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i had that on my cfast drive too. it shows the sizes and mine were 3mb, 1gb and 6.7gb, so i chose the 1gb size to do the install on.

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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

Well said @@Rob181. Everyone, could we please keep this thread about Snake Oil software. How we use it and our listening experiences. It could really grow in to a valuable resource for a lot more pe

Snakeoil will format your boot drive to Linux but you can have NTFS for music drive, just select NTFS when mounting the drive,

If converting from another Linux installation using NTFS drive, you may need to reformat it if having any problems booting up. The reason for this is that the music drive may have been assigned a conflicting volume identity by the old system

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Sounds good then, the new CFast card will be the boot drive and once it is booting up reliably, I will reconnect the music SSD and if there is any problem it will be readily apparent ............. I hope ............ :) :)

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@@rocl444 .............. this thread has gone very quiet ................. I do hope that is because you cannot drag yourself away from your speakers to post enthusiastic reviews about your unbridled admiration for Snakeoil ................. :)

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@@Ancientflatulence i don't really have any more to add to what i have said already. yes i am still listening and it is definitely an improvement on both daphile and vortexbox for SQ in my system to my ears. my new speakers affect any comparisons as their sound is quite different to the previous ones. i had intended to live with them for a week or 2 before trying $O-O$ but i thought i would just see how difficult it was to install and now i'm not going back.

 

so after about 12hrs of listening over 4 days i am really impressed by snakeoil and heartily recommend others to try it out and see how it works for them.

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I'm using Snakeoil and I think the sound quality is excellent. :thumb:  I encourage people to try for themselves.

 

I loaded it onto SSD. Reloaded my library onto same SSD afterwards. Using with DN2800 motherboard (Atom).

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Can anyone point me in the right direction with LMS.  Snakeoil sees the dac and my NAS, LMS sees and imports my music from the NAS, so where do I go from there. How do I point LMS to play through the dac ?

 

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@@gypr1961 go to the hardware tab and on the page choose your card. then i think you have click on the Add Alsa Device to be able to use it.

 

then on LMS look in the top RH corner and make sure it is there.

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@@gypr1961 go to the hardware tab and on the page choose your card. then i think you have click on the Add Alsa Device to be able to use it.

 

then on LMS look in the top RH corner and make sure it is there.

Thanks, not at home at the moment to check but the dac is seen in the hardware tab but there was nothing to choose in the top right, will have a look again later.

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On hardware tab, make sure DAC is shown under "Configuration" and not only under "Information" ...and that Card and Device numbers are correct.

 

Can't believe I dare to think I might be capable of helping anyone with this stuff.  :unsure:

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On hardware tab, make sure DAC is shown under "Configuration" and not only under "Information" ...and that Card and Device numbers are correct.

Can't believe I dare to think I might be capable of helping anyone with this stuff. :unsure:

You did well there!

I was informed not long ago, there is an update to Snakeoil. This update provides the latest MPD player to 19.13 and git (a beta version has yet released publicly, version 20.xx). Damn it - someone is hard at work here! [emoji6]

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I cant get it to load on my main pc (fails on kenel load) so Ive loaded it to a nuc.  I can say its much better than any other linux disto Ive tried, theyve all had great soundstaging but have been very tiring to listen to, tis is much more relaxed.  I know its not a great test to have it running on 2 different computers but for me didnt match up to server 2012 and AO on my main pc. The main thing that stood out was the bass, it was very lightweight compared to server2012/AO. 

 

I'll keep a lookout for the next release and hopefully I can get it to load on my main pc

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Last time I tried Windows server / AO/ JRiver I thought there was a mid bass emphasis which sounded quite pleasant. I would not call the sound accurate though but when it comes to software, it's a case of personal tastes and how it reacts with the hardware. One thing we have noticed , for example, is that a motherboard like Intel 2500cc produces a lot more bass from regular materials than other boards using the same software. It's all a question of getting your favourite balance right

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@@Tasso - what does that mean? Digital hardware shouldn't be contributing any analogue quality with frequency content.... it's just a question of accuracy. Which is more accurate?

