The swiss army knife of reclockers! Empirical Audio Pace Car 2 Reclocker with a single SuperClock (44.1 kHz) option installed. I absolutely loved this amazing sounding unit, and am only selling to move up in the Empirical Audio world.
Rated 9/10: I am the original owner (purchaed 5/09) and never moved the unit after I connected it. Includes stock wall wart, original packaging, and invoice. Unit is from a smoke-free, child-free, dog-free, wife-free home.
I pay ground shipping by FedEx or USPS. I also pay the Paypal fees.
Price is firm and fair. US buyers only.
I've had many questions about how this unit is configured and what it supports. It supports three sample rates: 44.1kHz, 96kHz, and 192kHz using a pair of clocks. One clock for 44.1kHz and a separate clock for 96kHz and 192kHz. In this particular unit, the 44.1kHz clock is updraded to a Audiocom SuperClock. The clock for 96kHz and 192kHz is a stock clock. Emprical Units are highly extensible, so please contact Steve at Empirical if you'd like to upgrade to a different clock configuration.
It also plays very well with both battery power supplies outboard regulated power supplies like a Paul Hynes. I used a Hynes supply to great effect (not selling that supply...ever!) with this particular unit.
Many questions about how this unit works...so here's some text from the Empirical website about the three possible modes of operation:
Mode 1: Synchronous word-clock
The source device must have a word-clock input, such as some high-end transports, some PCI cards such as the Lynx AES16 or the Transporter. A word-clock cable is connected between the Pace-Car USB and the source device. The customer provides two digital cables.
Mode 2: Synchronous master-clock
The source device must have a slave-clock input to use this mode. This can be added to Sonos, Squeezebox, Duet, Tascam US-144, EMU 0404 and other devices with a small modification by Cullen Circuits to add the Slave-Clock input. A master/slave-clock cable is connected between the Pace-Car USB and the source device.
Mode 3: Asynchronous
The Pace-Car USB is tuned to the source computer or device and tracks the rate of the incoming digital stream. Asynchronous devices are Mac Mini, Macbook, AirPort Express, iPod, Wadia iTransport and Apple TV. The customer must ship the source device to Empirical Audio so that we can tune the Pace-Car USB. This requires one day and no modifications are made to your source. There is an additional cost for tuning and only Superclock4 can be used. With a tuned Superclock, the Pace-Car USB can still be used in Mode 1 or 2. A Toslink cable is included.