• C.A.S.H. List





    Digital to Analog Converters


    (In alphabetical order)

    Ayre Acoustics QB-9DSD DAC $3,250
    Review (01/29/2014) | Site

    AudioQuest DragonFly $250
    Review (11/08/2012) | Site

    Auralic Vega $3,500
    Review (07/09/2013) | Site

    Bel Canto DAC 1.5 e.One Processor $1,395
    Review (05/03/2011) | Site

    Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC $5,000 (Replaced by Alpha DAC Series 2 in 2011)
    Review (12/10/2008) | Site

    Chord Electronics QBD76HD / QBD76HDSD $7,000 / $8,500
    Review (06/12/2012) | Site

    EMM Labs DAC2X $15,500
    Review (07/06/2012) | Site

    exaSound e28 (Multichannel) $3,299
    Review (08/28/2013) | Site

    Lumin Network Music Player $7,200
    Review (08/22/2013) | Site

    Luxman DA-06 $6,000
    Review (05/22/2013) | Site

    Meitner Audio MA-1 $7,000
    Review (09/16/2011) | Site

    Meridian Explorer $299
    Review (02/11/2013) | Site

    Peachtree Audio DAC•iT $449
    Review (12/14/2011) | Site

    PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MKII $3,995
    Review (12/14/2011) | Site

    Wavelength Audio Proton $900
    Review (06/22/2009) | Site

    Weiss Engineering DAC202 $7,737
    Review (06/17/2010) | Site

     


     


    USB to S/PDIF Converters




    Berkeley Audio Design Alpha USB $1,895
    Review (03/04/2012) | Site


    Bel Canto uLink $675
    Review (04/09/2013) | Site


    Musical Fidelity V-Link 192 $399
    Review (07/25/2012) | Site


    Wavelength Audio WaveLink $900
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)


     


     


    Ethernet to S/PDIF Converters




    Simple Design Rendu $1,369
    Review (04/30/2013) | Site

     



     


    Integrated




    Peachtree Audio Nova $1,199
    Review (01/18/2010)
    Part I | Part II | Site


    Peachtree Audio iNova $1,799
    Review (03/05/2011) | Site


    Linn Majik DS-I $4,200
    Review (4/20/2010) | Site


     


     


    Computers / Music Servers




    Computer Audiophile Pocket Server - C.A.P.S. ~$1,500
    Article (02/08/2010)


    Computer Audiophile Pocket Server Version 2.0 - C.A.P.S. v2.0 ~$1,400
    Article (06/23/2011)


    Computer Audiophile Pocket Server Version 3.0 - C.A.P.S. v3.0 ~$500+
    Article (06/23/2011)


    WideaLab Aurender W20 $16,800 (6TB), $17,200 (8TB)
    Review (04/01/201) | Site


    SOtM sMS-1000 $2,499+
    Review (11/29/2011) | Site



     


     



    Portable Music Players



    Astell & Kern AK100 $700
    Review (01/27/2013) | Site




     


     




    Audio Cards




    Lynx Studio Technology AES16 (PCI) & AES16e (PCIe) $625, $699
    Site (AES16) (Listed 3/07/2010) | Site (AES16e) (Listed 3/07/2010)


    RME Hammerfall DSP 9632 (PCI) $499
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    ASUS Xonar Essence STX (PCIe) & ST (PCI) $199
    Review (12/17/2010) | Site


    SOtM tX-USB (PCI) $339
    Article (06/23/2011) | Site
    Note: Not an audio card


    SOtM In-Line SATA Power Noise Filter $65
    Article (06/23/2011) | Site
    Note: Not an audio card




     


     


    Disk Storage




    Synology DS411 Slim NAS 4-Bay $309.99 (diskless)
    Review (2/18/2011) | Site


    Synology DS710+ NAS 2-Bay $480 (diskless)
    Review (12/01/2010) | Site


    Thecus 5200B Pro NAS 5-Bay (No longer in production)
    Review (04/20/2008) | Site


    Thecus N7700 Pro NAS 7-Bay $1070 (diskless)
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Data Robotics, Inc. Drobo 4,5,8-Bay $399 (diskless)
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Onnto DataTale 4-Bay $300 (diskless)
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Onnto DataTale 2-Bay $180 (diskless)
    Site (Listed 4/29/2010)


