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I have a package with a new silver A-stock Ion amp, with the hyperdrive upgrade, and B-stock Comet Plus DAC for 50% off. Both have the full factory warranty. The amp is sealed A stock and the DAC has a small mark on it with all new circuitry. The mark is so small you would probably miss it. See the photo with the arrow. They come with the 5 year factory warranty. This is the $3,500.00 Comet Plus with the $600.00 upgraded power supply. It is a great DAC at its price. The amp is a power DAC and matches the DAC. The package received and awesome review .
Rated Product of the Year in Part Time Audiophile: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2015/12/30/best-of-2015-and-product-of-the-year/
The Exogal Ion
a high performance true digital amplifier that is designed to be a companion to
the Comet DAC
. The Ion connects to the Comet via the EXONET Interface and
provides 250 watts per channel into 4 ohms and 125 watts per channel into 8
It drives 2 ohms with no issue. It makes a “Power DAC”. The
combo is a small state of the art integrated package that competes with cost no
object products. It even has a analog input for your phono stage.
The Ion integrates fully with the Comet and there are no
complicated remotes or apps required - the Comet handles it all for you! Five Year US warranty
Here are 2 quotes from the first review out on the package:
"The Exogal Ion PowerDAC, the subject of this review, is small and
light at only 9 pounds, aesthetically pleasing, is easily operated,
controlled with personal devices such as phones and tablets, and breaks
ground with a sound quality experienced by very few audiophiles in the
"The practical outcome of all this is with the advent of the Exogal
Comet and Ion in terms of design and performance, your DAC and your amp
have slipped decidedly toward becoming obsolete. Exogal has just killed
their performance in a targeted strike."
See the entire review here:
Essentially the Ion/Comet package is a fully digital
integrated amplifier that turns the digital signal analog right at your speaker terminals. There are no digital conversions anywhere upstream in the chain (unless you
plug an analog source like phono into the analog input of the Comet).
Sonics are pristine. Tight clean bass with exceptional
detail and superb imaging. This is what very expensive hi end electronics sound
like for multiples of the Comet/Ion’s $7000.00 retail price.
"That is what the Exogal Comet represents for me, a sizable step
toward a sensation of living sound, not a reproduced electronic
production. Though we still cannot completely capture the nuances of a
live performance, the Comet is superb at rendering a sensation good
enough to fool the ears. The Comet is my favorite DAC in the under $4K
space, and should be heard by anyone seeking a no-compromise digital
experience. Especially for those with lesser digital file playback
systems, this DAC can save your system, and revolutionize your listening
experience. It is the only digital treatment to best the reigning 32
bit high frequency scheme."
"The best news is that Exogal has just gotten underway. The Comet
blazes a wide and bright path toward future products, and the savvy
system builder would do well to own the Comet, and pay close attention
to Exogal’s future components."
In their Component list for 2015 they said:
"Sweetest DAC: The Exogal Comet does not simply alter the digital signal, it replaces the signal entirely.
I’m a believer; for the past six months no matter how much I refine the
signal (Remember the HQ Player software? I have it feeding the DAC now
with 32 bit/6.1MHz!) the Comet DAC turns it into golden sound. The Comet
even makes streaming music from Rhapsody, processed at 16bit/44.1kHz,
more than acceptable for casual listening. The preamp section of the
Comet is stupendous, so clean and robust it will complement the most
gorgeous amps. I have used both extremely high power and low power amps
with it, both with outstanding results."
See it here: http://www.dagogo.com/my-short-and-sweet-component-list-of-2015
In the Hifi + review they said: "The Exogal is remarkable value for money and could quite happily sit at the hub of many a high-end digital system. "
Exogal (which means Out of this Galaxy) is a Minnesota company that makes DAC's and amplifiers. Its DNA comes from original Wadia engineers. Jim Kinne who designed the original Wadia gear is legendary and did the original Wadia DigiMaster™ products that are still considered exceptional. Jim is now designing state of the art products at affordable prices.
Exogal Comet is a high performance digital to analog audio converter
(DAC) that is also a pre-amplifier with an analog input for your phono stage. Just connect your computer, or other digital or analog sources, and
experience exceptional audiophile quality sound. The Comet DAC does
everything you would expect a high-end DAC to do, including balanced and
unbalanced analog outputs, digital volume control and asynchronous USB
input - all at a sensible price.
The Comet uses an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) for its DAC. That means that unlike the competition that uses a commercially available DAC chip from from companies like ESS, Wolfson or Burr brown, the Comet is all programmed by Exogal and is upgradable over the web. So it offers built in NON Obsolescence.
reviews have been exceptional.
THE ABSOLUTE SOUND REVIEW May / June 2015
Review of the Comet by Vade Forester.
says: "As a DAC and front end for digital sources, the Comet is a
spectacular success and, especially at its moderate price, I strongly
recommend you audition it in your system."
Read the whole review on The
Absolute's Sound's website
AUDIOSTREAM REVIEW 3-5-2015
Michael Lavorgna reviewed the Comet.
He says: "I'm not going to sugarcoat this: The Exogal Comet DAC is one fine sounding piece of technology."
Ultra High-End Audio and Home Theater Review
Berryman gives EXOGAL’s Comet DAC a glowing review and concludes that
the “...Exogal Comet has few if any peers in its class..”
- Asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, SPDIF, Toslink, and line level Analog input
- Direct connection analog outputs with 32-bit Digital Volume Control
- Analog Outputs: one pair balanced (XLR), one pair unbalanced (RCA), one stereo Headphone
- Single ended and balanced analog
outputs can be used simultaneously. Single ended outputs can be
programmed as stereo, or center/subwoofer operation. Single ended
outputs have a programmable offset level from balanced outputs
- Controlled by the Exogal Remote App for
Android phone or tablet (running 4.3 or higher with BLE support) or an
iPad, iPhone 4s or newer, or iPod Touch.
- Five year factory warranty
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