FOR SALE: Esoteric P-70 + Audio Logic 24MXL
Item #649373574Info: Esoteric P-70 + Audio Logic 24MXL
||8 - Very good (?)
Aug 17, 17 4:16pm (PST)
Edited: Aug 19, 17 7:49pm
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I am selling my wonderful digital rig to make room for a new turntable setup. This is an Esoteric P-70 transport and an Audio Logic 24 MXL DAC that have both been modified with the full Reference Audio modded Ultra-Link III clock and power supply. The units were modded together and provide the best digital playback I have heard. The Audio Logic bypasses the tube output stage, but that can easily be converted back. I am not interested in separating the units, as they really complement each other.
The P-70 came just back from service and had the spindle drive replaced, was cleaned and had the contacts in the remote overhauled. All working perfectly and are rated 8 only because of age.
Mark Mickelson concluded his 2003 review of the P-70/D-70 combo by saying: "If you are lucky enough to spend some time with the Esoteric P-70 and D-70, you will be impressed. These ne plus ultra audio components were obviously designed without compromise, and their sound proves this as readily as their design brief does. They offer stunning retrieval of detail, grand dynamic contrasts, edge-of-the-art bass, and the sort of silent background for which only the best power conditioners get credit. As for their price, keep in mind that the D-70 allows you to ditch your preamp, which may save you the cost of both DAC and transport given the prices of the very best preamps on the market today. There is also, I suspect, a high level of pride that comes with owning the P-70 and D-70 -- they might represent the last attempt, and the best attempt, at building the ultimate CD player.
Just as it's difficult to describe extreme weather conditions to anyone who hasn't experienced them, it's hard to convey fully the sound of the Esoteric P-70 and D-70 -- even to those who have heard some of the best-sounding digital gear extant. Luckily, we here at SoundStage! have an easy out -- naming a component a Reviewers' Choice, an honor that the P-70 and D-70 have down cold."
I have had the D-70 and much prefer the MXL DAC combo. More musical and analog sounding.
If interested, I am connecting them with the superb Stealth Sextet digital interconnect which I am happy to also sell.
Please let me know if you have questions. Paypal and shipping extra. Thanks for looking at this ad.
Please note I have not sold much here but have been selling audio gear for nearly 20 years on audiogon (drv) and ebay with perfect feedback. Thanks for looking at this ad.
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