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16 minutes ago, PKay said:

I am on Ubuntu 16.04.7.  Do you know what is the easiest way to update?

There is an update button in System tab. It works for some people. If that fails, there is a manual process (which you will have to use Putty to access system and run some commands).  Note that there is no problem running 16.

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Snakeoil operating system is a new software for your music server that allows ...even the computer/linux illiterate (like me)...to easily switch between different players and kernels to find the combo

Well I'm still here, but blown away too.   Spot the difference:     Sounds fantastic, I think better than I could have hoped, and I expect will be better still, after a

Being a new convert to Snakeoil I thought I would post about what a great product it is. I am amazed that it is free and in my opinion it is worth every bit as much as JRiver or Audirvana.  Those prod

1 hour ago, Snoopy8 said:

I have logged a ticket with Agent Kith to check MinimServer and whether the version change has caused the problem on SnakeOil

Excellent, thanks. I sent him an email about it, too.

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39 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

There is an update button in System tab. It works for some people. If that fails, there is a manual process (which you will have to use Putty to access system and run some commands).  Note that there is no problem running 16.

I did try - perhaps that's it for the 32 bit version.

 

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Just confirming that I found the Update button in the System tab too, and it worked.

 

Also some great news - I got JRiver 24 to work again, after remembering the PW, and all the planets aligning while I held my breath. Very amazed.

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Just confirming that I found the Update button in the System tab too, and it worked.

 

Also some great news - I got JRiver 24 to work again, after remembering the PW, and all the planets aligning while I held my breath. Very amazed.

How does JRiver sound compared to LMS and MPD?

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1 hour ago, PKay said:

How does JRiver sound compared to LMS and MPD?

Can't help you with that one yet - the server is in a room 200m away; I got a 'surprised' phone call from the person in the next room! Will check later.

 

Haven't tried LMS, ever.

 

But in my search from info back in 2016, I did come across a note which said JRiver was very much better than mpd (probably v.17 at the time).

 

Edit:     And of course this has been confirmed many times since.

 

My only gripe with JRiver now is that they keep asking for more money to get the latest version, and the new features added in are generally of no interest to me. I'm of the "less is more" school.

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2 hours ago, PKay said:

How does JRiver sound

Wow, I'm a bit excited - this is what I've been missing for a year or so - it's back to what I used to enjoy, but a couple of notches better than ever.

 

I do have some awesome Luxman 'separates' and my new big subs that weren't there before, but even so, compared with this afternoon on mpd, this is a revelation.

 

mpd sounds relatively 2D (flat) and cool, JR24 suddenly brings warmth and depth. I have some female vocal with piano accompaniment that's been sounding quite distant and thin - suddenly that grand piano is in the room, I can feel the weight of the bottom strings, and hear the keys bedding down in the 'action', all the harmonics and shaking air hovering just like the real thing (I lived with a pianist for 20 years, and have heard some of the greatest at close hand, from my seat in various orchestras). I'd been wondering if I was going deaf, or my speakers were a failure after all, but this has turned it all around, and the world's rosy again.

 

And JRiver has a whole swag of refinements that I've been missing, like a time bar, where you can jump to any point in a track, soft stops (gets quieter over a few seconds instead of instant death), notification of bit depth, ability to edit info, etc, etc.

 

So, will MinimServer continue the upward trend? I'll keep pushing, I suppose.

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That is great to hear. I found similar improvements going to Snakeoil OS and would highly recommend it for anyone who has some time to invest in implementing Snakeoil in order to hear how much an operating system can affect sound quality.

 

I have a licence for Jriver 24 windows only, so I'm not sure if it can be upgraded to include Linux or I need to go to 27.

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17 minutes ago, BioBrian said:

mpd sounds relatively 2D (flat) and cool, JR24 suddenly brings warmth and depth.

Agent Kith likes LMS.  It is closer to JR24 than MPD and you should give LMS a go (and it is free!).

https://www.snakeoil-os.net/wiki/Players/LMS-Squeezelite

21 minutes ago, BioBrian said:

So, will MinimServer continue the upward trend? I'll keep pushing, I suppose.

MinimServer is the UPnP server.  You will need a UPnP renderer and the one that I use, upmpdcli is not the sound that you like!  If you like LMS, you can use the UPnP Bridge plugin to make it a renderer.  Yes, it gets a bit complicated, but let me know when you reach this stage.

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10 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

MinimServer is the UPnP server.  You will need a UPnP renderer and the one that I use, upmpdcli is not the sound that you like!  If you like LMS, you can use the UPnP Bridge plugin to make it a renderer.  Yes, it gets a bit complicated, but let me know when you reach this stage.

@BioBrian  thinking further, MinimServer will not work for you, unless you have 2 boxes.  SnakeOil can only run 1 server at a time and both MinimServer and LMS (with UPnP plugin) need to be running.  Hence, 1 box to run MinimServer and 2nd box to run LMS/Squeezlite.  

 

Given that you do not like the sound of  Mpd (and hence upmpdcli),  I think MinimServer is a no go for you...😢 

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10 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

upmpdcli is not the sound that you like

I've been wondering about this! Looking closer, I see the letters mpd in there, as you pointed out early on - I'd previously seen the 1st 4 letters as upnp, which is quite a different thing.

 

I also thought that my gushing review might have given the wrong impression, having contained words like 'rosy' and 'warmth'. What I like is real - as in the sound of actual acoustic instruments heard live in the same room, not as in valve-like glow, or some other distortion. My feeling is that mpd, in my present setup, takes away some of that reality - filters a bit of life out of it.

 

I do have 2 boxes - they look the same, both being Streacom FC8 fanless DC-input mITX computers, but the "server" is Linux and the "control" one is Win 10. (I don't use WiFi, or a phone to control anything).

 

I imagined MinimServer to be on the server (library, OS, and player) like JRiver, and MimimWatch to be on the control computer, like VNC, which I use to access JRiver.

