standard CD playback). Am I wrong? Are the DACs and circuitry IN A DVD PLAYER superior for standard cd reproduction? I'll need some convincing that they are. I fully expected the 1992 Sony to sound better, but it doesn't. It uses a KSS-240A pickup and yes it jumps badly from vibration (e.g. Bass) - I half expected it would. Usually a sign the laser is weakening or needs alignment? But this should have no effect on sound quality - a laser either reads or it doesn't. (BTW, I can't even make The Denon DVD-1720 jump, nor the Bluray player). The CDP-397 has 10 IC's listed below. Some of these are DACs, others are Filters and maybe some are OPAMPS that I can't identify - I don't have the expertise to work out what every chip does from its layout in the schematics. 2 of the DACs are well regarded and common to other Sony models in this era, and feature in more expensive brands. Of course its the implementation not just the DAC that makes a good sounding player. These DACs are CXD-2561BM C-PULSE, and CXD2560M from the list below. There's nothing in the service manual indicating how many DACs are used in this Sony. DAC + Filtering in the same chip was less common in the early 90's and there's a fair number of separate IC's in this unit. If anyone is familiar with the component chips listed below your comments in terms of their 'sound quality' would be welcomed: LIST OF IC'S - CDP-397: uPD75216AGF-661-3BE GP1U52XB M5293L RC4556M-A LA5601 CXD2500AQ CXD2560M CXD2561BM RC4558M (x2) Any comments about the overall sound quality of this unit would be appreciated. I really want to know if this CD player should be performing as good as my DVD players and why/why not. Or maybe I need to upgrade my expectations? ===============================================================
  13. For sale my DacMagic Plus in black. Excellent cosmetic and operational condition, but I don’t have the packaging. Happy to ship at buyer’s expense.
  14. Further Information: Free shipping is included in the price Excellent condition RME ADI-2 FS DAC and Headphone amp. This is the latest model with ESS DAC chip. Original boxing, power supply and remote control included. Full technical details here in one of the best user manuals for any gear: https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/adi2dacr_e.pdf
  15. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Brunswick or Frankston. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  16. Further Information: Recently completed refurb of a vintage Accuphase amp means my faithful and well-liked Moon 340i is no longer being used. I bought it from a fellow SNA member after positive experiences with other Moon amps and, after linking it with quality interconnects, have been very pleased with it. Has the optional DAC and phono stage. The current Neo model has a different DAC, which to my ears is a move sideways, but other than that specs are the same. 100 watts - 8ohms. 200-4ohms. It is a powerful and dynamic sounding amp. Runs in class A for the first 5 watts. Condition is excellent, with no marks or scratches that I can see. Comes with instructions, remote and original packaging. Happy to answer any questions. Please pm me.
  17. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Brunswick or Frankston. Price is firm. Cash on collection. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  18. Further Information: Selling an Eversolo DMP-A6 Master Edition purchased in late June 2023. Perfect condition.... smoke free environment. All the original packaging for the the DMP- A6. The Eversolo products have gone crazy all around the world for a very good reason. They offer a level of performance and a feature set not seen at the prices they sell for. As a streamer using Tidal, it is very good indeed, great sound quality and great App As a DAC it seemed more refined than the DAC in my Michi X5 series 1 As a media player the A6 Master beat the Bluesound Vault that I have been using in all the usual sonic criteria.....smoother, more musical etc....also seems to offer more micro detail, not sure if that is down to the solid state drive or something else, but it was evident on nearly all the like for like rips. I had only just started ripping CD's onto the 2T SSD I installed (not for sale with this item) when I heard about the A8 being released, hence the upgrade Free postage to all major cities in Aus.
