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Ive just ordered the Stello DA100.... can't wait

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Congrats!
post #63 of 496
I had purchased the DA100 partly because I thought it would be a great space saver too. The plan was to stack a Mapletree Ear+ on top that it but I now realise it wasn't such a great idea after all, as the Ear+ would obscure all of the ventilation holes on top of the DA100. Heat generated by the DA100 would have nowhere to go.

Still looking for a solution though.
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To those of you who recently received a Stello DA100 or have one coming, how many of you bought it from someplace other than directly from April Music? If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase it from (I'm looking at Head-Fi, Audiogon, eBay, and Yahoo! Auctions Japan daily, but I can't find anything)?
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To those of you who recently received a Stello DA100 or have one coming, how many of you bought it from someplace other than directly from April Music? If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase it from (I'm looking at Head-Fi, Audiogon, eBay, and Yahoo! Auctions Japan daily, but I can't find anything)?
http://www.hifi500.com/buy/index.htm
Just click "Add to Cart" and your agony is over.
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I keep it like this and asked APRIL music whether it will cause any harm. S100 power amp is very hor when it runs due to its discrete push-pull circuitry. Christine told me there is no problem after consulting their engineering staff.

I think best place to buy Stello is HIFI500 as you then have good customer service. Usually they respond to mails quickly, when that lady is around. They seems to be in the process of reorganizing the dealer network. First when I wanted to buy it they directed me to a UK dealer but the price was bit high there.
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http://www.hifi500.com/buy/index.htm
Just click "Add to Cart" and your agony is over.
LOL. Thats directly from April Music.

There is only one distributor for them (for USA), and thats how they are available. You are left with that price with bit steep shipping, but you are going to get it fast, with great warranty and nothing to complain about. The only other option is if someone somewhere puts up a used one, but with the performance of this thing that is EXTREMELY unlikely.
post #68 of 496
Now it reached 100 hours of burning! Its sound quality is very musical and refined. It drives music effortless and with very pleasant signature.
No doubt this is the best budget DAC even sub 1500$ and great value for money. Someone should compare this with Benchmark.
I think the sound quality is much better owing to its great power supply and post conversion filtering and discrete output. That kind of discrete output buffer can be found in high end amps like my GS-1!!!
post #69 of 496
oh my god!!
I didn't notice that there's a dealer in my country.
Ive just made an order this morning.
I just emailed hifi500 to cancel my order.
Do you think it's possble to cancel without being charged?
I paid via PayPal.
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To those of you who recently received a Stello DA100 or have one coming, how many of you bought it from someplace other than directly from April Music? If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase it from (I'm looking at Head-Fi, Audiogon, eBay, and Yahoo! Auctions Japan daily, but I can't find anything)?
Just look for your local Stello dealer and contact them. I contacted one in Holland when I ordered mine but their price would've been higher than hifi500. I don't understand why you don't want to order straight from hifi500.


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oh my god!!
I didn't notice that there's a dealer in my country.
Ive just made an order this morning.
I just emailed hifi500 to cancel my order.
Do you think it's possble to cancel without being charged?
I paid via PayPal.
But why? You would probably get it faster through hifi500. Well I understand that some people prefer local dealers but I don't.
post #71 of 496
I prefer local dealers because I don't have to pay for shipping and the dealer is just about 100 km away from my place.
They also have the DA100 in stock.
It's kinna sad.
$85 for shipping and I have to pay tax as well.
post #72 of 496
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I prefer local dealers because I don't have to pay for shipping and the dealer is just about 100 km away from my place.
They also have the DA100 in stock.
It's kinna sad.
$85 for shipping and I have to pay tax as well.
So you get a better price from your local dealer? If that's the case then I understand you. The nearest dealer for me would've been in Holland and it would've been more expensive through him.
post #73 of 496
I agree, $85 is steep for shipping but it is fast. I love my Stello.
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I don't understand why you don't want to order straight from hifi500.
He's just looking for a deal, I mean as a coming college student, that's his mission.
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He's just looking for a deal, I mean as a coming college student, that's his mission.
Yup, $785 is just too much for my wallet. I'm shooting more for $625 shipped, based on past DA100 FS threads
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