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I gave up on accurate a while ago, I'm just aiming to get to something not attainable :)  Comparing AO to snakeoil and windows 10  for me its a darker richer sound, more relaxing so I listen longer

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@@Tasso - what does that mean? Digital hardware shouldn't be contributing any analogue quality with frequency content.... it's just a question of accuracy. Which is more accurate?

Actually there are no digits being transmitted, only voltage pulses which are interpreted as digits by the DAC. Extraneous noise in that signal does not help but I would agree that much of the hardware /chipset differences relate to timing.

Personally I think obvious bass enhancement is not heading toward greater accuracy but I have noticed at GTG and in discussions on the topic, most people tend to prefer the sound that has a smoother timbre and strong bass, and not necessarily the most accurate. I don't think it's an accident that commercial software packages like JRiver are strong in these two areas.

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@@Tasso Linux is a significant operating system (even with a custom kernel and a lot stripped out) and what it takes to get audio to a DAC via USB typically offers very little by way of buffering. More fundamental than timing differences is the propensity to have any data go missing. Then, yes, there's a keeping a bunch of analogue pulses happy that are interpreted as digital bits at the receiver end. But a PC and transport doesn't have a 'sound', it just offers a complete bitstream at the DAC or not, with varying degrees of the latter.

 

Given the way DACs typically work, one would think results (i.e. digital accuracy) might be audible as a slight increase in attenuation and greater detail. Maybe. That's been synonymous with my journey, and mine probably isn't everyone's. 

 

I'm still a little concerned at Chanh's numbers for system latency under load for music - not the last word in SQ but those numbers were extreme. How do you fare?

 

This weekend, time permitting, I'm keen to try Snakeoil. 

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@@Tasso Linux is a significant operating system (even with a custom kernel and a lot stripped out) and what it takes to get audio to a DAC via USB typically offers very little by way of buffering. More fundamental than timing differences is the propensity to have any data go missing. Then, yes, there's a keeping a bunch of analogue pulses happy that are interpreted as digital bits at the receiver end. But a PC and transport doesn't have a 'sound', it just offers a complete bitstream at the DAC or not, with varying degrees of the latter.

 

Given the way DACs typically work, one would think results (i.e. digital accuracy) might be audible as a slight increase in attenuation and greater detail. Maybe. That's been synonymous with my journey, and mine probably isn't everyone's. 

 

I'm still a little concerned at Chanh's numbers for system latency under load for music - not the last word in SQ but those numbers were extreme. How do you fare?

 

This weekend, time permitting, I'm keen to try Snakeoil. 

 

 

I dont like to place limitations on the causes for differences in SQ, it has tended to restrict progress based upon past experiences. On the subject of timing, I can  say that a PSU designed specifically to cope with the rapidly fluctuating current demands of computer based servers ( such as the JS-2) can result in significantly better timing  and accuracy than PSU's built to general DIY or analog audio standards.  this would probably be the biggest single contributor to narrowing the gap between Accuphase  state of the art HS-Link and USB CA. Differences still remain, but  I don't feel that I'm slumming it as much as I used to with CA.  I would suggest  that a DIY i2s solution may not be better than " USB done right"   at this point in time.  Until this PSU is actually tried, people will never know how good the timing for USB based CA can be. The mods we are doing to it do not improve timing,  but they do  improve the overall  timbre and tonality.  the big Hashimoto transformer also produces harder hitting dynamics and more extended bass. 

