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Audio System

Stereo:
Pre-/power amplifier/DAC/streamer: Devialet Expert 250 Pro CI (upgraded from D-Premier & 250)
Loudspeakers: Von Schweikert Audio VR-5 SE Anniversary
Loudspeaker cables:   Nordost Tyr Reference (2x2 meter bi-wire) 
Subwoofer: JL Audio Fathom F112
DSP for subwoofer:   DSpeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0 (connected to the D250's analog pre-outs)

Interlink DSP->Sub: 2x QED Reference Subwoofer Cable 
Interlink Devialet -> DSP: Nordost Heimdall RCA

Streaming setup: 
DIY Music Server (running Roon Server) + DIY Roon endpoint both running AudioLinux Headless

SOtM TX-USBUltra
USB->AES/EBU converter and reclocker: Mutec MC-3+ USB (Fed USB from SOtM TX-USBUltra)
Roon (Lifetime subscription) with Tidal HiFi
iPad Pro 12.9" (2018)

Interlink Mutec -> Devialet: Shunyata zi-tron Anaconda Digital XLR (AES/EBU 1.5m)
Phasure Lush^2 USB cable (TX-USBUltra and Mutec MC-3+ USB)
Curious USB Cable (0.2m) (between DIY Roon endpoint NUC and TX-USBUltra)

DIY music server:
Case: Streacom FC8 Alpha Optical Fanless Chassis - Silver (http://www.streacom.com/products/fc8-alp...s-chassis/)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110TN-E (http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H...-rev-10#ov)
RAM: Crucial DDR4 2133Mhz CL15 - 8GB (kit 2 x 4GB)
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700T (2.8GHz-3.6GHz, quad core, hyper threading, 35W, 8MB L3 cache)
(Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD -> currently disconnected)
Network: JCAT Net Femto
Arctic Silver AS5 thermal compound

DIY Roon endpoint:
NUC7i7DNHE
Akasa Plato X7D fanless case
2 x 4GB Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4 2400MHz C14
Arctic Silver AS5 thermal compound


Audioquest Diamond RJ/E ethernet cable (0.75m between music server and NUC endpoint)
TP-Link MC220L Gigabit Ethernet Media Converters with Cisco GLC-SX-MM Mini GBIC's and a 20m LC-LC OM3 multi mode fiber optic cable
EMO Systems LAN Isolator (EMO EN-70HD)

Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4 linear PSU which four galvanically isolated rails powers the:
- SOtM TX-USBUltra
- DIY music server
- DIY AudioLinux NUCi7DN
- Mutec MC-3+ USB

Uptone Audio Ultracap LPS1.2 powering DSpeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0

4.1 “HT/surround”: (The two front channels are amplified by the Devialet in passthrough mode, no center speaker)
Surround processor: Tag McLaren AV32R BP192
Power amplifier rear channels: Lyngdorf SDA2175 
Rear loudspeakers: Von Schweikert VR1
TV: LG OLED C8 55"
Loudspeaker cables: Chord Carnival Silver Plus
Interlinks:
Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 (2 stereo sets, analog) (Tag <-> Devialet D250/Lyngdorf SDA2175)
Glass Toslink (multistrand glassfiber, digital) (HTPC onboard <-> Tag)
HDMI cable: Belkin Ultra High Speed 4K


HTPC (not used for 'critical listening',  mainly for video playback):
Case: Streacom FC5 WS EVO
Mainboard: ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/ac
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
RAM: 2x4GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
HDPlex 250W DC-DC ATX PSU

Acoustics: 
Rockfon Sonar D acoustical ceiling (covering the entire ceiling of my living room)
RPG Modex Plate Type 1 basstrap
M-Audio Fast Track USB MKII external USB soundcard/phantom power for mic, Behringer ECM 8000 measurement mic and Velleman AVM2050 SPL meter, REW software for acoustic measurements.

AC Power:
Dedicated AC circuit with HiFi-Tuning 'custom' cable and Furutech FP-SWS-D(G) wall sockets
PS Audio PerfectWave P3 Power Plant (stereo only)
PS Audio Dectet Power Center (HT only)
HiFi-Tuning Diazed 16A fuse for HiFi dedicated AC circuit

Synergistic Research Black fuse in PS Audio P3 Power Plant (3.15A) and in the Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4 PSU (5A)

Power cables:
Shunyata zi-tron Alpha Digital on Devialet 250
Shunyata zi-tron Alpha HC on PS Audio P3 Power Plant
Furutech FP-TCS-31 with Furutech FI-E50 (R ) schuko and IEC on Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4 PSU
Lapp CY 110 Classic (5x2.5mm2) with IeGo Gold schuko and IEC on JL Audio subwoofer
Belden 19364 cables for all other equipment using a combination of Bals schuko's, Wattgate 320i and Schurter IEC's, Furutech FI-E11 Gold and FI-11 Gold.

Tweaks and other stuff:
CA (Crusade Audio) Diamond 2 damping plate (equipment base for Devialet)
AV/stereo/TV furniture: Just Racks (Spectral) JRL 1650 low board
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC WiFi router, Netgear Prosafe Gigabit Plus GS108Ev3 switch (2x), D-Link DGS-1210-10 switch

Caig DeoxIT D100L en DeoxIT Gold G100L contact cleaners
Cardas RCA Caps

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