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Audio System
Music Server(s):
CAPS-inspired: Zotac Fusion350-A-E (wi-fi card removed), 8 GB Mushkin DDR3(1066), 60 GB Muskin Chronos SSD (SATA III), pico-PSU80, Silverstone ML-03B case, Oyen external enclosure with 1.5 TB WD Caviar Green HDD (using eSATA connection), JRMC18
Music Server Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Ayre QB-9 DSD
Amplifier(s):
Ayre AX-7e integrated
Loudspeakers:
Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II
Interconnects:
Cardas Golden Reference, Ayre
Loudspeaker Cables:
Ayre
Power Cables:
Cardas Golden
Miscellaneous:
Ayre L-5 line conditioner
Dream System:
Dream: Ayre KX-R Twenty, Ayre MX-R Twenty, Vivid Giya G-2
More realistically: Ayre AX-5, Vandersteen Treo CT

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Audio System
Music Server(s):
CAPS-inspired: Zotac Fusion350-A-E (wi-fi card removed), 8 GB Mushkin DDR3(1066), 60 GB Muskin Chronos SSD (SATA III), pico-PSU80, Silverstone ML-03B case, Oyen external enclosure with 1.5 TB WD Caviar Green HDD (using eSATA connection), JRMC18
Music Server Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Ayre QB-9 DSD
Amplifier(s):
Ayre AX-7e integrated
Loudspeakers:
Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II
Interconnects:
Cardas Golden Reference, Ayre
Loudspeaker Cables:
Ayre
Power Cables:
Cardas Golden
Miscellaneous:
Ayre L-5 line conditioner
Dream System:
Dream: Ayre KX-R Twenty, Ayre MX-R Twenty, Vivid Giya G-2
More realistically: Ayre AX-5, Vandersteen Treo CT
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by beetlemania on 02-02-2012 at 03:18 PM
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

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“No way am I going to have a computer in my living room!”

by beetlemania on 01-11-2012 at 03:22 PM
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).

The Beginning
I didn’t understand computer audio for several years. I usually enjoy reading Art Dudley but I glossed over his reviews

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