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  1. Not a chance...! This is getting abit frustrating - tbh. The handover in the contract was 16th August. We are no where near it. Nevertheless - I think it is close.. couple photos if I may... should accomodate the mighty Mesphisto, Aurender W.20, Pandora if hasn't sold by then?, and may be that $$$$ MSB dual AES....?!
  2. I have been ongoing wishing for that winning lottery tix... God did not hear my prays....! I think he is working on it.....
  3. Someone is getting a bargain here!
  4. Thanks Mate. This build was with intend for HQ-Player for the purpose of upsampling to DSD256/512. The owner will be using Roon to HQ-Player into his DSD512 capable DAC. Obviously - there is a cost factor in any project. If we were to have a generous budget, I will go all the way with four separated LPUs into my ATX board. It's all coming down to cost.
  5. No worries...! Enjoy your journey. Stepping up from the RPi to 86 architecture, you will instantly be picking up on the timing, resolution and focus to the better, no matter what software you plan using, except JRiver. Not sure if those suit your taste? Some liked their sound to be a little coloured and less precise. They believe them as analogue sounding..., because it is graduate, slow, and easy to the human ears... abit like valves gears... some really enjoying the flaw in em... and that is my personal opinion, not necessarily true or fact for all.
  6. 30VA? How is about multiplying by a factor of 5? I guess, it is depending on how many more USB-harddrive(s) you plan to connecting? Also if you are using the M.2 Sata or SSD or 2.5" spinal? It is all adding up.... Guys - the new Intel 7th gen CPU, is fantastic for linear psu. Power demanding is much forgiving with LPS.
  7. Mark, have you got a link to the psu of interest? My concern with eBay is the quality assurance. The quality of the components, eg. Capacitors are very poor quality. Their quality is abit like take away fast food.
  8. Thanks Daniel! I am really enjoying the miniserver at the minute. If Roon can do OpenHome Media protocol would be fantastic, but it seems to my experience, it does not til date with the latest build V1.3 (259).
  9. What is your budget? Honestly - how long is a piece of string? I can can provide you the formulas from $200 to $2,500. For basic stuff: 300VA transformer $75, Schottkey AC to DC rectifier $20, a choke $65, 2 x 33,000uf filter caps $50, a linear Regulator $20, two 0.1 ohm 5W resistors and two dual 470uf Panasonic Polymer caps at output. This should certainly kick ass your wall-Mark switch mode PSU by miles... edit: I forgot you also need some bypass caps. 0.1uf or 0.047uf.... Play around with this value, to suit your taste and system's synergy.
  10. I am back guys... and thought I can share with you all a couple of my recent builds. The i3 NUC on Window Server 2016 with JPlay streamer with Linn Kazzo on tablets. All negative talks or experiences with this NUC on SNA appeared inconclusive and unjust... what this little bugger needs is a decent linear psu from 12vdc to 19Vdc. Recently put together one for a local old friend...., very shocked to learn it is not too shappy at all..., when power with a decent LPSU. Another custom build is an all in one server. The latest i7 technology that at the maximum speed you can get in til date. Again, previously it seems i7 was too analytical sounding... It is too damn true as those feedbacks did not tell the full story. They were all using off the shelves switchmode psu. A psu made for the IT operations, and solely without intend for music or audio. This build is truly a custom build for a mate. Even the ATX cables are custom hand made to suit its intend.... There you go..., it is all comes down to power supplies..., for SQ that is...! I will post a few photos later.... stay tune.
  11. OMG..., got to love that center speakers... And the Gryphon Colosseum monos.... Goshssss GLWTS...
  12. SOLD: Brinkmann Bardo

    OMG.... The Turntable I have always been dreaming...., is finally here on SNA. Gotta search for the disposal cash somewhere......, quick.
  13. EOI - W.A Server's developments GTG

    No comment for LP/TT. As for digital only: We get all sort of different opinions what betters... That is the uniqueness of this hobby. One must understand what they can appreciate...., Perhaps one should question himself the inadequacy of a particular setup or the limited exposure to a better format? edit: Never ever assume the rest of the World is stagnated simply because his was or is...! Preconceived mind is a close mind...., hence no positive progress/outcome....
  14. EOI - W.A Server's developments GTG

    Hi Edd, Not sure to tell you the truth. No point/values for me to go on upsetting about this. It is what it is - I have paid approx $200 for caps replacement from Mouser, $100 for the tonearm wiring (Audionote pure silver wiring), and $300 for the new external LPSU. Have been very busy with day job so no time for hifi. I hope this weekend allows me to finish a CA server for a mate over East and then working on the TT. Will see how things are panning out.