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  1. Hi All, I was wondering whether it might be worth starting up an Antipodes Thread where all comments/questions/comparisons can be logged in one place? EDIT Update...will start off by listing all the reviews I have read: Current Models http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/05/antipodes-audio-dx-music-server-review/ http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/08/antipodes-audio-update-entry-level-ds-music-server/ http://www.stereophile.com/content/antipodes-dx-reference-music-server#sOHd6roMyrOroWAT.97 http://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/audio-ramblings-the-antipodes-dx-music-server/ http://www.audiostream.com/content/antipodes-reference-series-dx-music-server http://www.audiostream.com/content/antipodes-reference-series-dx-music-server-part-2#VqkwxjgBEgm6S6Hw.97 Older Models http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/antipodes/1.html http://www.audiophilia.com/wp/?p=12895 http://www.witchdoctor.co.nz/index.php/2013/03/antipodes-audio-ds1-music-server-review/ My DS: Next, I took delivery today of a new Antipodes DS (mk.3). This replaced a Mk.1. First impressions - very impressive! The first comment is that compared to the original DS, the form factor is at least 1 inch (maybe 2) wider, with some serious heat-sinkage on the sides. I guess the old DS used to get pretty warm, especially during marathon CD-digitising sessions. Please see the photo below. The second comment is that the power supply has gone through a big change, now it is about half the size of the unit as well. Mark Jenkins has previously described this as a hybrid PS. I notice that it has a fan to keep it cool. I don't have the old unit to do a side-by-side comparison, but all in all, I think this has driven a wider soundstage. Sound is not noticeably clearer than before, but bass has more weight. For those that can't (or don't want to) afford a DX, then the DS can perform a pretty good job, at least as good as a CD. (I'll let the unit burn in a bit more and then do a better comparison). I'm also keen to try the SPDIF connection vs the USB, to see if I can perceive a difference. I'm certainly very happy with the new unit, it looks like Mark Jenkins has come up with the goods again! Torben
  2. There is a few members moving across to MoOde as the software choice for Pi serve control. It has an excellent GUI, similar in some ways to Volumio but far better and much even better sounding. It is a mature produce with version 3.X.X up for download ($10) and 4.X.X up for release around Xmas. I felt it needed its own thread and hope it gets good support. Pi music servers are the next step from any type of computer server either desktop or laptop and really make them quite redundant. Pi servers being dedicated and quiet and a fraction the price of any other music server with very inexpensive software and very well supported. Definitely the latest advancement in file based music.
  3. Item: Aurender N10 Music server 8TB in Black colour Location: Melbourne Price: 9450 AUD( RRP12,999 for 8TB) including shipping to any stages in Australia Item Condition: 99% as new, opened box for photos taking and testing, less than 20 hours running Reason for selling: Funding for house Renovation Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Regretful sale due to some urgent issues. I had purchased from Addited to audio in Kew, Melbourne 3 weeks ago as per reciept photo. I haven't have time to tried it out much. This is one of the best Music server in the market I would said. As you can see, Aurender has been used to play with millions dolars systems in almost every hifi shows in the word. the unit solid and sleek looking. It can streaming Tidal, roon via Airplay using the aurender Conductor app. Feature and Specifications: Ultra High-Quality SPDIF and AES/EBU Digital Audio Outputs N10’s AES/EBU, BNC, Coaxial, and Optical outputs provide a superior musical presentation. As opposed to an asynchonous USB connection, where the DAC pulls packets of information from the player, N10’s SPDIF and AES/EBU audio outputs push signal out to the DAC at intervals defined by the on-board OCXO clock. With a clock this precise, trust us, you want to use it!. Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for Long-Term Jitter Reduction: OCXOs are among the most accurate and stable clocks in use today, and are orders of magnitude more accurate and stable than commonly used ordinary crystal oscillators usually found in computers. Temperature changes cause crystal oscillations to fluctuate, which can lead to jitter in the digital audio signal. Moreover, ordinary crystals are much less stable and lose accuracy over time. In OCXO clocks, a very stable, high-grade crystal oscillator is enclosed in a compartment and kept at a constant temperature to prevent jitter from temperature fluctuations. Precision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGA Many DACs support DSD decoding only on their USB inputs and not on SPDIF or AES/EBU. That’s why the Aurender N10 (and W20) feature an extremely high-quality DSD-to-PCM conversion by FPGA. FPGA-Based All Digital Phase-Locked Loop System An All Digital Phase-Locked Loop system (ADPLL) incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with OCXO clocks precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels. 8TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback Internal hard drives provide either 4TB or 8TB of storage and a 240G solid-state drive is used to cache music for playback. