If you are seeking terrific value and incredible sound, consider the Opus 21 CD system. The Opus 21 is a two box unit: one is the transport and DAC; the other is the power supply. The Opus has a 99-step analog volume control which is designed to connect directly to an amp without a preamp. I have used it both ways and its performance is outstanding. The Opus 21 has both balanced and RCA outs as well as a digital input for DVD players or other PCM sources. These features provide maximum flexibility. A remote with direct track access and volume control is also included.
The Opus 21 is the most musical CD player I have had in my system and reviewers concur. Alan Taffel of TAS wrote, “...captivating sonics through a rare combination of richness and resolution.” “...the Opus 21 delivers in such abundance: careless simplicity and musical enjoyment.” Srajan Ebaen of SixMoons enthusiastically said, “…the bass is agile and natural….” The treble, “…subtle sweetness….” and “…superior soundstaging….” He concluded, “This kind of emotionally compelling resolution deserves a loud applause.” I encourage you to read the online reviews.
My job requires extensive travel and so the Opus 21 was used primarily on the weekends. I conservatively rate it an 8 as cosmetically it is perfect. I have the original shipping box. I will consider serious offers. Shipping and payment fees are negotiable. I will accept cashiers or personal check. (Ships after it clears.)