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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2016, 01:39:56 PM »
Price info released yet?

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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2016, 01:59:04 PM »
Does the PSU conform to ATX requirements? I don't see the point of an external linear supply feeding a DC-DC converter mini-supply but the internal unit makes more sense.

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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2016, 02:09:09 PM »
Price info released yet?
Thanks for the interest, the Ophelia integrated server with toroidal linear PSU is expected to retail for roughly around 50K, perhaps even a bit less. As soon as the integrated server has gone through rigorous tests, we will release the exact price. Please PM me to remain in touch and kindly email me at ramsey@audiotweak.co.za .

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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2016, 02:24:56 PM »
The reason why I ask is that component longevity and noise on the mainboard supply is partially dependant on the upstream supply working as a whole. If the mainboard regulators have to regulate much (the supply surges are very high frequency and have very large power cycling) they can again inject noise that was painstakingly addressed with a linear supply.

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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2016, 02:31:40 PM »
The reason why I ask is that component longevity and noise on the mainboard supply is partially dependant on the upstream supply working as a whole. If the mainboard regulators have to regulate much (the supply surges are very high frequency and have very large power cycling) they can again inject noise that was painstakingly addressed with a linear supply.
We use a very highly regulated power supply that meets all these requirements, and the reason why we chose a linear PSU is because we like what it does to the sound. So no, you won't hear the high-frequency noises you are referring too, and everything will work like a swiss watch.  Longevity will equal if not better any high-end linear external power supplies already available out there and commonly used (names withheld) for such application. We have R&D'd a lot of them and made a few too!

For instance here's one of our first in-house & locally made external linear PSU which set the template for all our newer servers.



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Ophelia Little Gem PCM entry-level music server
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2016, 02:17:16 PM »


The Ophelia Little Gem is our entry level music server, it is limited to PCM only because of itís smaller Ram power and CPU power. The Little Gem will play all PCM formats from 16bit to 24bit high-res using a Linux-based Operating System. Has an internal switch-mode power supply, and can output stereo sound via conventional single-ended (RCA) outputs, also has SPDIF outputs for connecting to an external DAC. This means you have the option of using the Little Gem as a fully fledged source with its own built-in DAC or if you have your own and fancier Digital To Analog converter, you may use the Little Gem as a transport. Our entry level Little Gem does not offer auto-rip. A great way to get you started!

* For auto-rip, please contact us and we can accommodate you!

What the Little Gem gives you

Contains 1x SSD drive for the Operating System.
Contains 1x 2TB mechanical hard drive by Western Digital Red for your media library.
Specially selected mother board and sound-card.
Passive CPU cooling (silent/no fan)
Wi-Fi and Lan connectivity.
Remote support
Very pure sound, better than any laptop!
Very quiet
Very reliable

Introductory Price (based on ROE) = R19 990,00

http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/ophelia-little-gem/
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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2016, 02:27:34 PM »
Price info released yet?

We now have our entry-level server ready for sale! The Ophelia Little Gem.
R19 990,00

http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/ophelia-little-gem/
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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2016, 12:37:47 PM »
We've successfully integrated Tidal and made our servers streaming capable. Furthermore, we now also have 100's of additional world-wide radio streaming stations with choices and genre of all kind completely free!

Tidal offers lossless 16bit streaming option of course. Link: http://tidal.com/za/try-now-e
The radio stations are mostly MP3, but that's free!




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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2016, 02:18:31 PM »
We now have our entry-level server ready for sale! The Ophelia Little Gem.
R19 990,00

http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/ophelia-little-gem/
And it can't playback dsd?
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Re: Our custom-made Ophelia music servers
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2016, 03:06:19 PM »
And it can't playback dsd?

Hi Skylark,

This is our entry-level server with limited Ram and CPU compared to our flagship units which is why it is limited to PCM for now.
It will allow DSD playback, but 64DSD is going to be the maximum requirement and even then we can't guarantee a glitch-free playback experience with 64DSD and definitely not with 128/256/512 DSD.

These two units will support DSD up to 256 DSD.
http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/music-server-basic-edition/
http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/music-server-advanced-edition/

For playback beyond 256 DSD, we suggest up to 18G of Ram. However such music material format-wise is very scarce.
Depending on your hardware (DAC), we can help you achieve the required specs.
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Re: For those on a tight budget!
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2017, 02:44:58 PM »
For those on a tight budget, the SOtM sMS-200 mini network player is the answer to their prayers!
If you are good at ripping your own music and don't need a full music server with Auto-Rip, and just want to stream from a NAS drive or an attached HDD, the sMS-200 will by far surpass any Laptops or DIY basic PC/servers.
 
An excellent audiophile alternative for those who don't have the money to dish-out towards a 50K plus music server! Basically you take care of ripping your own music on a PC or download them and have them stored externally on a NAS or elsewhere.

The SOtM sMS-200 is also Roon and HQPlayer ready.

I've just tested the SOtM sMS-200 with all kind of music files, and also managed to integrate Tidal successfully, with the standard supplied power supply, the sound is very impressive and clean, with an optional linear power supply the unit takes a huge jump in transparency, with the optional SOtM mBPS-d2s battery power supply, the sound takes on an even more organic and relaxed presentation without damping the dynamics or life from the music!

SOtM sMS-200


Another great advantage about the SOtM sMS-200 mini network player is the you can upgrade the little power-supply (similar to a Samsung charger) to a battery power supply with amazing sonic benefits!

SOtM mBPS-d2s



Info:
SOtM sMS-200: http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/sotm-sms-200/
SOtM mBPS-d2s: http://www.audiotweak.co.za/products/sotm-mbps-d2s/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV-FvRF9KGA

Reviews:
6moons review: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/sotm3/1.html
HiFiPig review: http://hifipig.com/sotm-sms-200-streamer/

Available now!