  19. Further Information: Ifi Zen Dac perfect condition pick up or view in Rye, vic not needed anymore can post at buyers expense This ZEN DAC V2 is the same award-winning hi-res USB DAC/headphone amp as before but with added oomph! We’ve upgraded its digital engine from an 8 core XMOS chip to a 16 core chip. It’s ultra-capable while still being super-affordable. Compact enough to use as a USB DAC/amp on your work desk and stylish enough to use at home with your favourite active speakers or amp, it delivers a level of specification and performance that punches above its super-affordable price tag. The ZEN DAC V2 supports PCM and DXD to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD256 and MQA. DSD remains ‘bit-perfect’ thanks to the True Native Burr-Brown chip design. 16 core = hardcore Thanks to the 16 core tech, the ZEN DAC V2 is now an MQA Decoder rather than a Renderer. This enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. The LED glows green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner. MQA rendering technology (used in the original ZEN DAC among other iFi products) connects to an MQA Core signal (such as TIDAL) and completes the final unfold of an MQA file. This product will include ‘stream lock’ but is not able to decode an MQA stream or authenticate it. Smooth and balanced. A new and improved low jitter, crystal clock means >20dB better performance. The super-low noise performance means the ZEN DAC V2 will remain quiet even in noisy situations such as yachts or RVs. The balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point – makes it pretty special and delivers the best sound quality, normally found in higher priced models. The ZEN DAC V2 sports Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front and back. On the front, there’s also the popular 6.3mm headphone socket. Flexible. Switch effortlessly between ‘variable’ and ‘fixed’. Set to ‘Variable,’ use the ZEN DAC V2 as a pre-amp to feed a power amp or active speakers. On ‘Fixed’ to bypass the volume control. Connect to an external pre-amp or integrated amp. Power. Drive. Performance. Our headphone amp has PowerMatch – switchable gain to perfectly match your headphones. For IEMs, normally high-sensitivity, leave PowerMatch at its lower setting for hiss-free listening. On/over-ear headphones with relatively low impedance require more power – press PowerMatch to increase the level of drive. Ace of Bass. The ZEN DAC V2 boasts TrueBass. This proprietary tech is a switchable ‘bass boost’ operating in the analogue domain. There’s no DSP with iFi gear. TrueBass enhances the bass but does not muddy the mid-range. Perfect for use with IEMs or open-back headphones which often lack bass. The ZEN DAC V2 is the ultimate chilling machine. Tune in and ZEN out.
  20. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Brunswick or Frankston. Price is firm. Cash on collection. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  21. Essence Electrostatic ‘High Definition Audio Control Center’ (HDACC) 1. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Essence HDACC is a DAC/preamplifier/headphone amplifier with a twist — the addition of an HDMI input and output (pass-through) connections. It is designed to allow multiple audio sources to be controlled, switched and output to a variety of audio equipment. With its 6 audio inputs (including an HDMI input) and 6 audio outputs (including a 6.3mm headphone output) you can integrate and convert any digital or analog audio source to any type of amplifier or active speakers. This device has a built-in sampling rate converter which can upscale audio signals between 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz (24-bit). With HDMI connectivity, it allows the user to embed or de-embed audio within the HDMI signal path. For professionals, the Ti TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier, XLR (Low-noise Professional Balanced output) and 6.3mm headphone jack (3.5 mini-jack adaptor supplied) offer unparalleled audio quality. With a highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system, and with an OLED display and IR remote for controlling the device the HD Audio Center is an incredibly useful tool for getting the most out of your audio devices. 