FS: Beautiful Buffalo II DAC/Pre/Headphone amp
Will Ship To: US
Selling a Buffalo II "plus" built by Naamanf. It's one stunning build, featuring a backlit laser etched acrylic sub panel which lights up Blue, a thick brushed aluminum faceplate, and custom etched labeling in back.
And the sound is even better then the looks! This DAC has the TPA volumite , making it a digital pre-amp as well as a DAC. Digital inputs include Toslink, RCA, BNC, and AES/EBU.
But wait....there's more!
Naaman decided to build a Mini³ amp into the case, maxxing out the functionality scale. So this DAC/Pre/Amp could double as a pretty sweet little desktop all in one as well, just add a USB/SPDIF converter if your machine doesn't have SPDIF out, and use it with headphones or powered speakers.
A few points about inputs based on my testing:
- The BNC COAX input can handle 24/192 (didn't test the AES/EBU and RCA coax, but they should handle 24/192 as well)
- Optical handles 24/96
- There is no USB, so even though the chip can handle DSD, right now the DAC does not
The Buffalo DAC's - I've owned two in the past - could sound bright at times. This unit has all the stunning details but I was never turning away with ears bleeding, nor ever even fatigued. Truly is an awesome DAC, especially when fed hi-res via my Pioneer N-30 or with laptop and Hi-Face II.
Footprint is about 13.5" W x 12" D x 4" H. Still small enough to fit on many a desktop....
Selling because I am looking to buy a new laptop, older one is dying. My price is $725 including shipping in US, and no PayPal fees either. Prefer US only for now.
I may be interested in trades, don't need much but try me; but I'll need a good chunk of cash from this (~$500) to go towards the new laptop.....feel free to make an offer as well, but please be reasonable.
Todd - skullguise
Edited by skullguise - 2/4/14 at 7:24pm