Product: Zanden 5000 MK2 Tube DAC; D/A Converter; Model5000MK2
Product SKU: 15955
Serial Number: US00035
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a few faint scuffs in the chrome finish. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: DAC, 4 tubes, Power cable
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "The additional brownie points of deeper soundstage, greater focus, charged dynamics et all were very impressive. But that's not what fundamentally set the Zanden Model 5000 MkII apart. It's greatest accomplishment is really the banishment into permanent exile, of that nasty digital lime-green gremlin. It pulls off this coup-de-grace without waking any of the belligerent elite guards, the usually concomitant issues of subdued energy, muddied transients, glossed-over details, weakened bass or attenuated high frequencies. To me, that's what the MkII is all about. Call it the annexing of digital land into the analogue domain. Only true vinyl mavens like Michael Fremer or Yamada-San himself would be qualified to determine exactly how close this digital piece manages to mimic the essential signature of vinyl. I doubt it's the same but dare suggest that it's perhaps closer than you'd think. Far more important than such quasi-religious debates? It has you review and rediscover your Redbook collection, not as a journey of additional detail or so-called resolution (though depending on your current level of excellence, that could well be the case) but for a very audible reduction of digital "stress". Sayonara to the green meanie of glare and stridency." -Srajan Ebaen
Reviews: 6 Moons
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