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep. This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive. By caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are completely eliminated. Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Ultra Low Noise Power Circuitry The dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output is designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal free of noise, and is shielded from outside electronic interference. USB HDD and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive. Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender music servers. All settings and functions of the Aurender server can be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high resolution music collections a breeze. MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase) Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 48 or 96 kHz. N10 SPECIFICATIONS Compatible Formats DSD(DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others Bit and Sample Rates SPDIF: Up to 24-bit, 192kHz (PCM); 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64) USB: 32bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128) User Software Aurender Conductor iPad App, Android App (Lite Version) Solid-State Drive 1 x 240 GB Hard Disk Drives 4TB / 8TB SPDIF Clocking FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop Audio Clock OCXO Digital Audio Outputs 1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC (Impedance 75Ω), 1 USB Audio Class 2.0 Digital I/O 1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0 CPU Board Proprietary Aurender Board Main Memory 4GB Finish Silver or Black Dimensions 430mm x 83mm x 353mm 16.93in x 3.27in x 13.9in Weight 12.26kg 27.03 lb Power Consumption Play (27W), Peak (37W), Standby (3.1W) further reviews: Aurender N10 Music Server Review | AudioStream WWW.AUDIOSTREAM.COM Noise. Sometimes it’s hard to hear what’s really going on because there’s so much of it in our lives these days obscuring what we’re really trying to listen to. I mean, do you have any idea how much... Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. Item: DENON DNP-730AE Location: Mid North Coast Price: 380 + postage (retail price $849) Item Condition: New never used Reason for selling: No wifi at home Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (3%), Bank deposit Extra Info: Bought few months ago but don't want to pay for the internet to use with it. Come with box and accessories. Network Music Player of the year Review: https://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/sound-image/denon-dnp-730ae-network-audio-player-review-415212 Photos:
  5. I posted this on the server thread but thought thought it deserved its own thread. IMO, it beats Daphile, Vortexbox , Audiophile Linux and others. And it can play J-river too ( licence needed).It may not work on all computers at this stage ( more development to come) but if it works on yours it is definitely worth trying. You can find out about it from here: http://www.snakeoil-os.net and download from here. Go to "iso" thread for links http://www.snakeoil-...BS/information/ Here is a screenshot from one of the setup pages.
  6. Item: QAT RS3 Media Server Location: Sydney Price: $900 firm Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: go for Vinyl Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased from SNA member not long ago to try out against vinyl set-up. It is a very good machine but decided to keep the inconvenient vinyl set-up. Bulit in 2TB + comes with external Disc reader. Retail price $2400. It's a bargain... 2nd owner. Silver. Pictures:
  7. Item: DIGIBIT ARIA PICCOLO Location: Sydney - can post or courier in original box Price: SOLD elsewhere unfortunately Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: nlr Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT or COD. Extra Info: HIGH END HD MUSIC SERVER -The Piccolo makes listening to digital music easy and pleasurable with a simple control and the ability to look up info on what you are playing and the artist bio on the control app. It can be used as a player connected to your DAC/amp and as a DLNA server on your network for your other players so it will stream to different zones across your home simultaneously with different music in each zone. It comes with an external CD drive to automatically rip and metadata your CDs. I ripped my entire collection with this and it was very easy to do (aka painless): you just put in the CD and it rips it automatically when you close the drive and when finished you eject the CD and then insert the next one and keep repeating. It automatically sets the tags. It includes an iAria Ipad and iAria Android app for control (you can even edit the tags with the Ipad app). It has USB, optical and SPDIF outputs and WiFI and ethernet connections. Onboard It is a fanless low energy server which you can leave on 24/7 with hardware specifically built for Digibit for high end audio. Will do high res and DSD. The case is machined aluminium and the unit weighs 3kg. It is very simple to use and you do not need a degree in computer science. Basically plug and play. No need to read over manuals to learn new software (though you can get into the software and change things). Support from Digibit is excellent - they log in to the machine if anything needs changing eg different USB driver for your DAC. This model has a 2TB HDD and no dac. There is a small nick on the front right side and slight scuff on left corner - see pics. For more info see http://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/sound-image/digibit-aria-piccolo-music-server-subbed-444802 Pictures:
