Lenehan Audio PDX Level 2 USB DAC (Price Drop)
Will Ship To: Nowhere -- local only
Item: PDX Level 2 DAC
Location: Brighton VIC
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Require funds for another purchase
Payment Method: Direct deposit
A really beautiful sounding DAC. Quality tube output stage. Duelund caps.
Dual PCM1704K, 24/96 native. Inbuilt, battery powered USB-I2S converter (Hiface).
The condition of this DAC is near perfect. There is a barely perceptible nic at the top of the faceplate. One strange thing about the appearance is that there is a slight warping of both the bottom and top plates, which you should see in the pictures. It seems to have been made that way, as the plates fit perfectly.
When I purchased this DAC, one of the Duelund caps had come loose from its place during shipping. This was put back in place, re-soldered, and works perfectly. But owing to the nature of the incident, I am reluctant to ship because, although the cap is now secure, I fear it could come loose again if the DAC were handled roughly. Therefore this sale is pickup only (from Brighton or the Melbe CBD), unless you are willing to assume responsibility for possible shipping incidents.
The new PDXs come with a different circuit board. I asked Clay (the designer) if the new board delivered much better performance than the old, and his answer was: no the old ones still sound really good - Mike & I did a comparison & there was not much in it.
I hope he doesn't mind me quoting, but it is better than a paraphrase :-)
I've also installed a new set of Gold Lion tubes.
A new Level 2 of this kind would set you back $4400.
Edited by Duckman - 11/26/12 at 1:47pm