APL HiFi – DAC-M For Sale. Designed and built by Alex Peychev of APL HiFi.
Comparable to the well known Esoteric-based APL HiFi NWO-M players, this reference DAC-M Digital Audio Converter shares a similar topology while achieving even better sound quality than the NWO-M.
The asking price includes 1year factory limited warranty (30 days for the tubes) as offered by Alex Peychev of APL Hi-Fi, Ltd. A one year factory warranty is typical on new equipment but unusual and likely non-existent for used equipment sales between Audiophiles. The one year warranty for this DAC-M is a valuable bonus from APL HiFi.
This DAC-M is in excellent cosmetic and working condition and sounds simply wonderful. Superb detail, imaging, depth, air – all the adjectives that describe something very special. It must be heard!
I am the first and only owner of this DAC-M and it has less than 300 hours of use. How do I know this? To keep track of tube usage I log each disc I play and consider each one an hour in length. Some are more, others less. I have 232 discs logged into my ledger (just little check marks) so less than 300 hours is a good estimate.
- Industry standard digital input receiver by Cirrus Logic accepting up to 192kHz/24bit. - USB input based on XMOS chipset accepting up to 192kHz/24bit. No driver needed for Mac and Linux OS. Please inquire with APL Hi-Fi for a Windows driver. - Asynchronous re-sampler with low jitter Master Clock working at 195kHz/32bit. Regardless of the input sample rates, the D/A converters always work at 195kHz/32bit. - Famous AK4399 D/A conversion devices by AKM working in Mono mode. Specially developed Class-A operation of the AK4399 analog output stage greatly reduces distortions. - Since every AK4399 contains 4 D/A converters, the total count is 20 paralleled D/A converters per channel for improved signal to noise ratio and contributing to a richer sound quality. - Differential Class-A tube output stage with vintage E182CC tubes by Philips and custom Lundahl output transformers wound with OFC wire. - All-handmade boutique with OFC internal wiring for power supply and digital/analog signal paths. - If necessary, the unit can be converted for 230V operation by the factory in Europe.
- Two Coaxial RCA - One AES/EBU balanced - Asynchronous USB
- Single Ended RCA output only! Please note the XLR output jacks are installed on the back panel but not internally connected.
Convenience: - All aluminum enclosure. - Infrared remote control machined from aluminum. - Attenuator control working in the 32 bit digital domain. - Large LCD display.
No original box or manual, but will be packed very carefully to ensure safe, secure travel. Pay Pal only and add 3% unless paying as gift/friend. Buyer pays shipping.
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Price is $7200.