I'm selling my two main DACs to fund THE one DAC that will pack the strengths of both these very good piece of gear.
This DAC is part of the Audio-gd "Musical Series" and makes use of the PCM1704UK R2R DAC chips.
This DAC is less warm than the SA-1 or the SA-31 amp (more neutral) and has better extension to both ends. It is a TOTL DAC, so you get the usual pitch black background and grand SLAM and scale. The sound-stage is the biggest in the lineup (together with the Master-7), as per Kingwa's comparison.
I bought this DAC 1 month ago (12/7/13) and it is in excellent condition, save for the top plate which has some small scratches that are barely visible in daylight (the unit is black).
The unit has the $20 TCXO upgrade for the USB-32 input.
I paid $1,746.6 for the unit (list price is $1550 + $20 upgrade + shipping + fees). I'm asking for $1350 shipped (CONUS).
Edited by Clemmaster - 3/24/14 at 9:57am