Esoteric warranties are not transferable! Extended warranties can be purchased directly from Esoteric by the new buyer of a product that is still within the warranty period.
This is a great piece of equipment from both a convenience and performance standpoint. The unit incorporates both a fixed and variable output (so it can drive a power amp directly, serving as your preamp), has digital inputs (including USB for computer based systems) and the great Esoteric VOSP transport mechanism! The unit upconverts to 192K and even to DSD (this is the SACD level of performance, and can do this from a regular PCM signal). Additionally, the unit also plays SACD!
I have owned the Esoteric X-03SE in the past and I left nothing on the table when I went with this unit. This is my regular and most often used digital player (of several) in my system and I love it. I just don't listen critically like I used to - moving on to other more time consuming hobbies.
You will have to spend a lot more to equal its performance and capabilities. In my opinion this unit is the super sweet spot for the Esoteric line - you are getting so much of their top of the line performance for a major savings with this piece.
Outside of two small nicks on the top of the front faceplate (hence 7 rating, otherwise a 9), this unit is in superb condition! Works flawlessly in all regards. Serving as a preamp, it outperformed three units I had in over the past year: Sonic Frontiers Line 3, ARC LS 16 Mk 2, Gamut 3Di.
Upgrade your SA-10, SA-60, X-05 or DV series Esoteric players and get better performance and convenience and a great price!
All original packaging, manual and remote included. Buyer pays shipping (insured). Payment by Paypal GIFT at no charge, regular paypal is 3.5%. Cash and all checks are welcome (must clear prior to shipping).