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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. Further information: I bought this kit 2 months ago. It consists of: Intel NUC5CPYH NUC barebone Kit Kingston 4GB (1x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz and Kingston A400 240GB 2.5" SATA III SSD All you need is an operating system, a monitor and a player to make it a music server in conjunction with your USB/optical DAC and your speakers. Due to its small footprint it is ideal for bedroom or study room. Please refer to manufacturer site for product details. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  4. 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.
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