 

Are you saying I need MinimServer on server and LMS/Squeeze on control computer? Or 2 Linux computers? I get a bit lost in the terminology.

 

Whatever. I am really thrilled that Snakeoil OS can provide us with such high quality music, and a variety of experiences according to each operator's desires and skills.

 

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23 minutes ago, BioBrian said:

I do have 2 boxes - they look the same, both being Streacom FC8 fanless DC-input mITX computers, but the "server" is Linux and the "control" one is Win 10. (I don't use WiFi, or a phone to control anything).

 

I imagined MinimServer to be on the server (library, OS, and player) like JRiver, and MimimWatch to be on the control computer, like VNC, which I use to access JRiver.

 

Are you saying I need MinimServer on server and LMS/Squeeze on control computer? Or 2 Linux computers? I get a bit lost in the terminology.

Good you have 2 boxes. You can run MinimServer on Win10, with Minimwatch to configure it, and LMS/Squeezelite on SnakeOil.

 

But that is step 2 for you.  Try LMS first and see whether you prefer that to JRiver.  If so, then you may wish to try MinimServer with LMS. If not, then stay with JRiver and enjoy the music.

 

Your impressions of Mpd are quite common. For me, LMS sounds fuzzy, Mpd is more realistic.  I prefer clarity and focussed on reducing smearing of instruments. Mpd can make the music too clinical and stressful in some setups but it does not show up in mine. I get a wonderful piano note with nice decay with my test track.  It comes down to individual preference...

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On 22/09/2020 at 8:47 PM, BioBrian said:

Oh, great that @Snoopy8's onto it. Hope I can learn some more from this thread...

 

I've found the 'play from RAM' button in Daphile makes a huge difference in cleanliness and space.

 

I'm getting a JCat XE USB card, hopefully in this latest batch, so think I'll swap back to SOOS while the lid's off.

Snakeoil deserves better than that?!

Hi Bio,

 

just about to put an order in for the XE.   How was the process and dealings with JCat?

 

Regards Cazzesman

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3 hours ago, cazzesman said:

How was the process and dealings with JCat?

Hi Cazzo!

 

Marcin prides himself on quick replies, from his website comment. In my case, I got no confirmation of payment, as is usual for an online purchase, and after I messaged him he apologized for the couple of days' delay. But considering he was under enormous international pressure to get these cards posted out, I can only applaud his dedication.

 

He is very to-the-point in communication, as you'll no doubt gather from his forum replies.

 

I've been given no cause for concern. His reply was comprehensive, and I now know that my package has moved from Wroclaw to Koeln in the last day - what fun can be had tracking!

 

Spending this much on a USB card nobody's heard is an act of faith for anybody - "We'll let you know" I guess! (@Chanh has one, but I haven't heard a squeak from over there).

 

Cheers.

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As you are the guinea pig I might await your review.    I have a Keces P8 arriving next week to power my CAPS, so I will let that bed down first and then see what's what.

 

What PC build are you putting the XE into?   Hardware/Software?

 

Regards Cazzesman 

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I've heard very good things about the Keces P8, and seen it - lovely piece of work. (Blue light too bright the only negative).

 

31 minutes ago, cazzesman said:

What PC build are you putting the XE into?   Hardware/Software?

 

The XE (I do like a good pun) is going into my "S8" Idealish Server. S8 stands for "Silver Streacom Shaar Snakeoil Server Started September '16".

 

It has 3 independent DC power supplies: 12V to Pico, and 5V to each of SSD and USB card. Solid silver in Teflon DC wiring, Tasso-mods to Pico, etc.

 

There's been a few refinements since this:

 

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As in the thread above, it's mostly been running Snakeoil, with JRiver Linux as player.

 

Controlled via VNC/network from "Jack" (I needed an optical drive for ripping), which is almost the same computer as above, but running Win 10.

 

 

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Blue light = Black tape 🙂

 

I'm getting the single 12v 8amp version.  It comes with the 5vlt 1amp usb output so I will have to see what I can do with that.  The XE card runs of 5v 1amp so that might be the go.

 

Your rig looks good.

 

Look forward to reviews.    What USB card are you currently running?

 

Regards Cazzesman

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11 minutes ago, cazzesman said:

What USB card are you currently running?

It's the blue one in my pic. "Shaar" might be just visible in the photo? Made my Clones in Hong Kong. I think, no longer available. @Tasso liked it.

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On 25/09/2020 at 7:59 PM, cazzesman said:

If I was to hazard a guess I'm thinking it's a fair bet the XE will blow you away.

 

Fingers crossed.

 

Regards Cazzesman

Well I'm still here, but blown away too.

 

Spot the difference:

 

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Sounds fantastic, I think better than I could have hoped, and I expect will be better still, after a night of strenuous exercise.

 

Had to make up a star-quad cable to feed the onboard DC input, as I think the socket switches out the computer supply.

 

Snakeoil sounds even better now!

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Wonderful news.   Seems we have both had a win these past few days.  Look forward to hearing more reviews on the XE.     What do you think are the SQ improvements???

 

I finally got my new Keces 12v 8amp power supply into my system.

 

Right from the get go the bottom end appeared to reach further down, was more filled out and was more controlled.    I haven't had the chance to have a serious sit down listen but out of the box I'm very happy.

 

Looks like I went the overkill because once my system is up and running the Keces Led info says it is running 12.1 vlt and 1.2 amp.

 

Plenty of Headroom 😀😀

 

Regards Cazzesman

 

 

 

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I updated my Snakeoil setup to LMS 8 which has an excellent integration with Tidal.  My Tidal collection is now included with my personal library.  Next comes the SQ Test/analysis.

 

Considering that it is a free product (other than voluntary donation) it really is brilliant.

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On 30/11/2020 at 9:10 PM, PKay said:

I updated my Snakeoil setup to LMS 8 which has an excellent integration with Tidal.  My Tidal collection is now included with my personal library.  Next comes the SQ Test/analysis.

