CLOSING SECOND ROOM SO EVERYTHING MUST GO INCLUDING this stunning Waversa Systems Incorporated DAC3 with new updated MKII boards and the latest firmware.
Little has to be said about sound and build quality of the Waversa DAC3 MkII. It is internationally renowned as one of the world's finest Dacs for its soundstage, liveliness, detail, bass delivery and overall organic quality. It sounds as much like live music as probably any DAC you’ll ever hear.
Or as reviewer Vade Forrester said in the March 2018 edition of soundstageultra:
"The Waversa Systems WDAC3 MkII is beautifully designed and built, and as jewel-like as any hi-fi component I’ve seen. It has many advanced operating features, and a front-panel display that can be read from the other side of a large room. I’d heard that using an Ethernet input for your DAC could sound much better than the ubiquitous USB input, and the WDAC3 proved that to be true. Through its Ethernet input in particular, the WDAC3Mk.II sounded as good as it looks: spectacular."
This unit is in excellent condtion, has been used less than 200 hours, and is rated 8/10 only because of minor cosmetic blemishes on the top corners.
It has been recently sent to the USA dealer who upgraded and optimized it to the latest standard with the most recent firmware, and the unit has a new microSD card and two different manuals. It can be optioned to 110/220v and shipped worldwide. And that will be done at buyer's request prior to shipment.
New, the unit by itself (with no added modules) lists for $9,800 U.S. The included modules and their U.S. listprice are:
Clock 1: $1,200
A remote (normally a $320 add-on) is included (takes an CR 2032 battery which will also be included).
The total current list price for the unit, modules,and remote is $13,660. The unit is loaded and sold as configured. No modules are for sale independently.
The asking price of $6,500 is more than 50% off.
FPGA based built-in high-endup-sampler(WAP) up-to 1.5MHz/24bit
Dual SABRE based design
Linux 4.9 with 1GHz TI OMAPProcessor ( ARM CORTEX-A8 )
Built-in USB input with 4 optional module input
D/A converting with CDP/DDC via Coaxial, AES/EBU, Optical Input module
File Play with PC/MAC via USB Ports(UAC2 Compliant), DSD256 Support
Network Play via Ethernet module(DLNA Compliant, Roon Ready, WNDR, AirPlay)
Bottom LOGO LED On/Off
PCM Enhancement (Bypass, 1X, 2X,4X, 8X)
Real-time PCM to DSD Converting
Discrete buffer and Transformer buffer selection feature
8 level brightness control for LED Display
4 level Output Gain (25%, 50%,75%, 100%)
WUS(Waversa Ultra Sound) On/Offfeature
Full balanced / Full discreteoutput stage
System Update via Network and SDcard
The unit has always been in a smoke-free child-free environment.
The unit will be safely BOXED andINSURED with lots of packing.
Buyer pays for shipping and insurance.
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE only to countries where I can get proof of delivery.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, shipping will go out within 48 hours of wire payment received by my bank.
Please check my outstanding feedback on Audiogon and purchase with complete confidence.
NOTE: Seller reserves the right not to sell to buyers with less than excellent feedback.
Legitimate offers will beconsidered; low-ballers will be ignored.
Thanks for looking!
Some may be interested to know the following ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ABOUT THIS DAC and WAVERSA SYSTEMS INCORPORATED:
As challenges that existed two decades ago remain today, electrical engineers specializing in digital sound reproduction face arduous tasks overcoming these barriers. Digital audio technologies certainly have evolved to meet these challenges. Out of South Korea, a company comprised of four engineers approached analog and digital from an entirely new perspective. Introducing Waversa Systems Incorporated, founded in 2012 by Collin Shin, CEO and lead design engineer. Dr. Shinhas been acknowledged for many firsts in the computer electronics industry. With 30 years of developing low noise, jitter canceling chips specific to both medical and military precision critical applications, he recognized these solutions when correctly implemented address these challenges individually, thereby allowing the listener to be enveloped by the music. Waversa DACs have been noted for their delicacy, revealing the fingertip-friction sounds on an instrumental string, or a flat cord on a note, better voice articulation and overall inner detail recreating venue ambiance with such holographic realism the musician can be perceived in the same spot when the listener wanders a room. I remain to find a dac that re-creates thislevel of timbre with such realism that naturally differentiates the uniqueness of each individual instrument when simultaneously paying the same note.
All DAC manufacturers have their own approach to address high frequency noise associated with pulse code modulation. Waversa Systems PCM processing is truly unique in today’s market. Waversa Audio Processor takes a completely unique approach to signal processing by comparing the signal simultaneously from multiple points in virtual space and time and superimposes this information creating a more precise signal reproduction, instead of artificially filling in information and unintentionally creating high-frequency noise that often is perceived as “cold digital sound.”
Unlike the traditional digital audio converters, Waversa uses their-own in house proprietary chip set that synchronizes with the neighboring internal processors, greatly reducing jitter. These Waversa Audio Processors(or WAP) consist of two parallel clocks (44.1 kHz / 48 kHz) thus creating mathematically accurate sampling at higher frequencies to 352 kHz / 384 kHz.
The DAC3 converts PCM to DSD in real-time when CONV(“Conversion”) is selected. When conversion to DSD is selected, all PCMinput samples are converted to 256 DSD via a custom built internal 5.6 MHzup-sampler and FPGA DSD converter.
The USB interface is implemented through network player hardwareby Waversa Systems and is UAC2 standard compliant. This provides anextremely clean digital audio signal through complete galvanic isolation, which strips the digital signal of any PC noise commonly created by a server’s internal power supply. Firmware updates and music data are also communicated through the single provided USB input. This is accomplished by a special interface, again unique to Waversa Systems.