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Eddie Q

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12/28/12

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Headphone Inventory

Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 (Desktop)
Etymotic ER-4pt (iPod Touch)
Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro
Sony MDR-V900
AKG 240M

Headphone Amp Inventory

SPL Auditor
Yamaha C-80 pre-amp (gone)

Source Inventory

QNAP RAID Array (5.4 Tb of RAID 10 storage)
C.A.P.S.v.3 Carbon computer (accessed using Remote Desktop)
NAD M51

Cable Inventory

Kimber KCAG (Balanced)
Cardas Clear Light (Balanced)
Cardas Clear USB

Power-Related Components

Red Wine Audio Black Lightning (12v for CAPS computer & 9V for the SOtM tX-USBexp USB card).
Two (2) Tripp Lite IS250 medical-grade isolation transformers (one for NAD & spl Auditor, and one for QNAP & Red Wine Audio PS)
All computer gear plugged into UPS (including the Tripp Lite for computer/NAS).
Everything plugged into Tripp Lite ISOBAR.

Audio-Related Tweaks

QNAP -> CAPSv3 Carbon Computer w/Red Wine Audio Black Lightning Power Supply (12V for the computer & 9V for the SOtM tX-USBexp USB card) -> Cardas Clear USB -> NAD M51 -> Balanced Cardas Clear Light -> spl Auditor -> Beyer T1.

Software:
JRiver Media Center 19 configured for audio only. Everything is accessed from my main computer via Remote Desktop.

What I get is a setup that copies the music file from NAS to the music server (keeping in RAM), which in turn streams the music to the NAD via a clean, dedicated USB card (SOtM tX-USBexp) using NADs' own ASIO USB driver. The CAPS computer's audio card and windows audio services are disabled and tweaked to run the absolute minimum services.

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New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Eddie Q posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/9/14 at 4:31pm | 2824 replies | 296612 views
Please help me with my survey (about storage)
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Computer Audio 6/19/14 at 4:42pm | 254 replies | 9840 views
MCINTOSH LABS INTRODUCES NEW HEADPHONE AMP MODEL MHA 100
Eddie Q posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/18/14 at 5:37pm | 438 replies | 37265 views
The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread
Eddie Q posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/30/14 at 2:48pm | 7965 replies | 427482 views
The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread
Eddie Q posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/23/14 at 12:51am | 3731 replies | 271482 views
NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/10/14 at 9:24pm | 1216 replies | 236761 views
Good quality headphones for iPod
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 5/22/13 at 10:38pm | 29 replies | 1085 views
USB and computer impurities impacting it's ability to be "audiophile" worthy?
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Computer Audio 5/15/13 at 10:22pm | 19 replies | 693 views
[GUIDE] How To Properly Dampen Your Beyerdynamic T1
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/7/13 at 6:53pm | 216 replies | 20223 views
How many songs do you have in your music library?
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/1/13 at 8:05pm | 580 replies | 32312 views

 

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