 

Considering that it is a free product (other than voluntary donation) it really is brilliant.

How do you find lms vs mpd for sound quality?

Mpd sounds much better to me but tidal is a nightmare.

Ok the other hand to my surprise amazon music is now streaming at twice the bitrate of tidal. So hopefully they integrate that somehow.

 

Also what remote apps for android and iphone is everyone using with snake oil whether it be mpd or lms or whatever?

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1 hour ago, anewmission said:

How do you find lms vs mpd for sound quality?

Mpd sounds much better to me but tidal is a nightmare.

Ok the other hand to my surprise amazon music is now streaming at twice the bitrate of tidal. So hopefully they integrate that somehow.

 

Also what remote apps for android and iphone is everyone using with snake oil whether it be mpd or lms or whatever?

Personally I think mpd is better than LMS but the app is way behind iPeng which is my LMS remote.  My remote for MPD is called MPD Player on my iphone and ipad.

 

New development for me has been to link Roon to Snakeoil and first thoughts are it is excellent but I need to do a bit more critical listening and comparison to mpd.

 

 

Roon LMS connection.PNG

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1 hour ago, anewmission said:

How do you find lms vs mpd for sound quality?

Mpd sounds much better to me but tidal is a nightmare.

Have preferred Mpd to LMS for a few years.  Unfortunately, the Mpd plugin to Tidal does not work. Hence, am using LMS 8 with Tidal (thank you @PKay).  It is better (eg. search) than using BubbleUpnp app which has a Tidal connector.

1 hour ago, anewmission said:

Ok the other hand to my surprise amazon music is now streaming at twice the bitrate of tidal. So hopefully they integrate that somehow.

It is more likely to be integrated first in LMS than Mpd. 

1 hour ago, anewmission said:

Also what remote apps for android and iphone is everyone using with snake oil whether it be mpd or lms or whatever?

Using MAFA with Mpd as main music player,  Squeezer with LMS for Tidal and BubbleUpnp with MinimServer for multi channel SACD to Panasonic player (all Android apps).

 

iPeng is a well regarded LMS iOS App.

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5 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

Have preferred Mpd to LMS for a few years.  Unfortunately, the Mpd plugin to Tidal does not work. Hence, am using LMS 8 with Tidal (thank you @PKay).  It is better (eg. search) than using BubbleUpnp app which has a Tidal connector.

It is more likely to be integrated first in LMS than Mpd. 

Using MAFA with Mpd as main music player,  Squeezer with LMS for Tidal and BubbleUpnp with MinimServer for multi channel SACD to Panasonic player (all Android apps).

 

iPeng is a well regarded LMS iOS App.

What up snoop?

I'm guessing there is no app that will integrate tidal and mpd together?

I had it working last year with bubbleupnp. 

And the year before using lumin and linn kazoo.

Seems like lumin and linn kazoo have dropped support. 

Another strange thing is that using umpdcli I can't send audio to my avr's both of which do dsd and all formats.

I've tried with several apps.

 

Was hoping amazon music could some how be integrated with snake oil rather than an app. 

 

Also I noticed amazon music does surround also. It totally freaked me out at first

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1 hour ago, anewmission said:

I'm guessing there is no app that will integrate tidal and mpd together?

Mpd had a plugin, which required reverse engineering,  but it no longer works

https://www.musicpd.org/doc/html/plugins.html#tidal

I have my doubts that mpd/tidal integration will come anytime soon.

 

1 hour ago, anewmission said:

I had it working last year with bubbleupnp. 

Tidal is still working within the BubbleUPnP app.

 

1 hour ago, anewmission said:

Another strange thing is that using umpdcli I can't send audio to my avr's both of which do dsd and all formats.

I've tried with several apps.

Upmpdcli is a UPnP player which outputs via USB, S/PDIF.  You did ask a question about output to HDMI in the SnakeOil forum.  If it does not work with HDMI, best to ask the upmpdcli developer.

 

1 hour ago, anewmission said:

Was hoping amazon music could some how be integrated with snake oil rather than an app. 

I think you misunderstand what SnakeOil development is about.  It is about the optimisation of a Linux system for music and making it easier for a non technical person to use.  It uses existing music servers and players. It would be a major change in direction to develop a player to Amazon music.  Also, I am not sure there is a public API that can access Amazon Music?

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10 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

Mpd had a plugin, which required reverse engineering,  but it no longer works

https://www.musicpd.org/doc/html/plugins.html#tidal

I have my doubts that mpd/tidal integration will come anytime soon.

 

Tidal is still working within the BubbleUPnP app.

 

Upmpdcli is a UPnP player which outputs via USB, S/PDIF.  You did ask a question about output to HDMI in the SnakeOil forum.  If it does not work with HDMI, best to ask the upmpdcli developer.

 

I think you misunderstand what SnakeOil development is about.  It is about the optimisation of a Linux system for music and making it easier for a non technical person to use.  It uses existing music servers and players. It would be a major change in direction to develop a player to Amazon music.  Also, I am not sure there is a public API that can access Amazon Music?

I will post a photo of the renderers in the house. One of the avr's is not on at the moment. I can't be bothered plugging it in. 

So I can send upmpdcli over ethernet to kodi??

But the receivers are not having the same fun, both are capable of upnp/dlna and both capable of all formats over ethernet.

If this is not going to work, what can I use as far as upnp on snake oil that will be able to send music via ethernet.

The only time I use hdmi for music is with kodi when I am being lazy

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10 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

Mpd had a plugin, which required reverse engineering,  but it no longer works

https://www.musicpd.org/doc/html/plugins.html#tidal

I have my doubts that mpd/tidal integration will come anytime soon.

 

Tidal is still working within the BubbleUPnP app.

 

Upmpdcli is a UPnP player which outputs via USB, S/PDIF.  You did ask a question about output to HDMI in the SnakeOil forum.  If it does not work with HDMI, best to ask the upmpdcli developer.

