Wadax Hermes Server

The Wadax Hermes Digital Streaming Solution is a server/DAC/ripper/A to D converter/UpnP streamer that can be used in three configurations—as an add-on within the Wadax Pre One or Pre One MKII ($4,300), as a stand-alone Server ($7,670), or as a stand-alone Server and UPnP Streamer ($11,055). Hermes supports WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, WMA, and MP3 file formats and can handle up to 24/192 and 32/192 when the source is the Wadax musIC chip. I'd recommend a visit to the Wadax website because there's a lot more, much more than is appropriate here, to be said about Wadax's unique approach.

I couldn't resist photographing and sharing the Audio Power Labs 833TNT amplifiers ($175,000/pair) in the Wadax room.