Top of the line Beresford TC-7520 with the upgraded LM4562NA opamp for
the line stage and headphone sections. In pristine condition. It has USB, optical and two coaxial inputs. It can be used as a stand-alone DAC or as a combination DAC and preamp.
I've been very happy with it but have replaced it with a much more expensive Simaudio DAC to match my Simaudio amp.
I own a couple of other DACs and this is the best bang-for-the-buck digital to analog converter I've heard. I bought it on the advice of my local dealer who admitted he had trouble selling more expensive DACs if he let customers audition the Beresford.
Lorin Elias of Affordable Audio magazine said, "In terms of sound quality, it is
the best DAC I have heard under $1000."
- 24-Bit/96-kHz DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)
- Headphone Amplifier
- USB 1.1/2.0 Port (Windows Vista/XP/NT/2000, Mac OS X, Linux)
- Two Digital Coaxial Ports (RCA - SPDIF)
- Digital Optical Port (TOSLINK)
- Line (Fixed) Analog Output
- Amp (Variable) Analog Output
- Headphone Jack
- Volume Control
- inches: 9.5 W x 4.5 D x 1.5 H
- 2.5 lbs
Output Voltage (Preamp Section): 2V RMS
The volume control for the variable line output doubles as a gain adjustment for different types of headphones. The amp includes a current limiting circuit that protects against short circuit conditions.