This DAC was all the rage a few short years back. It was audibly better than the A3.24 DAC we had before with a fuller and warmer sound. The soundstage was wider and deeper with very good holographic imaging (when listening to vocals). A switch on the back allows you to switch between 96KHz and 192KHz sampling for subtle benefits when listening to various CDs. Tubes used in the unit are long life 5703 tubes (four in total). For under $800 now, this is an outstanding DAC for the money.
Cosmetically, the unit looks really good. Minor scuff marks here and there and some light hairline scratches on the top cover. Manual is available online. We will securely pack this for safe shipping.