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Audio System

Edited 2019-07-27


Main Listening System


Self built Music Server, commissioned March 24, 2018 120V AC powered

Supermicro X10SAT-O Motherboard ATX DDR3 1600 LGA 1150

Intel Xeon S1150 E3-1220V3 3.1GHz Quad Core CPU

8GB KIT 4 x 4GB DIMM DDR3 ECC Unbuffered PC3-12800 1600MHz 1600 MHz Ram Memory by CENTERNEX

Noctua NH-D9L Dual Tower CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011-0/LGA 2011-3 Square ILM/1156/1155/1150 and AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3/3+,FM1/2

250GB Samsung 2.5" 850 EVO Series SATA 6Gb/s SSD Drive P/N MZ-75E250BW


JCAT NET FEMTO (with Kingrex PSU MK-2 5V linear PSU)

Supermicro SuperChassis 900W Mid-Tower Sever P/N CSE-732D4-903B c/w 900W ATX power supply

Earth bonding to SSD, JCAT, mobo with AA59569F36T0062 Formerly QQ-B-575 Tinned Copper Flat Braid (QQB575F36T0062)

Windows 2016 Server
Roon 1.6 core

(Fidelizer 8.3 Pro) - On hold now for three weeks. Couldn't make out a difference with Fidelizer running

HQPlayer 13.x (standby)


Software for the library management


MP3 Tag Metadata Manager
Medieval CUE Ripper Splits those long FLAC files
Teracopy Supercopy from drives to drives
Beyond Compare Backup and verification 
Sound Forge 12 for SRC hires to redbook and when Cue Ripper fails
db Poweramp R16 Ripper and convert WAV and FLAC to uncompressed FLAC
RealVNC - VNC Connect Remote control of servers
Jriver 2x, Weeds out corrupted files
ISO2DSD ISO to DSF file creation

Source control


iPad Pro 10in wireless model

Roon Remote


Music File Storage


Intel® Server System LSVRP4304ES6XXR 120 Vac powered

Windows 2016 Server

1 pce Xeon E3-1230V6 3.5GHz

6TB WD Gold 24/7 Sata 




Accuphase DC-950 (2019)

[IC Accuphase ASLC50 XLR  5m]


Primary Digital Audio Chain (2019-04-08)

Music Server JayCat Ethernet PCIe Card set in windows Bridged mode, fixed IP and DHCP

-> 25m CAT5e

-> Lumin U1 Black Transport

-> Wireworld Micro Platinum Eclipse 8 110 Ohm XLR 1m

-> Accuphase DC-950


Secondary Digital Audio Chain (2019-02-10)


 Mac Mini (2015) USB Output

 Sony X-800 Coax Output

 Sony 4k TV Optical Output (via splitter)

All switched by Accuphase DC-950

XLR output to C-2420


Optical Disc Player
Accuphase DP-720 (2014)
[IC - Oyaide Terzo XX 0.7m]

Sony X800 Region Free Ultra HD 4K Up Conversion Blu-Ray Player 

Accuphase T-1100 (2013)- FM 
[IC Accuphase AL10]
Yamaha TD 500B (2018) - DAB+, Internet Radio
IC - [Generic RCA 4m] 


Accuphase C-2420 (2013)


Power Amplifier 
Accuphase P-4200 (2013)
[IC - Oyaide Terzo XX 0.7m]


KEF Reference 205/2 (2014)
[IC- DIY 10 AWG PTFE Silver plated copper Bi wired 10m]


Headphone setup
Sennheiser HD800s, HD820
Sony MDR-Z7


Headphone amp 

Integrated HP amp in C-2420 [Primary]

Sony TA-ZH1ES (2018) [Secondary] - currently disconnected from the system


Portable Music
Sony Model: NWZX2 DAP (2016)
Sony Model : PHA-3 Headphone Amplifier
KEF Muo x 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Sennheiser Momentum over ear Headphones


AC Power Topology
Dedicated Lines (4)

  From Main Switchboard

  1.   Sources
  2.   Pre-Amplifier
  3.   Power Amplifier
  4.   Powered 24/7

Topaz 2400VA 0.0005pf 240/240 Isolation Transformer
Furman M-8S Power Sequencer 120V Supply
IDEC RH power relays controlled by the Furman
Furutech FP-SWS(G) Schuko Outlets
Furutech FP-314(Ag) Power Cable (Sources)
Oyaide Tunami Power Cable (SACD & Amplifiers) (now discontinued, mongrel to fit off, but very good SQ)
Oyaide P079e Schuko Connectors
Oyaide C079 IEC connector
Furutech FI-E38 (R) Schuko Connector

Topaz 1000VA 240/120V 0.005pf Isolation Transformer for Music & File Server


Internet radio system

iPad Pro, myTuner app

Logitech BLUETOOTH AUDIO RECEIVER Wireless streaming


Audio Rack

Quadraspire Q4L Cherry - 5 shelves



Plans for Q2 2019


Working on a new AC 12 way distributor for source components




These items are stored and unused, leftovers, enough for a third system, if you want any, make me an offer :)


Accuphase E-205 Integrated Amp 100W/ch
Apple Extreme Router

Geshelli ENOG2 DAC w/SMPS 12V PSU
Halide USB to S/PDIF converter
ifi iPower 9V 1.5A (3)
ifi iTube amplifier
ifi Micro USB3 (1)
ifi Purifier
Intona Std Isolator
Playback Designs MPD-3
Sony STR-DA5400ES
SPL Phonitor 2 Silver HP Amp
Yamaha CDS-2100 SACD/CD Player
Yamaha RX-3080 AV receiver





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