PS Audio Perfectwave DAC (MK1->MK2), Chord Mojo, LCD-i4

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    Hi Guys,

    As I've been upgraded to friend status, I thought some might be interested in some of this stuff here. Theres a PS Audio Perfectwave DAC mark 1 upgraded to mark 2 (with original bridge, uninstalled,) a Chord Mojo with brand new battery, and a pair of LCDi4. I've been on a bit of a fire sale run selling all my gear to pay some medical bills I picked up in the states. These are the last 3 items I need to get sold.

    Here is some of what Marv said about the PWD in his DAC thread.

    "PS Audio PWD2 (AES from Lynx / i2s from OR5 USB Converter / Coax from a Vintage Denon CDP)
    *Upgraded from PWD1 to PWD2 running 2.02 or 2.03 firmware - we are not sure about new PWD2 units as one unit we had sounded very different. Others have reported no issues with their own newer PWD2s.
    Read the PWD2 USB entry below for the "meat." We achieved very positive results using the Lynx Hilo via AES as a USB converter. AES was less favorable using the OR5 compared to it's I2S implementation, so impressions may vary. Superior to PS Audio's XMOS USB solution in every way. This is assuming your AES or coax source is up to par. Results in a more cohesive liquid sound, blacker background, better defined and precision rendering of sounds. Improved clarity and overall resolution, microdynamic performance. BTW, the Perfectwave Transport via i2s isn't all that great. Actually it's incredibly average sounding in our comparison of five separate transports.

    PS Audio PWD2 (USB)
    *Upgraded from PWD1 to PWD2 running 2.02 or 2.03 firmware - we are not sure about new PWD2 units as one unit we had sounded very different. Others have reported no issues with their own newer PWD2s.
    Extremely resolving, great microdynamics, fast sharp attacks, able to reproduce wide gradations in volume. Deep and wide stage with a great sense of space. Maybe wooden and slightly raspy in the treble depending on filter preferences. One trick we used was to upsample Redbook in software to 176k. This shifts the digital filter upward and results in a smoother treble. Tends to have a bit of haze, or a clarity penalty listening from USB. Still the XMOS USB implementation is one of the better ones. The Audiophilleo AP1 USB/SPDIF converter actually sounded slightly worse than the internal PWD2 USB. Firmware revision can make a difference in bass, treble, and overall clarity. The differences can be significant. This can be good for bad depending upon how you look at it. We have not auditioned the latest firmware."

    I really like this DAC, but needs must and all that.

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    $1850USD+shipping and PP fees for non friends. $1750USD including shipping (to the States or Canada) for friends and contributors.

    Chord Mojo with brand new battery (unused.) Looks like new. I'll try to grab some pictures later, but imagine a mint mojo...and you've pretty much got the right idea. The new battery cost $200(CAD) after installation which was a bitch, but it is 100% good to go now. Like new.

    $375+Shipping+PP fees for non friends. $345 including shipping (to the States or Canada) for friends and contributors.

    Audeze LCD-i4 with all accessories including the i4 Cypher cable. Has a bit of the gold on the Audeze "A" rubbed off/scratched but apart from that functions perfectly. I can also throw in an extra stock cable with a bent connector if you want to get it reterminated to balanced or whatever. I would do it for you but I don't know how to solder. Perhaps someone here could help you out on that one? Not sure. Anyhow

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    $1600+Shipping+PP fees for non friends. $1550 including shipping (to the states or Canada) for friends and contributors.

    I think that is it for now. Ask away if you have any questions. Thanks guys!
     
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