FS: North Star Design Intenso DAC

This was bought new from former Polkie Skip a couple of years ago. It was the entry model of the North Star DACs ($1000 list) and was a big improvement over the Micromega Mydac which it replaced. It’s in as new condition with manual, USB cable and original double boxes.

Asking $650 shipped (CONUS) for established Polkies. Payment via PayPal friends and family preferred, but I’ll consider other methods. PM me with any questions.
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,523
    North Star makes a solid DAC. Well built and sounds fantastic.
    I had the Intenso for about a month, then went up the NSD food chain

    GLWTS!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • WagnerRC
    WagnerRC Posts: 2,019
    Love my North Star Dac, first class for sure.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,497
    Another shout out for NSD. My Incanto is staying put. GLWS!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    One more bump. Price drop to $550 shipped for Polkies.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,523
    Bump for a solid DAC . . . Impressive SQ at its price point (no affil, but I am a NSD fanboy)
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,002
    I'm running one in my office rig and love it. I can use the computer to control sampling rates, etc. And thanks to @GlennDog I too am a NS fanboy!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    Attention, fence-sitters: one more price drop. $500 shipped CONUS.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    New Year’s bump.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    Will consider offers for this.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    Friday bump. Price drop to $475 shipped CONUS.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,021
    But wait, there’s more! I will include an 8/10 example of a Hafler IRIS FM tuner, shipped to the buyer.
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