  8. Item: Sonore DLNA Music Server- Plays your Flac, Wav and all digital files Location: Melbourne Price: $500 Item Condition: Used Reason for selling: Streaming music now Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Music server The digital output from this server sounds amazing and it plays most file formats, flac, wav etc.. This is based on the audio server that Sonore / Green Computer used to sell before the rendu series of products took off and is similar to Vortexboxes sold here in Australia in so much that it uses the same software platform. This was custom built for me by Jesus Rodriguez (the main tech guy and founder of Sonore). He helped select the design options and built the server for me. I chose not to include a ripper so the server is dedicated to music playback – just load your files and play…!! The server has not had much use as I have been streaming all my music with Tidal and before that it was installed in a second system that only had occasional use. It has an intel processor running Linux (massively heat-sinked so no fan is needed) and the server is pretty much silent in operation) and has a high quality external power supply. The Operating System is on a solid state disk and I had the server configured with 4TB of western digital disk (my music is still loaded). You can attach a hard disk via USB for back-up purposes as well The output interface is a specialised studio quality output card that was used in Sonore severs at the time. The unit is provided with a custom Cardas cable (originally over $300 usd) that was made specifically for these units and provides an XLR - AES / EBU connection to your DAC. You can use your favourite app or the web interface to the server to view, play and manage your music collection. Any number of renderers can serve up your music and the server has software such as Vortex box and squeezebox, alreadyloaded etc.. I used squeezebox which works really well. Happy to demo the unit but its pretty straight forward to use for those familiar with servers / and their associated software renderers such as squeezebox, MPAD, etc.
  9. Item: Mac Mini Server 2010 Model Location: Perth Price: $400 including postage Item Condition: As new (given it's a 2010 unit!) with packaging Reason for selling: Upgraded so no longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Mac Mini Server with the following specs: 2.66 Core 2 Duo 8GB Ram 1TB SSD - main drive 500GB spinner - media drive Unit is in excellent condition and comes with original packaging. Currently running Sierra, however can upgrade to the latest High Sierra if needed prior to pickup. Has been a great little media server - mostly using iTunes. Pictures: As below
  10. Item: Trade-In Naim Unitiserve, 2TB music server Location: Tivoli Hi-Fi, 155-157 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123 Price: $1800 Item Condition: Trade-In item with 3 month warranty. Unit in very good condition. Payment Method: Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: Naim UNITISERVE in very good condition. High-performance UPnP music server with internet radio, 2TB hard drive capacity, 24-bit / 192kHz playback and storage. Supports a broad range of music formats: WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, AAC, Windows Media-formatted files, Ogg Vorbis and MP3 For quicker replies please PM Tivoli Hi-Fi staff member James @jimsanwith any questions or extra information needed. Pictures:
  11. Item: Antipodes Music Server. Location: Brisbane Price: $1180 (plus postage) Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer required. Payment Method: Paypal Extra Info: Based on the CAPS 2 server as designed by Computer Audiophile. Featuring the Sotm tx usb 2.0 PCI card with Gieseler Audio upgrades. Solid State internal HD with Win 7 operating system. Fanless Design for ultimate silence. DVD/CD ripper built in. Outstanding sound quality by any measure. Pictures:
  12. For the last few years I have been using a meridian sooloos music server. It been fantastic ( was and arguablely still is the best music server). But it was very expensive. Now it looks like the server core software will become available at a more sensible price. M should have done this years ago as now the competition has caught up with them. No pricing yet but if you are after a good server I would look hard at this. A QNAP, an iPad and a Meridian Sooloos end-point (a DAC with analog and digital out eg MS 200) will get you started! Full details here http://www.meridianunplugged.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=234574&page=all Core and Storage Hardware Last year we released a plug-in for the QNAP NAS range that provides Sooloos-compatible storage. Beginning with the next release we add an option to run our Sooloos Core on QNAP. This means that more music lovers can join the Meridian Sooloos world without any compromise to sound quality. A QNAP, an iPad and a Meridian Sooloos end-point will get you started!
