For sale is my trusty Meier Corda 2Move headphone amp. I have owned this for a number of years and very much has been one of the best hardware buys I've made.
Why am I selling it then?
I purchased it as a solution to quality audio output for laptops. I've owned laptops for about the last 8 years, and they really just aren't all that good for audio quality. I needed both a good DAC and amp to support the headphone hobby as well as listening to anything else either through headphones or larger speakers. This was my solution.
However, I am finally stepping back into desktop PCs. As part of my recent PC build, I chose another built in solution. Unfortunately this makes the 2Move redundant, so it goes up for sale.
You are getting what's shown in the photos. This is the Meier Corda 2Move DAC/Amp plus a very nice USB cord that the previous owner provided me and two male to male headphone jacks which again were provided by the previous owner.
The condition of the unit is quite good with very minimal wear and tear. The anodized black case has only minor wear along some sharp edges and is highlighted by the camera's flash quite significantly in the pictures. The while silk screen is also in great condition. This unit has largely sat on my desk for most of its time with me.
If I were to complain about one thing with the unit, it's the volume knob. It works fine but is staticy when changing volumes, mostly at lower levels. This issue isn't unique to this item specifically. It is a well known design choice (flaw) for the volume knob hardware that plagues many of Meier's products. The static doesn't get better or worse with time. I've owned this for about 5 years, and it hasn't changed one bit. It just is what it is, and a lot of Meier products share it because the same type of volume knob is used. It's something people do come across when researching these products, but if you haven't done much research or ran across this, I'm just informing you. It is what it is, and you just sort of accept it. I just don't want you to be surprised that it's there. If you're curious about it, research it more. it's just a side-effect of the type of volume knob used.
I have cleaned everything with isopropyl alcohol. The unit is wiped down, and the cables are wiped down. I do this with everything I sell. It is cleaned and then packaged.
I will ship anywhere in the world. I typically ship USPS as they are the most cost effective as well as most often the quickest. Within the US, shipping with be $12. This includes insurance and delivery confirmation. Anywhere else in the world it will likely be around $30 insured via Priority International. Cheaper options are available. Feel free to check rates at the USPS website (my zipcode 56001). Worldwide, I do prefer to ship via Express as it does offer more tracking and faster delivery. However there is a price premium. I will opt for Priority International and insure for the sold value unless otherwise specified.
I will note that some locations do not have insurance. USPS can not insure to some countries who are unwilling to support the process. It's rare, but I have shipped to a location that could not be insured before. If I can't insure, I will tell you.
I attempt to ship same day if possible. It is not always the case. I work 6 days a week and can have difficulty creating a time to drop a package off during post office business hours. Most likely it will be during my work lunch break the following day. Worst case would be the end of week on Saturday.
The price is $160 + sh.
I am not looking for best offers. I am not looking for trades. I will simply say no to either. If you want to bother, go ahead. I'll still say no to any lower offers or trades.
The price does not include shipping charges nor any potential customs charges. Shipping fees will depend on where you live as well as what shipping method is used. Customs fees vary greatly depending on country. Know your customs operations to know if you will be charged and for how much.
As for shipping fees. The above values for shipping is just a close approximation. I will ask for the price + sh rate upon purchase. I typically charge an approximate amount, and I will refund the difference if it's more than a couple dollars. I have the secondary option of getting an exact amount, but shipping will be delayed some.
Edited by mvw2 - 7/8/12 at 3:46pm