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For Sale Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

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Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC

My Expected Price - 45000/-


Sad to sell this but the change in direction needs this to be gone. its in Immaculate condition comes with Box /Manual / Brand new unused Power-chord, and USB Cable.

highly popular Yulong 32bit384Khz DAD dac. packed with features

this amazing deal as you simply cannot find another Dac packed with these many features that deliver the excellent transparent sound quality at this price.

its RRP is Rs-84000/-- as you can see in the below link.

The new DA8-MKii version has some improvement on headphone amp circuit all other feature are the same, if just planning to get an awesome 32 bit High-Res DSD Dac for your music system, then this da8 is a real steal.

Google will get you loads of reviews, but here are some links for your quick reference.

Specifications and Reviews-


https://www.head-fi.org/threads/review-yulong-audio-sabre-da8-reference-dac.673033/
https://www.shenzhenaudio.com/yulong-sabre-da8-dsd-32bit-384khz-dac-decoder-amplifier.htm
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/yulong-sabre
http://www.polarisaudio.it/en/yulong-da8-converitore-dac-dsd-9018


Parameters:

THD+N less than 0.0003%, dynamic > 130dB, Idle noise 1.5uV USB supports 32bit, 384KHz PCM signal
DSD native support
5 different filter mode


Invertible phase
High precision bandwidthautoset DPLL
80 steps volume control
Single/Balanced preamplifier output
Autosave configuration
Thickened aluminum case. Aluminum button, volume knob and feet 100v240v global voltage range
KS/Wasapi/WDM/ASIO Drivers for MS OS XP to Win8 3264bit Inputs: Optical, Coaxial, AES/EBU:1624Bit,44.1192KHZ
SNR: 135dB.
Dynamic Range: >130dB.
THD+N: 0.0002%
Frequency Response: 2030KHz0.2dB
Crosstalk 135dB
balancedOutput level:4.2V
Headphone amplifier output power: 600Ω
Power consumption: <30W.
size: 250*180*60mm.
Net Weight: 2.5Kg.


