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This Classified is Closed

For Sale:
SOLD - Beresford Bushmaster MkII TC-7533 w/PSU & 2 IC's (Orig. + Battery version) Free Shipping & Fees

Will Ship To: Continental U.S.

SOLD

 

Hi,

 

I'm the original owner of this excellent condition Beresford Bushmaster MkII TC-7533, including 2 IC's, the PSU, free shipping and I will pay the PayPal fees.

 

This is a 192/24-capable DAC with integrated headphone amplifier that sounds incredibly good with HD600, HD650, OPPO PM-1, or PM2. The amp section is very transparent, but it's the DAC that deserves highest praise for having extremely low noise and tons of detail, with a very organic warmth.  A friend of mine says the Bushmaster MkII with HD650 sounds very much like the Bottlehead Crack with the HD650.

 

Note that the Bushmaster only has Coaxial and Optical inputs (two of each) - it does not have a USB receiver. You'll need something like a HiFiMeDIY or Teradak Teralink X2 USB-to-SPDIF convertor to get from your laptop or PC to the the Bushmaster MkII.

 

This sale includes everything shown in the attached photos, including the Beresford 12VDC switchmode PSU, plus the owner's manual and original packaging - everything that was included when new, plus I am including the so-called "battery power" upgrade IC, that improves resolution further still, but is recommended only when the Bushmaster is connected to a 12VDC battery pack - unless you have really clean AC power.

 

I put the original IC into an anti-static tube and taped the tube to the underside of the Bushmaster's case (inside).  If you want to switch back to the original IC, you can follow these instructions, provided by Stanley Beresford:

 

 


 

 

Fitting instructions:

1. Undo the four screws at the side of the case. There are two each side.
2. Remove the top cover of the DAC.
3. Look for the chip in the socket on the PCB right behind the LEDs.
4. Use a thin flat bladed screw driver to carefully lift the chip up half way on one end then half way the other end. Then repeat the procedure.
5. Make sure that you fit the chip the right way round. The writing on the two chips should be the same way round when you do the swap over.
6. Remove old chip and replace with new one.
 

 


 

 

For more about battery power and the upgrade IC, see these threads:

 

http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?28325-High-End-battery-solution-for-the-TC-7533-Bushmaster-MKII

 

http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?27847-Bushmaster-Mk-II-(TC-7533)

 

Note:  There are some light scuffs on the top of the case as shown in the attached photos.  I can assure you that when you see the actual unit, you will wonder why I went to the trouble, but I don't want there to be any surprises.  The photos were taken with strong side lighting - which shows the scuffs at their worst, with a quarter shown for scale.  The rest of the case - all surfaces - has no issues.

 

I've already packed it - double boxing it.


I will only accept payment by PayPal, but I will pay the fee, and I will also pay for UPS Ground shipping (providing you with a tracking number), to your PayPal-verified address within the continental U.S. (48 states).   

 

SOLD I'm asking $180.00, and again, I will pay for UPS Ground shipping and the PayPal fees.


I reserve the right to refuse this sale if I have cause for concern.  (I'll be reasonable, of course.)  smile.gif

Thanks!

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 8/28/14 at 10:46pm
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It's too bad there isn't more write-up on this DAC/AMP. The DAC section of this unit is worth a lot more than it's price new IMO. Someone snag this up and listen in amazement to what these things can produce. I would call it a neutral with a warm tilt with excellent detail and resolution. Fantastic alternative to a BIFROST.

GLWS!

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Thanks for the bump, Soundsgoodtome.  I agree with your comments!  

 

The Bushmaster MkII is a relatively unknown 'giant killer' that nevertheless has a strong cult following.

 

I actually received payment from a buyer about an hour and fifteen minutes ago, so I'm closing this Classified, now.

 

:D

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