The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 has received almost universal praise. It's a bargain and an over-achiever, with the ESS Sabre DAC 9018 at its heart. The DAC2 sounds clean, warm, and non-fatiguing. The guys at W4S have figured out how to make digital sound like music.
I'm the second owner. Electronically and cosmetically, this DAC is in excellent condition. No scratches -- any imperfections you see in the pics are specks of dust caught by the high-res camera.
Comes with remote control, power cord, factory double-box, and manual. If you need it, the current USB driver is downloadable from W4S website.
US-48 sales only, and preference to head-fi members with a record of positive feedback. Paypal adds 3% unless gift. I can pick up the shipping to continental US. Sorry, no trade.
Specs borrowed from Wyred 4 Sound:
*ESS Reference audio (ES9018) 32 bit DAC
Edited by seamonster76 - 12/9/13 at 2:40pm
*W4S proprietary discrete output stages for optimum sonics
*ESS Time Domain Jitter Eliminator®
*Automatic oversampling for precise output filtering
*Fully balanced design with balanced and unbalanced outputs
*Upgradable Digital, Output, and USB boards (designed for future improvements)
*Oversized toroidal transformer for solid and noise-free power
*88,000uF of filtering with W4S low ESR "super-cap" (same as used in the STP-SE)
*VFD display for input, sample rate, volume control, and configuration viewing
*Defeatable - 32 bit volume control
*HT Bypass inputs (selectable via DC trigger)
*2x Coax inputs
*2x Toslink inputs
*1x AES/EBU input
*1x Balanced I2S input via HDMI cable (not standard HDMI cable format)
*24-bit 192kHz Asynchronous USB input
*Factory selectable mains 115/230VAC
*Compact size (8.5"W x 4.125"H x 13.5"D)