Ready to sell, no more second-thoughts.
The DAC 8 is a different version of Reference 1(DAC 8's interior looks almost exactly the same as the slightly newer Reference 1) and Reference 1 is the previous version to Reference 7 which is similar to Master 7. This unit was from 2009.
DAC 8 use the legendary PMD-100 by Pacific Microsonics (before acquisition by Microsoft) digital filter The unit use 8 PCM-1704UK DACs like newer models. It has the warmth of vinyl but clarity of digital.
This unit is in excellent condition, less than 100 hours in total, no more than 2 hour per listen, the unit gets hot because of class A output, good for winter listening. It's made out of aluminum and easily scratched, the physical craftsmanship is not nice as newest Audio-GD products, but this is unit very sturdy, cheaper and operates like new! I can take more pictures of different angles by request.
DAC8 + Blue Jean's RCA Interconnect, thick power cord, Canare BNC cable = $850 + shipping.
PCB is not missing any resistors, it was designed that
3 transformer physically isolated to eliminate EMI/RF
interference. Class A circuitry gets hot, it seems to
be a true Class A by the heat dissipation. I recommend
to turn off immediately when you're not listening to
music for reducing electricity cost.
The paint is fragile, but the metal is very strong and heavy.
Edited by Comfortable - 12/5/14 at 7:03am