This Bidat is one of the last 3 that were produced by Museatex and has been updated and cryo'd by John Wright. The Bidat is the development of Ed Meitner's legendary $15,000 IDAT that uses separate filters for maximum resolution of steady state or transient signals.
It has the unique corded volume control that varies the DAC reference voltage to raise or lower the volume. To my knowledge only the Empirical Audio DAC has been able perfect this means of volume control. I have used it to connect directly to Lamm and Jadis amps to stunning effect. The preamps it displaced were from Lamm and CAT, not exactly entry level gear.
There 2 volume control units, the primary has several chew marks from my dogs as seen in the photo but looks presentable. The spare volume control has been extensively chewed up but has been checked out by John White and functions perfectly even though its pretty ugly. The 7/10 rating is for the Bidat which looks almost new, not for the wood remote units.
Inputs: ST glass optical, TOSlink optical (EIA), 75 Ohm coaxial, AES/EBU (XLR).
Outputs: Balanced stereo pair (XLR) 600 Ohms. Unbalanced pair (RCA) 300 Ohms.
Output Level: 3.5Volts RMS (Maximum)
The price is firm and less than similar units available as I'd like to sell it before my new DACs arrive.