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FS: Esoteric UX-1 Universal Player

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I am interested in selling my Esoteric UX-1. This behemoth will play all audio formats in addition to dvd with the ability to upscale to 1080i. I believe there is an upgrade you can get from Esoteric to get it to upscale to 1080p (No bluray sorry).

The appeal of this player is that it is a true balanced differential source with PCM1704 dac chips (My personal favorite chip and only 24 bit R2R dac chip) and it has what may be the finest transport mechanism out there the VRDS Neo (Same as in the Esoteric flagship the P-01) which is why it was chosen for APL's most high end source redesign the NWO series (Currently at 4.0 SE). This is not the aluminum/cheaper version used in the UX-3/X-03/P-03 lines which is also the version they are willing to license out... which also the latest version of the UX-1(pi?) or something uses. As far as I know only the UX-1/UX-1 Limited/X-01/X-01 Limited/P-01 use this transport which Esoteric does not license/sell except as a replacement in which case it costs 6000 by itself...

APL-HiFi :: View topic - Esoteric VRDS-NEO comparison with other transports...... documents the absurdity of the transport mechanism in comparison to what it used by many other high end players.

I bought it second hand from an authorized Esoteric dealer (Sound by Singer) for the price of 6.5k so I am looking for 6000 shipped in the US (Shipping this behemoth will not be cheap as it weighs ~55 pounds unpacked). International parties will probably have to help shoulder the burden of shipping. I have original packaging etc.

I'd rate it at 8/10 in condition and is of course at perfect operating order. The only issue I know of is that when Sound By Singer shipped it to me it had the X-01 controller rather than the UX-1 controller.. this controller works and so there wasn't much of an issue for me since I only used it for music playback.

I am selling this because I simply don't use it as I am 100 percent computer as a source and I need the cash because as of last Friday I don't have a tennant anymore to help me pay my mortgage. I am not interested in trades at this point in time.
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Whatever happened to this great player?

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