Channel D Seta Piccolo DAC Buffer and More...
Channel D also had two rooms with two very different systems. One system featured the always involving TAD E1 speakers ($29,800/pair) driven by a pair of Merrill Audio Veritas monoblocks ($12,000/pair) using a Mac Mini as server connected to the Lynx Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System ($2,495) via Firewire.
The other room had a system whose total cost maxed out at $3,500. This included the Impact Twin 24/192-capable AD/DA converter from TC Electronic, the Music Hall mmf-2.2 turntable with an upgraded acrylic platter and Ortofon Vivo Blue MM cartridge, an Emotiva XPA-200 amp, and a pair of Polk Audio RTi A1 speakers.
I would say that while the sound from each system was different, they were both enchanting each in their own way. Bravo!