Letting my Fostex HP-A8 go. Mint condition, single owner, original boxes, still under warranty until September - purchased directly from Headroom.
I've upgraded the firmware to 3.01 (Japanese release, for some reason the US market has only released up to 2.03) and everything runs smooth as butter. This is the US model, not one of the Japanese hard-220v models that sell on ebay for cheaper.
This is one of the most versatile units I've ever owned. DSD & 32/192 DAC, top notch headphone amp, top notch preamp, great analog inputs, and direct output option to completely disable the headphone/preamp to run in pure DAC mode for your preamp. This is a wonderful, detailed, smooth jack of all trades, and the only reason I'm selling is because I just sold my matching Fostex TH900 headphones and want to move up the ladder towards another DAC.
For trades, I'm looking for the following:
Audio Note 3.1 DAC
Audio GD SA-2
Will ship with unit, manual, remote control, original packaging, stock power cable.
Edited by BombayTheIndian - 7/7/14 at 12:47pm
High fidelity 32bit D/A converter (Asahi Kasei's AK4399) and all discrete analog circuitry headphone amplifier.
Complies with USB Audio Class 2.0 up to 32bit / 192kHz (24bit on Windows)
Asynchronous mode by highly precise TCXO (Temperature Compensated Cristal Oscillator) clock.
Highly precise level adjustment by an electronic volume designed for audio equipment.
Large capacity toroidal power transformer.
Built-in SD (SDHC) card drive for epoch-making DSD file (DSF format) reproduction in addition to the firmware update.
Selectable between the internal clock and the external clock (except for USB and SD card)
Built-in up-sampling function of x 2 and x4
Digital Filter selection between the conventional "sharp roll-off" and the "minimum delay" developed by Asahi Kasei to eliminate pre-echo.
Direct Out mode bypassing the volume control circuit.
Variable headphone amplifier's gain from 0dB to -12dB by 0.5dB step for perfect match with any type of headphones.
Various inputs including USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical (x2) and analog RCA.
A dedicated Remote Controller is supplied.
Beautiful white Organic LED for the display