Playback Designs- IPS-3Playback Designs - IPS-3 - Integrated w/ DSD DAC - Excellent Condition!!!***PRICE REDUCTION FOR QUICK SALE - 58% OFF!!!!*** For sale is a mint condition customer trade-in from the legendary Playback Designs group. This sleek box is an all-in-one wonder in t...5695.00

Playback Designs - IPS-3 - Integrated w/ DSD DAC - Excellent Condition!!!

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Asking Price: $5,695.00

New Retail Price: $13,500.00

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Ships fromWayne, IL, 60184
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensionsunspecified
Shipping carrierFedEx
Shipping cost$125.00
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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For sale is a mint condition customer trade-in from the legendary Playback Designs group.  This sleek box is an all-in-one wonder in that not only does it contain a powerful amplifier and beautiful preamp section but also incorporates a full featured DAC capable of very impressive formats & resolutions.  Build quality is top-notch and the unit will ship with everything as new: owner's manual, remote, power cord, and factory packaging.  Due to the weight and value please figure $125 to ship within the Continental US via FedEx Ground. 
Below is some information from Playback Design's website:

IPS-3 – Playback Designs Integrated Playback System 3

The Playback Designs Series 3 products are revolutionary.


The Playback Designs Integrated Playback System 3, also known as IPS-3, is
three remarkable products in one: a proven world-class discrete dual differential
Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) that is already found in other award winning
Playback Designs products, a remote controlled analog preamplifier with a multi-
tude of inputs and a class A/B analog amplifier with a nominal 130 watts per
channel into 8 ohms and 260 watts per channel into 4 ohms, all fitted inside a
compact and sleek chassis.


A proprietary USB interface allows a USB connection to music servers based on
Windows, Mac or Linux platforms. All currently available music formats are sup-
ported for PCM and DSD. Any future format will be supported via firmware upgrade.


While other companies regularly release new versions of their products with in-
creased prices, making their older products obsolete and of little value, Playback
Designs does things quite differently. The IPS-3 is designed as a programmable
platform, similar to a computer. Its firmware can be upgraded by the user, at any
time, with new algorithms and features to keep it up-to-date with future trends
and technologies.


Thanks to the high level of integration inside the IPS-3’s single chassis, signal
paths are kept extremely short and connections to analog and digital playback
sources simple – all this careful layout and attention to detail results in “goose

bump” causing sonic performance.


To protect your system, we have created minimally invasive fault detection in the
amplifier section of the IPS-3. This protects against clipping, voltage overload,
DC offset, power failure and the overheating of internal electronics. Normally,
fairly invasive circuitry has to be inserted into the signal path for such detection,
resulting in a loss of sonic purity, but in the IPS-3 we use optical isolation to retain
the true audio signal.


Analog Inputs:

  • 2 unbalanced (RCA)

  • 1 balanced (XLR)

    Digital Inputs:

  • AES/EBU for PCM up to 24bits / 192kHz and DSD

  • Coax for PCM up to 24bits / 192kHz and DSD

  • USB for PCM up to 24bits / 384kHz

  • USB for DSD up to 6.1MHz

  • PLINK – Proprietary Optical Link
    Digital Output:

• PLINK – Proprietary Optical Link

• USB Extender via optical cable (Up to 1000 feet)

The IPS-3 is definitely worthy of the Playback Designs name. It has the build quality and masterful sonic performance that Playback Designs’ products are known
for and is available at an affordable price. 

Our Company:

Next Level Audio & Video is a premier retailer of the world's finest HiFi products. We operate by appointment and offer our clients the opportunity to experience systems not heard elsewhere. We are proud to support our business partners including: Aavik, Ansuz, Devialet, Dynaudio, Focal, Kudos, Naim, Nordost, Octave, Raidho, Rega, REL, Scansonic & Soulution.   
Payment can be made by Check, Cash, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Credit Card or PayPal adds 3.5% to the total.    
Illinois Residents add 7% to the total.  

Local pickup is available as well at our brick and mortar HiFi shop.

Feel free to contact us at the following for questions, appointment requests, and or orders:   

Next Level HiFi

32W270 Army Trail Road 

Wayne, IL 60184 
m 630-246-0390    
o 630-797-5117    
f 630-830-0395    
e [email protected]    

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