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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)

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 | 1103 replies | 202217 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 | 925 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 | 663 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 | 16657 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 | 29004 views
WORST headphone you ever heard?
Eddie Q posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/29/13 at 2:11pm | 1513 replies | 112242 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 | 2061 views


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