 

I think you misunderstand what SnakeOil development is about.  It is about the optimisation of a Linux system for music and making it easier for a non technical person to use.  It uses existing music servers and players. It would be a major change in direction to develop a player to Amazon music.  Also, I am not sure there is a public API that can access Amazon Music?

Also there must be an API for amazon music as there is a kodi addon.

Same with tidal.

Youtube and netflix now you need to create an API key, which could be what's going on

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Hi, I've been using DIY server running early snakeoil 0.1.5. on a Jetway MB. I want to update and run latest however it is still registered in the previous owners log in details and I'd like to do a clean installation.

I am trying to install the latest iso from usb but having no joy. Unsure if usb incompatibility. The old software was running off SSD, I just have no idea to load the latest iso on a new SSD.

Any pointers would be grand.

Thanks Rob

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1 hour ago, eso said:

Hi, I've been using DIY server running early snakeoil 0.1.5. on a Jetway MB. I want to update and run latest however it is still registered in the previous owners log in details and I'd like to do a clean installation.

I am trying to install the latest iso from usb but having no joy. Unsure if usb incompatibility. The old software was running off SSD, I just have no idea to load the latest iso on a new SSD.

Any pointers would be grand.

Thanks Rob

Hi Rob, I remember having a few issues with this as well.  You need follow the steps on the snakeoil website very carefully.  Also if your MB is older it may require the 32 bit version which is what mine did.

 

This is a good place to start  https://www.snakeoil-os.net/wiki/Installation/choose-the-iso-to-download

 

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On 30/09/2020 at 11:15 PM, BioBrian said:

Well I'm still here, but blown away too.

 

That sounds impressive. SHAAR was a pretty good card.

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This shouldn't be a surprise?

 

I can't know the details of the Shaar Deluxe card; it's all a bit secret. A screwdriver doesn't allow it to be opened - and I'm not game to risk it with the soldering iron.

 

But the JCAT XE does all the things we keep talking about, and there's no cable or connection issues either. Just highly regulated independent power supplies, and an OCXO clock.

 

Fitting it possibly doubled the cost of my server (a choice I'm happy to make), but it would seem to do a lot of what others get from a very expensive separate box.

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1 hour ago, BioBrian said:

This shouldn't be a surprise?

 

I can't know the details of the Shaar Deluxe card; it's all a bit secret. A screwdriver doesn't allow it to be opened - and I'm not game to risk it with the soldering iron.

 

But the JCAT XE does all the things we keep talking about, and there's no cable or connection issues either. Just highly regulated independent power supplies, and an OCXO clock.

 

Fitting it possibly doubled the cost of my server (a choice I'm happy to make), but it would seem to do a lot of what others get from a very expensive separate box.

 

No, not surprising it's better, just that the differences are so perceptible at this end of the game. 24MHz is an uncommon frequency to get an OCXO in. 

 

Don't get me wrong I'd love to try it with a DAC that's highly optimised insofar as isolation and reclocking to see what's still perceptible. 

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I'd like to know too.

 

At the moment, it's the best I can do on the 'server' side of things. It's de-jittered, and hopefully carrying no nasties on the ground side either. (XE card is running from Clay's latest Choke LPSU, which has no connection to mains earth).

 

The USB cable's power lines are not connected to anything, at either server or DAC end.

 

The USB signal is re-clocked on the Amanero board of Clay's Konverter DAC, but I expect it gets there in very good order. Do I have to go MSB for the next step up? Or $10k Terminator+ for a side-step? (The only one in the Denafrips line-up with an OCXO).

 

I've recently tried to eliminate any ground noise avenues by installing an EtherREGEN & LPS, but don't use it for streaming - just isolation.

 

As I see it, the software aspect of my server is what needs a good look at - I'm just not savvy enough.

 

I've had quite a few changes over the last year, so am getting used to hearing improvements, but the XE card did give a good bit more poke in the bottom end, so to speak, amongst other improvements.

 

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41 minutes ago, BioBrian said:

As I see it, the software aspect of my server is what needs a good look at - I'm just not savvy enough.

 

It's an interesting one. The Amanero is excellent for what it costs though has some coarse-ish limits in clocking accuracy (relative to a SOTA approach). 

 

That people are routinely getting improvements with better clocking of USB data upstream of an Amanero says much for the sky being the limit, IMHO.

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1 hour ago, BioBrian said:

I'd like to know too.

 

At the moment, it's the best I can do on the 'server' side of things. It's de-jittered, and hopefully carrying no nasties on the ground side either. (XE card is running from Clay's latest Choke LPSU, which has no connection to mains earth).

 

The USB cable's power lines are not connected to anything, at either server or DAC end.

 

The USB signal is re-clocked on the Amanero board of Clay's Konverter DAC, but I expect it gets there in very good order. Do I have to go MSB for the next step up? Or $10k Terminator+ for a side-step? (The only one in the Denafrips line-up with an OCXO).

 

I've recently tried to eliminate any ground noise avenues by installing an EtherREGEN & LPS, but don't use it for streaming - just isolation.

 

As I see it, the software aspect of my server is what needs a good look at - I'm just not savvy enough.

 

I've had quite a few changes over the last year, so am getting used to hearing improvements, but the XE card did give a good bit more poke in the bottom end, so to speak, amongst other improvements.

 

Hi Brian,

Are you still using Snakeoil?

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40 minutes ago, PKay said:

Hi Brian,

Are you still using Snakeoil?

 

Yep, with JRiver MC24.

 

My flirtation with Daphile was aurally very satisfying after I found how to use the memory playback, but actually using it was rather too infra-dig.

 

Within Snakeoil I've set JRiver MC24 to play from memory, but don't think it's doing it. Also hurtful to the dignity, but it sounds pretty damn good.

 

Need an instructor (or several thousand). Frustrating with a capital F!

 

I've had some really valuable/generous exchange with/from Agent Kith, and have huge respect for the incredible effort he's made for us all, and would really like to stay on board and be part of this living history.

