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Muse Model Eleven Universal Player - SACD/CD/DVD-A - Burr-Brown DAC

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Muse Model Eleven Universal Player - Sacd/Cd/Dvd-A Burr-Brown Dac Cd + Digital

Muse Model Eleven Universal Player - SACD/CD/DVD-A - Burr-Brown DAC

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

General:

Somewhat rare SACD/CD/DVD-A universal player from Muse Audio. This is the dedicated 2-channel version of this player.

Brand Background:

Muse is the HiFi offshoot of a company called Sound Code Systems, a manufacturer of professional sound-reinforcement speaker cabinets and power amplifiers. Founded in 1980, SCS enjoyed some success with its line of MOSFET professional power amplifiers. In 1988, SCS's Michael Goddard and Kevin Halverson, both audiophiles and tube aficionados, redesigned their amplifier for the high-end HiFi market.

Ownership:

Single Owner

Connections:

Single ended RCA and XLR analog audio outputs, component video BNC, composite video BNC, digital output BNC and S-Video. Standard IEC power cord. (We can include BNC to RCA adapters if you need. Please just make a note in your order during checkout).

General Sound:

Neutral sound with little to no coloration.

Cosmetic Condition:

7 - Some Wear and Light Scratches https://skyfiaudio.com/pages/our-rating-scale

Working Condition:

Working perfectly and tested on our bench with CD, DVD, SACD (2-Ch Disc) & SACD (Multi-Ch Hybrid CD Disc). The Multi-Ch hybrid disc was correctly recognized by the unit, and the SACD 2-Ch only layer began playing normally. XLR and RCA outputs are working as they should. 

Included:

Unit, power cord, remote, and manual. Remote has some serious heft as it is made out of metal not plastic.

Packing:

Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.

Original MSRP:

$4,300

Dimensions:

4" H x 18.9" W x 12.75" D

Weight:

24 lbs.

Age:

2005

Reviews:

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Link to Manual:

N/A

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best 

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Better

Kimber Kable - BALANCED XLR Connectors - Best

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Better

Kimber Kable - Power Cords - Best

Testing Process:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

Specs:
• Codecs: CD, CD-R, CD-R/W, SACD, DVD, DVD-A, DVD-R, DVD-R/W, DVD+R, DVD+R/W
•  MPEG Decoder: ST Micro Omega Series
•  DACs: Burr-Brown
•  Analog Gain Block: Burr-Brown
•  Analog Output Block: Burr-Brown
•  Power Supply: 13 Regulated Stages

SKU: 103881
Muse Model Eleven Universal Player - Sacd/Cd/Dvd-A Burr-Brown Dac Cd + Digital
Muse Model Eleven Universal Player - SACD/CD/DVD-A - Burr-Brown DAC Sale price$3,795.00