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For Sale Buffalo II DAC

Wharfedale Diamond 11 Series

prasen_b

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For sale is a buffalo II DAC and other components for completing the build. They are listed below

IVY-III Kit + One Placid BP Kit Combo
Buffalo-II DAC Module + Placid Power Supply Kit Combo
Elcom power switch + MX RCA binding post (L + R channel and SPDIF input)
ToroTrans potted Two transformers (15VA and 30VA)

The Kit was bought for around USD 465 (including shipping) when dollar was around 47 + custom duty of around 2500 and for the other components add another 1K.

The only thing missing is the case and some 2 pin connectors for the Placid power supply and hook up wire.

I had partially constructed the Placid and Placid BP.

Shipping should be safe. The only heavy item the transformers are not delicate.

This was one of the better kits based on the ESS sabre and you fill find lot of good reviews online. It is also very well documented. It has reclocking built-in, not to say its completely immune to source jitter but it does make a difference. This kit is only for someone who has some DIY experience. There are also plenty of options for hot rodding this kit using Trident regulators or using a different output stage, all this options are available from TwistedPearAudio.

Price: 25K excluding shipping.
Age: Bought in 2010
Condition: 10/10
Ownership history: Original owner
 

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prasen_b

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I require a volume control and an input selector too in the build. There may be some builds without this.
 

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I am building the DCB1 kit myself. I realized later that DCB1 kit can be built for a lot less than the DAC kit. So the trade in is no longer offered.
 

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There has been some repetitive queries about the kind of input supported. So I am adding the following details

-> The kit supports the following kind of inputs (mutually exclusive) over coaxial SPDIF
1) PCM SPDIF
2) DSD SPDIF
In addition I2S is also supported.
-> The kit supports the following output with Buffalo in Stereo mode
1) Unbalanced
2) Balanced
All this information is provided in the manuals I linked in my earlier posts.
 

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Another important thing that I want to highlight is that the Buffalo II DAC module and the AVCC module regulator come assembled and tested from TwisterPear audio.

And the other passive and active components provided by them is top notch stuff like wima and nichichon caps. They also have been around for quite a long time now and have very good reputation.

It seems they have increased prices so a new equivalent stereo edition kit (without the trident regulators) will come to around 35K + conversion/commission charges + custom.
 

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I am willing to let it go for 20K excluding shipping. At this price the quality you get is a steal.
 
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