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I bought a used C**y MS-1 and whattdya know 60 days later I'm having issues, the details of which I won't bore you with. I could send it to the manufacturer for a couple hundred and have genuine 2010 tech. Or I could take this opportunity and build something better by asking people that are smarter with more experience.

 

Computer Audio Asylum

 

So I'm thinking I have a case, a nice linear powersupply, and a 4 year old motherboard. I could just get a new 1tb or larger WD Black SATA drive, maybe some more memory and install a new os and install an app. What OS, what app ? I'd like to stop the madness soup-to-nuts at about $400.

 

What are my requirements? Hmm. I liked the turn key, no monitor or keyboard part, works from my iphone. But it's just a door stop for now so whatever functionality I can salvage. I had been researching a CAPS build for about a grand, but I'm cheap and I'm ok with last year's thing from a reputable company for half that...and see where that got me, so now what?

 

I "like" windows 7, I fear 8.1. Can I install 7 and have it autoboot without a password and load my music program (jl river or whatever)?

 

Windows Server 2012 r2 seems to be touted, where and how much would that cost ? I see it on Amazon for 700 bucks ? What?

 

I'd love for it to be linux...because it's linux, free, community supported etc...I know, I know, what do I want, a music server or a world view?!?

 

Suggestions greatly welcomed outside of "don't buy 4+ year old stuff in a fast moving industry and then hope other people will help you clean up your mess" ;)

 

Thanks for your time.

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If you wanted a (close to) turn-key Linux setup then you could look at VortexBox or Daphile. Both will replicate the functionality of the Cary MS-1.

 

With the cost of the drive should manage it for £150 or so...

 

Eloise

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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A Lumin S1 would be much better. Not just put misc. parts together.

My Dedicated 2CH System Gallery

 

Custom C.A.P.S. Reference Music Server with UpTone Audio JS-2 External Linear Power Supply > Bel Canto REFLink Asynchronous USB Converter > AT&T ST Optical Glass Fiber > Bel Canto DAC3.7 DAC > Pass Labs XP-20 Preamp > Pass Labs XA160.5 Class A Mono Blocks > Martin Logan Summit X Speakers

 

Powered By Balanced Power Technologies - UpTone Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply - CyberPower Sinewave UPS

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A Lumin S1 would be much better. Not just put misc. parts together.

Hardly comparable on price!!

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Hardly comparable on price!!

 

What price?

My Dedicated 2CH System Gallery

 

Custom C.A.P.S. Reference Music Server with UpTone Audio JS-2 External Linear Power Supply > Bel Canto REFLink Asynchronous USB Converter > AT&T ST Optical Glass Fiber > Bel Canto DAC3.7 DAC > Pass Labs XP-20 Preamp > Pass Labs XA160.5 Class A Mono Blocks > Martin Logan Summit X Speakers

 

Powered By Balanced Power Technologies - UpTone Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply - CyberPower Sinewave UPS

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What price?

I guess you didn't read the original post? That will be where it was commented that spending less than $400 on hardware to update the MS-1 and where there was an OMG moment in reference to $700 for Windows 2012 Server.

 

Or do you think those really equate to wanting the suggestion of a $10,000 renderer as an alternative.

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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What is broken and needs to be replaced? When you say that it can be fixed by Cary for $200, is that to replace the drive and OS? I would think they would put the OS on your own drive for less. Even still, the drive is half that and they do have a business to run. The aforementioned vortexbox and daphile are solid options. If you care to, Daphile can be run from a USB stick if I recall, and test to see if it works and you like the sound. No need for a new drive if you have networked files.

Forrest:

Win10 i9 9900KS/GTX1060 HQPlayer4>Win10 NAA

DSD>Pavel's DSC2.6>Bent Audio TAP>

Parasound JC1>"Naked" Quad ESL63/Tannoy PS350B subs<100Hz

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If you wanted a (close to) turn-key Linux setup then you could look at VortexBox or Daphile. Both will replicate the functionality of the Cary MS-1.

 

With the cost of the drive should manage it for £150 or so...

 

Eloise

 

Eloise,

 

Perfect, thank you for that, exactly what I was looking for ! Great doggy Gif !

 

Dave

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If you wanted a (close to) turn-key Linux setup then you could look at VortexBox or Daphile. Both will replicate the functionality of the Cary MS-1.

 

With the cost of the drive should manage it for £150 or so...

 

Eloise

 

I got the similar issues with Cary MS-1. I replaced its hard drive with a 120 GB SSD and installed Ubuntu and Jriver. I stored all music on a NAS.

 

I tried VortexBox and I was able to rip CD but I couldn't make it play music via USB. I just don't know how to make it work. I never tried Daphile or VoyageMPD (kind of hard for me to install and configure as I am not a Linux guru).

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