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post #18946 of 18958

Dear bmichels,

 

Thank you so much for the suggestions. I will definitely look into it!

 

Cheers,

 

Alan

 

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

To keept thing even more neat, why don't you try something like the ARIES from Auralic ? ;)  There are many talk about it ! 

 

it is slim and neat, and supposed to offer even better SQ than a Mac server. Plus it also offer Qobuz CD-Quality streaming (like your Mac)

 

post #18947 of 18958
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Originally Posted by Alan Ho View Post
 

 

I try to keep it clean =D

Oh, another MAC + Debussy + WES + 009 owner :beerchug: 

BTW, are you not afraid of overheat of WES in this positioning? It's just WES gets really hot after 3-4 hours of working even when it's on the upper shelf... I think that overheat may be the reason why one of filter chokes in my WES had broken (the resistence on it became almost 1/2 of it's should be (like it is on other 3 filter chokes), so it's probably was coil-winding short circuit), so when master was fixing (and modding) my WES I asked that he make long power cable for amp and PSU connection, so now I placed WES PSU and amp blocks on different shelves and that considerably dropped down the temperature of my WES:

 

Already posted this photo in this thread, so that's why I'll hide it here in Spoiler (Click to show)

Edited by DragonOwen - 10/28/14 at 2:02am
post #18948 of 18958

You two are listening to what many of us here consider as our "dream system" mates :blink:

post #18949 of 18958

Dear DragonOwen,

 

I have my air conditioning right on top of the shelf and I always set it blowing down. So its kinda like blowing down cool air from the back. I will still need to keep my eyes (or hand in this case) on the temp. Thank you for this sweet reminder. 

 

Btw have you tried any good music server? I am interested in one.

 

Cheers,

 

Alan

 

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Originally Posted by DragonOwen View Post
 

Oh, another MAC + Debussy + WES + 009 owner :beerchug: 

BTW, are you not afraid of overheat of WES in this positioning? It's just WES gets really hot after 3-4 hours of working even when it's on the upper shelf... I think that overheat may be the reason why one of filter chokes in my WES had broken (the resistence on it became almost 1/2 of it's should be (like it is on other 3 filter chokes), so it's probably was coil-winding short circuit), so when master was fixing (and modding) my WES I asked that he make long power cable for amp and PSU connection, so now I placed WES PSU and amp blocks on different shelves and that considerably dropped down the temperature of my WES:

 

Already posted this photo in this thread, so that's why I'll hide it here in Spoiler (Click to show)
 
post #18950 of 18958
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Originally Posted by Alan Ho View Post
Btw have you tried any good music server? I am interested in one.

If it's about digital source, then I don't plan on change MacMini on anything, I bought Debussy partly because of some reviews from respected russian audiophiles that wrote that Debussy has amazing sinergy with MAC OS through USB, one of this reviewers have notebook with deep software and hardware customization which in his opinion better than anything he heard (Linn Akurate DS/1 as example), also he is a fan of Berkeley Alpha USB converter... but only with Debussy he couldn't make his ultimate notebook + Berkley USB outperform simple direct connection of his MacBook and Debussy via USB... I had a bit of my own experiments of course (Adnaco USB, Berkley USB, full SoTM stack + audio PC on Windows with SoTM USB card outside of computer box, ...) and they all confirmed that MacMini direct through USB is the best choice for Debussy... So I just upgraded MacMini to max: 16Gb of memory, 128Gb SSD (I don't need more capacity, because all music is on NAS) and line PSU. BTW I'm controlling my MacMini via network only, sometimes via my main PC on Windows through Splashtop, sometimes (mostly) via Ipad through JRemote (mostly) or Splashtop, so there are no monitor, mouse or keyboard connected to MacMini, only LAN, power cable and USB cable to Debussy. My music is on NAS that is standing in other room, so no noise from HDD at all :o 

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Originally Posted by DragonOwen View Post
 

If it's about digital source, then I don't plan on change MacMini on anything, I bought Debussy partly because of some reviews from respected russian audiophiles that wrote that Debussy has amazing sinergy with MAC OS through USB, one of this reviewers have notebook with deep software and hardware customization which in his opinion better than anything he heard (Linn Akurate DS/1 as example), also he is a fan of Berkeley Alpha USB converter... but only with Debussy he couldn't make his ultimate notebook + Berkley USB outperform simple direct connection of his MacBook and Debussy via USB... I had a bit of my own experiments of course (Adnaco USB, Berkley USB, full SoTM stack + audio PC on Windows with SoTM USB card outside of computer box, ...) and they all confirmed that MacMini direct through USB is the best choice for Debussy... So I just upgraded MacMini to max: 16Gb of memory, 128Gb SSD (I don't need more capacity, because all music is on NAS) and line PSU. BTW I'm controlling my MacMini via network only, sometimes via my main PC on Windows through Splashtop, sometimes (mostly) via Ipad through JRemote (mostly) or Splashtop, so there are no monitor, mouse or keyboard connected to MacMini, only LAN, power cable and USB cable to Debussy. My music is on NAS that is standing in other room, so no noise from HDD at all :o 

 

That is amazing info! Thanks a lot. Why didn't I think of the Mac Mini idea haha. I just hate turning to my macbook pro all the time (Which is on top of the shelf) when I change songs. Thank you so much for sharing~

post #18952 of 18958
Just received my Oppo HA-1.




Edited by floydfan33 - 10/28/14 at 2:26pm
post #18953 of 18958

Very nice looking set up!

post #18954 of 18958
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Just received my Oppo HA-1.



 

Love this system! 

Nice to know Im not the only one who's into Head Fi, Hi Fi, Home Cinema AND Gaming!!!

I like the way you've incorporated everything into a smallish space. I haven't been so lucky, Then again I have my HT and HiFi separate from each other.

post #18955 of 18958
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

You two are listening to what many of us here consider as our "dream system" mates blink.gif
you have both of my dream cans yourself. The K812 and HD800... I am a soundstage lover. biggrin.gif
post #18956 of 18958
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Nice Paradigm Studio 40s. I have a pair myself and they are great. Contemplating new speakers and the only thing that interests me is some DIY stuff. (Linkwitz LXmini or some open baffles)
post #18957 of 18958
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Nice Paradigm Studio 40s. I have a pair myself and they are great. Contemplating new speakers and the only thing that interests me is some DIY stuff. (Linkwitz LXmini or some open baffles)


I have looked at replacements many times, and have yet to find a sub $3K speaker that I would replace them with. I also have the CC470 and ADP470, so matched drivers all around (v3), which makes changing tough to do.

post #18958 of 18958

 

At first I don't like the HiVi Swans A30 speakers, but it grew into me. The Lovely Cube Premium also allows volume control as preamp for the speakers, that beats their button volume control so much. Annoying how you press buttons to lower/increase volume, not to mention there's lag when you press the volume buttons. But the imaging and mids, dios mío, so beautiful for its price point.

 

HD650 arrived 2 weeks ago, Lovely Cube Premium amp arrived yesterday, waiting for my Aune T1 to come back from repairs.

 

Not in picture: Rock Jaw Kommand IEM (its actually too small to see in the bottom right corner right there), JVC HA-S500 headphones, and Goldring DR150 headphones.

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