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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 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, ant 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.
Yes, it's INSANE!!!!!

Other Audio Equipment

JRiver Media Center 19

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 Kimber KCAG -> spl Auditor -> Beyer T1.

Software is JRiver Media Center 19 configured for audio only, which is why I chose the Carbon computer. Everything is accessed from my main computer utilizing Remote Desktop. Now I don't get any intermittent clicking nor interference when I surf the web or render/transcode/rip.

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.

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NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/10/14 at 9:24pm | 1133 replies | 204904 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 | 937 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 | 668 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 | 207 replies | 16837 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 | 568 replies | 29186 views
WORST headphone you ever heard?
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/29/13 at 2:11pm | 1513 replies | 112980 views
amp for T1 and HD650
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/19/13 at 11:46pm | 22 replies | 2074 views

 

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