 

 Another piece of hardware that makes a noticeable difference to most USB setups is this particular USB receptacle .  It was mentioned by another SNA member a while ago and I finally got around to testing it the other day. A definite and worthwhile improvement when fitted to my SOTM card.

http://au.element14.com/wurth-elektronik/8492121/conn-usb-2-0-a-w-esd-emi-filter/dp/2442757?CMP=KNC-GOO-SHOPPING-2442757&CAGPSPN=pla&gross_price=true&gclid=CKXOtrDZwssCFcSOaAoduqECzw&mckv=sDRv2KEEE%7Cpcrid%7C59148083448&CAWELAID=120185580000404932

 

This numbers that Chanh posted were not his  machine.  To give you an idea of what the atom server looks like, this is a reading i just took:

# /dev/cpu_dma_latency set to 0us
T: 0 ( 2400) P:80 I:10000 C:  10000 Min:      7 Act:   10 Avg:   10 Max:      27
T: 1 ( 2401) P:80 I:10500 C:   9526 Min:      7 Act:   11 Avg:    9 Max:      20
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I have now listened very briefly to Squeezelite on Snake Oil O/S and it was very pleasing. Even got a couple of goosebumps, always a sign things are on the right track. And that was using the motherboard SPDIF output !!

Initially it did not pick up my USB connected Accuphase DP-550. Pretty sure that is a punishable offence over here :-)

Anyway, a few emails back and forth with Agent Kith and it was sorted yesterday morning. So hopefully a proper listening session soon.

I also want to acknowledge the easy setup, web pages, documentation, etc that Agent Kith has produced. All for our benefit. Well done mate.

I don't think this has been highlighted enough. It is not just an optimized operating system, it is a flexible environment to try Linux based music players. Pick one, click save and a couple of seconds later your new player software is loaded. No more creating boot disks, re-connecting share drives, rebooting over and over.

Again, well done Agent Kith. I was inspired enough to pimp my server :-)

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This weekend, time permitting, I'm keen to try Snakeoil.

Do it Ric. I look forward reading your feedbacks!

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I dont like to place limitations on the causes for differences in SQ, it has tended to restrict progress based upon past experiences. On the subject of timing, I can  say that a PSU designed specifically to cope with the rapidly fluctuating current demands of computer based servers ( such as the JS-2) can result in significantly better timing  and accuracy than PSU's built to general DIY or analog audio standards.  this would probably be the biggest single contributor to narrowing the gap between Accuphase  state of the art HS-Link and USB CA. Differences still remain, but  I don't feel that I'm slumming it as much as I used to with CA.  I would suggest  that a DIY i2s solution may not be better than " USB done right"   at this point in time.  Until this PSU is actually tried, people will never know how good the timing for USB based CA can be. The mods we are doing to it do not improve timing,  but they do  improve the overall  timbre and tonality.  the big Hashimoto transformer also produces harder hitting dynamics and more extended bass. 

 

 Another piece of hardware that makes a noticeable difference to most USB setups is this particular USB receptacle .  It was mentioned by another SNA member a while ago and I finally got around to testing it the other day. A definite and worthwhile improvement when fitted to my SOTM card.

http://au.element14.com/wurth-elektronik/8492121/conn-usb-2-0-a-w-esd-emi-filter/dp/2442757?CMP=KNC-GOO-SHOPPING-2442757&CAGPSPN=pla&gross_price=true&gclid=CKXOtrDZwssCFcSOaAoduqECzw&mckv=sDRv2KEEE%7Cpcrid%7C59148083448&CAWELAID=120185580000404932

 

This numbers that Chanh posted were not his  machine.  To give you an idea of what the atom server looks like, this is a reading i just took:

# /dev/cpu_dma_latency set to 0us
T: 0 ( 2400) P:80 I:10000 C:  10000 Min:      7 Act:   10 Avg:   10 Max:      27
T: 1 ( 2401) P:80 I:10500 C:   9526 Min:      7 Act:   11 Avg:    9 Max:      20

 

See, this is where it gets interesting for me - those stats are high, and things are audibly different for me when they're lower.

 

This said - system latency is not the same as audio latency, it's completely possible that Snakeoil's is excellent. I'm looking forwards to trying this out. It's author has been at this far longer than I have.

 

As for the big iron trans on a PC - I'm all for the choke but oversized iron is overkill for audio. I don't doubt it sounds better and I don't doubt it can sound even better than what you've got, but it's a lot of work to keep USB as happy as can be (the rest of a PC can be made to run at very low load during playback with very little that's transient) - I'd put money on the I2S setup, with some decent money on the power supply for your oscillator (particularly if an OCXO). 