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      It is in VGC except for dust. Has been in storage for past 2 years and now selling to make space.

      Similar to this ~$1200 4Cabling model (slightly updated aesthetics in the newer model) – https://www.4cabling.com.au/42ru-600mm-wide-x-600mm-deep-server-rack.html

      The high-quality freestanding server rack is supplied fully assembled with solid top and base, removable side panels, lockable tempered glass front door and solid steel side & back doors all lockable for added security. The new lockable side door design is created to get maximum flexibility with minimum footprint without sacrificing security.

      Applications other than home theatre include server room, DVR, security equipment, routers, patch panels, switches and rackmount equipment, telephone and PABX equipment, network and communications equipment; UPS equipment; professional audio equipment; and other 19” rack-mountable equipment applications.

      Cable access is through roof or base by removable gland plates. 4Cabling server racks such as this one are built around universal 19" standards, to deliver compatibility with leading vendors and OEM brands. It is very flexible and there are many after-market accessories to help house your equipment. And because it is built on a universal standard, it accepts very many home theatre and Hi-Fi equipment. 

      FEATURES & INCLUSIONS
      Supplied fully assembled Built from high-quality cold-rolled steel Rails, frame and doors, panels, shelves and cable management 2-way ceiling mount fan kit 6-way rack mount power rail Cage nuts 3 x fixed shelves 1 x *bonus* cantilever shelf (shown upright and not fixed in photos) Lockable tempered glass front door, solid lockable steel side and back doors Adjustable 19" L rails front and rear of server rack Levelling feet and lockable castor wheels Cable entry glands on the top and bottom Earthed doors and side panels
      This is a very heavy item (~100KG) so you must arrange for suitable transport when you pick it up.
       
      NB this is a very tall rack ~2m.
       

      Front
       

      Front (open)
       

      Left side rear
       

      Left side front
       

      Ceiling fan
       

      Cantilever shelf (not fixed, on its side for display)
       

      6x PDU
       

      6x PDU (close-up)
       

      Lockable Front, sides, rear
       

      Side (panel removed for access)
       

      Heavy-duty castors and screw feet
       

      Front door handle and lock
       

      Front door handle and lock (open)
    • By **ZEP**
      Item: COCKTAIL AUDIO X50D + 2 x 2TB WD Black HDD's
      Location: Melbourne (Bayside)
      Price: $2,275 ONO
      Item Condition: Spanking
      Reason for selling: Upgrade
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Only
      Extra Info: To be honest this is a fantastic piece of Audio Equipment. Its one of the best all rounders I've ever owned! it does everything - Ripper, Streamer, Storage, SERVER, Transport, CD Player, Video Output....Full Specs are below.  Any reasonable offer accepted. Selling due to upgrade.
       