  13. Item: sonicTransporter Intel i5 - Fanless Headless Music Server Location: Melbourne Price: $620 pickup Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Moved to an apartment where I no longer have a dedicated music listening room, so I'm now moving to a PC to headphones setup. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: - This is currently AUD920 shipped to Australia (USD645 plus shipping). Save $300 ! - See here: https://www.smallgreencomputer.com/collections/audio-server/products/sonictransporter-i5 - There is an internal 128GB SSD which runs the Operating System and Roon Database - this 128GB can't store files. You can use the USB port to add an external hard drive. - Has 8gb internal RAM and Intel i5-5200U - You can add an external USB drive (SSD or HDD) via one of the very fast USB 3.0 ports for storage. Note, only one USB port can be used for external storage at a time, even though there are 4 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. - Fanless and headless operation - i.e. no keyboard or mouse or screen required for normal operation. They include video outputs on the back (VGA and HDMI) for troubleshooting only, not that I've ever needed to use them. - No mechanical moving parts inside at all - I've used it as a Roon Server but you can also use it as a DLNA server and other modes too. - When using it with Roon, I turn it on from the power button and by the time I sit down and open the Roon Remote app, my library is fully loaded. To shut down, you just press the power button and it does a safe shutdown. Super easy to use. - 12Vdc power adapter included - Check out my seller feedback here and buy with confidence: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/profile/147696-sean84/?tab=node_feedback_Feedback Pictures:
  14. Item: sonicTransporter i5 with 4TB internal SSD Fanless Headless Music Server Location: Melbourne Price: $2300 with free shipping Australia wide Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Moved to an apartment where I no longer have a dedicated music listening room, so I'm now moving to a PC to headphones setup. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: - This is currently AUD3100 shipped to Australia (USD2300 plus shipping). Save $800 ! - The 4TB Samsung 850 Evo 850 alone is $2000 at the moment - You can add an external USB drive (SSD or HDD) via one of the very fast USB 3.0 ports for even more storage. Note, only one USB port can be used for external storage at a time, even though there are 4 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. - Fanless and headless operation - i.e. no keyboard or mouse or screen required for normal operation. They include video outputs on the back (VGA and HDMI) for troubleshooting only, not that I've ever needed to use them. - No mechanical moving parts inside at all - I've used it as a Roon Server but you can also use it as a DLNA server and other modes too. - When using it with Roon, I turn it on from the power button and by the time I sit down and open the Roon Remote app, my library is fully loaded. To shut down, you just press the power button and it does a safe shutdown. Super easy to use. - It has an internal 4TB SSD but like any computer the useable space is less - see below screenshot, usable space is 3.6TB - 12Vdc power adapter and Blue Jeans Cable Cat 6 Ethernet included also - Check out my seller feedback here and buy with confidence: http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/profile/147696-sean84/?tab=node_feedback_Feedback Pictures:
  15. Item: QAT RS3 Music Server in Black or Silver Location: Tivoli Hi-Fi 155 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Price: $980 Including Freight anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Silver is new in box, black is ex display Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. PM Tivoli Hi-Fi staff member @jimsan after hours for prompt response. Extra Info: For those looking for a simple, high quality single room music server, the QAT sounds phenomenal, use either the single ended RCA outs or the balanced XLR. Can be used as a server only if you have an external DAC you love. If you plug in and external CD drive like a HP via the front USB the QAT software will rip your CD as a FLAC or WAV file and grab artwork and song metadata. This should be getting a lot more praise because we think it is a brilliant device. The RS3 Music Server is built with a high-performance processing circuit design, using custom-built chips, a high performance DAC and PCM format audio with a high sampling rate. Can handle everything up to 24-bit 192kHz. A mainstay of QAT music servers, RS3 has a 2.5 inch hard disk slot conveniently placed on the front panel, supporting both SSD and HDD disks, replacing a hard disk with another taking up only seconds. RS3 Music Server also allows connection of external devices through 3 USB ports and by way of wireless signal to network accessed storage (NAS), which gives nearly unlimited, additional storage. QAT has developed in-house an app ‘QAT’ to control the server to listen, rip and copy from anywhere with Wi-Fi signal. Our app comes both for iOS and Android devices, with tablets to control all functions, and phones for playback controls on iOS, on Android all functions are available on either devices. The apps are available for free on app store and the QAT website.
