I am selling for a friend his mint/new condition PS Audio NuWave Dac DSD in Black finish. This NuWave DAC DSD was purchased brand new in July directly from PS Audio. He has only used the unit a few times and it has been used in a pet an smoke free home. The unit comes with all the accessories and in the original box .
The Dac will be double boxed for added security and shipped fully insured at the buyer's expense which will be discuss after the sale. Shipping will be within the continuous states only . The complete transaction will be handle thru me because my friend does not have an Audiogon or Paypal account. Please add the 2.9 % Paypal Fees if using Paypal. Shipping via Fed Ex Ground, Fully Insured including Paypal Fees will be included at the asking price only.
Please understand that this NUWave DAC is the DSD model and not the NUWave Dac only that has been selling for much less. You can either pay full price at PS Audio or get this one which still in new condition for hundreds less.
Thank you for your interest, Carlos
NuWave DSD features,
- Four digital inputs
- Single and double rate DSD
- CPLD input (FPGA) lowers jitter, waveshapes, reduces propagation delay
- Native mode standard
- No added Sample Rate Conversion
- I2S input
- 192kHz asynchronous coax and TOSLINK inputs
- 192kHz asynchronous USB
- DSD direct through I2S
- High current class A hybrid output stage
- Fully balanced input to output
- Passive output filter lowers transient distortion
- Direct coupled without any capacitors in output signal path
- High bandwidth output stage -3dB 60kHz
- Low jitter clocks
- High Current oversized analog power supply
- 7 voltage regulators
- High speed power supply diodes
- Massive 15,000 mFd low ESR capacitors
- ESS Hyperstream
I heard a spacious acoustic and strings with a pleasant, meaty buzz, nicely complementing an appropriately percussive piano. I heard something similar with Marc-André Hamelin's Live at Wigmore Hall (CD, Hyperion CDA66765), one of my 2012 Records to Die For: a great sense of the acoustic space, and a solid, impactful piano with nice transients on the leading edges. (I played both of these recordings from actual CDs using my Ayre Acoustics CX-7eMP CD player as transport, connected, via the Ayre's AES/EBU digital output to the NuWave's S/PDIF input, by a Canare transformer and a Stereovox HDVX coaxial cable. It worked flawlessly.) Generally, with good recordings, the density and placement of images—from side to side and from front to back—were very good.