One thing that is for certain with any Nagra products are that, they are never designed or made in a whimsical moment. The Classic DAC is an excellent example of it. Just Google images of the insides of any Nagra products and you can tell, a lot of thought processes went into every product they design and make. Don’t be fooled by the shoe box size Classic DAC that you see here. Some of the more advance converting technology out there can be found right inside. It has a 24 bit chip and upsamples to 384 KHz. Sonically, if we have to use one word to describe how the Classic DAC sounded, it would be “exquisite”. Music was portrayed with exquisite detail, delicacy and refinement. We had it side by side with some less expensive DACs and the difference was apparent (more so in some than others). At its $15,000 MSRP range, it has some fierce competition from Esoteric and dCS but at under $10,000 now, its in a playing field with few challengers. The power supply is housed in a separate chassis to keep any kind of electrical interference away from the sensitive DAC board.
Cosmetically, the DAC is in excellent shape with minor signs of use. External power supply unit is also in excellent shape. Original box, manual and remote included. Unit had one owner since new. Unit is universal voltage so it will work anywhere in the World.