Care Audio/Calyx Audio/Musica Pristina

Edison NJ-based dealer Care Audio had the Calyx Audio Femto DAC ($7,000) on display. The Femto DAC offers a variety of 24/192-capable inputs including 2 Coaxial, 2 Optical, 2 AES-EBU, USB, and XLR and RCA output pairs. Of course the Femto DAC also sports a femto clock for claimed super-low accuracy and jitter.

My Audio Design (MAD) The Baron speakers were being driven by a pair of Tube Research TRL 600 monoblock amplifiers.

Sitting at the bottom of the rack was the Musica Pristina A Cappella Dual Chassis (A-DC1) music server ($6,499 includes 512GB SSD. Additional storage up to 6TB of HDD Storage, or 2.5TB of SSD Storage are available). The A Cappella Dual Chassis server is based on an Intel Core i7 3rd Generation "Ivy Bridge" Processor with 8GB RAM, running Windows 8 Professional. Supported file formats include MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg FLAC, WavPack, AIFF, AU, SND, CDDA, WMA and the A Capella can handle up to 32/382kHz PCM data as well as DSD.

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