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WTS/WTT: Derek Shek d1 NOS DAC - CONUS

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Greetings,

 

Since I've upgraded my primary DAC I haven't been using this one leaving it in storage.  There are many good reviews of this DAC, it's a TDA1543 NOS design and includes the power supply.  The LED is still intact but recessed from the foothole which gives it a much more acceptable glow for use in dark rooms while still retaining its good looks.

 

PIC:

 

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(Power isn't connected in this photo, but I can take a pic that may give an idea if requested.  DC adapter included of course.)

 

I'm asking $200/reasonable offers, or trades I find interesting.

 

Trades that come to mind:

 

Headphones:

 

AKG K701

Beyerdynamic DT48E

 

Maybe other similar headphones, PM me for interest check.

 

Source:

 

Maybe a wireless squeezebox - depends.

 

Amps:

 

Speaker amps capable of doing 4ohms (no-T variants please).

 

Of course there may be other items I'd consider, so drop me a PM.

 

 

My Feedback on this site:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/364987/shike

 


Edited by Shike - 1/22/11 at 4:00pm
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Bump.  I also have more feedback if needed on other sites, just ask.

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Bump for one of my favorite DACs. Is this new newer version (post 2007) with the reclocking module? Either way, it's nice.

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Bump for one of my favorite DACs. Is this new newer version (post 2007) with the reclocking module? Either way, it's nice.


It's pre 2009.  I know he sold another DAC before the D1 and D2, don't have info on a pre 2007 so I'm not exactly sure - I purchased it September 2008.

 

However, I'm pretty sure it has reclocking as it has a 11.28mhz oscillator.  The 2009 ones use an 80mhz clock, has a second TDA piggybacked right on top of the one in the DIP, changed the layout, and has changed the chassis look.  He's also changed his selection of caps (resistors same).  The caps used in this:

 

Philips Aluminium case 036 series, Sanyo OS-CON SVP series, WIMA, NOS Siemens

 

and what he uses now:

 

Panasonic FC series, WIMA

 

 

Which sounds better is obviously subjective, I've chatted with those that like the pre 2009 and ones that like the post 2009.  I can say this has a bit of a roll off in the treble (both do) so it works well with brighter speakers and headphones.


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Bump - would also consider some Stax units that could be used with SRD-7 non-pro (Lambda for example).  Already have SR-5.


Edited by Shike - 6/21/10 at 12:03am
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Price drop

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