PS Audio DL Three DAC

VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
Mint condition basically

$200 shipped with paypal

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- Not Tom

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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,750
    Price changed too quick haha...
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Ill sell it to you for the other one since you are in Charlotte!! :p!!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Bump 175 shipped
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,888
    Nice dac here guys for those wanting to get their feet wet in the world of dacs. The price is right too.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
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    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    Trey, I was reading a bit about the DL Three.
    I notice the chassis of this unit is different than later PS Audio gear.
    Is it essentially the design the same, though?

    I found this last night while reading about this unit. I was a bit intrigued about by this information...
    https://www.audiosoundusa.com/products/dacs/ps-audio-digital-link-iii-dac_3519.html
    The output stage is the key
    Once the sample rate has been converted, it is sent to the TI PCM1798 balanced DAC and its output is fed into our unique output stage.

    DAC’s convert the digital signal into current. Unfortunately, to play music through our systems, we need voltage. So the first job of the all important output stage is to convert the current output of the DAC to a voltage, then amplify it so our preamplifier can play it back through the power amp.

    99% of every DAC on the planet uses an op-amp to convert the output of the DAC to a voltage. We learned years ago that this is the worst thing you can do for the sound, because op-amps all have two major problems when used for this function: feedback and speed issues.

    Without getting too technical, the greatest opportunity for a bright and edgy “digital” sound is caused by op-amp based current to voltage converters (IV converters) because the high speed of the DAC’s output causes transient or slewing induced distortion in the op-amps (SID). SID is a combination of feedback and transient response issues that some exotic high-speed op amps can come close to handling, but all have a problem with it.

    PS Audio’s engineers avoid the SID harshness by eliminating the feedback of the IV stage. We do this by a unique single transistor IV converter with no feedback. Speed issues and SID issues are completely eliminated with this technique.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    I believe so but I don't want to mislead anyone so I can't say for sure

    Appreciate the additional info, it is a nice piece
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    I really want to move this box out of my living room

    $115 shipped with paypal… buy this thing
    - Not Tom

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  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,055
    I will take it if not spoken for.
    2 Channel
    Polk 1.2tl's Fully modded with dreadnought.2.3tl's and 3.1tl's
    McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Rogue Magnum 66
    Marantz HD-DAC 1
    Marantz UD 7007
    Pangea PC
    Wireworld Equinox 7 interconnects
    Wireworld Equinox 7 Speaker Cables and Jumpers
    Home theater
    Marantz SR 5009 Sunfire Signature 425x5-B&W Cdm1nt Cdm Center Channel-Rel Strata iii sub
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Someone beat you by 5 minutes, thank you though,
    Sold pending payment
    - Not Tom

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  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,055
    edited July 6
    :(
    2 Channel
    Polk 1.2tl's Fully modded with dreadnought.2.3tl's and 3.1tl's
    McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Rogue Magnum 66
    Marantz HD-DAC 1
    Marantz UD 7007
    Pangea PC
    Wireworld Equinox 7 interconnects
    Wireworld Equinox 7 Speaker Cables and Jumpers
    Home theater
    Marantz SR 5009 Sunfire Signature 425x5-B&W Cdm1nt Cdm Center Channel-Rel Strata iii sub
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Sold
    - Not Tom

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    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
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