Ships to: CONUS
Hey folks! Lots of pre-holiday action in the marketplace I see, so let me toss my gear on the barbie, as it were.
The Bel Canto C7R has served me incredibly well since late 2013, but probably has less than 5 years of actual use. It drove my main system in a parttime residence (w/NOLA Contender speakers), and eventually became the core of my desktop system last year. It does everything: A very good DAC with a headphone out; 60 (8)/120 (4) watt Class D amp; MM phono; a receiver that I never tried; also a line out and theater bypass mode, so it can work as a pre-amp. I recently picked up a PS Audio Stellar Gain DAC to try, and while I don’t think the DAC is as good as the C7R’s, it’s a very close call. There are some ergonomic reasons for hanging onto the PS Audio unit for now (I also have a PS Audio memory player, so, synergy I guess).
The C7R sold for $3k, and pops up on the used market for around $1500. For $1450, I’ll pick up the shipping (about $27 I think via Fed Ex Ground). It comes with the original box, the remote, the printed manual (it’s a bit ragged though), and probably the stock power cord which you aren’t likely to use. I’ve never had a second’s trouble with it, and I would be content to keep it, but I also just got my DNA Stratus so I need to replenish the account after so many audio cash outlays this year.
Oh, cosmetics are 10/10, I would say … call it 9/10 for its vintage.
Here is the rave review from Stereophile: C7R
I guess the only drawbacks are it only does 96/24 via the USB and TOSlink inputs, but goes to 192 on the S/PDIF inputs. And it’s not a streamer. But I found it worked perfectly on the desktop (it has half the footprint of the usual amp) with a MacMini stacked on top if it. Lightweight but not insubstantial at 13 pounds.
If interested, please hit me up. I have 10+ years of trading and good feedback on Audiogon. Listed there as steve_dollar.