Guys... News.... I didn't change anything... I add something.
Since I have a very bulk collections of Cd's I was checking into servers... Yes... servers... I am not fan of them and since a high end server is no where near, or I least I though that until now.. I decide to listen to Meridian Sooloos and to Aurender S10.
And from this two... I choose Aurender S10.
Connector provide by shunyata, and since all of my digital cables are in my mastering facility, I did ask to my dealer to get me a new Shunyata Zzitron Cobra AES cable ( is not expensive, but I think is very very good), and a cobra powercable ( he was out of phyton which is what I use for this kind of sources), this is connected then to the Wadia S7i aes input.
Since this is a server/transport, you must provide this little aluminum box with the files... which in my case are from my private collection. My choice of ripper is XLD, and the files are in between 16 and 24 bits... with sample rates from 44.1 to 96 kHz. Disc from MFSL, SHM, XL, XRCD, FIN and others get big improvements if they are ripped in higher rates. To control this little fellow you need and Ipad and that makes this a very expensive remote, but this is a very expensive device... and you must hook this to your OWN network in order to have the connection running.
Once you have done that, which is fast... You can proceed to the fun and joy of music itself.
I left the unit playing and heating up for 5 days so i didn't have any seconds thoughts of returning it since is expensive USD$7000... plus cables.
This server comes with everything a High End device should have.. this is... good looks.... !! hahahha... But how does it performs..
In a word... Sublime... since the design and built quality is no compromise, you have the best digital signal processing in the market... and since no other device is as bit perfect as this one... you must assume this will sound good enough. and it does..
Deep words, deep silences, high notes and astoundingly good voices are something this unit provides with amazing clarity... The bass extension is soo good I get myself thinking if my magicos had ever sounded like this before.
I surf myself into HDTRACKS... and i download a highres album from Metalica (black album)... Behold.... Enter sadman is one of the most power full songs I have ever encounter in any system of any prices and I am speechless. If I move to Eagles, Hotel California, New kid in town... OMG...
this is something I have not expected whatsoever...
Is superior in every sense of the word, and thinking they are building a new one with clock input and a second aes output... Dude!! this is something everyone with more than 200 discs should think...
Guys... I have not ever believe in reviews but... If you know a little bit of comp science... if you like music like me... I have never encounter any device regarding of the prices, that can match this one... This is by far, the best sounding one piece server that I have ever try, do yourself a favor
and if you have the money to burn.. try it... you might never use a CD more than once...
Edited by pockits - 5/8/12 at 10:27am