This a newly refurbished unit from Peachtree Audio in the lacquered Black color. This might be a 9/10 but listed as an 8/10, in which this is still in the shipment box they sent
to me at my daughters house. S/B in perfect condition and will be in perfect working order. this does come with a 2yr factory warranty from Peachtree Audio.
I am selling as I am going in a different direction due to the needs of more power as my listening environment will change. Possibly with separates, not sure yet. Thanks for looking, then buying. Info about this unit as follows:
The Reasons It Sounds So Good
The ESS Sabre DAC is the world’s first chipset designed from the ground up to eliminate the anti-musical, high amount of jitter that is commonly found in computers and digital streamers. Using a patented process called HyperstreamTM the Sabre DAC buffers the incoming digital bitstream and reclocks it from thousands of picoseconds of jitter to less than 3 picoseconds. That means your computer, smart phone, and streamer can have sonic performance equal to the world’s best CD players.
The 24/192 Asynchronous USB Input has a major impact on the overall sound quality of the nova65SE. Asynchronous communication keeps digital jitter at bay by not relying on the audio clock in the computer, which can get thrown off time by the thousands of processes running in your operating system’s background. The USB input on the nova65SE provides the best possible resolution, which furthers the efforts of the ESS Sabre DAC.
Galvanic Isolation blocks electrical noise from all of the digital inputs on the nova65SE. Computers and digital streamers are prime sources of electrical noise. Electrical noise, even noise that you can’t hear directly, masks fine details and distorts the tone of music. Galvanic isolation eliminates this noise.
The Tube Buffer can be switched on via a button on the remote control to add a dose of warmth and take the hard edge off compressed audio sources like MP3s. The single 6N1P triode will last years for the average listener – it’s easy to change and inexpensive to replace.
The 65 watt per channel Power Amp takes economical audio performance to a whole new level with advances including extended bandwidth, improved dynamic range, and exceptionally low distortion. The high current output stage delivers even more power into lower impedance speakers: 95 watts per channel at 4 ohms. Listen to the nova65SE on your favorite speakers and be impressed.
The Headphone Amp enables you to listen in solitude without sacrificing sound quality. Most headphones need more than the tiny amount of power that trickles out of the headphone jack from your computer or iPod. Plug your phones into the nova65SE and hear what they sound like with copious amounts of undistorted power driving them.