  16. Item: Antipodes DS mk.3 music server Location: North Melbourne Price: $1950 Item Condition: unmarked Reason for selling: upgrading Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I received this DS new from Mark Jenkins in October 2015. It is the mark 3 which is the current version. In July 2016, I had it upgraded to the Antipodes 2 software (SW version is 2.3 now) and purchased a licence to Roon, which I loaded and have been using since then (not included). This DS comes with 4TB of HDD and is unmarked condition. It comes with the hybrid power supply which created a great improvement over my previous unit (a DS mark 1), along with the Antipodes 2 software which also brought a significant improvement in sound quality. I believe the new price in Australia is $2,900 for the unit and approx $1,000 for the storage, so I think buyers are getting a very fair price. I'm a big Antipodes fan and the reason for selling is that I am exploring further up the chain. Most people will be familiar with the 5 star reviews and awards it has won, but here are some links if you want to revisit them: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/01/antipodes-audio-ds-music-server-review/ http://www.audiostream.com/content/antipodes-ds-music-server#jeR348uy3Jtsv7Fe.97 The unit comes boxed and therefore I can ship Australia-wide (or I can even bring it to Auckland on my next trip in March, if you are a NZ buyer). Pictures:
  17. Item: Linn Sneaky DS Music Digital Music Player Location: Melbourne Price: Price bump $1500 - A fabulous bargain at this price!!!!! Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: Different direction - embarassed to admit to being in love with Sonos UI... Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal. Extra Info: Virtually brand new, bought August last year from Tivoli. RRP is $2995. Open to reasonable offer as I've decided I like the Sonos UI interface (I have several Play 5 and 3's around the house) enough to forgo the musicality of the Sneaky. ***** Review from What Hifi "consider this a brilliantly accomplished music player". Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/linn/sneaky-music-ds/review#JamrojO6kh9wd4u0.99 Sorry, realised there wasn't much detail here. From https://www.linn.co.uk/hifi-separates/network-music-players/sneaky#sneaky-ds Streams any digital source over a standard network Supports virtually any digital format up to 24-bit 192 kHz Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming Integrated 20 W per channel power amp Deltron speaker connections Space Optimisation built-in Pictures:
  18. Item: Meridian Sooloos Music Server Location: Dilston, Northern Tasmania Price: $4995 Item Condition: Mint (new HDDs) Reason for selling: Changing systems Payment Method: Bank transfer Extra Info: Doesn't anyone want this great system? Please note I'm not desperate for the money from a sale but I do want it to find a home so I've lowered the price and am prepared to discuss terms with a suitable audiophile. This system is being offered with some sadness as a big library of music of over 15,000 albums (75% classical) has been built up and massaged over the last 6 years but I’m moving on to a PC based Roon system [Please do not ask me to justify this move - I really cannot as a visiting hi-fier realised much to my embarrassment. Basically it is the old audio itch to try out something different]. I had hoped a friend would take this Sooloos system but he has decided otherwise, something influenced by a potential medical problem. So it is being re-offered here. This Sooloos system would appeal to someone who appreciates high quality audio but wants a simple touch screen system that anyone in the house can operate. The items involved (with original packing) are: · Control 10 touch screen. This is the heart of the system with the software on an internal SSD. It has a DVD burner for ripping more CDs. The audio board inside needs repair so (better and higher quality) audio is from the MS600. · MS600. This is the end point of the system and superb quality audio is obtainable from L/R analog, balanced digital via AES/EBU or unbalanced via RCA or toslink. · Three twinstores each with individual external power supplies the same as shown in the Control 10 picture. Note the picture shows only two as the third is already boxed up. One of the two in the picture shows the back and the two NAS