For Sale or Trade:
Style Audio Topaz Headphone Amp & DAC. Sold!
Will Trade For: Any other DAC/Amp
Will Ship To: United States
Hey guys, selling this excellent condition Headphone Amp/DAC to fund some more of my other Christmas shopping escapades.
Got it Spring 2009 from Whiplash Audio. Originally priced at $450, I'm looking for $265 or best offer. Includes USB & power cable.
Style Audio is the leading Head Fi company in the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea.
There is a ton of high quality components stuffed into a really compact box, which measures 75mm(W)*30mm(H)*126mm(D). We're talking OsCon & Wima caps, Vishay Dale resistors, & gold coated RCA jacks. The real strength from the wunderbox, however, is the DAC, the Burr Brown PCM1792 24bit/192Khz DA converter, which is speced at an astounding dynamic range of 123dB with a negligible THD+N of 0.0005%. You gotta hear it for yourself.
More thoughts about the Topaz: (http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/417745/styleaudio-topaz-amp-eval-review-thread/30)
"The $450 Carat Topaz is an impressive device that offers performance on the scale of larger, notably more expensive units."
"Given its size, I freely admit that it was a bit discombobulating to hear such tremendous sound emanating from such a tiny box!"
"The C-T’s DAC was easily better than my $500 Denon CD player...The DAC is smooth, but well detailed. It’s not aggressive, and provides very good soundstaging capabilities. "
Edited by clasam - 3/17/11 at 2:50pm