      Most versatile and powerful Pure Digital Music Server with database, CD Ripper, Network Streamer and much more
      Features of Hardware and Engineering Equipped with high-performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0Ghz XMOS 32bit/500MIPS 8 Core Powerful Microcontroller DDR-1066 1GByte Main Memory and 8GByte Nand Flash Memory High speed optical disk drive for quick CD ripping 7 inch TFT LCD(1024 x 600 pixels) screen for intuitive GUI DAB+/FM Tuner built-in USB Audio Class 2.0 Output for connecting to an USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter(DAC) I²S Digital Out(RJ45 & HDMI) to support up to Native DSD including 24bit/192Khz Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbps) built-in Support up to 8TB(Tera Bytes) storage like 3.5"/2.5" hard disk or SSD Using RAID System function, total 16TB storage configuration is possible HDMI Out connector for using an external screen like TV as its GUI screen Rugged chassis construction with full aluminum body chassis by CNC cutting Versatile Software functionalities and usage Support various file formats like MQA, DSD(64/128/256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz), including 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC and full range hi-res audio file formats CD Ripping with professional CD metadata and album cover art provided by Gracenote Make your own digital music file collection of DAB+/FM radio and Internet radio to X50D MusicDB via its recording function with hi-res sampling rate 24bit/192Khz High Connectivity Various network protocol supported(UPnP(DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server,Web Server, etc Major Music Streaming Services(TIDAL, TIDAL MQA, Deezer, Qobuz, Napster, Spotify Connect) and Internet Radio(Airable) available Customized Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX for iOS and Android Customized WebInterface(WebUI) for remote control and MusicDB management by PC Support 'Roon Ready', which is the famous Music Player for Music Lovers High Performance System Resources and custom-designed software
      Based on Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 main processor running at 1.0GHz, additional 32Bit/500MIPS Microcontroller and custom-designed smart software, the X50D will satisfy highend audiophiles and all music lovers with great performance and versatile features
      Wonderful Sound Quality created by in-house circuit design know-how and qualified components
      Our all experiences, know-how and technoligies for digital circuit design accumlated for long period and qualified components are applied completely to the X50D to deliver great sound to music lovers
      XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS 8 Core Powerful Microcontroller
      X50D can support up to Native DSD256 via its I²S Digital Output(RJ45 & HDMI) for highend audiophiles who have already a nice DAC which has I²S Digital Input
      DAB+ Tuner and FM Radio Tuner
      For high quality digital radio and traditional FM Radio, X50D offers DAB+ tuner and FM tuner
      High Quality Digital Out Terminal
      Two Coaxial Out, Toslink and AES/EBU XRL are available to let users make perfect audio component system by connecting to various external devices
      USB Audio Class 2.0 Output
      For music lovers and audiophiles who have already nice USB DAC, the USB Audio Out solution will be very useful
      12V Trigger Out and In
      You could use 12V Trigger Out/In to trigger(on/off ) a connected device like amplifier
      Word Clock
      Via this Word Clock Out, X50D will send out the sample rate signal of currently playing file
      Two High Speed USB3.0 Host Ports
      For quick data transfer purpose, X50D offers two(2) high speed USB3.0 Host ports at rear side
      HDMI for bigger external screen or Audio out
      Via this HDMI out, users may connect to bigger external screen for GUI, or connect to an audio devices which have HDMI input
      RAID System with Two Storage Deck for Music Server
      X50D offers two storage decks which accept 3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD). According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily. X50D offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big
      CD Ripping with Gracenote CD metadata and Album cover art
      Load all your CD collection onto the X50D Music Database in FLAC, ALAC, WAV or MP3 file format with professional CD metadata and album cover art from Gracenote
      Music Database function
      The X50D has a well-organized Music Database built-in, which offers very nice and convenient functions like SEARCH, display by text or cover art, SORT, various View, etc
      Digital Inputs
      X50D has digital inputs(Toslink & Coaxial) for connecting to external source devices. You can make your own digital music collection by X50D's recording function
      Recording with 192Khz hi-res sampling rate
      The X50D offers a recording function for internet radio, DAB+/FM radio and Digital Inputs. You can make your own digital music collection with wonderful sound
      Auto/Manual Cutting for the recorded files
      Auto/Manual cutting function to edit the recorded files is available at the X50D. You can easily edit files and import them into X50D Music Database
      Versatile Networking and Remote Control with a Customized App
      Connect the X50D to your network for streaming music to and from other devices, listen to cloud based music services and control remotely using mobile devices with our customized remote control app, NOVATRON MusicX or WebInterface
      Control remotely by mobile devices with customized Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX app
      Major Music Streaming Services integrated
      You can access tens of thousands of internet radio stations and online music services like TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Qobuz including Spotify Connect function
      Control remotely by PC with WebInterface
      Control the X50D remotely by your PC with its nice WebInterface function
      Support various network protocols like UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client
      Stream songs to and from other compatible devices in the same network
      AirPlay and Spotify Connect
      You can play songs from iOS devices and musics from Spotify via X50D wirelessly
      Control X50D by Roon
      As X50D supports 'Roon Ready', you can control X50D with Roon, which is great music player for music loves
      7 inch TFT LCD Screen for Intuitive GUI and HDMI Out for external screen
      7 inch big screen will let you control the X50D easily with intuitive GUI, and connect it to your TV for an external screen to view bigger GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your music collection
      DAB+/FM Radio Tuner built-in
      Enjoy high quality digital radio via DAB+ Tuner, and record any song or broadcast with high quality sound
      High Connectivity for various external devices
      2 x USB3.0 host at rear and 1 x USB2.0 host GigaFast Ethernet LAN HDMI Out for external screen or Audio out USB Audio Class2.0 Output Digital Outputs(2 x I²S, 1 x Word Clock, 2 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink, 1 x AES/EBU XRL, 1 x HDMI) Digital Inputs(1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink) And more..... Two(2) Storage Decks for Music Server
      3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD) is accepted to the X50D, which supports up to 8TB capacity of individual storage. X50D offers RAID System configuration. According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily by themselves. It offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big
      Rugged and durable casing with full aluminum CNC cutting
      The X50D front panel is based on 13mm thickness aluminum with CNC cutting, and whole body also is based on full aluminum CNC cutting. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibration.
      Model name cocktailAudio X50(D) Host CPU & Memory CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz Main Memory: DDR-1066 1GByte NAND Flash 8GByte CD Player Type Front Loading Supported media CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW Display 7.0" TFT LCD(1,024 x 600pixels)(* able to connect to ext. screen via HDMI out) Interface Key & Jog(Volume/Scroll), IR Remote Control, Customized Remote App for iOS and
      Android devices, Web Interface Digital out
      (Variable/Fixed) COAXIAL x 2 S/PDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz TOSLINK x 1 S/PDIF, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz AES/EBU/XRL x 1 110ohm, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz I²S Out x 2 RJ45 Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz HDMI Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz USB Audio x 1 USB Audio Class 2.0 Out(supported up to DSD256) HDMI Out x 1 HDMI Audio Out(*Shared with HDMI Out for external screen) Word Clock Out up to 192KHz Digital Input
      (For X50D only) COAXIAL x 1 Sample Rate up to 24bit/192Khz TOSLINK x 1 Sample Rate up to 24bit/192Khz Supported Storage Hard Disk 2.5" SATA, up to 8TB * Two(2) Storage Decks
      * RAID System for two storages
      (3 modes: Mirror, Stripe or Big) 3.5" SATA, up to 8TB SSD 2.5" SATA, up to 8TB Tuner DAB+/FM DAB+/FM Tuner built-in(Selectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio) Connectivity USB Host USB3.0(5V/1A) x 2 at rear
      USB2.0(5V/1A) x 1 at front Network Wired Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbs) Wireless(Option) ※ 802.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle(Option) 12V Trigger Out Max 200mA, 12V In Max 12V HDMI Out Connect to external screen(* Shared with HDMI Audio Out) Codec 
      & Format supported MQA, DSD(DSD64, DSD128, DSD256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz),
      HD WAV(24Bit/192KHz), HD FLAC(24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, CAF, etc Network Protocols
      Supported UPnP(DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server,
      Web Server, etc Internet
      Services Internet Radio Airable Online Music Services TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify Connect Supported OSD languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean(To be added by request) Power Source AC110 - 240V / 50 - 60Hz Free Voltage Mechanical Material Front 13mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting Knob Aluminum by CNC cutting Body Full aluminum by CNC cutting Dimension Without foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 80mm(H) With foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 100mm(H) Certificate CE, FCC, EMI, etc  
      Silver in Colour - Special Factory order....Full Australia Power Supply compatible - This is NOT a US import.
       
      Original BOX and Papers.
       
      Additional Wireless USB Network Adaptor Included.
       
      NON Smoking and Pet Free Home.
       