HDDs ready to clip into position. The other twinstore shows the front view. One twinstore will have two Enterprise 2TB HDDs inside, a second twin 4TB HDDs while the third is there for more HDDs if the new owner wants to expand the system even more. The 6TB capacity would house 16,000 FLAC/WAV albums while the third twinstore offers expanded capacity. · A 32GB iPad2 which remote controls the system via Wi-Fi The Meridian items are interconnected by Ethernet cabling in a home network so can be placed as far apart as is convenient. The only extra items possibly needed are a LAN switcher and cat 6 cable. It is assumed the buyer will have high quality DACs amps etc already to transmit the output from the MS600 either digitally or in analog form to headphones or speakers. Those audiophiles with top headphone or speaker audio systems, particularly using a quality DAC (and I'm parting with one - see the other ad) , will benefit from the AQ the most, although analog output from the MS600 is very impressive. I imported items new from the UK in late 2010 and the all up it cost was nearly $17,000 [it would have been over $22,000 if purchased here] but realise depreciation on gear like this is high so am prepared for a $10,000+ loss. My loss, your gain. Note that many Sooloos systems use a Control 15 touch screen but the only difference to the Control 10 is it houses a 500GB HDD for extra files, something unnecessary with the 6TB available in this system. There are many reviews of Sooloos on the net but here is one: http://www.stereophile.com/content/meridian-digital-media-system-july-2012#gmqp6bp2MI37rIz9.97 Bottom line is a system that is simple to use, yields far superior AQ to that from most CDPs, even high end ones, because of the Meridian apodising system. It is flexible and allows for individual preferences in music. You can choose to random play different types of music, play whole albums, quickly compare different versions of the same composition to decide which is your favourite or simply leave it playing nice background music of your choice without having to move from your seat. If you opt to do editing using your PC or MAC, then it can become an engrossing hobby all by itself. If interested, please email me off board jcoulsonATiprimus.com.au (replace AT with @) and I’ll give more details which cannot be put up here. POSTSCRIPT ON THE MS600: Rear photo now added. Balanced digital out is from the "Speaker Link" on the left of the RCA unbalanced digital out. I have an adaptor which can be used for that and will include it for the buyer. Pictures:
  19. http://www.hd-plex.com/fanless-ATX-power-supply This seems interesting and affordable. Not sure how much PC you can connect to it. And their fan-less chassis aren't bad either. Maybe I'll give it a try for my final build
  20. Hi, I'm looking to juggle some of my setup, as a Mac Mini in my house is freed up and I'm considering using it for music purposes. I'm a Roon user and so I was going to put Core on the Mini, but my music collection is on my NAS. Yes, I could just run Core on the NAS, but I'm not convinced that my model of QNAP has the grunt. I mostly use NAA devices (microRendu and SonicOrbiter). I know there are many fixes for improving Mini for playback (Linear Power kits etc) but if I was using an NAA for the output, rather than USB, would you still bother? And if I wanted to do upsampling with HQPlayer and send to a NAA, would a late-2012 i5 have any chance of doing DSD256?
  21. Item full name and model: Trade in Aurender X100L Music Server 6TB w/120GB SSD Buffer. Location Tivoli Hi-Fi 155-157 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Item condition description: Trade in item in excellent condition. Australian delivered unit with original box and manual. Price and price conditions: $2900. Shipping can be arranged PM for details Reason for selling: Trade in item. Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. Extra Info: Unique opportunity offered to our SNA friends first before it hits our website. Amazing sounding 6TB music server that buffers to a 120GB Solid State Drive. Control is via Aurender App. Supports DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A and others, TIDAL is also supported in App. Wired Ethernet connection to your network and high quality USB output to your DAC. Store and stream music in one easy to use and stunning sounding package.
