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For Sale Lampizator Level 3 DAC, Rethm Gaanam amplifier

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Hi,

I am in the process of downsizing my main system (for background see here: http://www.hifivision.com/my-audio-video-setup/37728-going-reverse-while.html). Demo possible in Bangalore for both components. Local buyers preferred.

Lampizator Level 3 DAC
Up first is my Lampizator Level 3 DAC. This is Generation 3, under two years old. It has AES and SPDIF inputs. Has a very good blend of resolution and organic tone. Uses tubes in the output stage (mounted at the bottom). You can read more about the guy who makes these on Lukasz Fikus Lampizator .

Retail price of the DAC is Euro 2000. For India, you have to add customs and shipping, which are both meaningful amounts given the size/weight (more than a Marantz PM7001 amplifier). My piece is in mint condition.

I am expecting Rs85k for the DAC. For someone who plans to get into pc audio, I can also offer a Lynx AES16 sound card along with this for a very good price.

Rethm Gaanam amplifier

This is a two chassis tube amplifier. Has the power supply in one chassis and the preamp/amp in the second with two umbilical chord connecting the two chassis.

It uses 6922 tubes in the preamp section and 6C33C tubes in power section in single ended mode. Outputs 16w per channel. The sound quality is outstanding with all the goodness of an SET alongside a very low noise floor and headroom from the extra power over the usual 1-3 watts.

My piece is less than a year old. In mint condition. I still have the original box etc.

Price for a new one is Rs2.25l. I am letting mine go for 1.4l.

More information here: :::Welcome to Rethm:::





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Some queries on transports for the DAC. I have summarised my experience in this thread: http://www.hifivision.com/cd-players/28655-transports.html . A few updates on the last two pages of the thread.

My current preference is for the PC transport using Lynx AES16 sound card and JPlay over the Teac VRDS 10. Not a major difference though. Various people who have heard my setup seem to have different preferences on which one they like more (split about 50-50 between the Teac and the pc).
 

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A bit more information on the amplifier design. It apparently uses a driver transformer to drive the 6C33C power tubes. The 6922 tubes are used purely as preamp tubes and not as drivers.

As mentioned before, a demo is possible in Bangalore.
 

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The DAC has been withdrawn. The amp is still available at a reduced price of Rs1.2l
 

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The DAC is back on sale at a reduced price of Rs80k + shipping

Price on the amp dropped to Rs1.1L + shipping
 

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In addition to the Lynx AES16 card (bought in late 2012), I can bundle one of the following with the DAC at a very reasonable price:
- Monarchy Audio DIP reclocker (bought on the forum, only does 44-48khz). Very useful if you are using a low end CD transport
- Behringer SRC2496 - 24/96 upsampler and reclocker. I've had good success with it if using a low quality digital out from a PC, besides with a low end CD transport. The Behringer is also a DAC

Both reclockers also offer the flexibility of converting SPDIF / Optical to AES
 

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Decided to retain the amp. My apologies to the FM who was interested

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