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    • By **ZEP**
      Item: COCKTAIL AUDIO X50D + 2 x 2TB WD Black HDD's
      Location: Melbourne (Bayside)
      Price: $2,275 OVNO
      Item Condition: Spanking
      Reason for selling: Upgrade
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Only
      Extra Info: To be honest this is a fantastic piece of Audio Equipment. Its one of the best all rounders I've ever owned! it does everything - Ripper, Streamer, Storage, Transport, CD Player, Video Output....Full Specs are below. Selling due to upgrade.
       
      Most versatile and powerful Pure Digital Music Server with database, CD Ripper, Network Streamer and much more
      Features of Hardware and Engineering Equipped with high-performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0Ghz XMOS 32bit/500MIPS 8 Core Powerful Microcontroller DDR-1066 1GByte Main Memory and 8GByte Nand Flash Memory High speed optical disk drive for quick CD ripping 7 inch TFT LCD(1024 x 600 pixels) screen for intuitive GUI DAB+/FM Tuner built-in USB Audio Class 2.0 Output for connecting to an USB Digital-to-Analogue Converter(DAC) I²S Digital Out(RJ45 & HDMI) to support up to Native DSD including 24bit/192Khz Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbps) built-in Support up to 8TB(Tera Bytes) storage like 3.5"/2.5" hard disk or SSD Using RAID System function, total 16TB storage configuration is possible HDMI Out connector for using an external screen like TV as its GUI screen Rugged chassis construction with full aluminum body chassis by CNC cutting Versatile Software functionalities and usage Support various file formats like MQA, DSD(64/128/256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz), including 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC and full range hi-res audio file formats CD Ripping with professional CD metadata and album cover art provided by Gracenote Make your own digital music file collection of DAB+/FM radio and Internet radio to X50D MusicDB via its recording function with hi-res sampling rate 24bit/192Khz High Connectivity Various network protocol supported(UPnP(DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server,Web Server, etc Major Music Streaming Services(TIDAL, TIDAL MQA, Deezer, Qobuz, Napster, Spotify Connect) and Internet Radio(Airable) available Customized Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX for iOS and Android Customized WebInterface(WebUI) for remote control and MusicDB management by PC Support 'Roon Ready', which is the famous Music Player for Music Lovers High Performance System Resources and custom-designed software
      Based on Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 main processor running at 1.0GHz, additional 32Bit/500MIPS Microcontroller and custom-designed smart software, the X50D will satisfy highend audiophiles and all music lovers with great performance and versatile features
      Wonderful Sound Quality created by in-house circuit design know-how and qualified components
      Our all experiences, know-how and technoligies for digital circuit design accumlated for long period and qualified components are applied completely to the X50D to deliver great sound to music lovers
      XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS 8 Core Powerful Microcontroller
      X50D can support up to Native DSD256 via its I²S Digital Output(RJ45 & HDMI) for highend audiophiles who have already a nice DAC which has I²S Digital Input
      DAB+ Tuner and FM Radio Tuner
      For high quality digital radio and traditional FM Radio, X50D offers DAB+ tuner and FM tuner
      High Quality Digital Out Terminal
      Two Coaxial Out, Toslink and AES/EBU XRL are available to let users make perfect audio component system by connecting to various external devices
      USB Audio Class 2.0 Output
      For music lovers and audiophiles who have already nice USB DAC, the USB Audio Out solution will be very useful
      12V Trigger Out and In
      You could use 12V Trigger Out/In to trigger(on/off ) a connected device like amplifier
      Word Clock
      Via this Word Clock Out, X50D will send out the sample rate signal of currently playing file
      Two High Speed USB3.0 Host Ports
      For quick data transfer purpose, X50D offers two(2) high speed USB3.0 Host ports at rear side
      HDMI for bigger external screen or Audio out
      Via this HDMI out, users may connect to bigger external screen for GUI, or connect to an audio devices which have HDMI input
      RAID System with Two Storage Deck for Music Server
      X50D offers two storage decks which accept 3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD). According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily. X50D offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big
      CD Ripping with Gracenote CD metadata and Album cover art
      Load all your CD collection onto the X50D Music Database in FLAC, ALAC, WAV or MP3 file format with professional CD metadata and album cover art from Gracenote
      Music Database function
      The X50D has a well-organized Music Database built-in, which offers very nice and convenient functions like SEARCH, display by text or cover art, SORT, various View, etc
      Digital Inputs
      X50D has digital inputs(Toslink & Coaxial) for connecting to external source devices. You can make your own digital music collection by X50D's recording function
      Recording with 192Khz hi-res sampling rate
      The X50D offers a recording function for internet radio, DAB+/FM radio and Digital Inputs. You can make your own digital music collection with wonderful sound
      Auto/Manual Cutting for the recorded files
      Auto/Manual cutting function to edit the recorded files is available at the X50D. You can easily edit files and import them into X50D Music Database
      Versatile Networking and Remote Control with a Customized App
      Connect the X50D to your network for streaming music to and from other devices, listen to cloud based music services and control remotely using mobile devices with our customized remote control app, NOVATRON MusicX or WebInterface
      Control remotely by mobile devices with customized Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX app
      Major Music Streaming Services integrated
      You can access tens of thousands of internet radio stations and online music services like TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Qobuz including Spotify Connect function
      Control remotely by PC with WebInterface
      Control the X50D remotely by your PC with its nice WebInterface function
      Support various network protocols like UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client
      Stream songs to and from other compatible devices in the same network
      AirPlay and Spotify Connect
      You can play songs from iOS devices and musics from Spotify via X50D wirelessly
      Control X50D by Roon
      As X50D supports 'Roon Ready', you can control X50D with Roon, which is great music player for music loves
      7 inch TFT LCD Screen for Intuitive GUI and HDMI Out for external screen
      7 inch big screen will let you control the X50D easily with intuitive GUI, and connect it to your TV for an external screen to view bigger GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your music collection
      DAB+/FM Radio Tuner built-in
      Enjoy high quality digital radio via DAB+ Tuner, and record any song or broadcast with high quality sound
      High Connectivity for various external devices
      2 x USB3.0 host at rear and 1 x USB2.0 host GigaFast Ethernet LAN HDMI Out for external screen or Audio out USB Audio Class2.0 Output Digital Outputs(2 x I²S, 1 x Word Clock, 2 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink, 1 x AES/EBU XRL, 1 x HDMI) Digital Inputs(1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink) And more..... Two(2) Storage Decks for Music Server
      3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD) is accepted to the X50D, which supports up to 8TB capacity of individual storage. X50D offers RAID System configuration. According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily by themselves. It offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big
      Rugged and durable casing with full aluminum CNC cutting
      The X50D front panel is based on 13mm thickness aluminum with CNC cutting, and whole body also is based on full aluminum CNC cutting. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibration.
      Model name cocktailAudio X50(D) Host CPU & Memory CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz Main Memory: DDR-1066 1GByte NAND Flash 8GByte CD Player Type Front Loading Supported media CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW Display 7.0" TFT LCD(1,024 x 600pixels)(* able to connect to ext. screen via HDMI out) Interface Key & Jog(Volume/Scroll), IR Remote Control, Customized Remote App for iOS and
      Android devices, Web Interface Digital out
      (Variable/Fixed) COAXIAL x 2 S/PDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz TOSLINK x 1 S/PDIF, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz AES/EBU/XRL x 1 110ohm, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz I²S Out x 2 RJ45 Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz HDMI Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz USB Audio x 1 USB Audio Class 2.0 Out(supported up to DSD256) HDMI Out x 1 HDMI Audio Out(*Shared with HDMI Out for external screen) Word Clock Out up to 192KHz Digital Input
      (For X50D only) COAXIAL x 1 Sample Rate up to 24bit/192Khz TOSLINK x 1 Sample Rate up to 24bit/192Khz Supported Storage Hard Disk 2.5" SATA, up to 8TB * Two(2) Storage Decks
      * RAID System for two storages
      (3 modes: Mirror, Stripe or Big) 3.5" SATA, up to 8TB SSD 2.5" SATA, up to 8TB Tuner DAB+/FM DAB+/FM Tuner built-in(Selectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio) Connectivity USB Host USB3.0(5V/1A) x 2 at rear
      USB2.0(5V/1A) x 1 at front Network Wired Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbs) Wireless(Option) ※ 802.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle(Option) 12V Trigger Out Max 200mA, 12V In Max 12V HDMI Out Connect to external screen(* Shared with HDMI Audio Out) Codec 
      & Format supported MQA, DSD(DSD64, DSD128, DSD256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz),
      HD WAV(24Bit/192KHz), HD FLAC(24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, CAF, etc Network Protocols
      Supported UPnP(DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server,
      Web Server, etc Internet
      Services Internet Radio Airable Online Music Services TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify Connect Supported OSD languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean(To be added by request) Power Source AC110 - 240V / 50 - 60Hz Free Voltage Mechanical Material Front 13mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting Knob Aluminum by CNC cutting Body Full aluminum by CNC cutting Dimension Without foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 80mm(H) With foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 100mm(H) Certificate CE, FCC, EMI, etc  
      Silver in Colour - Special Factory order....Full Australia Power Supply compatible - This is NOT a US import.
       
