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Audio System

Playback chain: Netgear CM600 modem > TP-Link Archer C7 Router > SOtM sNH-10G switch > Planet Tech transceiver/fiber > Uptone EtherREGEN switch > SOtM dCBL-Cat7 > custom music Server > Sablon Reserva 2020 USB > SOtM tX-USBultra > Sablon Reserva 2020 USB > Chord Hugo M Scaler > dual HFC CT-2 BNC > Chord DAVE DAC > Cardas Clear XLR > Cavalli Liquid Gold amp > Transparent Ultra headphone cable > Abyss AB-1266 CC, HD800 (SD mod), Meze Empyrean


Custom Music Server:

  • HW: ASRock Phantom Gaming Z390M-ITX/AC mobo, Intel Core i7-8700K, Apacer 2x8GB ECC Industrial RAM, HDPlex H3 case, Intel M10 64GB Optane SSD for OS, JCAT Net Card Femto
  • SW: Euphony OS, Roon Core+StylusEP player or Stylus player


Reference Clock: Mutec Ref 10 SE-120 10MHz clock driving the tX-USBultra, sNH-10G, and EtherREGEN


Power supplies: see diagram


USB Cables: Sablon Reserva 2020 USB cables.

Clock Cables: Habst 5N Silver 50Ω, SOtM dCBL-BNC-75 75Ω

Ethernet Cables: Supra Cat 8, SOtM dCBL-Cat7

DC Cables: Paul Hynes fine silver for all PH supplies, Audio Sensibility Signature silver with Farad, Ghent Audio JSSG360 OCC ATX cable.

Power Cables: PS Audio AC-12 (wall to P5), Cardas Clear Beyond for Cavalli Amp and SR7MR3, Cardas Clear for all other gear.

Power Source: Dedicated 30A 6AWG AC circuit, Sound Application TT-7 Power Conditioner


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