Mark Levinson No 30.6 Reference Digital Processor DAC
The 30.6 is widely regarded as one of the best DACs ever made. Outstanding build and sound quality. $16,950 when new.
Very good to excellent condition. Tested before listing. Includes No.30.6 Reference D/A processor (serial number 30 #1208, .5 #1059, .6 #1120), PLS-330 Power Supply, AC power cable, 3 DC power cables, owners manual, and factory packaging. Photos show actual items for sale. Serious inquiries only please.
Single owner, from the estate of a passionate audiophile and serious collector where this had minimal use as the individual had multiple audio setups. Purchased from the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dealer (Definitive Audio). Maintained in a smoke-free and pet-free climate controlled environment.
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In it's 30.6 incarnation, Madrigal's Reference Mark Levinson processor builds on its predecessor's reputation for state-of-the-art CD sound quality and adds high-sample-rate capability."... "with its "Reference" status assuring its owners that Madrigal intends to support the unit no matter what data sources become ubiquitous, I can confidently recommend the No.30.6 as the digital-music platform for the future."..."The Mark Levinson No. 30.6's measured performance is about as good as it can get. No wonder I liked it so much. - John Atkinson"
DAC: The No. 30.6 is capable of handling 24-bit/96 kHz signals from input to output. The Madrigal DIR and DSP-based filter/decoder circuits can be programmed and optimized to handle a 192 kHz signal standard (or other possible formats such as Direct Stream Digital). With the new Mark Levinson digital processors, Madrigal's proprietary Digital Interface Receiver (DIR) and digital filter/decoder circuits are all fully programmable via an RS-232 port. No processor can claim to be truly software upgradeable without such capabilities.
Inputs and Outputs: Eight digital inputs allow connection of sources using various high-quality connector types: AES/EBU via XLR and S/PDIF via RCA, ST-optical, EIAJ-optical (ToslinkTM). New, low-voltage digital receivers are dedicated to each input, improving the impedance match for each source while maximizing input isolation. Buffered digital outputs (on XLR and EIAJ-optical) are provided for routing the selected source to a recorder, external digital processor or another system.
■ Frequency response: 10Hz - 20kHz +0dB, –0.2dB ■ Total harmonic distortion (THD): 0.001% @ 1 kHz, 0dB, A-weighted ■ Dynamic range: 98dB (or better) ■ Signal-to-noise ratio: 105dB ■ Channel separation: Better than 110 dB ■ Intermodulation distortion (SMPTE IMD): Less than 0.005% ■ Digital-to-analog conversion: Two custom 24-bit DACs ■ Digital filter: 16x oversampling ■ Analog filter: Bessel-tuned, linear phase to 40kHz ■ Low-level linearity: Deviation unmeasurable to below –70dB, approximately +1.7dB below –90dB (undithered, referenced to 0dB @ 1kHz) ■ Intelligent FIFO™ jitter: under 20 ps, uncorrelated ■ Output impedance: Less than 6Ω ■ Mains voltage: 100V, 120V, 220V, 230V 240V ■ Mains frequency: 50/60 Hz ■ Mains consumption: 72 watts ■ Input complement, Nº30.6: 3 XLR-type female connectors 2 RCA-type female connectors 1 ST-type connector 2 EIAJ-type connectors 2 five-pin female DC connectors 1 two-pin female DC connector 2 RJ-45 communications ports 1 RJ-45 PHASTLink® port ■ Output complement, Nº30.6: 2 pairs XLR-type male connectors (analog) 1 pair RCA-type female connectors (analog) 2 XLR-type male connectors (digital) 1 EIAJ-type connector (digital) 2 RJ-45 communications ports 1 RJ-45 PHASTLink® port ■ Connector complement, PLS-330: 2 five-pin female DC connectors 1 two-pin female DC connector 1 IEC mains connectorDimensions:
19" W by 7.5" H by 15.5" D (No.30 converter, including towers), 15.5" W by 4" H by 14.875" D (PLS-330 power supply). Weight: 89 lbs (shipping).