      Original BOX and Papers.
       
      Additional Wireless USB Network Adaptor Included.
       
      NON Smoking and Pet Free Home.
       

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    • By gyro
      Item: Antipodes DX G2  Black
      Location: Sunshine Coast QLD
      Price: $4,400
      Item Condition: Excellent
      Reason for selling: Not being used
      Extra info: It has a 2TB SDD containing around 91Gig of flac files.  Has switchable power inputs (115V or 230V)
      A review: https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/network-player-reviews/antipodes-dx-music-server/
       
      The only reason I'm listing this is I use a Bacch4Mac dsp and it only runs on Apple gear   https://www.theoretica.us/bacch4mac/ ......I eventually and reluctantly gave in.
       If I wasn't addicted to BACCH  I would NOT be listing this server.  It cost me just over $9K,  It's  coming up to 3 y/o.  I want to buy some other hi fi gear and the DX is not being used.    It has all the features mentioned in the antipodes review above except it has only usb out.  Mark Jenkins decided (at the time) to provide only what he considered the best output.  (earlier versions had AES/coax etc.)
      This is the best sounding server I have ever heard.  Mark Jenkins is the master at this stuff.   His approach to radically reducing electrical (and mechanical) noise without interfering with signal (achieved through not filtering) makes this one box server one of the best in the world.... and no spinning HDD's here, only separate SSD's.    
      This thing is so versatile yet so easy to use.  You don't need to be a level one computer programmer to use it.
      It rips CD's in paranoid mode before storing to the drive. If you don't want to use it as a ROON Core you can playback using Squeezbox Server...controlled from your iphone (eg. Ipeng) or the app: "Orange Squeeze" for your Android device).  USB ports at the rear of the DX enable easily backup your valuable files to an external drive of at a click of a button (see the apps tab in the review above.)
      Basically the DX is a fantastic sounding Server that's easy to use.  Its a fantastic way of keeping your CD's on file and transitioning to the world of streaming, where you can select any track at the touch of a button.
      I have Roon for life and love it but I should mention that selecting and setting up free to air (global) digital radio stations is FAR easier on the DX (via squeezbox) than it is on Roon! You can also have both
      No cat or dog hair, I'm not a smoker, was always used with power regulation (PS Audio P-10).  
      Feel free to pm (pers message) me if you want to ask specifics,  arrange a listen etc.
       
      Photos: 






    • By DD04
      Hey peeps,
       
      The official sources don't mention one way or the other whether Burson Audio's Conductor V2+ supports Linux (I'm running Ubuntu) as a source on the USB interface.
       
      Just wondering if anyone out there has these components in their setup and can chime in with any first hand experience.
       
      Thanks,
       
      DD04.



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