With a tip of the hat to wgscott for this idea in lieu of a signature line . . .
Server: "CAPS"inspired: Foobar2000, Zotac Fusion350-A-E, 8 GB Mushkin DDR3(1066), 60 GB Muskin Chronos SSD (SATA III), pico-PSU80, Oyen external enclosure with 1.5 TB WD Caviar Green HDD (using eSATA connection)
DAC: Ayre QB-9
Integrated amp: Ayre AX-7e
Speakers: Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II
Cabling: Cardas Golden, Cardas
This blog chronicles my journey from Luddite to computer audiophile and I hope it will be useful to others considering taking up computer audio. As you are deciding whether to read my lengthy thesis, know that I am using a USB solution and am also using the PC to play DVD-videos (i.e., sonic quality is my top priority but not my only priority).
I didn’t understand computer audio for several years. I usually enjoy reading Art Dudley but I glossed over his reviews