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I'd put money on the I2S setup, with some decent money on the power supply for your oscillator (particularly if an OCXO).

If you are ever get into this route, Salas Shunts worth check out for powering the clock or those critical path in digital?! You must have a decent raw feeding into it, a choke input of 10-50mH @2A is sufficient. I have exhausted lots of funding in quest for better psus, those were relatively to better sq. A journey is of fun doing but financially burden. If this can be shared for a head start without killing time/wallet. :)

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- I'd put money on the I2S setup, with some decent money on the power supply for your oscillator (particularly if an OCXO).

You should audition the PSU before placing a bet. I had no idea whatsoever it could make such a difference to timing, but John Swenson obviously did.

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I have now listened very briefly to Squeezelite on Snake Oil O/S and it was very pleasing. Even got a couple of goosebumps, always a sign things are on the right track. And that was using the motherboard SPDIF output !!

Initially it did not pick up my USB connected Accuphase DP-550. Pretty sure that is a punishable offence over here :-)

Anyway, a few emails back and forth with Agent Kith and it was sorted yesterday morning. So hopefully a proper listening session soon.

I also want to acknowledge the easy setup, web pages, documentation, etc that Agent Kith has produced. All for our benefit. Well done mate.

I don't think this has been highlighted enough. It is not just an optimized operating system, it is a flexible environment to try Linux based music players. Pick one, click save and a couple of seconds later your new player software is loaded. No more creating boot disks, re-connecting share drives, rebooting over and over.

Again, well done Agent Kith. I was inspired enough to pimp my server :-)

Well done Don, looks awesome mate!

Cant believe you have cut the ties with ITunes finally :thumb:

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You should audition the PSU before placing a bet. I had no idea whatsoever it could make such a difference to timing, but John Swenson obviously did.

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Auditioned. It's a good effect. But what's it actually changing? the on-board oscillator and soft timers in your OS don't change... so it's a power issue somewhere else... suggest USB...

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Well done Don, looks awesome mate!

Cant believe you have cut the ties with ITunes finally :thumb:

Well, not totally. I still need that for AirPlay around the house. I will probably pull all my (CD) music from a shared folder on the Mac Mini and keep higher resolution stuff on the SOS.

Also, JRiver seemed better behaved on Linux than on OS-X. But that also was a very brief test.

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Auditioned. It's a good effect. But what's it actually changing? the on-board oscillator and soft timers in your OS don't change... so it's a power issue somewhere else... suggest USB...

 

Of course the timing has changed!!   Just listen and you will be in no doubt.   There is no way that anyone can satisfactorily demonstrate the sonic effect without listening.  Fiddling with software and settings provides very small differences  compared to the gains that can be  had with the best PSU.  

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Yes but @@Tasso, where is the timing changing? Clue: once your computational loads are optimized (as flat as possible) the majority of the effect isn't in getting bits to the USB port - those are well-timed even with a switch-mode PSU.

 

Mission-critical real-time machines aren't running Swenson-designed linear PSUs. (They're not running USB either - think about it).

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Yes but @@Tasso, where is the timing changing? Clue: once your computational loads are optimized (as flat as possible) the majority of the effect isn't in getting bits to the USB port - those are well-timed even with a switch-mode PSU.

 

Mission-critical real-time machines aren't running Swenson-designed linear PSUs. (They're not running USB either - think about it).

 

Mission critical real time computers for industrial applications  have no real relevance to audio . With audio, we are not only concerned that all the analog voltage pulses (representing digits) that arrive at the DAC in the best order possible, but also that the  electrical signal carrying the voltage pulses that will enter the DAC and flow through it will  be as clean as possible and have the least possible distortion  to minimise adverse sonic effects.  A server may be made of computer parts but it is an audio device and all the factors affecting audio must be taken into account.   If this is going to degenerate into an alternate "digits is digits" debate, then count me out. That type of thinking  has set CA back years before people like Swenson showed the way.

