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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1 comments
While Channel D, makers of Pure Music ($129) (which I'm listening to right now) and Pure Vinyl ($299), wasn't showing anything new, its important to note that they are one of the only software companies to have a room of their own. This commitment to keeping a public face is nice to see.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The Jeff Rowland Capri S2 fully balanced preamplifier ($3950) is available with a built-in 24/192 capable DAC (+$400).
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The Antipodes DX "The Reference" Music Server and DLNA streamer (NZ$ 6,395.00) supports resolutions up to 32/384 and double rate DSD. You can stream to the DX via Ethernet, play music from its up to 2TB of SSD storage, and rip your CDs using the internal drive. There's an internal DAC as well or you can output to your favorite DA converter via USB.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The Bel Canto REFStream ($2495 pictured on the bottom) is a network streamer capable of handling up to 24/192 data. Outputs include AES/EBU, Fiber, BNC and RCA S/PDIF. For the demo, Bel Canto was using their e.One DAC2.7 ($2495) and JRiver/JRemote for the control point.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
Arcam was showing their prototype CDS27 CD/SACD player UPnP streamer ($1100). The CDS27 houses the TI/Burr Brown PCM1794 DAC and can handle resolutions up to 24/192. The network-ready CDS27 can stream music from your network attached storage, from USB storage, and spin your discs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1 comments
The Simaudio Moon 380D DSD ($4900) DAC can also be turned into a streamer with the addition of the Moon MiND (+$1200 see review) as well as a balanced preamplifier (+$600). The 380D DSD supports file formats up to 32/384 and double rate DSD via USB using the ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The pre-production Cary Audio DMC-600 (Digital Music Center) server ($TBD) supports resolutions up to 32/284 and double rate DSD via USB. There's a CD/HDCD drive, user selectable solid state and tube analog output sections, two Coaxial inputs (24/192), Toslink (24/96), AES/EBU input (24/192), and CSR aptX lossless Bluetooth input. Production models should be shipping "later this year".
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The sleek Wadia 321 Decoding Computer ($3000) was on silent display in the McIntosh room as both companies now fall under the Fine Sounds brand. The 321 supports resolutions up to 24/192 and offers two optical, two coaxial and one high speed USB digital input. Outputs include balanced XLR and single ended RCAs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
The McIntosh MB100 Media Bridge ($6500) supports up to 24/192 data while providing access to multiple streaming services including Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Rhapsody and TuneIn. The MB100 sports a 1TB drive for music storage while a SSD takes care of OS and music player software. You can attach additional storage via eSata, USB, and Ethernet. The MB100 offers balanced XLR and unbalanced outputs as well as a COAX S/PDIF, Toslink, and USB audio outputs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
Gordon Rankin of Wavelength Audio always manages something new at RMAF and this year was no different. Pictured on the right is the Crimson DAC with the new FPGA-based Q1 DoP/PCM DAC modue ($9000 or $1500 for the Q1 module upgrade for existing owners) which supports up to double rate DSD. The Quotient DSD module is also available for Wavelength's Cosecant DAC ($750).

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