Elgar Plus digital to analog Converter
Military Digital equipment and Pro Audio industry specialist dCS created the Elgar and then, the Elgar Plus.
For those who didn't know they wish for another level of clarity and refinement...
Regarding the use of the Elgar (original version) without a traditional pre-amplifier in the loop:
..."The result was an astonishingly detailed yet delicate presentation. One of the areas where 16-bit digital has traditionally under-performed is when the mix gets really complicated. With poor players/processors, all the sound sources blend together at climaxes, the sound resembling a giant mouth organ. Well, not only was this not what the Elgar did without a preamp in the chain, but it allowed individual sonic objects to be differentiated better than anything I've heard. It was equaled in this respect only by the combination of the No.30.5 and the Meridian 518, which is 50% more expensive."
Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/dcs-elgar-da-processor-page-2#GZ4zMQisUCre5TUo.99
Without understanding the astounding math and science behind this whole process, the net result is an ethereal device in nature, hearing more...sensing more...
We are pleased to offer this and other phenomenal, legendary dCS components at astonishingly low prices, due to their age.This UNIT FUNCTIONS AND SOUND PERFECT
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PICTURES SHOWING WEAR AND TEAR
WILL BE WELL PACKED IN A DCS BOX (not original) SPECIFICATIONS
PLEASE SEE ELGAR PLUS SPECIFICATIONS HERE: http://www.dcsltd.co.uk/support/user-manual-elgar-dac ORIGINAL ELGAR version SPECS:
Remote-control D/A processor with volume and balance controls;
64x-oversampling digital filter; and 5-bit "Ring DAC."
Sampling frequencies: 48, 44.1, and 32kHz (standard)
96 and 88.2kHz (with dual-AES/EBU software option)
PLUS DAC VERSION IS (**DSD/ 24/192 CAPABLE**)
Inputs: 2 AES/EBU on XLR jacks,
1 S/PDIF on BNC, RCA, ST-OPTICAL jacks EACH,
1 S/PDIF on Tos Link optical.
Outputs: unbalanced RCA jacks
Balanced analog on XLR jacks
Dimensions: 16.5" W x 2.75" H x 14.6" D.
Weight: 33 lbs
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CANADIAN BUYERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL TAXES AND DUTIES
ALL LOW BALL OFFERS WILL BE POLITELY IGNORED
Thank you for your interest.