(SOLD) FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees (SOLD)

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Approximately one year old AVA T8+ DAC in outstanding condition with the manufacturer-installed Burr Brown OPA627AP upgrade.  This is a high-end, individually hand-built, U.S-made DAC that uses an extremely low noise toroidal power transformer.  The DAC can operate with 6N1P, 6CG7, and 6922 tubes, and reportedly with 6DJ8, ECC88, or 7308 tubes, although the manufacturer-endorsed tubes have been the 6N1P and the 6CG7 tubes.  Included in the sale are the stock Russian 6N1P tubes. 

Frank Van Alstine installed his brand new Vision DAC in my AVA Insight+ preamp, and I do not need the second DAC, since I can use the Vision DAC with both my Insight+ preamp and my T8+ preamp, and my acquisition of the Vision DAC is the only reason for the sale. The T8+ DAC plays red book format and has one digital coax input.  The T8+ DAC, Insight+ DAC, and Ultra+ DAC have been discontinued with the introduction of the Vision DAC, but AVA will service the DAC, if ever necessary, for many years into the future.  The T8+ DAC can also be upgraded to the current production DAC in the future.

The most recent retail price of the DAC was 1379.00, manufcturer-direct, including shipping.  The Burr Brown OPA627AP upgrade was an additional 70.00 plus shipping.  The DAC was built in 2008, and I am the second owner. I bought the DAC last year for 650.00 and spent 150.00 with shipping on the opamp upgrade.   My asking price, 575.00, is less that one-half of the retail price and includes shipping and PayPal fees.

This is a wonderful tube DAC with glorious midrange, outstanding clarity, and remarkable dynamic range.  I have perfect feedback on a'gon and ebay, and I have had one successful sale on AC.

Cash local pickup 525.00.  02458 zip code.

PM if interested. 

« Last Edit: 11 Feb 2010, 10:16 pm by oneinthepipe »

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Bump...... Looks like a sweet steal to me, if you don't feel you must have the Vision & want a tube DAC. If I didn't already have an Ultra & Insight+ we'd be talkin' oip. Good luck   :thumb:

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What's the difference between the T8 and the Ultra?  I get so confused on the  different products. :scratch:

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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jan 2010, 04:45 pm »
The T8 is a tube DAC and the Ultra is a hybrid tube/solid state DAC.  I think that the Ultra has both tube and MOSFET output sections, while the T8 DAC only uses tubes in the output section. This would make the Ultra more linear, and the T8 more tube-like, I believe.  However, maybe someone with more knowledge will comment.
« Last Edit: 11 Feb 2010, 03:11 am by oneinthepipe »

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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #4 on: 29 Jan 2010, 03:43 am »
Reduced local sale cash price to 575.00.

Anyone in the Boston-area want an outstanding tube DAC at a rock-bottom price? 

« Last Edit: 11 Feb 2010, 03:11 am by oneinthepipe »

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Bumpo  :eyebrows:

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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #6 on: 2 Feb 2010, 02:05 am »
Down to the nightclub, Bump-ty, bump-ty, bump.  Bump City.
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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #7 on: 2 Feb 2010, 07:33 pm »
Bump with lower price.

Last chance before a'gon or ebay with a price increase. 

With shipping and PayPal, this is almost 300.00 less than the Ultra DAC that recently sold on a'gon.
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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #8 on: 4 Feb 2010, 09:14 pm »
OK, one more time.   :D

595.00 including shipping and PayPal.

550.00 local cash sale.  02458 zip code.
« Last Edit: 11 Feb 2010, 03:11 am by oneinthepipe »

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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #9 on: 6 Feb 2010, 05:06 am »
bump in the night
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Re: FS AVA T8+ DAC 575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees
« Reply #10 on: 8 Feb 2010, 01:16 pm »
Bump with lower price.

575.00 including shipping and PayPal fees

525.00 local cash sale.  02458 zip code.
« Last Edit: 11 Feb 2010, 03:10 am by oneinthepipe »

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« Reply #11 on: 11 Feb 2010, 03:06 am »
bump  :D

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