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@@Tasso no, I'll back that sentiment up.

 

Timing of signal - sure.

 

Distortion on the data line as a function of the PC's power supply - um, no, or a lot of things requiring data signaling (i.e. everything) in a PC simply wouldn't work. PCs, even RT boxes lose bits occasionally however the degree you're suggesting is extreme - would suggest much of the problem concerns the limitations of USB in this context.

 

Have a good look at the USB data stream on a scope at various levels of power supply fidelity, system load etc and see what's what. Does a power supply affect what you see? Yes. How? How does variable system load affect it? How do both? It's certainly possible to engineer a PC that benefits significantly from an awesome power supply with a ton of reserve power (or build a silly-big regulator and run it off a lead-acid battery, whatever).

 

Whilst you're spot-on pointing out that all digital transmission is analogue, there is no analogue effect in digital transmission that yields an equivalent audible response as per an analogue system. Either all the bits get there when they need to or they don't, and with the latter to varying degrees. You'll likely find that you don't really want a significant OS on a highly-strung PC. You also probably want to minimize devices with power system effects, and whilst you do want a good power supply it's more for the USB bus than the actual running of the PC, and it's effect is prevalent with a lightly-loaded PC. Some of what @@acg adn @@ItemAudio have suggested is spot-on. This is not to take from your achievements in this space, which are significant... the power supplies look good. I'm keen to try this OS.

 

As for mission-critical PCs having no relevance - I'll disagree - having been around data acquisition, DACs and ADCs for a good while now, timing and acquisition is everything. At no point in my career did we ditch the scientific results, order some Hashimoto iron and call John Swenson. Much of this concerns applications that make audio rates appear slow. The applications involve timing, fidelity, accuracy... it's no surprise that many engineers so involved in both the design and application sides are audiophiles. 

 

Differences? The operating systems, the timing mechanisms... and no USB!

 

Not suggesting there's something perfect to replace it. Let's just be honest about the problems we're solving.

 

(And let's not derail a thread on a solid effort for an OS any further... mods, feel free to delete this and relevant posts).

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@ @rmpfyf - with all these timing your saying, has got me excited despite lacked of the understanding. Are you able to elaborate more in depth with relavent real examples, whether in your coding, scripts, or hardware optimisation?

One thing for certain is based on my experience, higher CPU horsepower does not correlate to better sq! Just so happened, we conducted the atom Intel D2700dc board yetersday and based on our ears on the identical both hardware/software setups, this 2.13GHz, sounded different, lacking of the following; depth, openness, airs, and micro nuisance details like breathing, movements,.... Can you walk us through with your scientific justifications in term of what you said " higher speed processor, timing mechanism, operating scripts,..., and USB protocol relevancy....".

If audio is to be proven in scientific sense, we would not be here exchange our arguments. Why not do both scientific and empirical analysis, because often what on theories are not practical, and vice verse, what practical are often deviated from the literature with a safety factor. Is there a magic safety factor that can be consistently quantifiable? Absolutely not! This is again influences by applicable surrounding and mostly importantly the laws of superposition.

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@ @rmpfyf - with all these timing your saying, has got me excited despite lacked of the understanding. Are you able to elaborate more in depth with relavent real examples, whether in your coding, scripts, or hardware optimisation?

One thing for certain is based on my experience, higher CPU horsepower does not correlate to better sq! Just so happened, we conducted the atom Intel D2700dc board yetersday and based on our ears on the identical both hardware/software setups, this 2.13GHz, sounded different, lacking of the following; depth, openness, airs, and micro nuisance details like breathing, movements,.... Can you walk us through with your scientific justifications in term of what you said " higher speed processor, timing mechanism, operating scripts,..., and USB protocol relevancy....".

If audio is to be proven in scientific sense, we would not be here exchange our arguments. Why not do both scientific and empirical analysis, because often what on theories are not practical, and vice verse, what practical are often deviated from the literature with a safety factor. Is there a magic safety factor that can be consistently quantifiable? Absolutely not! This is again influences by applicable surrounding and mostly importantly the laws of superposition.

