At one time this was state of the art. Still an excellent piece of gear, that excels at red book, and mops the floor on 16/44.1 material with current media darlings that play PCM and DSD up to 3000. I am the second owner of this unit . I purchased this two years ago from the original owner who had not used it in over 10 years as he had focused on home theatre. It is one of 4 DACs that I own. Only selling because another piece that I have wanted since the first time i heard it in 2006 came up to purchase. To fund that I must sell this ( better half commands it!). This handily outplays the sfd-1 mkII.
I will include the CBS tubes (Siemens made from 1959), I just installed in August.
All lights function as do all inputs.
I am sure I will regret this as this is my second unit, and i regretted selling the last one.
Rated a 8 as I am the second owner Not interested in shipping overseas, only CANADA and the USA.