Here is our latest Ophelia prototype music server/transport. Currently in test and sounding stunning.Our external linear PSU: A client's server we recently built (open lid view)...Our CPU being cooled the silent way (no fan anywhere in sight!)One of the main criteria which makes our Ophelia music servers really special is the fact that our operating system runs on a Linux-based system which utilises as little as 2G for the OS (Operating System) which is just a fraction of your typical Windows platform which can take as much as 32G for the OS which includes background services and software, wasting an enormous amount of resources.
With our unique approach this translates to EXCELLENT low latency, greatly reduced hardware stress and pretty much no processing power of the CPU is wasted. This allows our servers to offer a purer audio playback experience for our clients.
Our hardware is excellent and meticulously chosen for audio application with overkill specs and performance, we tweak it with our magic touch because everything PC-based affects the way music is presented regardless of 1ís and 0ís contrary to popular belief.Important features:
Plays all PCM and DSD (.dsf) files
Optional SPDIF output.
Both options are fan-less (noise-free).
Runs on Android Tablets/phones and iPads/iPhones.Customised libraries browsable by:
ALL PCM files (16, 24bit files)
16BIT PCM files only
24BIT PCM files only
1Bit DSD [.dsf] files only
AlbumsThis means that the client can organise their libraries according to the resolution of their music files, and enjoy a session with whichever file format they prefer to use depending on the mood.
We're selling this server/transport to clients who are well over their 60's and 70's and they are finding it an absolute joy to use and totally trouble-free. We prefer to offer the non-auto-rip option because simplicity always translates to better reliability. We will build our servers with auto-rip feature if the client absolutely must have it.
Not having the auto-rip feature also means, cheaper chassis, less parts and ultimately savings.
We have received feedback from clients stating that our servers absolutely blows away some pretty expensive CD transports and CD players used as transports, feedback such as CLEANER , more MUSICAL, more ANALOG, EFFORTLESS, FAR MORE TRANSPARENT and DYNAMIC!
You may email or Private Message me for options and prices.
PS: Will be posting more pics and screenshots of the Android library thumbnail views soon...
BTW, this post is still in progress... Info: http://www.audiotweak.co.za/by-type/pc-based-audio/
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