2. APPLICATIONS • Multiple input/output Audio Center • Audio format and sampling rate conversion • Professional audio system integration with XLR balanced outputs • Mac/PC USB audio output support • Analog to digital or digital to analog audio conversion • HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding 3. PACKAGE CONTENTS • 1×HDACC • 1×Remote Control (with battery) • 1×6.3mm to 3.5mm Headphone Adaptor • 1×Software CD • 1×5 V/3 A DC Power Adaptor • Operation Manual 4. FEATURES Main • HDMI v1.3 Deep Color, HDCP Compliant, and Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 (24/96K) Audio • Supports HDMI 3D formats: Framing Packing, Side-by-Side (half), Top-and-Bottom • 6 Input, 6 Output HD Audio Control Center • 4 Digital Inputs, 2 Analog Inputs • 3 Digital Outputs, 2 Analog Outputs and Headphone Output • Full system control from IR remote or main control dial via OLED display. Digital • HDMI, USB, Optical and Coaxial digital audio inputs support LPCM stereo • HDMI input supports LPCM stereo in all modes but can pass surround sound signal whilst in bypass mode • All digital inputs support 192kHz sampling rate at up to 24-bit resolution • HDMI, Optical and Coaxial digital outputs • All digital inputs can be SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) to 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz via DSP Engine (Digital Signal Processing) • Highly accurate PLL and low jitter reduction clock system • HDMI Audio output (video is always bypassed to HDMI output) can either output the incoming HDMI (HDMI Bypass Mode) or embed the selected audio signal (HDMI Input Mode) Analog • Built-in Ti TPA6120A2 high quality headphone amplifier output • Professional XLR balanced stereo output • RCA analog stereo output • RCA analog stereo input • Mini-jack (3.5mm) stereo input • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Less than 100dB (-20dBFS) • Analog inputs provide digital output sampling rates up to 192 kHz Misc • IR Remote with direct source, power and mute buttons • HDMI audio embedding or de-embedding • Volume control of analog and headphone outputs or just · headphone output via remote or main control dial • Direct power and mute button on unit • High viewing angle OLED display • Headphone output fades in after system is muted • 6.3mm headphone output (3.5mm mini-jack adaptor supplied My case scenario Quite a few systems on the market use an AV pre/pro to convert HDMI sources to two-channel audio. I have my music and video library split between physical CDs/DVDs/Blu-Rays and ripped media stored on NAS. Vero4K media player (Kodi box) aggregated all these media files and output signal to Essence HDACC via HDMI. Essence HDACC split the signal and bypass video to TV via HDMI and decode audio either to power/integrated amp or headphones (or both). I bought this device directly from Essence Electrostatic CEO Bob Rapoport in 2016 after exchanging a few emails with him. Condition The device is in overall very good condition: • some elements on the LED screen appearing dimmer compared to others. While this defect may not be easily noticeable (see last photo), it is worth mentioning. • There is still a soft protective film on the display. It has some minor scratches visible on photos. Once removed, the display will be free of any scratches. • There are some cosmetic hairline scratches on the back near the HDMI output (see photos).
  22. Further Information: Topping E30 DAC. Great affordable DAC. Much better than the E10, not as good as the dastically more expensive E70 and D90. Very good condition, in original box with remotes and cables. AK4493 DAC chip, so it has lovely AKM sound. Pick up on Melbourne CBD or Frankston. Price is firm. Cash on collection. Full specs Topping's E30 is a USB DAC with very compact dimensions and surprising performances for its size. It uses a AK4493 DAC chip which is among the most famous components in High Fidelity Audio for this purpose. It also uses a Xmos interface providing a clear and transparent connection to any digital sources with a USB output. This DAC has a volume control function which can be bypassed to use it either with a preamplifier or directly with active speakers or a power amplifier. Topping has not forgotten to work on the product looks, since the E30 has an elegant and readable display accompanied by a beautiful touch control button. Impressive connectivity for its size Unlike the majority of compact DACs that use a micro USB port, Topping gave its E30 an USB-B port. Thus giving it is a great advantage in terms of robustness and lifespan over its competitors. The energy requirements are low enough to allow direct power supply through the USB port. There is also a DC jack which is ideal for connecting the E30 to any Hi-Fi grade power-supply (LPSU) without using any adapter. A Coaxial SPDIF and an Optical SPDIF input enable the DAC E30 to work with external digital sources. Multiple devices (TV, media platform or game console) can be connected and enjoy its excellent audio decoding capability. Its SPDIF interface use a CS8416 low-jitter chip, which supports digital audio streams up to 24-bit / 