The price of both base units is 750 Euro. Since currency rates fluctuate the USD amount will not always be exactly the same. Today's conversion rate (www.xe.com/ucc
) yields the following:
Base unit BYOB AMP: $1021.00 USD -- (no options that significantly effect price)
Base unit Attraction DAC: $1021.00 USD
The Attraction DAC has three options: JISCO = $340, Sample Rate = $340, Optical Input = $130 (again, these are today's conversion prices -- in Euro its 250 for JISCO and Sample Rate, 95 for the Optical In).
In my experience, the JISCO is a must as it allows the DAC to be compatible with any transport. Whether you need the others depends on your system needs. You may get a deal if you buy both. Charles is a fantastic person to deal with. All info can be found at www.mother-of-tone.com
-- someone should probably double-check my conversion numbers -- remember they could be different tomorrow.
This gear has been a real gut-check for me. It has forced me to ask the question of myself: "is it the music or the gear that you are into?" Before this I had a revolving door going
Now, I will not even let a new piece into my home unless I have return privileges, because, chances are its not going to stay. Its the music, it just took a little time to find the sound I really like in a hi-fi system -- low watts + efficient speakers (single driver-crossoverless-in my case).