Jolida Black IceBlack Ice FX Tube DAC DSD WIFIusedJolida Black Ice Black Ice FX Tube DAC DSD WIFIThis is the DAC that won the Arizona AV Club Shootout against DACS costing over $6000. Have original box, manual, power cord, USB cable, WIFI Antenna. $799 New. Yours at a $200 discount for $...593.00

Jolida Black Ice Black Ice FX Tube DAC DSD WIFI [Expired]


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Please note that the tubes have about 200 hours on them, I forgot about burn-in time in original description. Also, please see pic of volume knob - there is an edge that has some silver showing through. Black Ice recommends running the DAC at full volume for best performance.

This is the DAC that won the Arizona AV Club Shootout against DACS costing over $6000.  Have original box, manual, power cord, USB cable, WIFI Antenna.
$799 New.   Yours at a $200 discount for $599.  Tubes probably have 3 hours on them.  Virtually new.
$25 ships in 48 states.
Write up on our webpage is live in the center column: www.AZAVCLUB.COM

TLDR;

Session 1)

First Place = Chord Qutest

Second Place (tie) = Holo Audio Spring DAC2 and NuPrime Evolution DAC

Session 2)

First Place = Schiit Yggdrasil

Second Place = iFi Audio Pro iDSD

Third Place = Benchmark DAC3

Session 3)

First Place = Black Ice Audio Glass FX DSD

Second Place = LKS MH-DA004

Third Place = PS Audio Direcstream DAC

Session 4) Finals:

First Place = Black Ice Audio Glass FX DSD

Second Place = Chord Qutest

Third Place = Schiit Yggdrasil

The Format:

All dacs were fed the same source simultaneously via optical input from an optical splitter fed from the cd player. A professional recording engineer and myself spent the day before setting up and level matching all the dacs. For each listening session we played five test tracks from all different genres of music using high quality recordings. We cycled through the dacs using the various preamp inputs for a seamless transition during each test track with each dac playing for 10-30 seconds at a time with several transitions within each track.

Listeners knew which dacs were present in each bracket but not which dac was playing at a given time other than if it was dac A, B, or C. Votes were tallied at the end of each session and only afterward were the dacs unveiled as belonging to one of the given inputs (A, B,or C). Not even I, who set up the dacs knew which one was which until the unveiling. Participants then discussed why they liked a given dac and we discussed the dacs technology and feature set.

The System:

The event took place in a room custom built to showcase home theater design and thus was very well treated. The system consisted of:

  • Amp = SAE 2HP
  • Preamp = Chord CPA-5000
  • Interconnects DACs to Pre = Audioquest Mackenzie
  • Interconnects Pre to Power = Audioquest Water
  • Optical Cables = Audioquest Cinnamon
  • CDP as transport only = Musical Fidelity M3SCD
  • Speakers = pair of Focal Utopia Maestro Evos
  • Speaker cables = Audio Quest William Tell Silver Zero with William Tell Bass in a Bi-wire configuration.
SPECS:
Output Level:0 V to 2.3V (±1dB, 47K ohms) (SIN SIGNAL 0dB SPDIF IN)Frequency Response:20-20 KHz (±0.5dB)Bandwidth:10Hz to 70kHz + 1dBSNR:>90dB (20Hz-20kHz)Dynamic Range:126 dBDistortion THD:Less than 0.01% (1kHz)Headphone Impedance:30 OhmsCircuit Type:Ultra Linear, Class ABTube Complement:2 pcs. 12AX7 pre-amplifierPower Requirements:110V-120 VAC 60Hz 90 watts-standby, 240 watts maximum (220 VAC 50Hz option)Dimensions:8 inches wide by 7 inches deep by 3 inches highWeight:7.5 lbs net, approximately 10 lbs. packagedWarranty:6 month limited parts and labor. Three months on the tubesFuse:110 - 120 VAC, 1 Amp slo Blo; 200 - 240 VAC, .5 Amp Slo Blo

 

Construction Details and Features:

 

  • Amplification of Analog Signal done exclusively via Vacuum tubes.
  • PCM: 32Bit/384KHz
  • DSD: DSD 64/DSD 128
  • Asynchronous Burr Brown Chip AD1896
  • DAC Chip: PCM 1795
  • R Style Transformer
  • State of the Art Components: capacitor filters, gold plated RCA jacks,
  • Finishes: Black and Silver



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