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Info: Audio Research DAC8 - Upgraded - OBM

Asking Price:
CAD $2600.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Money Order, Money Wire, Interac/EMT
Shipping weight: 11.00 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 56.00cm x 61.00cm x 30.00cm
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Jul 09, 17 9:10am (PST)
Edited: Jul 09, 17 12:25pm
About Seller: AB, Canada
Product Brand: Audio Research Corporation
Product Model: DAC8
Days in System:90

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I bought this unit from the original owner on Audiogon last year, as they are very hard to find in Canada. While I really love this DAC, I have several on hand, and need to thin the herd so I can try out some more.

I performed a few upgrades on this DAC based on information I found online:
- 8 Mundorf MCap Supreme EVO coupling caps (in place of the stock Wimas)
- 8 HexFred rectifiers (in place of general purpose ones)
- installed a Furutech AC-1001(G) IEC filter

This DAC retailed for $4995 USD up until last year, when the Audio Research introduced the DAC9. This DAC is uses 2 Burr Brown PCM1792 chips, and ARC's own discrete FET output stage. It supports 24 bit / 192 kHz PCM via COAX, AES, and USB.

The DAC is in perfect condition, but I'm rating it an 8 to be safe. While this unit works perfectly, the onboard USB implementation is somewhat limited in that it works only with Windows 7 and Mac OS. I've been using it with a Singxer SU-1 USB to Digital interface (about $400 USD retail), and it took the performance to an entirely new level.

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I'm asking $2600 CAD. Payment by EMT preferred, PayPal from members with good feedback accepted if they cover the fees, and have a confirmed PayPal address for shipping.


All original documentation, remote, driver disc, and original box and packaging (not shown).

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