My DA8 has just arrived. I orderd it exactly 11 days ago from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-new-version-YuLong-SABRE-DA8-DSD-32Bit-384KHZ-DAC-Decoder-Amplifier-/121100740043?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123
1300 USD, free shipping with DHL. I cheated at customs, declared 150 USD value, so the import tax was just about 45 USD instead of 390 USD. I am not proud of it, but the taxes here are ridicuolosly high. I am sure that the customs officers have no idea what is the real value of this item.Anyway, do it on your own risk, you can be fined.
It sounds promising, but the noise floor is a little bit high, unfortunately I have only very cheap (USD 2) interconnects here, I have to replace the connectors of the old one (Jack>RCA). Or maybe the noise is becouse I put the unit close to my router and mac mini? Do you think, put the router far away makes sense? Or maybe it is just the cable. I will update you when the proper cable is put into operation.
The preamp seems good, conveniently loud listening volume at -24 dB setting, full volume in windows. (Connected directly to my Threshold SA/3 power amp) Yes I am running windows on my mac mini. No OS X installed at all.
This high noise floor thing is a little bit annoying, this device should be DEAD SILENT. I hope it goes away.
Edited by kundo - 1/31/14 at 1:09pm