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For Sale: Parasound 1100HD

post #1 of 8
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For Sale:
Parasound 1100HD

Will Ship To: Anywhere

I don't believe you can find a better DAC at this price range and it even tops allot of gear going for 800+€.

It uses 2xBurr-Brown PCM63-P chips famous for their musicality, PMD-100 HDCD filter, Black Gate capacitors, etc..


It features 4 push-button switchable digital inputs for all of your sources (2 coaxial, 1 TOSlink, 1 AES/EBU), phase inversion, and LED indicators for frequency and HDCD status.

The photo is merely illustrative.

 

Manual

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FEATURES

Four Digital Inputs
Gold-plated audiophile jacks
De-Emphasis Circuit
Balanced Analog Outputs
Gold-clad precision relays
FR4 glass circuit boards
Low Jitter Crystal Receiver
Three Separate Power Transformers
Digital Record Output Jack
HDCD ® Process Decoder
Regulated Power Supplies
Precision Resistors
4 Burr-Brown PCM 63-K DACs
Polarity Inversion Switch
Precision Capacitors
IEC removable AC cord
Silver-plated wiring
Heavy-duty chassis

SPECIFICATIONS


Frequency Response:
2 Hz - 20 kHz, I0.25 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio:
> 108 dB, 113 dB typical
Channel Separation:
> 100 dB @ I kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion:
< 0.0015% @ 1 kHz
Amplitude Linearity:
>100 dB; 102 dB typical
Phase Linearity:
+/- 0° @ 20 kHz
Maximum Jitter:
< 50 picoseconds RMS, (10 Hz 40 kHz) using selected low jitter Crystal
8412 Digital Interface Receiver
D-A Converters:
Two Burr-Brown PCM 63P-J 20 bit, push-pull for each channel and fully balanced digital operation
Oversampling Rate:
8 X (352.8-kHz)
Digital Input:
32 kHz, 4.1 kHz, 48 kHz; Consumer standard SPDIF
Digital Filters:
PMD-100 High Definition Compatable Digital
Absolute Polarity:
0 deg or 180 deg switchable
Digital Inputs:

Coaxial:
75 Ω RCA
TOSlink fiber optic:
EIAJ Standard CP-340/RC-5720, 660 nm typical wavelength
AES/EBU Balanced XLR


Outputs:
Unbalanced Analog Line Out: 3 V nominal, 600 Ω
Digital: 75 Ω RCA coaxial, 0.5 V peak-to-peak
Power Supplies:
3 separate transformers and nine regulators for digital circuits and for each analog channel
Power Requirement:
120 V, 60 Hz, 18W; may be re-wired for 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz
Dimensions:
19" W x 3" H (3 5/8 with feet) x 13 1/8" D
Net Weight:
12.5 lb.

 

 


Edited by BoogieWoogie - 12/5/11 at 3:53am
post #2 of 8

Amazing DAC; wish it was stateside.

post #3 of 8

Surprised this hasn't sold yet.... Amazing DAC! Competes with much higher priced gear imho.

post #4 of 8

I can vouch for the sound, it's a great DAC for the money. Most want USB in a form-factor that doesn't resemble a 1999 DVD player.

post #5 of 8

Is your parasound stock or modded? The second picture which shows internal caps and power supply is a MODDED parasound d/ac 1100HD with cetoole's discrete I/V. In the event that you do own this modded version you may want to clarify this. If not it would be helpful to indicate that this is not your dac.

 

 

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Originally Posted by xand1x View Post

Is your parasound stock or modded? The second picture which shows internal caps and power supply is a MODDED parasound d/ac 1100HD with cetoole's discrete I/V. In the event that you do own this modded version you may want to clarify this. If not it would be helpful to indicate that this is not your dac.

 

 



It is not, it's stock, but I wrote "The photo is merely illustrative."

post #7 of 8
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Sold on german ebay for 350€ http://www.ebay.de/itm/Parasound-Wandler-1100-HD-/270853094474?pt=Audio_Zubeh%C3%B6r&hash=item3f101a3c4a

 

Some comments:

 

 

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Really depends on use (I actually thought the Lavry DA10 performed better in balanced Senn DAC/amp combo use - where it was hard to find a superior - than general DAC service - where it was easier), but overall I think the two 1100s have been my favorite owned DACs, with the exception of the earlier mentioned, far less practical, Apogee Duet. And even there the preference was slight and due mostly to an overall more dynamic sound, not resolution gain, signature balance, etc. Be aware though I haven't been tempted (except for a moment or two with the Northstar MK1/IIs) to cross the $1K DAC mark, so there's a boat-load of competition I haven't heard. But at the $1K and below level I think the 1100s perform admirably. My only wish would be 24/96 support, but I don't doubt for a second that's primarily psychological. If anything I'm trying to keep my excitement from sounding fanatical at this price point. This sound at $250 is kinda crazy and lately I've become fixated with bang-for-buck.

 

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Frankly I haven't heard anything in the 1k range that really comes close.. maybe the PS Audio Digital Link III with culen mods (not sure what the mods really bring to the table but I've never heard it stock).


x2
(now that I own a 1100HD)
I've owned the Lavry, Electrocompaniet ECD1, Bel Canto DAC3, Apogee MiniDAC

The Electrocompaniet however did come close, and in the end is a matter or personal taste,
but the rest got shredded

 

post #8 of 8

Amazing DAC! Competes with much higher priced gear imho.

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