Audio GD Sparrow (A version with DIR9001)
Will Ship To: CONUS
This is a desktop amp/dac combo.
" Fully discrete ACSS head amp without any OPA , couple caps ,non- feedback analog output stage and high performance power supplys .
The Sparrow uses mostly DALE and Vishay resistors, EVOX or other high performance capacitors. The electrolyte capacitors are custom ordered from NOVER (a UK brand), exact matched transistors, an ALPS volume pot . RCA sockets are custom ordered and 24k gold plated. All transistors are Toshiba and Hitachi.All aluminum chassis (Black).
The PCB employs 2MM double copper/stringy board, 70uM copper.
20 Watt custom transformer, with a wide input voltage of 100-130V or 200-260V.
Both Version A & B have applied ALPS RK27 volume pot.All aluminum chassis (Black). Panel thickness is 8mm. "
Any more info you can look here http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Sparrow/SparrowEN.htm.
There is a large thread for this amp/dac here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/483188/official-audio-gd-sparrow-thread/120
Just know, this is an OLDER model... and it is an A VERSION. It came stock with the DIR9001, all the A version components and the AD1852. They are now made with WM8741's. Some people will look specifically for this build of the sparrow with the dir9001 and the ad1852 because they feel it is better sounding.. It definitely is a good combination. Very neutral and detailed.
Near perfect condition. comes with both the ad1852 (very neutral sounding) and the wm8740 which is a bit warmer. My version does have the USB in, as well as optical and coax.
I paid 200 for it (which was a good deal).. Gonna let it go for 175 simply because it has been touched by one more pair of hands and it has gotten a bit older.. All in all I feel like its an extremely good deal. A discount on a product that I got a deal on in the first place and that performs way beyond what it cost in the first place. I'm moving on to a larger set up with a diy standalone dac and a quite large desktop amp. This would make a very good all in one for someone just getting into a higher fidelity set up. It would also make a fantastic bedside rig, or maybe even a work rig given the compact size.
Toss me a PM if your interested and have a nice day :) Feel free to ask any questions. I am a busy student, but I check my emails really frequently.
Edited by chrislangley4253 - 11/5/11 at 12:57pm