192kHz. The touch button on the front panel can be used to change the active source. The source selection can also be done using the included infra-red remote control. The output is a simple RCA stereo connector with variable volume. AK4493 DAC & XMOS USB Digital to Analog audio conversion uses a AK4493EQ 32-bit Dac chip. This modernized version of the famous AK4490EQ benefits from better distortion and signal-noise ration than its parent while keeping all the technologies that made it popular. It includes the famous Velvet Sound technology with increasingly accurate digital filters. The USB input is controlled by a XMOS interface that enables to properly support very high sampling frequencies (up to 768kHz 16 and 32bit). This component also provides native DSD compatibility up to DSD512 in addition to the DOP256 support. These components are rigorously integrated and allow the E30 to achieve a clear signal with an extremely low distortion rate of 0.0003%, less than -130dB crosstalk, 121dB signal noise ratio and 119dB measured dynamic range. This kind of performance is usually found in more expensive and bulky equipment. Ak4493 DAC Chip AK4118 Receiver XMOS XU208 Hi-Res Audio PCM 32bit 768kHz DSD512 DSD Direct Mode Thesycon Customized drivers Touch operation Remote control PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz 16-bit-32bit DSD (Native) DSD64-DSD512 DSD (DoP) DSD64-DSD256 Output Voltage 2Vrms@0dBFS THD+N <0.0003% @1kHz A-weighting Noise <2uVrms @A-weighting Crosstalk -130dB@1kHz SNR >121dB@1kHz Dynamic Range 119dB@1kHz Channel Balance <0.3dB
  23. This is a fine CD player / DAC / Preamp in fully working order with no issues. The DAC in this player is based on well-known ESS Sabre32 9018 chip. New price is $2500 I am the second owner and bought it without the remote control. However, I managed to get an fully compatible aftermarket remote control unit. From Audiolab website: The 8300CD demonstrates a level of fine detail, transparency, soundstage depth, dynamic range and musical flow across all sources. It is both an exceptional CD player and a top-class external DAC/digital preamp, able to make the most of your CD collection. While delivering an enormous sonic boost to external digital audio sources it now extends its resolution to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD compatibility via USB. 8300CD Specifications General Description: CD Player, Digital-to-Analogue Converter Display: POLED 128x64 pixels 2.7" Standby Feature: Yes 12V Trigger Yes CD Mechanism Slot-Loading DSD Compatible Yes (DSD64 / DSD128 / DSD256) Disc Compatibility CD/CDR DAC ESS Sabre32 9018 chip Resolution 32 bits Sampling Frequency Optical,Coaxial, AES: 32kHz - 192kHz USB:32kHz - 384kHz(PCM) / DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 Maximum Sampling Frequency Optical,Coaxial, AES: 192kHz USB: 384kHz (PCM) / 11.2M (DSD256) Digital Input 2 x Coaxial, 2 x Toslink Optical, 1xAES/EBU, 1 x USB for PC USB, Digital Output 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink Optical, 1 x AES Output Voltage 4.2Vrms ±0.1 (Balanced) 2.1Vrms ±0.1 (Unbalanced) Output Impedance 10Ω THD (1kHz 0dB 20Hz - 20kHz A wtd. <0.002% Frequency Response +/-0.2dB 20Hz - 20kHz (± 0.2dB) Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N) A wtd RCA:<-98dB ,XLR<-100dB Dynamic Range (A wtd.) RCA:>98dB ,XLR>100dB Crosstalk @1K RCA:<-120dB , XLR <-130dB Gain Error <0.5W Dimensions (H x W x D) 80 x 444 x 317mm Weight 6kg Please note the tiny white patch as circulated. I do not have the original shipping box; can pack it safely for interstate shipping. (Allow 2 days for packing and arrangement of shipping after receipt of the payment)
  24. Selling my DAC SimAudio D280, comes with MiND2. Purchased in June 2023 have original receipt and under warranty. Original remote SimAudio Moon 280D MiND 2 Network Streaming DAC; USB; Bluetooth RRP6400 Made in Canada AirPlay,Qobuz, TIDAL Connect, Spotify https://simaudio.com/en/product/280d-streaming-dac/ https://www.hifinews.com/content/simaudio-moon-280d-mind-2-networked-attached-dac Local Sydney Pickup
  25. Further Information: Totaldac's entry level R2R Dac. I believe this version also comes with an internal streamer board. I have not used nor tested the streamer board as my room can only stream via Wifi and have priced it assuming no streamer board. Comes with extra power supply, short length USB Totaldac filtered cable and remote. Approx RRP $10,400 as configured without streamer board and USB filtered cable. https://www.totaldac.com/D1-core-en.htm https://www.totaldac.com/prices.php https://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/totaldac5/1.html
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