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  1. Hi Mate, are these cables still available? Do they have a “signature sound”? cheers matt
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    New toy!!

    It’s an ugly SOAB....[emoji51] Happy for you Ant & looking forwards to VFeT comparo down the track although it sounds like we may have lost a VFET’ite to Bryston?
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    EOI 3 x Arye MX-R mono blocks

  4. Not sure I’m interested in the PSU, would you split or any PH-10 owners interested in the PSU?
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    Building the ideal(ish) Music Server

    Thanks Kukynas, Just a server as I have a PS Audio DSJ that upconverts everything to DSD anyway. I may play around with some minimal PEQ so as long as I have enough processing power for that, I'm all good. Cheers Matt
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    Building the ideal(ish) Music Server

    Thanks BrioBrian, Good to know that quitePC provide a good service & yes, a linear power supply will also be part of the longer term plan (not that I will spent $925 US for the JS-2 linear). I can add a 160W PICO PSU but was thinking if I went down the LPSU rood would I actually need it compared to the 120W version but I don't quite understand the diff & impact on SQ? Single sided RAM....I did read this, maybe from Tasso on this thread, I'm not sure I have the option fo this? The Clones server looks great but it's over $2K & only have x1 ethernet output so I couldn't "bridge" into my DSJnr? This is the other server I'm looking at This version has a combination mobo & cpu (I think)...i.e. from Martin in the UK "our mid-range systems use CPUs with TDP or 6w or 10w such as J1900" I believe this system holds nova s/ware on a SSD (of which I would add roon)...I like the silver! Any comments on this model? Cheers Matt
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    Building the ideal(ish) Music Server

    Hi Guys, Any thoughts on this build for a fanless server to run ROON Rock? Any changes you would recommend. Cheers Matt
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    Building the ideal(ish) Music Server

    Before it crashed on my phone, was seeing some pretty good VFM fabless mini PC’s for around $500 USD on Aliexpress!
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    ROON Server Build

    If I did find an i7 NUC for $300 I’d jump in it & then have $$ left over for a LInear PSU, fabless case etc. Looking at QuietPC an 8th Gen i5 8000T (35 watt), 8GB, 128 SSD + 2TB SHDD with 120 watt PSU, no OS will cost about $1400. Cheers Matt-with 2 t’s!
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    ROON Server Build

    I was also looking at the SonicTransporter i5 but via the local distributor & with a 1TB HD is $1710 plus delivery. They also don't publish their CPU &/or RAM specs & I' lead to believe you can open them up & upgrade...so this is why I'm looking elsewhere.
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    ROON Server Build

    Correct & it’s very expensive! Whilst I do appreciate what I’m essentially doing in building a NAS, I don’t want a NAS aa they are still quite noisy.
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    ROON Server Build

    Hi Guys, I've found a few websites in the UK that seem to be have a wide variety of "servers" that appear relatively good value for money Vs me trying to build one for myself. 1st Website: https://www.quietpc.com/systems They have sections for fanless servers, intel NUC's etc... The following spec costs approx 800 pounds delivered: https://www.quietpc.com/sys-sentinel-fanless-s Specifications Sentinel Fanless Machine name Sentinel Fanless Mini PC Compatible Operating Systems Windows 10 Chassis Material 100% Aluminium Power supply NanoPSU Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B360-I GAMING or Gigabyte GA-Z370N-WIFI Graphics Intel UHD Graphics ports (B360) HDMI and DisplayPort Max resolution DisplayPort (B360) 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz (DP1.2) Max resolution HDMI (B360) 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b) Graphics ports (Z370) 2x HDMI and DisplayPort Max resolution DisplayPort (Z370) 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz (DP1.2) Max resolution HDMI 1 (Z370) 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 2.0) Max resolution HDMI 2 (Z370) 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b) Maximum shared graphics memory 1024 MB M.2 connector 2 SATA RAID Support (B360) Not supported SATA RAID Support (Z370) RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 LAN Intel Gigabit LAN 1 port LAN (B360) Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN LAN (Z370) 2x Intel Gigabit LAN ports (10/100/1000 Mbit) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (B360) Not supported Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Z370) Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and BT v4.2 Rear ports (B360) Displayport, HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 (black), 1x USB 3.1 (blue), 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, LAN, 2x USB 3.1 (red), Wi-Fi and BT, Optical out and 5x Audio jacks Rear ports (Z370) 4x USB 3.1, 2x HDMI, 1x Displayport, 1x USB Type-C, 2x LAN ports, 2x USB 3.1, SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), 3x audio jacks Audio (B360) ROG SupremeFX S1220A CODEC Audio (Z370) Realtek ALC1220 Codec Memory slots 2 (max 32 GB) PC dimensions (H x W x D) 110 x 250 x 240 mm Clean Build™ promise OS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only Recovery method Windows installation and drivers DVDs supplied Warranty type Collect and return, open-case policy Warranty 24 months Is this good value for money? If not, any clues as to what you would configure to run ROON, don't need upsampling but maybe some low level PEQ. 2nd Website: High spec https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/High_Performance__Roon/cat317979_4201682.aspx Mod spec https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/Audiostore_Servers__amp;_Streaming/cat317979_1536594.aspx Cheers Matt
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    SOLD: FS Aurealis Audio The Source IC 1.3m pair

    I'll Take these
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    SOLD: FS: Ayre V-5xe Power Amp - SOLD

    Sold for $2,649 including insured delivery....it has been listed FS for over a month but at a slightly higher price ($2,849 from memory which I referenced against global pricing on hi fi shark). Bargain...for the sound this thing produces.....dynamic without being strident or aggressive, really wide & enveloping sound stage.....just very musical. Cheers Matt
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    SOLD: FS: Ayre V-5xe Power Amp - SOLD

    Thanks for the kind words.....I've even considered keeping it but it needs to move on to appease the CFO......& we've all been there!