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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments
Dr. Jeffrey Barish, founder and president of 3beez

The 3Beez Music Management System incorporates the company's music management software into their custom music server the Wax Box 2 ($5400). The software demo proved to be very interesting as the 3Beez system is very flexible in terms of metadata. Very flexible. For example you can view your library according to different values so that a Composer field will show up when viewing classical music then you'll just get Album and Artist when viewing pop or rock. All of this is up to you of course and you have the ability to add new metadata fields you define.

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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 0 comments
ModWright was showing their production transformer coupled Elyse DAC ($6900). Elyse can handle up to 24/192 data using the Burr Brown PCM1794 DAC and sports a 5AR4 vacuum tube sprouting from its top (there's also a pair of 6922s in the gain stage). Ins include RCA and BNC for S/PDIF, ASE/EBU, and asynchronous USB. Outs include single ended RCA and fully balanced XLRs. Elyse comes in your choice of silver or black.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1 comments
The woody side-paneled Marantz HD-DAC1 ($799) DAC/heaphone amp, which will be shipping this month, supports up to 24/192 and double rate DSD. Inputs include 2x optical, Coax S/PDIF, asynchronous USB, and an analog RCA pair while outputs include fixed and variable single ended RCAs. The HD-DAC1 uses the CS4398 DAC from Cirrus Logic and Marantz claims the headphone output will drive even high-impedance cans up to 600 ohm.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 0 comments
The Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DSD DAC (reviewed by Jon Iverson in Stereophile) with the new Audiophile 10M Atomic Clock and Voltikus Power Supply ($12,995/bundle) were used in conjunction with the Sound Science Music Vault M7 ($5695) server.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1 comments
Your Final System's (YFS) Ref-3 ($12,500) music server is available with your choice of playback software and OS for a customized package. The Ref-3 offers "6-core processing, a 512 GB SSD drive (expanded storage is available), 32GB of RAM...and the SOtM USB PCI card". The Ref-3 supports PCM formats up to 32/384 and double rate DSD. For RMAF 2014, the Ref-3 used with the EMM Labs DAC2X for D to A conversion.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 0 comments
Digibit's uniquely-designed fanless Aria Mini music server (starts at $3200) houses a 2TB internal drive or an optional 3TB SSD ($4200) and a 32-bit DAC capable of handling up to 32/384 PCM and double rate DSD files. The Mini uses the same app as its bigger brother the Aria server which offers unlimited metadata fields. I have the Aria here for review so I'll be reporting on that app in the not too distant future.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 0 comments
The recently reviewed (see review) Cocktail Audio X30's digital output was leashed to an Accuphase DP-550 in a system that consisted of Pass Labs electronics and Usher loudspeakers.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12 comments
While my mission was to find "the new", I had to snap a pic of the lovely Nagra HD DAC ($22,130). The Nagra can handle up to double rate DSD, the DSD section was designed in conjunction with Andreas Koch, and up to 24/384kHz PCM. There's an integrated volume control so the HD can also act as a preamp while offering 2x S/PDIF, 2x AES/EBU, 1x Optical, 1x Audio USB (mode 2), and 1x I2S (Nagra format). Outputs include stereo RCA and XLR pairs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1 comments
Mytek had their handsome new Manhattan preamp/DAC/Heaphone amp ($4995) on display. Capable of handling up to 32/384 and quad rate DSD, the Femto-clock endowed Manhattan's milled aluminum form also functions as a heat sink. There are a number of digital inputs including Firewire 400/800 (up to PCM 192k/DSD), USB2.0 (up to 384k/DSD256), USB 1.1 (up to PCM 96k), S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and Toslink (all up to 192k). There's also two headphone outputs and RCA and XLR output pairs.
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Michael Lavorgna Posted: Oct 14, 2014 0 comments
Berlin, Germany's B.M.C. Audio showed off their PureMEDIA music server ($4890) which comes standard with a 2TB drive but you can add up to a whopping 24TBs! of storage. The PureMEDIA server supports PCM formats up to 32bit/384kHz as well as DSD64 and DSD128 and offers digital Coax S/PDIF and USB outputs. PureMEDIA comes with its own app and backup synchronization software making backups a breeze.

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