"Conclusion: .... The Yulong DA8 is supremely capable, among the absolute best DACs I've yet heard, pricing be damned. The headphone amp is good enough to be a serious tool rather than a mere bonus feature, and all the other features add up to make it quite the compelling device. But don't be fooled - the heart of the DA8 is excellent sound quality, and all the features are just a bonus. It would stand on its own, and justify the price, even as a pure DAC with no extras. I'd happily put the DA8 up against any sanely priced DAC and expect it to have a good chance of coming out on top. Once again Yulong comes highly recommended. Read the complete review here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/673033/review-yulong-audio-sabre-da8-reference-dac Description: This 32 bit USB DAC is the latest design by Yulong Audio in China in 2013 - as per Yulong himself, he has devoted the most money, time, energy and knowledge to create this product with visions for the future of digital audio usage by audiophiles and regular consumers. You will enjoy features that no other competition brand offer at an unmatched price/performance ratio. If you don't know about Yulong yet, it specializes in DA converter and headphone amp and is based out of southern China. The designer, Yulong Zhang, is a young audio enthusiast always searching for better sound. His background in telecommunication hardware has given him in-depth knowledge about digital audio. He is a young father in his early 30's and has invested over $100,000 in digital research and test equipment to develop his line of audio products. He also maintain his own forum on China's largest head-fi forum (erji.net) with many followers. His workshop, design studio and production line is in relatively small scale - when I asked him if he would like to expand his factory during my visit to Yulong Audio in Sept 2011, he smiled and answered honestly: "Sound comes first, then business will come. I don't crave for large scale of production of mediocre products." The Yulong Sabre DA8 is designed to offer more fuctions than any other Yulong products, but with high performance and user interaction in mind as a super high performance DAC. It offers not only great dynamics, but also refined sound with incredible details and layers. Mid and low frequency is full-bodyed and rich, mid and high frequency is sweet and without harshness. Across all frequency range the DA8 has well balanced tonality and can accomodate all types of music style extremely well. Your search for high performance DAC at reasonable price will likely end here - the Sabre DA8 has all you need to set up a high end system. Plus you can also enjoy to use it as headphone amp and even a pre-amplifier. Below is how Yulong describes the Sabre DA8 (from erji.net forum): Description: Features: Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) plus Noise (THD+N) is PROUDLY measured as less than 0.0002%! Many device o the market cannot come close to this measurement. Dynamic 133dB and Idle noise as low as 1.5uV ESS Technology SABRE32 Reference DAC / Digital Filter (ES9018S) working in 32-bit Hyperstream™ to achieve unprecedented jitter immunity and low-level linearity via a patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator USB chip Combo384 is jointly custom developed with Amanero in Italy and support up to 32 bit 384kHz PCM signal 5 x AD797 for voltage regulation and filtering, 2 x OPA1632 for buffer stage and preamp output Diamond buffer circuit for headphone output Canadian Plitron high quality low noise transformer LT1129/LT3021 plus WIMA film capacitor to provide clean power supply to Sabre ESS9018 D/A chip Analog circuit with high quality parts such as Panasonic Vishay BC046, WiMA, MKS2 and NPO etc for best natural sound Directly support DSD (Direct Strem Digital) decoding (SACD quality) 5 filtering modes for user to choose from for your perferred sound User selectable 'absolute phase' inversion (positive or negative) Controllable jitter reduction through front button User self-defined multiple combination of Filter, Phase and Jiffer Reduction will give you endless tweak of sound High precision automatic DPLL setting to allow DA8 to accommodate both superior and average quality digital source signal 80-step finely adjustable volume control - you can use DA8 with professional powered speakers for high quality sound. Press down volume control knob - the DA8 will bypass preamp and headphone amp circuit becoming a pure DAC. Pre-amplifer mode with both RCA output and XLR output Pre-amplifier in balanced mode (XLR output) can also be used as fully balanced headphone amplifier to match nearly all headphones on the market, including low impedance headphones Front headphone jack as single ended Class A headphone amplifier with circuit protection for output short User can choose to shut off headphone amp and preamp output, then the unit becomes a pure-bred D/A converter without interference from the shut-off circuits (By combining DA8 at pure DAC mode with Yulong Sabre A18, it will create the better sound quality than the D18/A18 combination and better than the DA8 used as a DAC/Headphone amp in one unit) Built-in power on and output switch relay to provide extra protection to the device TFT 2.4" diaplay screen - 5 seconds idle with brightness auto reduced by 80% Auto-memory of the user settings Extra thickness pure aluminum chasing for best shielding, pure aluminum buttons and knobs, plus anti-vibration feet Compact size match with the entire Sabre series including P18 power supply and A18 flagship headphone amp- 250mm W x 190mm D x 60mm H (10" W x 7 1/2" D x 3" H) Dual voltage - 110-115V or 220-240V wide range to use anywhere in the world Support Mac OSX, Linux and Windows Warning: 1. Please make sure the voltage selector is set to proper position that can match the actual power supply voltage. Otherwise this DAC might be permanently damaged! Under such circumstance, the warranty is void. 2. DO NOT use XLR to RCA adapters with this particular model. It won't properly ground the connection and thus degrade sound quality, and could even potentially damage the DA8 and void your warranty. Technical Specifications: Update: Please view the link below for DSD play setup and driver upgrade: http://yulongaudio.com/en/shownews.asp?id=32 Inputs: Optical, Coaxial and AES support 16-24bit 44.1-192kHz USB input support PCM 16-32 bit, 44.1Khz 48Khz 88.2Khz 96Khz 176.4Khz 192Khz 352.8Khz 384Khz DSD64,DSD128 - On Windows DSD256,DSD512 USB input support Mac OSX, Linux with UAC2 compliant kernel KS/Wasapi/WDM/ASIO Drivers for MS OS XP to Win8 32-64bit SNR: -135dB. Dynamic Range: 133dB. THD+N:
 

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