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Channel Islands VDA-2 CI Audio VDA-2 DAC with VAC-1 PSU and upgraded cables

Price:  $450.00
Original Price: $1,066.00
Days/Views:  117 / 633 (Posted 2018-01-27)
Condition: 8/10 Very Good
Accessories: Original box, manual
More Info at: CI Audio VDA-2 + VAC-1 + VRX-1 (scroll down)
Seller:  tlea   (Contact Seller)
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Channel Islands VDA-2 + Modwright VAC-1 combo with 1.5 meter balanced VRX-1 interconnects and Revelation Labs Parable umbilical. VG to excellent condition, conservatively rated 8/10 for age. List for the package was more than $1066; asking $450 + shipping. I'll throw in a NuForce U192S USB to S/PDIF adapter ($99 list) if you need it. I am the second owner for the DAC and PSU; cables and USB box were new. Purchased the VDA-2 in 2008 but it's been in a climate-controlled storage unit for two years so low mileage.

Everything has been well cared for in a smoke-free, child-free home; sounds and looks flawless. Includes original boxes, packing, manuals, and power cord. Missing the original wall wart, which wasn't included when I bought it, but you don't need it. It is all double-boxed and ready for immediate shipment. PayPal is preferred, and I will eat the fee if the asking price is met. Buyer pays actual shipping cost, estimated at $25 insured to the lower 48.

The VDA-2 is a legendary giant killer; just search the reviews. It sounds splendid with Redbook and is 24/192 capable, with switchable RCA and Toslink outputs. Sound quality is warm and detailed, and the outboard PSU adds depth and fullness. The balanced VRX-1 cables were custom built for CI by Harmonic Technologies and reduce the noise floor to near zero. If you still use a CD player, this is a tremendous upgrade, and you can connect your streamer to the second jack. It's a lovely sounding unit, underappreciated because of the lack of USB, but the NuForce adapter solves that. Hard to part with it but I need to move on. 100% positive feedback on A'gon and eBay.

Here are some links for more info:

http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-accessories/acoustics-eq-room-tuning/channel-islands-audio-vda-2-dac-review.html

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/review-channel-islands-audio-vda-2-dac.387329/

https://www.audioasylum.com/reviews/DAC-Processors/C-I-Audio/VDA-2/digital/126982.html

http://www.revelationaudiolabs.com/cables-power/index.htm

Payment and Shipping
Pay By: Personal Check after it clears, Paypal, Money Order/Certified Check
Ship Weight: 5 lbs.
Ships From: 70130 (New Orleans, LA)
Ships To: USA Only
Shippers/Payer: UPS, FedEx, Postal / Paid by: Buyer
Shipping Notes: (none)

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Seller:  tlea   (Contact Seller)
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Membership:  Audiophile (Contributor since 2006-10-29)
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Location:  New Orleans, United States
Registered on:  2002-01-20
Posts:  363


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