A few cosmetic scratches, but this works and sound great!
Original box, packing, and manual are not included.
The Assemblage DAC-2 is actually an amazing little box. You get an
HDCD equipped, dual 20-bit DAC. Unlike many other, far more expensive
DAC's, the mandatory 6dB non-HDCD attenuation is performed in the analog
domain, so full digital resolution is retained at all times. The case,
while small (9.5 inches x 7 inches x 2 inches), is very nicely
constructed. The clean front panel (.25 inches thick!) has a green led
to indicate signal lock, a red HDCD led, a phase toggle and a toggle to
chose from among the 3 inputs. The rear panel has RCA analog outputs, a
detachable power cord and the three input jacks, TosLink, RCA and BNC.
"One thing that was immediately apparent about the DAC-2 was its
lively and up front presentation. Rather than a middle of the hall
presentation, the DAC-2 placed me in row B. At times this gave a very
engaging window on the music....As you can guess, the lively and up
front presentation also combined to deliver the impression of a lot of
detail. While never analytical or sterile, the DAC-2 did serve up a lot
of musical tidbits. The Assemblage was able to extract the sound of
guitar fingerings, piano and sax keys being pressed, vocalists
breathing, etc. Best of all, this detail was never spotlighted, rather
it was revealed as part and parcel of the performance. For some this
detail can be the talisman that creates the illusion of real musicians.
As for me, I found the DAC-2's ability in this regard was very
welcome." SoundStage! 1997
This is on display and ready to be auditioned in our showroom. If you
are in the Chicagoland area, please come by and take a look and listen.
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