    Onnto DataTale 3.5" External Enclosure $90 (diskless)
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Drobo FS $699 (diskless), $1,199 (4TB), $2,099 (10TB)
    Review (12/27/2011) | Site




     


    Hard Disk Drives (HDD)


    Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1 TB $150
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Seagate Constellation ES 2 TB $270
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 1 TB $130
    Site (Listed 12/17/2010)


    Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 2 TB $240
    Site (Listed 12/17/2010)


    Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB $130
    Site (Listed 12/17/2010)




     

    Solid State Drives (SSD)


    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 256GB $329
    Unaffiliated Link (Listed 04/24/2012)


    OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB $339
    Unaffiliated Link (Listed 04/24/2012)


    Microcenter Brand 129GB SATA III 6.0Gb/s 2.5" with SandForce SF-2281 Controller $120
    Unaffiliated Link (Listed 04/24/2012)





     


     


    Networking




    Apple Airport Extreme (Simultaneous Dual Band) $179
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Apple Airport Express $99
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Netgear GS108 PROSAFE® 8-PORT GIGABIT $80
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Cisco SG300-10 (SRW2008-K9-NA) 10-port Gigabit Managed Switch $250
    Site (Listed 12/17/2010)
     


     


    Wireless Audio




    Logitech Squeezebox Touch $299
    Review (05/25/2010) | Site


    NAD VISO 1 Wireless Digital Music System $599
    Site (Listed 06/20/2012)


    Dynaudio Xeo 3 Wireless Loudspeaker System $2,300
    Review (03/26/2013) | Site


     


     




    Headphones




    JH Audio JH13 Pro Custom In Ear Monitors $1,099
    Review (03/11/2013) | Site


     



     





    Remote Control Hardware




    Apple iPod Touch $199
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Apple iPad (Gen 1) $499
    Article (04/03/2010) | Site Listed 4/29/2010)


    Apple iPad 2 $499
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)

    Apple iPad (Gen 3) $499
    Site (Listed 04/23/2012)


    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi Only) $499
    Site (Listed 09/08/2011)


    ThinkFlood RedEye $188
    Review (09/19/2010) | Site

     



     



    Remote Control Software


    JRemote $9.99
    Review (09/28/2012) | Site

    PlugPlayer $5
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)

    MPod $0
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)

    MPad $3
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)

    Fidelia Remote $10
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)

    Remote $0
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)

    Real VNC $0 - $50
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)

    Remote Desktop $0
    Sites Windows (Listed 3/07/2010) | Mac (Listed 3/07/2010)

    Screen Sharing $0
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


     


     


    Touchscreen Monitor




    Dell SX2210T Multi-touch $299-$399
    Article (08/13/2010) | Replaced by ST2220T


    Dell ST2220T Multi-touch with IPS $300
    Site (Listed 05/04/2011)



     


     


    Operating Systems




    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32/64-bit $105 +
    Article (02/24/2010) | Site

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x $29
    Site (Listed 11/29/2011)

    Apple OS X Lion 10.7.x $29
    Site (Listed 11/29/2011)

    Voyage MPD (Linux) $0
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)

    Vortexbox (Linux Applliance) $0
    Site (Listed 04/23/2012)


     


     


    Music Playback & Management




    iTunes $Free
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    Amarra $49 - $695
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    JRiver Media Center 14/15/16/17/18 $50 (Full), $25 (Upgrade)
    Article (02/17/2012) | Site


    Max $0
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    dBpoweramp Reference R13+ $36
    Article (10/29/2009) | Site


    Fidelia Base / Fidelia Advanced $20 / $50
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)


    Audirvana $Free
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)


    Decibel $33
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)


    Pure Music $129
    Site (Listed 04/16/2011)


     


    Recommended Windows Audio Output Modes


    WASAPI
    WASAPI Event Style
    ASIO
    Kernel Streaming


     


     


    Music




    Reference Recordings HRx (24/176.2) $45 per disc
    Review (06/15/2008) | Site


    Kent Poon's Audiophile Jazz Prologue III $43
    Review (01/23/2009) | Site


    Linn Records
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    HDtracks
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    B&W Society of Sound
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    iTrax
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    High Definition Tape Transfers
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


    The Tape Project (Analog Only)
    Site (Listed 3/07/2010)


     


     


    Music Streaming Services




    MOG
    Review Part I, Review Part II (08/23/2011) | Site