Assemblage DAC 3.1 Platinum with mods ($1300 shipped CONUS and paypal included)
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Fully balanced operation
Can drive both single ended and balanced at the same time
I2Se, Coax (BNC and RCA), AES/EBU, Toslink, St Optical inputs
Separate Transformers and power supplies for analog and digital sections
Damping for chassis by factory
Power, Phase and mute switch on front panel
List of mods:
The DAC has had its PSU fully recapped with Panasonic FRs.
Dexa Ultra wideband regulators for the DAC chips instead of the 7x05 regulators. (200$ from PartConnexion)
LME49710 for filter section
THS 4031 Ceramic DIP package opamps for the I/V stage (100$ upgrade)
OPA604 for the servo stage
Decoupling and bypass caps added accordingly. Panasonic FRs and TKD NPO ceramics.
Schaffner filtered IEC inlet has replaced the cheap chinese IEC inlet.
Note: The modifications were all done by me. The DAC is fully updated now.
Cosmetic condition is 8/10. I received the DAC with two of the feet attached with double sided sticky tape which is how it will ship. This is to my mind a non-issue, and the solution works but worth noting nonetheless. I will be including a set of isolation cones that was graciously sent to me by Steve at Q-Audio with the DAC. They are high end isolation cones.
Enough has been said about this DAC and I am not sure if i am making the right decision letting it go or not. This DAC has been the culmination of my search for a tonally pure, truly dynamic and fairly detailed DAC. I am not convinced i will find a replacement for it, however my priorities as ever are changing and with a heavy heart this is up for sale.
Asking what i have invested in the DAC. It has been my primary source for over a year now. This is a rare piece of gear so here's your chance to buy it.
I know what this is worth and they just don't pop up every other day like most audio gear.
pictures shows insides of the DAC and one of it in my system.
ANy questions feel free to ask.
Edited by sachu - 10/1/13 at 3:45pm