dCSPaganini DACdCS Paganini DAC -- With warranty!dCS Paganini DACUp for sale is dCS Paganini DAC recently taken in on trade. This item is being offered for sale with a 3 year warranty backed by dCS Americas under their Certified Pre-Owned program...10450.00

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dCS Paganini DAC

Up for sale is dCS Paganini DAC recently taken in on trade. This item is being offered for sale with a 3 year warranty backed by dCS Americas under their Certified Pre-Owned program.

The Paganini DAC can decode any PCM resolution up to 24/192 as well as DSD64 via any input and includes a range of user-selectable digital filters to fine-tune the sound to the listener's taste. The combination of a high-resolution volume control and world-class analog output stage allow the Paganini DAC to drive a power amplifier directly for the ultimate in transparency.

Original retail on the Paganini DAC was $18,999

The dCS Paganini is one of the finest digital playback systems ever created. While the Paganini has been discontinued it still possesses the sonic qualities that made it a reference for many manufacturers and reviewers alike. We've been using it in the store with the Aurender N100H music server and have been blown away by its performance. dCS may have newer products on the market and they are better, but the Paganini gets you most of the way there at a fraction of the cost.

If you are interested in an outstanding streaming / computer playback solution for this DAC please contact us about the new dCS Network Bridge!

Please note that we are an authorized dCS dealer and this system was taken in on trade. As such we can offer it with a 3 year warranty provided by dCS Americas under their Certified Pre-Owned program. Unlike other dCS components on Audiogon with this one you can trust that you'll receive support and any future software updates without any hassle.


This unit is in excellent condition, but it is not flawless. There are NO marks that can be seen at a distance and it's incredibly difficult to get any of them to show in photos. The DAC has a few pencil-tip sized marks on the faceplace (both the sloped surface and the face). Given the polished surface and clearcoat applied these types of marks are unavoidable. In reality these are not visible unless you are right on top of the pieces and looking very intently. The other chassis parts are in excellent condition with no visible marks.

This unit has been tested and is in perfect operational and sonic condition. The DAC is running the most recent software version.

This unit will ship in its original box with its original manuals and accessories.

If you are interested in a clock or transport to go with this DAC please contact us as we have several options available.


Our price is fair considering performance level, condition and warranty status. You are, however, welcome to make offers. Please remember that with the included warranty and peace of mind associated with a purchase backed by dCS these are considerably more valuable than other pre-owned dCS items which have no support or warranty.

Please see our shipping and payment terms below. Due to the cost of this item we require payment via bank wire unless other arrangements have been made.

About Us

Esoteric Audio
111 W. Monroe Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ  85003

We are an Audiogon Verified Dealer and an authorized dealer serving the Southwestern US from our retail store in Phoenix, Arizona for the following brands:

Aerial Acoustics | Aesthetix | Aurender | Basis | Benz Micro | Boulder Amplifiers | Cambridge Audio | Clearaudio | dCS | Focal | MOON by Simaudio | Music Hall | Naim | Rockport Technologies | Transparent Audio

You are welcome to contact us via the Audiogon messaging system or directly:

Phone:  602.247.7677
EmailUse the contact form on our website

Our normal business hours are 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (MST) Tuesday - Saturday. We make every effort to respond to email messages outside of those hours.


We ship via FedEx and UPS for deliveries within the United States. Please let us know if you have a preference. For international shipments we prefer to ship via FedEx. Large and heavy items are shipped via truck or air freight.

All shipping is billed at our actual cost unless otherwise noted in the listing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about shipping this item.

We make every effort to ship items on the business day following receipt of payment.

Local pickup at our retail store in downtown Phoenix, AZ is always welcome.

Unless otherwise noted in the listing we are happy to ship items worldwide.


Items delivered within the State of Arizona are subject to 8.6% sales tax.

Local customers picking up items in-store are free to pay via cash, PayPal, cashier’s check, bank wire or any major credit card.

For items under $7500 that are shipped within the United States we accept payment via PayPal or bank wire. Transactions completed via PayPal must ship to your confirmed address.

For items over $7500 and all items (regardless of price) shipped to an international address we require payment via bank wire.

Returns and Warranty

Unless otherwise stated in the listing all items are sold as-is and returns are not accepted. We thoroughly test all items prior to shipment to ensure proper functionality and performance.

Some products carry a full manufacturer warranty or the balance of an existing manufacturer warranty. We make every effort to identify the warranty status in the listing, but if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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