FS: DNA Stellaris

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  1. ogodei

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    SOLD: Sale Pending to an SBAF member

    Selling my Donald North Audio Stellaris headphone amplifier. Serial no. 003, with 1 pair balanced XLR and 1 pair unbalanced RCA inputs. I purchased this new in 2017 and have been the single owner since then.

    I'll skip the the sales patter for this audience, if you don't know what this is you can see at

    http://www.dnaudio.com/DNA-Stellaris-2A3-headphone-amplifier.html
    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/donald-north-audio-—-owners-thread.2586/
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/dna-stellaris.797134/

    This is the best tube amplifier I have owned. The balanced inputs use custom Audio Note UK input transformers and constitute a large price uptick from the RCA only version. Finish is excellent condition, one small mark on left side of amp, see images. Any other 'marks' in the images are reflections. Perfect technical condition.

    The amp will ship with the stock set of tubes: 1 Winged "C" (SED) 5U4G rectifier; 1 Sovtek 6N1P dual triode input/driver tube; 2- Shuguang 2A3B directly heated triode power tubes. These tubes were used only for testing so will be in as-new condition. The pictured tubes are not included. The amp performs even better with upgraded tubes, I'd be happy to discuss recommendations. Buyer should consider the cost of upgrading the tubes before purchasing.

    This will ship in the original packaging. At my asking price, the amp will be checked by Daniel his self before you receive it and be brought up to the current Stellaris spec (resistor upgrades). Overseas purchasers: The amp is currently set at 120V, I will have DNA change the the voltage to your required mains before shipping to you.

    I'm posting the same asking price on all boards for this. Any Friends at SBAF who are interested please contact me via PM to discuss Friend pricing.

    $6500 to me covers ground shipping in CONUS, buyer to pay any PP or other financial fees on top of that amount.

    Overseas buyers: I will ship overseas with full value declaration and insured shipping. Please contact me to determine final costs with shipping.

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    I can attest @ogodei is worth considering a serious transaction with. Bought his SR1a long ago. Super nice condition, super best price, not to mention responsive communications via pm. Can easily infer how carefully he handles his precious audio gears.

    I honestly don't know how great this deal is (dunno DNA prices well). But knowing how awesomely he behaved as a seller, my gut says this would be another fantastic deal.

    Sad to see he is selling every beloved gear though. GLWS.
     
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    Excellent deal on an amazing amp from a great seller. Ogodei is a top notch guy to deal with!
    Only wish I could adopt this thing!
     
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    No need to cry for me over this one, this is actually part of a carefully cultivated upgrade path. ;) I still gulped a few times before clicking Create Thread though.

    Now, open weeping over the sale of my Focals is appropriate. If the Utopia doesn't sell in another day or so I'm gonna pull that ad, I can just feel it.
     
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    [Smacks hood] "I'll even knock $500 off 'cause it's this ridiculous blue color!!!"



    GLWS!
     
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    Someone buy this. Even w/o SBAF pricing this is a great price not to mention no wait time.
     
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    Hey knowledgeable friends who have heard both closely, would it make any sense to move from EC Af to Stellaris? Differences? I don't have room for both, and I really like how Yggdrasil A2 > EC Af > ZMF Verité work together.
     
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    I think Tommy has already exceeded his 2020 budget ... ;)

    Keep the Utopia!
     
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    Just...wow. The Stellaris is true end game material and this is an amazing price. (And yes, ogodei is a very good guy.)
     
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    Whoa! Good opportunity for euro buyers even with VAT
     
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    Sale pending to an SBAF member
     
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    Lol, I think I know who it is since his wife gave him the okay.
     
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    There may have been some mention of WAF during the deal ;)
     
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    I've heard both, feel free to pm me. I believe @fp627 has as well.
     
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    MODS, this has sold, please close thread.
     
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