  22. The August 2015 meeting of the Sydney Audio Club sees us once again gather for an afternoon of fine music, great sound and amicable company. Each month, the Sydney Audio Club presents the finest in high end audio systems for our members and guests. It's a bit like a private audio show once a month where you can hear and discuss equipment that you might not otherwise have the chance to audition. And you can bring along your own music to test the capabilities of the system or to just share with like-minded music lovers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This month we will be focussed on computer audio and music server products. We’ll compare Audirvana V2, Pure Music V2 and JRiver V20. Pure Music and Audirvana are available only for the Mac platform, so to ensure a level playing field we’ll compare them to the Mac version of JRiver. (Sorry, no Amarra comparisons.) We’ll also compare the FLAC and WAV version of the same recording. We’ll compare high-res PCM to DSD. Lastly, we’ll also compare a CD disc, the same CD ripped to disc and a high-res version. Time permitting, we’ll also compare a CD ripped with XLD (on Mac) and to the same CD ripped with dbPoweramp (Mac version). Everything will be presented “blind†so you can determine what sounds best to you without preconceived ideas getting in the way. Admittedly, hearing a disc player whirling away or me fumbling with the disc player controls might give the game away! But most things can be hidden from you. And although the emphasis will be on Mac based products, that won’t invalidate what you can expect to do and hear with a Windows platform. Details of the system…. Kudos Audio C20 speakers – Refer to http://www.kudosaudio.com/loudspeakers/c20/ and http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/kudos-audio-cardea-anniversary-super-20-loudspeakers/ Audible Illusions L3A preamp – Refer to http://www.audibleillusions.com/products/l3-line-stage-preamplifier/ Plinius SA100 Power amp – Refer to http://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/497plinius/ and http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/amplifiers/plinius/sa-100-mk-iii/prd_116087_1583crx.aspx Mac Mini (late 2012 version) – with i7 processors, 16GB memory, SSD system disc. Music on SSD with Thunderbolt connectivity. Connected to DAC via Vertere Pulse HB USB cable. Bricasti Design M1 DAC – Refer to http://i.nextmedia.com.au/avhub/australian-hifi_reviews_2014_2014-07_bricasti_design_m1_dac_review_test_lores.pdf and http://www.audiostream.com/content/bricasti-design-m1-dac Oppo BDP-105 Universal player – Refer to https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/ and http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/oppo-bdp-105-universal-blu-ray-player-and-dac/ Nordost Red Dawn speaker cables and interconnects and WireWorld interconnects. The second half of the music sessions will be our popular BYO. Members and guests are welcome to offer music to share with us all. So bring along your favourite music on CD/SACD or flash drive. (Sorry, no provision for vinyl this month.) All we ask is that the music and recordings be interesting. We'll ask you to tell us a little about the artist/recording before it is played. Tracks over 6 minutes will be faded out, to give everyone a fair go. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you will have the opportunity to listen, learn and share your experiences with others of a similar mind. Guests are always welcome – we are a very friendly club so you don't need to know anyone to join us for an afternoon of fine music and sound. We will welcome you at the door. Venue: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park Address: 26 Stanley St, Epping When: Sunday 16th August 2015 Doors open 1pm Meeting starts at 2pm Best regards, Tom Waters President Sydney Audio Club www.sydneyaudioclub.org.au tomwaters@sydneyaudioclub.org.au
  23. I've just bought a new Mac mini to use as a music server. I'm going to replace the HDD with a SDD but Apple have also made the job harder for me by including an internal noisy switch mode power supply There are a number of rather pricey options like YFS or Mojo Music, does anyone know if there are any reasonably priced linear power supply options available locally?
  24. Hi I have a Stream Magic (V1) and am looking for a easy to set up UPnP music server, I had a loan of a Sitology but found it to hard to set up and couldn't get it to play Flacs and the WiFi transfer was very slow The intent is to hard wire into the Stream magic Ethernet port so the server and SM have a reliable network I would like One Box with server software and easy networking as I have very limited IT skills. WiFi to transfer new files from my PC would be nice but am prepared to disconnect from Stream Magic and move to PC when updating My Stream Magic works fine WiFiing form my PC using Logitech media server but would like a dedicated server ideally with out a fan Something Very Simple - Drop and Drag - Any Ideas ??? PS - even something outside the square, I saw a Lumin L1 Library on the internet but $1600.00 ??? Thanks in advance for any help
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