I am the original owner of this PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell™ preamp/DAC, in black finish, which is in excellent shape and cannot be distinguished from a new unit.
The Stellar Gain Cell combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier and a full-featured DAC. Fully balanced analog circuitry from input to output, the Stellar Gain Cell builds upon years of research and innovation in the art of Class A analog amplification and state-of-the-art digital reproduction. Together, or separately, they create an extraordinarily rich, full-bodied musical experience few standalone products can match. The Stellar Gain Cell is the perfect foundation for those unwilling to compromise sound quality. Rich. Lush. Powerful. A music lover’s answer to spiraling cost-no-object equipment without sacrifice.
What happens when you take a zero-loss state of the art analog preamplifier and add to it one of the best sounding DACs there are? Audio nirvana.
It turns out that a great analog preamp preserves a DAC’s magic. Together, preamp and DAC form a new class of product whose sum is greater than its parts.
Stellar Gain Cell™. A redefined and improved instrument featuring our proprietary analog gain cell and digital to analog converter.
Think of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC as a complete analog control center with an exceptional performing DAC at its heart.
All the features and functions you’d ever want in an analog preamplifier and modern DAC are right here in Stellar. A zero-loss, fully balanced, pure, analog signal path combined with DAC features rarely found at any price level: pure DSD, asynchronous USB, Digital Lens technology, I²S to connect to our best transport, balanced throughout. Replace your preamplifier, your DAC—or both—and be stunned at the level of improvement when the full and rich tapestry of music surprises and delights your senses.
In the more than forty years of PS Audio’s design innovations and breakthrough products, Stellar’s groundbreaking level of performance as our gateway standalone DAC and preamplifier is unmatched for price and performance by their standalone competitors. Taken together, we’re willing to bet you’ve never heard anything quite this good at anywhere even remotely close to this price.
Buyer us urged to check several positive reviews on the internet.
I will ship in the manufacturer’s box with the remote and owners manual, and the buyer should add $50 to cover shipping and some of my fees.
The attached pic is from the internet and the figure resting on the unit in the pic does not come with the unit..