 

 

Chanh, I don't have a CRO suitable to scope a USB stream accurately at the moment (my current work doesn't let me borrow one as I need to). But when you can, it's worth a look, to correlate what sounds better with what's actually happening to the signal waveform. Timing and waveform accuracy issues become very apparent. You'll see the effect of the PSU clearly.

 

Higher power doesn't make for more SQ, but using a high-capacity CPU underclocked fo the job (and tweaking software to distribute loads accordingly) can result in lower, even loads. Less net load and less load variance are good for SQ where PSU design is concerned. (I'm not the first to mention this - there are limits too, I'd not suggest running a mega-Xeon underclocked to nothing :P). I had good SQ advantages giving a music player it's own CPU core to play with, 'frinstance. More switching noise on the power bus, sure, but a better SQ compromise than switching that core off. Your mileage may vary. My next experiment will be a 4-core CPU.

 

At the end of the day, I also sit and listen (a lot). There have certainly been times where something unexpected in SQ had me take a step (or ten) back. That's just audio, and learning. Still a journey.

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You don't think so? All these similarities about latency/timing and fastest CPU for audio are very much in common. Most of all, load of words without any backing nor photographic evidences of past experience, current progress, other than plagiarised others' input posted online from a non-scholar source, and claimed if as their own.

http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/55269-why-is-latency-bad-in-computer-audio/?hl=cyclicscope

http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/55269-why-is-latency-bad-in-computer-audio/#entry941628

Now why did I really bother....!

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To me they are obviously different people...different language...different times of posting...different outlook to CA.  Plus Myrantz/Agent Kith was not the first person to look into latency and he won't be the last.  I personally feel as though after a certain point latency is a red herring for audio, but the stuff that he has been saying about even PC current load is quite accurate...I've experimented with it and have heard the changes in SQ, plus it is a cornerstone of the playback software that I use.

 

I believe that one of your Hashimoto/JS2 power supplies will be coming to me for a short while before heading out to its new owner (I am sorting out his PC).  I am quite keen to see/hear how it performs in my circumstances...rest assured you will get an honest appraisal.

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      Firstly , it is built from the ground up for the task at hand,  it is not pc or NAS based.
       

       
       
      To quote Esoteric  " The dedicated power supply for the network module also has an EDLC (Electric Double-layer Capacitor), a super-capacitor that has 1F (1,000,000μF) capacitance." 
      I understand the  N03-T  is   a DAC-less version of the Esoteric N0-1.    It can either be used as a streaming server  or you can source the music from an attached SSD.   It is Roon Ready, and has built in support for Tidal, Spotify etc and internet radio.
       

       
       

       
       
      How does it sound?   Amazing!  I was encouraged by rave reviews translated from Japanese and upon first hearing it I understood the excitement.   It has the lowest noise floor, better timing , pace, depth and imaging ofany other server I have come across.   Overall the sound is as natural and  with great depth. It hits the eating edge of notes extremely well - the PC based servers I am familiar with could sound amazing, but this is on another level altogether.
       
      I only used an attached SSD for music source,  and I haven't had a chance yo setup network audio yet.    I think the local Esoteric Distributors could sell a lot of these if only they knew what it was capable of. 
       
       
    • By mtan002
      Item Condition: Used Shipping Options: Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: Point Cook State: Victoria Payment Method: Paypal, EFT Reason for selling: Redundant 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:
       
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    • By natecochrane
      Item Condition: Very Good Condition Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available. Suburb or Town: Brisbane State: Queensland Payment Method: Cash on pickup Reason for selling: No longer required  
      SERVER RACK FOR HOME THEATRE 

      This 42RU 600mm (w) x 600mm (d) server rack has held my home theatre (I coudn't find any consumer cabinets that could support my equipment including massive monoblocks and pre-pros).

      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 D’accordo
      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...  
                     
       
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