Red Wine Audio BALANCED Isabellina DAC/Amp
Will Ship To: Anywhere
For sale is my beloved RWA Balanced Isabellina DAC/Amp. This is the 'Audeze Edition' tho it drives an incredibly wide range of headphones exceptionally well. It has the current to drive even the least efficient Orthos, yet is fantastic with HD800's and Beyers T1's.
If you're not familiar with RWA, Vinnie Rossi makes exceptional BATTERY POWERED high end audio gear. When I say 'Battery', I'm not talking about your average 9-volts. These are high current LFP-V power plants that can drive your headphones for hours without the audio version of dirt and grit that comes through your wall's electrical outlet. No AC-DC transformer or tube rectifier needed. This gives you the cleanest sound with virtually unlimited dynamics.
Lately, I'm only getting to listen while working, rather than critically, and I can't justify tying up this much when I'm not realizing the full benefit.
This is a maxxed out version with both the NOS and Hi-Rex DAC chips built in. It also features the 12v out that can be used to power external devices like the Pur iPod doc. Or add an an iPhone or iPad and a Camera Connection Kit for easy off-the-grid listening.
It features only digital inputs (Optical, BNC coaxial and USB) but has fixed level DAC outputs to go to your other amplifiers.
Included is the original stock JJ tube as well as a terrific Mullard ECC88 (installed). Also in the box are the charger, remote control and owners manual.
As you can discern from the photos, there are very slight surface scratches from general use, but no dents or deep scratches. I would rate the condition at 8.5/10. It works flawlessly.
I am the original owner and I received it direct from RWA.
Retail new was $3,500.
Offered at $. I will ship elsewhere, but the difference between CONUS shipping and the international rate is on you…as are the applicable duties, of course. I will accept Paypal or bank transfer.
PM with any questions.
Edited by leesure - 12/15/13 at 8:59am